Monday, December 17, 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.

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

DEC 15, 16 & 18: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 15: DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; DEC 16: TYPIKA - 10:00 AM; DEC. 18: - 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM - 11:00… [more]

DEC 15, 16 & 18: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS DEC 15, 16 & 18: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 21, 22 & 23: SATURDAY & SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS & SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS

  DEC 21: ROYAL HOURS (1ST & 3RD) - 0900 AM, (6TH & 9TH) - 12:00 PM;  DEC 22: ST. PAUL COPTIC… [more]

DEC 21, 22 & 23: SATURDAY & SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS & SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS DEC 21, 22 & 23: SATURDAY & SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS & SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS

DEC 24 & 25: FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

 DEC 24: 1ST ROYAL HOUR - 6:00 AM, 3RD ROYAL HOUR - 9:00 AM, 6TH ROYAL HOUR - 12:00 PM, 9TH ROYAL HOUR… [more]

DEC 24 & 25: FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION) DEC 24 & 25: FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS (SOLEMN HOLY DAY)

  The day after most major feasts in the Byzantine Catholic Church calendar is dedicated to the person… [more]

DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS (SOLEMN HOLY DAY) DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS (SOLEMN HOLY DAY)

DEC 27: COMMEMORATION OF ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. The Holy Spirit worked powerfully… [more]

DEC 27: COMMEMORATION OF ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR (SIMPLE HOLY DAY) DEC 27: COMMEMORATION OF ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

DEC 28: COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA

 On December 28th we commemorate the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia, because in the year 302 A.D. the Emperor… [more]

DEC 28: COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA DEC 28: COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA

DEC 29: SATURDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

  DEC 29: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM. This feast day is commemorated for the 14,000 Infants… [more]

DEC 29: SATURDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS DEC 29: SATURDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

DEC 30: SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES & JAN 1: FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST & FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT (SOLEMN HOLY DAY)

 DEC 30: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM; JAN 1: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM - 11:00 AM. On December 31st,… [more]

DEC 30: SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES & JAN 1: FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST & FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT (SOLEMN HOLY DAY) DEC 30: SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES & JAN 1: FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST & FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT (SOLEMN HOLY DAY)

HOUSE BLESSINGS

PLEASE SCHEDULE WITH FATHER MARK DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY BY CONTACTING NATALIE TUMAN AT <[email protected]>.… [more]

HOUSE BLESSINGS HOUSE BLESSINGS

JAN 4, 5, 6 & 8: SYNAXIS OF 70 HOLY APOSTLES (JAN 4); THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST & SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST (JAN 7TH)

JAN 5: ROYAL HOURS - 9:00 AM (1ST & 3RD), 12:00 PM (6TH & 9TH); VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY &… [more]

JAN 4, 5, 6 & 8: SYNAXIS OF 70 HOLY APOSTLES (JAN 4); THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST & SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST (JAN 7TH) JAN 4, 5, 6 & 8: SYNAXIS OF 70 HOLY APOSTLES (JAN 4); THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST & SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST (JAN 7TH)

JAN 11, 12, 13 & 15: SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY & COMMEMORATION OF THEODOSIUS VENERABLE (JAN 11TH)

 JAN 12:  VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; JAN 13: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM; JAN 15: 6TH HOUR &… [more]

JAN 11, 12, 13 & 15: SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY & COMMEMORATION OF THEODOSIUS VENERABLE (JAN 11TH) JAN 11, 12, 13 & 15: SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY & COMMEMORATION OF THEODOSIUS VENERABLE (JAN 11TH)

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 …

DEC 15, 16 & 18: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 15: DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; DEC 16: TYPIKA – 10:00 AM; DEC. 18: – 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 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… Continue Reading …

DEC 21, 22 & 23: SATURDAY & SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS & SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS

  DEC 21: ROYAL HOURS (1ST & 3RD) – 0900 AM, (6TH & 9TH) – 12:00 PM;  DEC 22: ST. PAUL COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH – 0830 AM – 12:00 PM, VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM; DEC 23: MATINS – TYPIKA – 10:00 AM. Today’s Gospel Reading Matthew 1: 1-25 is The Genealogy of… Continue Reading …

DEC 24 & 25: FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

 DEC 24: 1ST ROYAL HOUR – 6:00 AM, 3RD ROYAL HOUR – 9:00 AM, 6TH ROYAL HOUR – 12:00 PM, 9TH ROYAL HOUR – 3:00 PM; VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT – 4:00 PM; HOLY SUPPER – 6:30 PM; DEC 25: DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT – 10:00 AM .… Continue Reading …

DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS (SOLEMN HOLY DAY)

  The day after most major feasts in the Byzantine Catholic Church calendar is dedicated to the person who is in the “2nd role” in the action of the Feast. In this case, although Christmas is clearly about Christ, His Blessed Mother has the next place of honor. A synaxis is an “assembly,” and we come… Continue Reading …

DEC 27: COMMEMORATION OF ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. The Holy Spirit worked powerfully through his faith, enabling him to perform many miracles and always defeat the Jews who would dispute with him. He was stoned outside Jerusalem for blasphemy and died praying for his executioners as witnessed by the Blessed Virgin… Continue Reading …

DEC 28: COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA

 On December 28th we commemorate the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia, because in the year 302 A.D. the Emperor Maximian Hercules was in the town of Nicomedia. When he realized the enormous number of Christians in that town, he devised a means to convert them all to idol worship or murder them all at one time.… Continue Reading …

DEC 29: SATURDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

  DEC 29: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM. This feast day is commemorated for the 14,000 Infants (the Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem. Since the early days of the Church, they have been honored as martyrs for Christ.    

DEC 30: SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES & JAN 1: FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST & FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT (SOLEMN HOLY DAY)

 DEC 30: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; JAN 1: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. On December 31st, the Sunday after Christmas, we also commemorate the “relatives of the Lord”, particularly Saint Joseph, husband of Mary; Holy Apostle James, the brother of the Lord, first bishop of Jerusalem; and King David, prophet and our Lord’s… Continue Reading …

HOUSE BLESSINGS

PLEASE SCHEDULE WITH FATHER MARK DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY BY CONTACTING NATALIE TUMAN AT <[email protected]>.  PLEASE LET HER KNOW YOUR PARISH. It is customary, to invite your Priest to bless your home with the Holy Water sanctified on Theophany (the feast which commemorates the Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan River).  

JAN 4, 5, 6 & 8: SYNAXIS OF 70 HOLY APOSTLES (JAN 4); THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST & SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST (JAN 7TH)

JAN 5: ROYAL HOURS – 9:00 AM (1ST & 3RD), 12:00 PM (6TH & 9TH); VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY & GREAT BLESSING OF WATER – 4:00 PM; JAN 6: DIVINE LITURGY & GREAT BLESSING OF WATER – 10:00 AM; JAN 8: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. On January 4th we commemorate the 70 Disciples and… Continue Reading …

JAN 11, 12, 13 & 15: SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY & COMMEMORATION OF THEODOSIUS VENERABLE (JAN 11TH)

 JAN 12:  VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; JAN 13: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; JAN 15: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. On the Sunday after Theophany, the Gospel account (Matthew 4: 12-17) mentions the arrest of John the Baptist, and the beginning of the Lord’s preaching ministry commemorating our Lord’s first miracle… Continue Reading …