Saturday, December 14, 2019 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.

DEC 13 & 14: 12TH ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS CHRISTMAS MARKET

12th Annual (2019) St. Nicholas Market will be held at the Holshouser Building, N C State Fairgrounds,… [more]

DEC 13 & 14: 12TH ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS CHRISTMAS MARKET DEC 13 & 14: 12TH ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS CHRISTMAS MARKET

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 My… [more]

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

DEC 14, 15 & 18: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 14: TYPIKA - 4:00 PM; DEC 15: CONFESSION - 8:45-9:30 AM, 3RD HOUR - 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00… [more]

DEC 14, 15 & 18: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS DEC 14, 15 & 18: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

GOD WITH US ONLINE

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

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NOV 19: COMMEMORATION OF ST. BONIFACE, MARTYR – DIVINE LITURGY

 NOV 19: CONFESSION - 9:00-9:45 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM. Today we commemorate the English Monk… [more]

NOV 19: COMMEMORATION OF ST. BONIFACE, MARTYR – DIVINE LITURGY NOV 19: COMMEMORATION OF ST. BONIFACE, MARTYR - DIVINE LITURGY

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

  DEC 21: CONFESSION - 3:00 - 3:45 PM,  VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 4:00 PM;  DEC 22: CONFESSION… [more]

DEC 21 & 22: SATURDAY & SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS & SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS DEC 21 & 22: 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, MYSTERY OF RECONCILIATION… [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

 The day after most major feasts in our calendar is dedicated to the person who is in the "2nd role"… [more]

DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS

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

DEC 27: CONFESSION - 9:00 - 9:45 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM. The Church celebrates the Feast of St.… [more]

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

DEC 28: SATURDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA

  DEC 28: CONFESSION - 3:00 - 3:45 PM, DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 4:00 PM. On December 28th we commemorate… [more]

DEC 28: SATURDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA DEC 28: SATURDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA

DEC 29: SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF THE MEMORY OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES & COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

  DEC 29: CONFESSION - 8:45 to 9:30 AM, 3RD HOUR - 9:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM. The Gospel… [more]

DEC 29: SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF THE MEMORY OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES & COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS DEC 29: SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF THE MEMORY OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES & COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

JAN 1: CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT & NEW YEAR’S DAY

  JAN 1: DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL - 11:00 AM. On the Church’s Calendar, December 31 is also… [more]

JAN 1: CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT & NEW YEAR’S DAY JAN 1: CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT & NEW YEAR'S DAY

DEC 13 & 14: 12TH ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS CHRISTMAS MARKET

12th Annual (2019) St. Nicholas Market will be held at the Holshouser Building, N C State Fairgrounds, Friday Dec. 13, 5:00-9:00 pm, and Saturday Dec. 14, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. FREE admission and plenty of free parking. Market Vendor Map Market Vendor Descriptions 2019 The Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market features food, decorative… 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 My Journey Through the Nativity Fast calendar: 2121a6_df1109e1bb1140a9ad3277b9f4550209 The Phillip’s Fast – The Nativity Fast, Awaiting the Savior Workbook: pilipivka-workbook St. Phillip’s Fast for Families Week by Week Plan: st-philips-plan On November 14, Eastern Christian communities are celebrating the Feast of St. Philip, the Apostle, which also marks the beginning… Continue Reading …

DEC 14, 15 & 18: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 14: TYPIKA – 4:00 PM; DEC 15: CONFESSION – 8:45-9:30 AM, 3RD HOUR – 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM (5TH ADVENT CANDLE LIT & ADVENT CHAINS); DEC. 18: CONFESSION – 9:00-9:45 AM, EMMANUEL MOLEBEN – 10:00 AM. The 5th Sunday before the Nativity commemorates the Ancestors of Holy God the Son within… Continue Reading …

GOD WITH US ONLINE

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 5 free webinars from September 2019 to January 2020 that you can register and view here to help you in your understanding of Eastern Christianity:  http://easterncatholic.org The first… Continue Reading …

NOV 19: COMMEMORATION OF ST. BONIFACE, MARTYR – DIVINE LITURGY

 NOV 19: CONFESSION – 9:00-9:45 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. Today we commemorate the English Monk St. Boniface who is known as the Apostle of Germany. There he organized the Church in the 8th century by spreading Christianity among Franks and Saxons of northern Europe. As a youth, he joined a Benedictine monastery for schooling… Continue Reading …

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

  DEC 21: CONFESSION – 3:00 – 3:45 PM,  VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM;  DEC 22: CONFESSION – 8:45 – 9:30 AM, 3RD HOUR – 9:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, DECORATE CHURCH AFTER LITURGY. Today’s Gospel Reading Matthew 1: 1-25 is The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah. On this day the… 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, MYSTERY OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) – 2:00 – 2:55 PM (WILL END PROMPTLY BEFORE ROYAL HOUR), 9TH ROYAL HOUR – 3:00 PM; VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT (SCM) – 4:00 PM; HOLY SUPPER… Continue Reading …

DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS

 The day after most major feasts in our 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 indeed we come together on… Continue Reading …

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

DEC 27: CONFESSION – 9:00 – 9:45 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. 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… Continue Reading …

DEC 28: SATURDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA

  DEC 28: CONFESSION – 3:00 – 3:45 PM, DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM. 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… Continue Reading …

DEC 29: SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF THE MEMORY OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES & COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

  DEC 29: CONFESSION – 8:45 to 9:30 AM, 3RD HOUR – 9:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. The Gospel reading is Matthew 2:13-23, which was also read on December 26th, the Synaxis of the Theotokos. This reading recalls The Flight of the Holy Family to Egypt. Joseph is warned in a dream to flee with… Continue Reading …

JAN 1: CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT & NEW YEAR’S DAY

  JAN 1: DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL – 11:00 AM. On the Church’s Calendar, December 31 is also the optional memorial of Saint Sylvester I, Pope.  Sylvester was our 33rd pope, serving as Pontiff from the year 314 til his death in 335. Pope Sylvester organized public worship at the time following persecutions when… Continue Reading …