Saturday, July 11, 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.

COMPLIANCE LIST FOR PARISH REOPENING

  Christ is risen! Compliance List for the Parish to Reopen. Dear Faithful, Christ has… [more]

COMPLIANCE LIST FOR PARISH REOPENING COMPLIANCE LIST FOR PARISH REOPENING

LATEST DECREE FROM BISHOP KURT DATED MAY 13, 2020 & PASTORAL LETTER ON VIOLENCE. SEE LINK FOR CHURCHES LIVE-STEAMING LITURGIES.

A pastoral letter from Most Reverend Kurt Burnette, Bishop of the Byzantine Ruthenian Eparchy of Passaic:… [more]

LATEST DECREE FROM BISHOP KURT DATED MAY 13, 2020 & PASTORAL LETTER ON VIOLENCE. SEE LINK FOR CHURCHES LIVE-STEAMING LITURGIES. LATEST DECREE FROM BISHOP KURT DATED MAY 13, 2020 & PASTORAL LETTER ON VIOLENCE. SEE LINK FOR CHURCHES LIVE-STEAMING LITURGIES.

JULY 12: 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 21: DIVINE LITURGY - 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED) Propers can be found here: https://mci.archpitt.org/sheetmusic/general/Sunday_T5_DL.pdf Streaming… [more]

JULY 12: 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 12: 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 15: COMMEMORATION OF VLADIMIR THE GREAT EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES

On July 15th we commemorate St. Vladimir the Great, Equal to the Apostles. St. Vladimir was a devout… [more]

JULY 15: COMMEMORATION OF VLADIMIR THE GREAT EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES JULY 15: COMMEMORATION OF VLADIMIR THE GREAT EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES

JULY 19: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS (7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST)

JULY 19: DIVINE LITURGY - 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED). Fr. Mark streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes… [more]

JULY 19: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS (7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST) JULY 19: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS (7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST)

JULY 20: FEAST OF ELIJAH – GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY) & BLESSING OF VEHICLES

On July 20th we commemorate the holy prophet Elijah who was taken into heaven on a fiery chariot and… [more]

JULY 20: FEAST OF ELIJAH – GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY) & BLESSING OF VEHICLES JULY 20: FEAST OF ELIJAH - GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY) & BLESSING OF VEHICLES

JULY 22: COMMEMORATION OF MARY MAGDALENE – EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES

On July 22nd each year we commemorate Mary Magdalene, Equal to the Apostles. As sited in the "Orthodox… [more]

JULY 22: COMMEMORATION OF MARY MAGDALENE – EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES JULY 22: COMMEMORATION OF MARY MAGDALENE - EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES

JULY 24: COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS

 On July 24th we commemorate the holy, glorious and right-victorious Martyrs Boris and Gleb. They were… [more]

JULY 24: COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS JULY 24: COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS

JULY 25: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA

 On July 25th the Dormition of St. Anna, Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos, is commemorated. According… [more]

JULY 25: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA JULY 25: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA

JULY 26: 8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

  JULY 26: DIVINE LITURGY - 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED).  Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes… [more]

JULY 26: 8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 26: 8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 27: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR

   On July 26th, we commemorate the Great Martyr Panteleimon. He was educated as a physician, and he… [more]

JULY 27: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR JULY 27: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR

AUG 1: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS

  On August 1 it is a tradition to carry the wood of the Venerable Cross through the streets of Constantinople… [more]

AUG 1: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS AUG 1: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS

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 2: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 9: DIVINE LITURGY - 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED). Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes… [more]

AUG 2: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUG 2: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 6: TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD & BLESSING OF FRUIT (SOLEMN HOLY DAY)

  AUG 6: DIVINE LITURGY & BLESSING OF FRUIT - 6:30 PM (LIVE-STREAMED). Streaming via Facebook… [more]

AUG 6: TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD & BLESSING OF FRUIT (SOLEMN HOLY DAY) AUG 6: TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD & BLESSING OF FRUIT (SOLEMN HOLY DAY)

COMPLIANCE LIST FOR PARISH REOPENING

  Christ is risen! Compliance List for the Parish to Reopen. Dear Faithful, Christ has ascended! Our Syncellus Fr. John Basarab, in conjunction with meetings including Bishop Kurt, has approved Fr. Mark’s plan to reopen the Parish. Attendance at church will start with 15 parishioners this Sunday (approximately 30% capacity) as Fr. Mark was asked… Continue Reading …

LATEST DECREE FROM BISHOP KURT DATED MAY 13, 2020 & PASTORAL LETTER ON VIOLENCE. SEE LINK FOR CHURCHES LIVE-STEAMING LITURGIES.

A pastoral letter from Most Reverend Kurt Burnette, Bishop of the Byzantine Ruthenian Eparchy of Passaic: Pastoral-Letter-on-the-Violence-June-4-2020-2 The following are two letters from the Office of the Bishop, Diocese of Passaic, Most Rev. Kurt Burnette, concerning the Pandemic. Pandemic-Update-Letter-5-13-2020 Pandemic Letter 4-28-2020 Doc1The latest letter from Bishop Kurt regarding Corona Virus Pandemic-decree-3-27-2020 Pandemic-Letter-3-16-2020 Parishes live-streaming… Continue Reading …

JULY 12: 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 21: DIVINE LITURGY – 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED) Propers can be found here: https://mci.archpitt.org/sheetmusic/general/Sunday_T5_DL.pdf Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ If you are not able to tune in anywhere to participate in the Liturgy, you may pray the Typika service at home . Father David Petras has been assembling a Typika service for each Sunday, which… Continue Reading …

JULY 15: COMMEMORATION OF VLADIMIR THE GREAT EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES

On July 15th we commemorate St. Vladimir the Great, Equal to the Apostles. St. Vladimir was a devout pagan in his early life. He was a great conqueror who had many wives and erected many pagan statues in the lands that he ruled over. Upon finding out that other faiths existed beyond his own paganism,… Continue Reading …

JULY 19: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS (7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST)

JULY 19: DIVINE LITURGY – 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED). Fr. Mark streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream There are 2 Gospel readings on this Sunday. The first Gospel Reading is Matthew 9:27-35, in which Jesus heals two blind men and a mute man, thus showing His compassion. The… Continue Reading …

JULY 20: FEAST OF ELIJAH – GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY) & BLESSING OF VEHICLES

On July 20th we commemorate the holy prophet Elijah who was taken into heaven on a fiery chariot and who was reading scripture while in his chariot. The glorious prophet Elias is therefore known as the patron saint of vehicles, reminding us that we must struggle to manifest holiness in our lives, especially when we… Continue Reading …

JULY 22: COMMEMORATION OF MARY MAGDALENE – EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES

On July 22nd each year we commemorate Mary Magdalene, Equal to the Apostles. As sited in the “Orthodox Church in America” website, Mary was “A woman whose name has entered forever into the Gospel account was born and grew up in Magdala. The Gospel tells us nothing of Mary’s younger years, but Tradition informs us… Continue Reading …

JULY 24: COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS

 On July 24th we commemorate the holy, glorious and right-victorious Martyrs Boris and Gleb. They were the sons of the great Prince Vladimir, the baptizer of the Russian people. They became known as Passion-bearers,  since they did not resist evil with violence. Boris and his brother Gleb are commemorated together and were the first Russian saints glorified by the… Continue Reading …

JULY 25: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA

 On July 25th the Dormition of St. Anna, Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos, is commemorated. According to tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age 79, before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos.    

JULY 26: 8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

  JULY 26: DIVINE LITURGY – 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED).  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 is Matthew 14:14-22, The Feeding of the 5000, in which the passage of story concerns Christ’s feeding five thousand with five loaves and two fishes. Breaking bread together is… Continue Reading …

JULY 27: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR

   On July 26th, we commemorate the Great Martyr Panteleimon. He was educated as a physician, and he “dedicated his life to the suffering, the sick, the unfortunate and the needy. He treated all those who turned to him without charge and did so in the name of Jesus Christ. He visited those held captive… Continue Reading …

AUG 1: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS

  On August 1 it is a tradition to carry the wood of the Venerable Cross through the streets of Constantinople for the sanctification of the city starting in the beginning of August. This was done because illnesses were more common in August at that time. The relic of the Cross is carried each day… 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 2: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 9: DIVINE LITURGY – 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED). 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 this Sunday is Matthew 14: 22-34, which is about Jesus Walking on Water. In this Gospel we learn of the story of Jesus walking on water and then the story… Continue Reading …

AUG 6: TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD & BLESSING OF FRUIT (SOLEMN HOLY DAY)

  AUG 6: DIVINE LITURGY & BLESSING OF FRUIT – 6:30 PM (LIVE-STREAMED). Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream Feast of the Transfiguration (Day of Blessing of Fruit) – The Gospel reading today is Matthew 17:1-9, which recounts the Transfiguration in which Jesus becomes radiant in glory before… Continue Reading …