Friday, January 18, 2019 UTC

CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM! CHRISTOS RAZDAJETSJA! SLAVITE JEHO!

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, Hours, Confessions and Divine Liturgies. Please see “Tabs” above for “Reader’s Schedule” and additional information.

HOUSE BLESSINGS

It is customary, to invite your Priest to bless your home with the Holy Water sanctified on Theophany… [more]

HOUSE BLESSINGS HOUSE BLESSINGS

JAN 19, 20 & 22: 35TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 JAN 19: 4:00 PM - VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN), 5:30 PM - CONFESSIONS, ; JAN 20: 10:00 AM - DIVINE… [more]

JAN 19, 20 & 22: 35TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JAN 19, 20 & 22: 35TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JAN 25: COMMEMORATION OF GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN BISHOP

 On Jan 25th we commemorate St. Gregory the Theologian (also known as Gregory of Nazianzus), Archbishop… [more]

JAN 25: COMMEMORATION OF GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN BISHOP JAN 25: COMMEMORATION OF GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN BISHOP

JAN 26, 27 & 29: 36TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

  JAN 26: 4:00 PM – VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN), 5:30 PM – CONFESSIONS, JAN 27: 10:00 AM –… [more]

JAN 26, 27 & 29: 36TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JAN 26, 27 & 29: 36TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JAN 30: COMMEMORATION OF THE 3 HOLY ECUMENICAL TEACHERS & HIERARCHS: BASIL THE GREAT, GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN & JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

 The Three Holy Hierarchs of Eastern Christianity refers to St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian… [more]

JAN 30: COMMEMORATION OF THE 3 HOLY ECUMENICAL TEACHERS & HIERARCHS: BASIL THE GREAT, GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN & JOHN CHRYSOSTOM JAN 30: COMMEMORATION OF THE 3 HOLY ECUMENICAL TEACHERS & HIERARCHS: BASIL THE GREAT, GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN & JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

FEB 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS)

 FEB 2: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; CONFESSIONS - 5:30 PM. On February 2nd we celebrate forty… [more]

FEB 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS) FEB 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS)

FEB 3 & 5: SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

 FEB 3: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM, CONFESSIONS - 5:30 PM; FEB 5: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM - 11:00 AM. Reading… [more]

FEB 3 & 5: SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION FEB 3 & 5: SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 9, 10 & 12: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

 FEB 9:  VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN), CONFESSIONS  -5:30 PM; FEB 10: DIVINE LITURGY –… [more]

FEB 9, 10 & 12: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION FEB 9, 10 & 12: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 16, 17 & 19: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

 FEB 16: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 4:00 PM, CONFESSIONS - 5:30 PM; FEB 17: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00… [more]

FEB 16, 17 & 19: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION FEB 16, 17 & 19: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 23: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

DIVINE LITURGY: 10:00 AM All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within… [more]

FEB 23: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY FEB 23: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

FEB 23, 24 & 26: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY)

 FEB 33: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN), CONFESSION - 5:30 PM; FEB 24: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00… [more]

FEB 23, 24 & 26: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY) FEB 23, 24 & 26: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY)

MAR 2 & 3: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (MAR 2) & FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE)

 MAR 2: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN), CONFESSION - 5:30 PM; MAR 3: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00… [more]

MAR 2 & 3:  COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (MAR 2) & FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE) MAR 2 & 3:  COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (MAR 2) & FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE)

MAR 4 – APR 20: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST – WEEKLY CONFESSION, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY, MOLEBAN & CATECHISM, LENTEN READINGS & FASTING GUIDELINES

  CONFESSIONS: BY APPOINTMENT. PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY: 6:30 PM on WED & FRI.  NOTE: Each Wednesday… [more]

MAR 4 – APR 20: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST – WEEKLY CONFESSION, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY, MOLEBAN & CATECHISM, LENTEN READINGS & FASTING GUIDELINES MAR 4 – APR 20: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST - WEEKLY CONFESSION, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY, MOLEBAN & CATECHISM, LENTEN READINGS & FASTING GUIDELINES

MAR 4: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) & 1ST PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY

  PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY: 6:30 PM.  The first day of the Fast, called Clean or Pure Monday, is a… [more]

MAR 4: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) & 1ST PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY MAR 4: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) & 1ST PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY

HOUSE BLESSINGS

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). PLEASE SCHEDULE WITH FATHER MARK DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY. Please organize yourselves in groups based on location: i.e North Raleigh, Cary, South of… Continue Reading …

JAN 19, 20 & 22: 35TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 JAN 19: 4:00 PM – VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN), 5:30 PM – CONFESSIONS, ; JAN 20: 10:00 AM – DIVINE LITURGY; JAN 22: 11:00 AM – 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM. This Sunday’s Gospel reading is Luke 18:18-27, The Rich Young Ruler. This story of the rich young ruler reveals how, in spite of the fact that… Continue Reading …

JAN 25: COMMEMORATION OF GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN BISHOP

 On Jan 25th we commemorate St. Gregory the Theologian (also known as Gregory of Nazianzus), Archbishop of Constantinople, a great Father and teacher of the Church, was born into a Christian family of eminent lineage in the year 329, at Arianzos (not far from the city of Cappadocian.) He is widely considered the most accomplished… Continue Reading …

JAN 26, 27 & 29: 36TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

  JAN 26: 4:00 PM – VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN), 5:30 PM – CONFESSIONS, JAN 27: 10:00 AM – DIVINE LITURGY; JAN 29: 11:00 AM – 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM. The Gospel reading for this Sunday isLuke 18: 35-43, A Blind Beggar Receives his Sight. Every day the same beggar lived in his darkened world. But today was different,… Continue Reading …

JAN 30: COMMEMORATION OF THE 3 HOLY ECUMENICAL TEACHERS & HIERARCHS: BASIL THE GREAT, GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN & JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

 The Three Holy Hierarchs of Eastern Christianity refers to St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom. They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. In Eastern Christianity they are also known as the Three Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers, while in… Continue Reading …

FEB 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS)

 FEB 2: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; CONFESSIONS – 5:30 PM. On February 2nd we celebrate forty days after Christmas the Feast of the Encounter of Our Lord with Simeon & Anna. The event is described in the Gospel of St. Luke (2:22-40). From the words of this Gospel, we read about the presentation of our… Continue Reading …

FEB 3 & 5: SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

 FEB 3: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, CONFESSIONS – 5:30 PM; FEB 5: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Preface: JourneyThroughtheGreatFastPrefac Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – The Sunday of Zacchaeus: SundayofZacchaeus Bible Reading for Sunday of Zacchaeus: PRELentenReadingSundayofZacchaeus The season of the Great… Continue Reading …

FEB 9, 10 & 12: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

 FEB 9:  VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN), CONFESSIONS  -5:30 PM; FEB 10: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, FEB 12: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee: SundayofPublicanandPharisee Readings for Sunday of Publican and Pharisee: PRELentenReadingSundayof PublicanandPharisee The name for… Continue Reading …

FEB 16, 17 & 19: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

 FEB 16: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM, CONFESSIONS – 5:30 PM; FEB 17: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; FEB 19: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of the Prodigal Son: SundayofProdigalSon Reading for Sunday of the Prodigal Son: PRELentenReadingSundayoftheProdigalSon Today’s Gospel Reading is Luke 15: 11-32, The… Continue Reading …

FEB 23: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

DIVINE LITURGY: 10:00 AM All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within the liturgical year of the Eastern Churches. Saturday is a traditional day for prayer for the dead, because Christ lay dead in the Tomb on Saturday. There are several All Souls Saturdays throughout the year. These days… Continue Reading …

FEB 23, 24 & 26: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY)

 FEB 33: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN), CONFESSION – 5:30 PM; FEB 24: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, POTLUCK TO FOLLOW (PLEASE BRING YOUR MEATIEST DISH TO SHARE); FEB 26: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of Meatfare: SundayofMeatfare Reading for Sunday of Meat Fare: PRELentenReadingSundayofMeatfare Meatfare Sunday… Continue Reading …

MAR 2 & 3: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (MAR 2) & FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE)

 MAR 2: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN), CONFESSION – 5:30 PM; MAR 3: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; POTLUCK (BRING CHEESIEST DISH TO SHARE) – 11:30 AM; VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS – 1:30PM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of Cheese Fare: SundayofCheeseFare Reading for Sunday of Cheesefare: PRELentenReadingSundayofCheesefare The Gospel for… Continue Reading …

MAR 4 – APR 20: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST – WEEKLY CONFESSION, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY, MOLEBAN & CATECHISM, LENTEN READINGS & FASTING GUIDELINES

  CONFESSIONS: BY APPOINTMENT. PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY: 6:30 PM on WED & FRI.  NOTE: Each Wednesday Pre-Sanctified Liturgy will be followed by a fasting pot-luck meal. All welcome! ALSO, a Moleban & Catechism will be held every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is celebrated during the Great Fast, and provides the… Continue Reading …

MAR 4: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) & 1ST PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY

  PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY: 6:30 PM.  The first day of the Fast, called Clean or Pure Monday, is a day of exceptionally strict fasting and is 48 days before the feast of Pascha. The name Pure Monday is alluding to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes or behavior as well as non-fasting foods. JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST… Continue Reading …