Thursday, February 25, 2021 UTC

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER! “Slava Isusu Christtu” (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.

A FACE MASK COVERING MOUTH AND NOSE MUST BE WORN DURING DIVINE LITURGY, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED BEFORE RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION. Parishioners who are considered “high risk,” and more vulnerable to the virus should consider not attending Liturgy in the church and continue to participate via Facebook.

FEB 22 – 28: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton, Office of Educational Services, which… [more]

FEB 22 – 28: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS FEB 22 - 28: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

FEB 24: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 FEB 24: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY - 6:00 PM. NOTE: An Epistle and Gospel is read at the Presanctified Divine… [more]

FEB 24: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST FEB 24: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

FEB 27, MAR 6 & 13: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAYS

PROPERS FOR 2ND ALL SOULS SATURDAY: All_Souls_Saturday_DL PARASTAS: Parastas All Souls Saturday… [more]

FEB 27, MAR 6 & 13: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAYS FEB 27, MAR 6 & 13: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAYS

FEB 28: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – COMMEMORATION OF ST. GREGORY PALAMAS

   FEB 28: CONFESSION - 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL: 9:00 AM, PANACHIDA AFTER DIVINE LITURGY,… [more]

FEB 28: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – COMMEMORATION OF ST. GREGORY PALAMAS FEB 28: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - COMMEMORATION OF ST. GREGORY PALAMAS

GOD WITH US ONLINE: FEB 2021 – JUNE 2021 SCHEDULE

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

GOD WITH US ONLINE: FEB 2021 – JUNE 2021 SCHEDULE GOD WITH US ONLINE: FEB 2021 - JUNE 2021 SCHEDULE

MAR 1 – 7: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton, Office of Educational Services, which… [more]

MAR 1 – 7: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 1 - 7: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

MAR 7: 3RD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – VENERATION OF THE CROSS

MAR 7: CONFESSION - 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL, PROCESSION - 9:00 AM, PANACHIDA AFTER DIVINE… [more]

MAR 7: 3RD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – VENERATION OF THE CROSS MAR 7: 3RD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - VENERATION OF THE CROSS

MAR 8 – 14: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton, Office of Educational Services, which… [more]

MAR 8 – 14: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 8 – 14: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE

   On March 9th we commemorate the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste or The Holy Forty. At that time, 40 soldiers… [more]

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

MAR 10: MID-LENT

MAR 10: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY - 6:00 PM. DIVINE LITURGY OF PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS E-VERSION: PresanctifiedGifts Streaming… [more]

MAR 10: MID-LENT MAR 10: MID-LENT

MAR 14: 4TH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. JOHN CLIMACUS VENERABLE (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME)

   MAR 14: CONFESSION - 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL - 9:00 AM, PANACHIDA AFTER DIVINE LITURGY,… [more]

MAR 14: 4TH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. JOHN CLIMACUS VENERABLE (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME) MAR 14: 4TH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - ST. JOHN CLIMACUS VENERABLE (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME)

MAR 15 – MAR 21: FIFTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton, Office of Educational Services, which… [more]

MAR 15 – MAR 21: FIFTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 15 – MAR 21: FIFTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

MARCH 17: COMMEMORATION OF ST. PATRICK

  MARCH 17: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY - 6:00 PM. DIVINE LITURGY OF PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS E-VERSION: PresanctifiedGifts Streaming… [more]

MARCH 17: COMMEMORATION OF ST. PATRICK MARCH 17: COMMEMORATION OF ST. PATRICK

MAR 18: GREAT CANON OF ST. ANDREW OF CRETE

MAR 18: . For those who can't attend the Matins - the verses and the order of the Matins are attached… [more]

MAR 18: GREAT CANON OF ST. ANDREW OF CRETE MAR 18: GREAT CANON OF ST. ANDREW OF CRETE

MAR 20: AKATHISTOS SATURDAY – “AKATHIST HYMN” IN HONOR OF THE THEOTOKOS

  MAR 20: AKATHIST HYMN - .  PROPERS: GF5_Saturday_DLAkathistos The Hymn is a profound, devotional… [more]

MAR 20: AKATHISTOS SATURDAY – “AKATHIST HYMN” IN HONOR OF THE THEOTOKOS MAR 20: AKATHISTOS SATURDAY - "AKATHIST HYMN" IN HONOR OF THE THEOTOKOS

FEB 22 – 28: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton, Office of Educational Services, which you may want to share with your family each week of the Great Fast: “Living with Christ – Great Lent at Home.” Second Week: GreatLentAtHomeSecondWeek The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… Continue Reading …

FEB 24: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 FEB 24: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM. NOTE: An Epistle and Gospel is read at the Presanctified Divine Liturgy (2 Cor 4:6-15 and Mt. 11:2-15). DIVINE LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS E-VERSION: PresanctifiedGifts Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Today we commemorate the 1st and 2nd Findings of the Head of John the Baptist. After the Beheading… Continue Reading …

FEB 27, MAR 6 & 13: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAYS

PROPERS FOR 2ND ALL SOULS SATURDAY: All_Souls_Saturday_DL PARASTAS: Parastas 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 …

FEB 28: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – COMMEMORATION OF ST. GREGORY PALAMAS

   FEB 28: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL: 9:00 AM, PANACHIDA AFTER DIVINE LITURGY, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL – 11:00 AM. PROPERS: 02-28-21_GF2_Sunday_DL   or    02-28-21_GF2_Sunday_Palamas_DL Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream The Gospel Reading for this Sunday is Mark 2: 1-12, Jesus… Continue Reading …

GOD WITH US ONLINE: FEB 2021 – JUNE 2021 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 3 free spring webinars from February 2021 to June 2021 that you can register and view here to help you in your understanding of Eastern Christianity:  https://godwithusonline.org/upcoming-events/ The… Continue Reading …

MAR 1 – 7: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton, Office of Educational Services, which you may want to share with your family each week of the Great Fast: “Living with Christ – Great Lent at Home.” Third Week: GreatLentAtHomeThirdWeek The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… Continue Reading …

MAR 7: 3RD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – VENERATION OF THE CROSS

MAR 7: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL, PROCESSION – 9:00 AM, PANACHIDA AFTER DIVINE LITURGY, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL – 11:00 AM. PROPERS: 03-07-21_GF3_Sunday_DL Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream The Gospel today is Mark 8: 34 – 9:1, Take Up the Cross… Continue Reading …

MAR 8 – 14: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton, Office of Educational Services, which you may want to share with your family each week of the Great Fast: “Living with Christ – Great Lent at Home.” Fourth Week: GreatLentAtHomeFourthWeek The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… Continue Reading …

MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE

   On March 9th we commemorate the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste or The Holy Forty. 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 would freeze to death. One confessor yielded &… Continue Reading …

MAR 10: MID-LENT

MAR 10: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM. DIVINE LITURGY OF PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS E-VERSION: PresanctifiedGifts Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ We are at the mid-point in our Lenten devotion. Therefore, be joyful, refreshed and reassured, we begin the second part of the Great Fast with continued fasting, prayer, forgiveness and good deeds.

MAR 14: 4TH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. JOHN CLIMACUS VENERABLE (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME)

   MAR 14: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL – 9:00 AM, PANACHIDA AFTER DIVINE LITURGY, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL – 11:00 AM. (NOTE: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: “SPRING AHEAD” clocks 1 hour at 2 AM. PROPERS: 03-14-21_GF4_Sunday_DL Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream The… Continue Reading …

MAR 15 – MAR 21: FIFTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton, Office of Educational Services, which you may want to share with your family each week of the Great Fast: “Living with Christ – Great Lent at Home.” Fifth Week: GreatLentAtHomeFifthWeek The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… Continue Reading …

MARCH 17: COMMEMORATION OF ST. PATRICK

  MARCH 17: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM. DIVINE LITURGY OF PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS E-VERSION: PresanctifiedGifts Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th for the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. The day commemorates him, the arrival of Christianity… Continue Reading …

MAR 18: GREAT CANON OF ST. ANDREW OF CRETE

MAR 18: . For those who can’t attend the Matins – the verses and the order of the Matins are attached here: Matins_of_the_Great_Canon Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ The Canon is called Great because of its volume (266 verses) and its inner content as it affects the soul “penitentiary” or “remorsefully.” In it St. Andrew collected all the… Continue Reading …

MAR 20: AKATHISTOS SATURDAY – “AKATHIST HYMN” IN HONOR OF THE THEOTOKOS

  MAR 20: AKATHIST HYMN – .  PROPERS: GF5_Saturday_DLAkathistos The Hymn is a profound, devotional poem, which sings the praises of the Holy Mother and Ever-Virgin Mary. This service was initiated in Greece in gratitude to the Theotokos for her numerous deliverance’s of Constantinople from its enemies. The Akathist is read here for the confirmation… Continue Reading …