Thursday, November 15, 2018 UTC

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER! “Slava Isusu Christu” (SLA-VA EE-SUE-SUE KRI-STU) “Slava na Veeky” (SLA-VA NA VyEE-KEE)

All are welcome to worship with us! Here you will find orthodoxy of faith, purity of doctrine, beauty of worship, and a lasting commitment for holiness among people.

The Parish Mission: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)

We do our Faith by: “Go Therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19)

Saints Cyril & Methodius parish is located in Cary, NC at the northwest corner of Tryon Road and Piney Plains Road. Please join us for Divine Liturgy on Sundays and Holy Days as well as stay for refreshments in the Parish Hall afterwards. All are Welcome to Attend Church Activities & Celebrations!

NOTE: Please see posts below and calendar to right for special events and other scheduled Matins, Vespers and Divine Liturgies. Please see “Tabs” above for additional information.

DEC 7 & 8: 11TH ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET

 DEC 7: MARKET/FOOD - 5:00 - 9:00 PM; DEC 8: MARKET/FOOD - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. LOCATION: HOLSHAUSER… [more]

DEC 7 & 8: 11TH ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET DEC 7 & 8: 11TH ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET

NOV 10, 11 & 13: 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ARCHBISHOP & PRAYER VIGIL FOR FATHER MARK (NOV 13TH) & ST. MATTHEW APOSTLE – EVANGELIST (NOV 16TH)

NOV 10: COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM; DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; NOV 11: DIVINE LITURGY… [more]

NOV 10, 11 & 13: 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ARCHBISHOP & PRAYER VIGIL FOR FATHER MARK (NOV 13TH) & ST. MATTHEW APOSTLE – EVANGELIST (NOV 16TH) NOV 10, 11 & 13: 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ARCHBISHOP & PRAYER VIGIL FOR FATHER MARK (NOV 13TH) & ST. MATTHEW APOSTLE - EVANGELIST (NOV 16TH)

NOV 15 – DEC 24: PHILLIP’S FAST

"Nativity Fast in the Home" - https://melkite.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Christmas-Fast-in-the-Home.pdf On… [more]

NOV 15 – DEC 24: PHILLIP’S FAST NOV 15 - DEC 24: PHILLIP'S FAST

NOV 17, 18 & 22: 26TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. CECELIA (NOV 22ND)

NOV 17: DIVINE LITURGY  - 4:00 PM; NOV 18: TYPIKA- 10:00 AM. The Gospel Reading this Sunday comes… [more]

NOV 17, 18 & 22: 26TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. CECELIA (NOV 22ND) NOV 17, 18 & 22: 26TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. CECELIA (NOV 22ND)

NOV 20: FEAST OF ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS

 NOV 20: READER'S VESPERS - 6:30 PM. The Feast of the Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Holy Lady… [more]

NOV 20: FEAST OF ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS NOV 20: FEAST OF ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS

NOV 22: THANKSGIVING

 Thanksgiving Day commemorates the feast held by the Pilgrim colonists and members of the Wampanoag… [more]

NOV 22: THANKSGIVING NOV 22: THANKSGIVING

NOV 24, 25 & 30: 27TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. ANDREW APOSTLE (NOV 30TH)

NOV 24: COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM; DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; NOV 25: TYPIKA - 10:00… [more]

NOV 24, 25 & 30: 27TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. ANDREW APOSTLE (NOV 30TH) NOV 24, 25 & 30: 27TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. ANDREW APOSTLE (NOV 30TH)

DEC 1 & 2: 28TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 DEC 1: DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; DEC 2: TYPIKA - 10:00 AM. This Sunday's Gospel is Luke 18:18-27,… [more]

DEC 1 & 2: 28TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DEC 1 & 2: 28TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

DEC 4: FEAST OF ST. BARBARA

 St. Barbara is the patron saint of miners, artillerymen and firemen. Her traditional feast day is December… [more]

DEC 4: FEAST OF ST. BARBARA DEC 4: FEAST OF ST. BARBARA

DEC 6: FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP

  DEC 6: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:30 PM. The church commemorates St Nicholas the Wonder-worker and Archbishop… [more]

DEC 6: FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP DEC 6: FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP

DEC 7: FEAST OF THE MATERNITY OF HOLY ANNA

  The church commemorates the Conception of the Theotokos by the Righteous Anna or the day that Mary's… [more]

DEC 7: FEAST OF THE MATERNITY OF HOLY ANNA DEC 7: FEAST OF THE MATERNITY OF HOLY ANNA

DEC 8 & 9: 29TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 DEC 8: COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM; DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; DEC 9: TYPIKA -10:00… [more]

DEC 8 & 9: 29TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DEC 8 & 9: 29TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

DEC 12: FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe commemorates the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin in 1531 to St.… [more]

DEC 12: FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS DEC 12: FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE - PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS

DEC 13: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA

This feast day, celebrated on December 13th, commemorates Saint Lucy who was of noble birth and vowed… [more]

DEC 13: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA DEC 13: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA

DEC 15 & 16: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 15: DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; DEC 16: TYPIKA - 10:00 AM. Today's Gospel is from Luke 14: 16-24,… [more]

DEC 15 & 16: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS DEC 15 & 16: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 7 & 8: 11TH ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET

 DEC 7: MARKET/FOOD – 5:00 – 9:00 PM; DEC 8: MARKET/FOOD – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. LOCATION: HOLSHAUSER BUILDING, STATE FAIR GROUNDS, RALEIGH, NC Saturday is our famous Slavic lunch with pierohi, kielbasa, halushki, and desserts. You can also take frozen pierohi home by the dozen. Shop for gifts, decorative, and collectible items from Ukraine,… Continue Reading …

NOV 10, 11 & 13: 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ARCHBISHOP & PRAYER VIGIL FOR FATHER MARK (NOV 13TH) & ST. MATTHEW APOSTLE – EVANGELIST (NOV 16TH)

NOV 10: COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM; DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; NOV 11: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; NOV 13 – PRAYER VIGIL FOR FATHER MARK. The Gospel Reading this Sunday is Luke 10:25-37. Luke 10:25-37, is The Parable of the Good Samaritan. “The Samaritan is the one who recognizes… Continue Reading …

NOV 15 – DEC 24: PHILLIP’S FAST

“Nativity Fast in the Home” – https://melkite.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Christmas-Fast-in-the-Home.pdf On November 14, Eastern Christian communities are celebrating the Feast of St. Philip, the Apostle, which also marks the beginning of the traditional St. Philip’s Fast, 40 days before the Great Feast of the Nativity of Christ.  According to legend, St. Philip the Apostle called down the wrath of God… Continue Reading …

NOV 17, 18 & 22: 26TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. CECELIA (NOV 22ND)

NOV 17: DIVINE LITURGY  – 4:00 PM; NOV 18: TYPIKA- 10:00 AM. The Gospel Reading this Sunday comes from Luke 12: 16-21 about a Certain Rich Man. We are taught – thoughts that exclude God; thoughts so centered in self, in self-ambition and self-enjoyment, leave God out.  This kind of person is laying up treasure… Continue Reading …

NOV 20: FEAST OF ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS

 NOV 20: READER’S VESPERS – 6:30 PM. The Feast of the Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on November 21 each year. The Feast commemorates when as a young child, the Virgin Mary entered the Temple in Jerusalem. The Entrance of the Theotokos into the… Continue Reading …

NOV 22: THANKSGIVING

 Thanksgiving Day commemorates the feast held by the Pilgrim colonists and members of the Wampanoag people at Plymouth in 1621. On this day people express gratitude to God for His blessings and give thanks to dear ones for their love & support.

NOV 24, 25 & 30: 27TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. ANDREW APOSTLE (NOV 30TH)

NOV 24: COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM; DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; NOV 25: TYPIKA – 10:00 AM. The Gospel Reading today is Luke 13:10-17 about Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath. The story is about the controversy between Jesus and the synagogue leader who didn’t agree with Jesus healing on the Sabbath… Continue Reading …

DEC 1 & 2: 28TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 DEC 1: DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; DEC 2: TYPIKA – 10:00 AM. This Sunday’s Gospel is Luke 18:18-27, The Rich and the Kingdom of God. This gospel reading is about the rich young man who’s obedient to the rules and regulations of his faith, but is that enough? As with the young man, each of… Continue Reading …

DEC 4: FEAST OF ST. BARBARA

 St. Barbara is the patron saint of miners, artillerymen and firemen. Her traditional feast day is December 4th. According to legend, her father, a pagan emperor persecuted Christians. He kept her a virgin by locking her up in a tower when he was away. One day he returned home noticing the tower with 3 instead… Continue Reading …

DEC 6: FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP

  DEC 6: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM. The church commemorates St Nicholas the Wonder-worker and Archbishop of Myra, because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession. Though his family had been rich, Saint Nicholas decided to distribute all of his possessions to the poor and to dedicate himself to serving Christ. He had… Continue Reading …

DEC 7: FEAST OF THE MATERNITY OF HOLY ANNA

  The church commemorates the Conception of the Theotokos by the Righteous Anna or the day that Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anna, conceived her. Joachim and Anna, who were barren, conceive the Virgin Mary after prayerfully pleading with God that they could become parents. Troparion: “Today the bonds of barrenness are loosed, for God has… Continue Reading …

DEC 8 & 9: 29TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 DEC 8: COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM; DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; DEC 9: TYPIKA -10:00 AM. The Gospel Reading for this Sunday’s Gospel Reading is Luke 17: 12-19 – The Healing of the Ten Lepers. The story makes 2 points. First, what true faith really is, and also about the unfaithfulness of… Continue Reading …

DEC 12: FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe commemorates the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin in 1531 to St. Juan Diego on the hills of Tepeyac near Mexico City between Dec. 9 and Dec. 12, 1531. Mary, looking like a Mexican princess, appeared four times to the Juan Diego. She left her image on the simple… Continue Reading …

DEC 13: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA

This feast day, celebrated on December 13th, commemorates Saint Lucy who was of noble birth and vowed eternal chastity. Saint Agatha appeared to Saint Lucy when she made a pilgrimage to her tomb, asking her to help restore the health of her mother. From that time on, Lucy sold her property and gave the proceeds… Continue Reading …

DEC 15 & 16: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 15: DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; DEC 16: TYPIKA – 10:00 AM. Today’s Gospel is from Luke 14: 16-24, The Parable of the Great Banquet. This story was told at a dinner that Jesus attended. Jesus just healed a man with dropsy & taught a brief lesson on serving others. Jesus then says that those… Continue Reading …