Wednesday, August 12, 2020 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) AUG 6 to AUG 14: CHRIST IS TRANSFIGURED! ON MOUNT TABOR, IN GLORY FOR OUR SALVATION!

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.

JULY 21: WELCOME TO FATHER VASYL SOKOLOVYCH AND HIS FAMILY, OUR NEW PARISH PRIEST

We have exciting news! We would like to welcome to our Parish family our new Parish Priest, Father Vasyl… [more]

JULY 21: WELCOME TO FATHER VASYL SOKOLOVYCH AND HIS FAMILY, OUR NEW PARISH PRIEST JULY 21: WELCOME TO FATHER VASYL SOKOLOVYCH AND HIS FAMILY, OUR NEW PARISH PRIEST

AUG 30: THEOSIS IN ACTION – Afar But Not Apart: Theosis in Action’s Virtual Evening of Recollection for Young Adults

AUG 30: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT. Theosis in Action will be hosting an Evening of Recollection via an… [more]

AUG 30: THEOSIS IN ACTION – Afar But Not Apart: Theosis in Action’s Virtual Evening of Recollection for Young Adults AUG 30: THEOSIS IN ACTION - Afar But Not Apart: Theosis in Action's Virtual Evening of Recollection for Young Adults

SEPT 5 TO SEPT 6: VIRTUAL 86TH ANNUAL BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH PILGRIMAGE IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

 Glory to Jesus Christ! The Sisters of St Basil the Great are working on a virtual Pilgrimage Sept 5th… [more]

SEPT 5 TO SEPT 6: VIRTUAL 86TH ANNUAL BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH PILGRIMAGE IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SEPT 5 TO SEPT 6: VIRTUAL 86TH ANNUAL BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH PILGRIMAGE IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

AUG 1 – AUG 14: DORMITION FAST

The Dormition Fast is from August 1st to August 14th. We fast during this time to honor the Dormition… [more]

AUG 1 – AUG 14: DORMITION FAST AUG 1 - AUG 14: DORMITION FAST

AUG 12: PARAKLESIS or “Office of Supplicatory Canon to the Most Holy Theotokos” & DIVINE LITURGY (sign-up)

AUG 12: PARAKLESIS - 5:00 PM (LIVE-STREAM ON FACEBOOK); DIVINE LITURGY - 6:00 PM ((LIVE-STREAM ON FACEBOOK) You… [more]

AUG 12: PARAKLESIS or “Office of Supplicatory Canon to the Most Holy Theotokos” & DIVINE LITURGY (sign-up) AUG 12: PARAKLESIS or “Office of Supplicatory Canon to the Most Holy Theotokos” & DIVINE LITURGY (sign-up)

AUG 14: DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS & BLESSING OF FLOWERS (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

 AUG 14: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 6:00 PM. BLESSING OF FLOWERS, HERBS OR SEEDS. (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACE-BOOK). Vesper… [more]

AUG 14: DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS & BLESSING OF FLOWERS (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION) AUG 14: DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS & BLESSING OF FLOWERS (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

AUG 16: 11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 16: DIVINE LITURGY - 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACE-BOOK). Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes… [more]

AUG 16: 11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUG 16: 11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 23: 12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 23: DIVINE LITURGY - 08:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACE-BOOK). Propers for Sunday may be found here: Streaming… [more]

AUG 23: 12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUG 23: 12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 29: FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

On August 29th we commemorate the Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist, John.… [more]

AUG 29: FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (SIMPLE HOLY DAY) AUG 29: FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

AUG 30: 13TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 30: DIVINE LITURGY - 08:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACE-BOOK). Propers for Sunday may be found here: Streaming… [more]

AUG 30: 13TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUG 30: 13TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 31: DEPOSITION OF THE CINCTURE OF THE THEOTOKOS

  On August 31, we commemorate the Feast of the Placing of the Cincture of the Theotokos. According… [more]

AUG 31: DEPOSITION OF THE CINCTURE OF THE THEOTOKOS AUG 31: DEPOSITION OF THE CINCTURE OF THE THEOTOKOS

SEPT 1: BEGINNING OF THE CHURCH YEAR & COMMEMORATION OF SIMEON – VENERABLE

Among the ancient Mediterranean cultures, it was common to begin a new year in the autumn, with the end… [more]

SEPT 1: BEGINNING OF THE CHURCH YEAR & COMMEMORATION OF SIMEON – VENERABLE SEPT 1: BEGINNING OF THE CHURCH YEAR & COMMEMORATION OF SIMEON - VENERABLE

SEPT 6: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPT 6: DIVINE LITURGY – 08:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACE-BOOK). On this Sunday the Gospel reading… [more]

SEPT 6: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPT 6: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPT 8 & 9: BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS (SOLEMN HOLY DAY) & SYNAXIS OF JOACHIM & ANNA

 On September 8, we celebrate the first major feast of the liturgical year: the Nativity (birth) of… [more]

SEPT 8 & 9: BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS (SOLEMN HOLY DAY) & SYNAXIS OF JOACHIM & ANNA SEPT 8 & 9: BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS (SOLEMN HOLY DAY) & SYNAXIS OF JOACHIM & ANNA

SEPT 13: SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPT 13: DIVINE LITURGY – 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACEBOOK). Today’s Sunday is also know as… [more]

SEPT 13: SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPT 13: SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 21: WELCOME TO FATHER VASYL SOKOLOVYCH AND HIS FAMILY, OUR NEW PARISH PRIEST

We have exciting news! We would like to welcome to our Parish family our new Parish Priest, Father Vasyl Sokolovych, and his family. They will be arriving on Tuesday, July 21st, to their new home. Father Vasyl was born in 1976 in the town of Yasinya, Ukraine, where he attended school. In 1994 he entered… Continue Reading …

AUG 30: THEOSIS IN ACTION – Afar But Not Apart: Theosis in Action’s Virtual Evening of Recollection for Young Adults

AUG 30: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT. Theosis in Action will be hosting an Evening of Recollection via an online virtual platform. About this Event In our everyday busy schedule, it is difficult to find time to reflect and remind ourselves of our joyful moments with God. So – we invite you to a… Continue Reading …

SEPT 5 TO SEPT 6: VIRTUAL 86TH ANNUAL BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH PILGRIMAGE IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

 Glory to Jesus Christ! The Sisters of St Basil the Great are working on a virtual Pilgrimage Sept 5th and 6th The Virtual Pilgrimage on YouTube will include: Welcome from Sr. Ruth Plante Marian Hymns Akathist to the Mother of God Divine Liturgy Panachida for all Deceased Pilgrims Children and Teen Programs Stay tuned for… Continue Reading …

AUG 1 – AUG 14: DORMITION FAST

The Dormition Fast is from August 1st to August 14th. We fast during this time to honor the Dormition of the Mother of God. It is a Great Feast of the Eastern Catholic Churches which commemorates the “falling asleep” of the Theotokos (“Mother of God”,  translated as God-bearer), and her bodily resurrection before being taken up… Continue Reading …

AUG 12: PARAKLESIS or “Office of Supplicatory Canon to the Most Holy Theotokos” & DIVINE LITURGY (sign-up)

AUG 12: PARAKLESIS – 5:00 PM (LIVE-STREAM ON FACEBOOK); DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM ((LIVE-STREAM ON FACEBOOK) You may sign up for the PARAKLESIS and DIVINE LITURGY here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0444AAA729A13-aug12th Paraklesis from the Metropolitan Cantor Institute: Paraklesis A PARAKLESIS is a devotional service of the Byzantine Rite to the Mother of God. It is particularly associated… Continue Reading …

AUG 14: DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS & BLESSING OF FLOWERS (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

 AUG 14: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM. BLESSING OF FLOWERS, HERBS OR SEEDS. (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACE-BOOK). Vesper Propers:  08-15_Dormition_Vespers_pod                                                  08-15_Dormition_DL Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can… Continue Reading …

AUG 16: 11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 16: DIVINE LITURGY – 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACE-BOOK). 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 – Mathew 18: 23-35, is the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant. It talks about Jesus explaining how we are to treat our offending brethren—Jesus explains why we should forgive.… Continue Reading …

AUG 23: 12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 23: DIVINE LITURGY – 08:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACE-BOOK). Propers for Sunday may be found here: 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 this Sunday is Matthew 19: 16-26 which talks about Christ and the Rich Young Ruler. In this passage we are introduced to a… Continue Reading …

AUG 29: FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

On August 29th we commemorate the Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist, John. The feast commemorates the martyrdom and mourning of John the Baptist. Because John had denounced Herod Antipas for putting away his own wife and marrying the wife of his brother Philip, Herod imprisoned John. At a feast in honor… Continue Reading …

AUG 30: 13TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 30: DIVINE LITURGY – 08:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACE-BOOK). Propers for Sunday may be found here: Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream Today’s Gospel reading is Matthew 21: 33-42, The Parable of the Evil Tenants. The message Jesus shares with us in this parable is that of God’s… Continue Reading …

AUG 31: DEPOSITION OF THE CINCTURE OF THE THEOTOKOS

  On August 31, we commemorate the Feast of the Placing of the Cincture of the Theotokos. According to Sacred Tradition, 3 days after the Most Holy Theotokos was reposed, she rose from the dead and ascended bodily to the heavens. During her ascension, she gave her Holy Belt to the Apostle Thomas. Thomas &… Continue Reading …

SEPT 1: BEGINNING OF THE CHURCH YEAR & COMMEMORATION OF SIMEON – VENERABLE

Among the ancient Mediterranean cultures, it was common to begin a new year in the autumn, with the end of the previous year’s harvest. From at least the time of the Emperor Constantine, the civil year of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire began in September, and September 1 became the first day of the Church’s… Continue Reading …

SEPT 6: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPT 6: DIVINE LITURGY – 08:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACE-BOOK). On this Sunday the Gospel reading is Matthew 22:1-14, The Parable of the Wedding Banquet. In this parable Jesus states the kingdom of heaven is compared to a king who gives a wedding banquet for his son. When those invited refuse and mistreat his servants,… Continue Reading …

SEPT 8 & 9: BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS (SOLEMN HOLY DAY) & SYNAXIS OF JOACHIM & ANNA

 On September 8, we celebrate the first major feast of the liturgical year: the Nativity (birth) of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. This is one of her four major feasts in the course of the year. The stories of the feast are taken from extra-Biblical writings and the Church’s tradition; the hymns of the Liturgy… Continue Reading …

SEPT 13: SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPT 13: DIVINE LITURGY – 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACEBOOK). Today’s Sunday is also know as the Sunday before the Exaltation and it provides an opportunity for the faithful Christians to honor the precious and life-giving Cross and to become immersed in the mystery of our Lord’s sacrificial crucifixion. In today’s Gospel, John 3: 13-17, our Lord emphasizes… Continue Reading …