Sunday, February 23, 2020 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, Hours, Confessions and Divine Liturgies. Please see “Tabs” above for “Reader’s Schedule” and additional information.

FEB 22: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS

  FEB 22: CONFESSION - 3:00 PM, VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN). On February 22nd we commemorate… [more]

FEB 22: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS FEB 22: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS

FEB 23, 26 & 28: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE), VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 23: 3RD HOUR - 9:40 AM, TYPIKA - 10:00 AM (NOTE: mutual forgiveness part of Vespers service immediately… [more]

FEB 23, 26 & 28: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE), VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION FEB 23, 26 & 28: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE), VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 23: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 Usually on February 25th, we commemorate the 1st and 2nd Findings of the Head of John the Baptist,… [more]

FEB 23: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST FEB 23: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

GOD WITH US ONLINE: SPRING FEBRUARY – JUNE 2020 SCHEDULE

God With Us Online is dedicated to the catechetical renewal of Eastern Catholics in the United States.… [more]

GOD WITH US ONLINE: SPRING FEBRUARY – JUNE 2020 SCHEDULE GOD WITH US ONLINE: SPRING FEBRUARY - JUNE 2020 SCHEDULE

FEB 24: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY)

 The first day of the Fast, called Clean or Pure Monday, is a day of exceptionally strict fasting and… [more]

FEB 24: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) FEB 24: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY)

FEB 24 – MAR 1: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

 The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… [more]

FEB 24 – MAR 1: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS FEB 24 - MAR 1: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

FEB 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE

 FEB 29: CONFESSION - 3:00 PM; VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 4:00 PM. We commemorate on this day… [more]

FEB 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE FEB 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE

MAR 1, 4 & 6: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE 42 MARTYRS OF AMMORIUM (MAR 6)

MAR 1: CONFESSION - 08:45 AM, 3RD HOUR - 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY (SCM) - 10:00 AM, MARCH 4: CONFESSION… [more]

MAR 1, 4 & 6: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE 42 MARTYRS OF AMMORIUM (MAR 6) MAR 1, 4 & 6: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE 42 MARTYRS OF AMMORIUM (MAR 6)

MAR 2 – 8: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… [more]

MAR 2 – 8: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 2 - 8: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

MAR 7, 14 & 21: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY

 MAR 7, 14 & 21: PANACHYDA - 2:00 PM. All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration… [more]

MAR 7, 14 & 21: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY MAR 7, 14 & 21: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY

MAR 7, 8, 11 & 13: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. GREGORY PALAMAS

  MAR 7 - CONFESSION - 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; MAR 8: CONFESSION - 8:45 - 9:30 AM, 3RD HOUR… [more]

MAR 7, 8, 11 & 13: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. GREGORY PALAMAS MAR 7, 8, 11 & 13: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - ST. GREGORY PALAMAS

MAR 9 – 15: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… [more]

MAR 9 – 15: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 9 - 15: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE

   On March 9th we commemorate the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste. At that time, 40 soldiers openly confessed… [more]

MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE

MAR 14 & 15: 3RD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – VENERATION OF THE CROSS

MAR 14: CONFESSION - 3:00-3:45 PM, DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; MAR 15: CONFESSION - 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM,… [more]

MAR 14 & 15: 3RD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – VENERATION OF THE CROSS MAR 14 & 15: 3RD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - VENERATION OF THE CROSS

MAR 16 – 22: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

 The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… [more]

MAR 16 – 22: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 16 – 22: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

FEB 22: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS

  FEB 22: CONFESSION – 3:00 PM, VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN). On February 22nd we commemorate all Holy Ascetical Fathers and Mothers, both known and unknown. We are inspired to imitate their God-pleasing conduct. They also teach us that fasting is not merely abstinence from food, but involves refraining from inappropriate speech… Continue Reading …

FEB 23, 26 & 28: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE), VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 23: 3RD HOUR – 9:40 AM, TYPIKA – 10:00 AM (NOTE: mutual forgiveness part of Vespers service immediately following Typika); POTLUCK (BRING CHEESIEST DISH TO SHARE) – 12:00 PM; VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS – CANCELLED; FEB 26: CONFESSION – 4:30 – 5:30 PM, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM, LENTEN POTLUCK TO FOLLOW; FEB 28: CONFESSION… Continue Reading …

FEB 23: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 Usually on February 25th, we commemorate the 1st and 2nd Findings of the Head of John the Baptist, but this year the commemoration is transferred to February 23rd due to the 1st week of the Great Fast. After the Beheading of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John (August 29), his body was buried by… Continue Reading …

GOD WITH US ONLINE: SPRING FEBRUARY – JUNE 2020 SCHEDULE

God With Us Online is dedicated to the catechetical renewal of Eastern Catholics in the United States. The Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors of Religious Education are offering 4 free webinars from February to June 2020 that you can register and view here to help you in your understanding of Eastern Christianity:  http://easterncatholic.org The first webinar… Continue Reading …

FEB 24: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY)

 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 MEDITATION/READING (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… Continue Reading …

FEB 24 – MAR 1: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

 The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the first week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): FEB 24: PureMonday DAILY LENTEN READING 1st DAY OF THE GREAT FAST FEB 25: PureTuesday DAILY LENTEN READING… Continue Reading …

FEB 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE

 FEB 29: CONFESSION – 3:00 PM; VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM. We commemorate on this day the Miracle of the Great Martyr Theodore and the boiled wheat. Fifty years after the death of Saint Theodore, the emperor Julian who was non-religious, ordered all food in the marketplace to be sprinkled with the blood… Continue Reading …

MAR 1, 4 & 6: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE 42 MARTYRS OF AMMORIUM (MAR 6)

MAR 1: CONFESSION – 08:45 AM, 3RD HOUR – 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY (SCM) – 10:00 AM, MARCH 4: CONFESSION – 4:30 – 5:30 PM, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM, LENTEN POTLUCK TO FOLLOW; MARCH 6: CONFESSION – 4:30 – 5:30 PM,PRE -SANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM. Today’s Gospel is John 1: 43-51 in which… Continue Reading …

MAR 2 – 8: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the second week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): MAR 2: SecondMondayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING 8th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST MAR 3: SecondTuesdayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING… Continue Reading …

MAR 7, 14 & 21: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY

 MAR 7, 14 & 21: PANACHYDA – 2:00 PM. 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… Continue Reading …

MAR 7, 8, 11 & 13: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. GREGORY PALAMAS

  MAR 7 – CONFESSION – 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; MAR 8: CONFESSION – 8:45 – 9:30 AM, 3RD HOUR – 9:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL: 10:00 AM, FASTING POTLUCK TO FOLLOW; MAR 11: CONFESSION – 4:30 – 5:30 PM, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM, LENTEN POTLUCK TO FOLLOW; MARCH… Continue Reading …

MAR 9 – 15: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the third week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): MAR 9: ThirdMondayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING 15th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST MAR 10: ThirdTuesdayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING… Continue Reading …

MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE

   On March 9th we commemorate the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste. At that time, 40 soldiers openly confessed themselves Christians & were condemned by the prefect to be exposed naked upon a frozen pond near Sebaste on a bitterly cold night so they might freeze to death. One confessor yielded & renounced his Christianity in exchange for… Continue Reading …

MAR 14 & 15: 3RD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – VENERATION OF THE CROSS

MAR 14: CONFESSION – 3:00-3:45 PM, DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; MAR 15: CONFESSION – 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM, 3RD HOUR – 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL, PROCESSION – 10:00 AM, FASTING POTLUCK TO FOLLOW. The Gospel today is Mark 8: 34 – 9:1, Take Up the Cross and Follow Him and… Continue Reading …

MAR 16 – 22: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

 The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the fourth week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): MAR 16: CrossVenerationMonday DAILY-LENTEN-READING-22nd-DAY-OF-THE-GREAT-FAST (7) MAR 17: CrossVenerationTuesday DAILY-LENTEN-READING-23rd-DAY-OF-THE-GREAT-FAST (6) MAR 18: CrossVenerationWednesday DAILY LENTEN READING 24th DAY… Continue Reading …