Wednesday, July 18, 2018 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 and Divine Liturgies. Please see “Tabs” above for additional information.

AUG 12: PARISH MEETING (ALL PARISHIONERS REQUESTED TO ATTEND)

  AUG 12: PARISH MEETING - 11:45 AM (AFTER DIVINE LITURGY) IN PARISH HALL.  The quarterly Parish Meeting… [more]

AUG 12: PARISH MEETING (ALL PARISHIONERS REQUESTED TO ATTEND) AUG 12: PARISH MEETING (ALL PARISHIONERS REQUESTED TO ATTEND)

JULY 19: FEAST OF ELIJAH – GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

 JULY 19: READERS VESPERS  - 6:30 PM (NOTE: CARS TO BE BLESSED AT DIVINE LITURGY ON SATURDAY, JULY… [more]

JULY 19: FEAST OF ELIJAH – GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY) JULY 19: FEAST OF ELIJAH - GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

JULY 21, 22 & 24: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (BLESSING OF VEHICLES AFTER EACH LITURGY) & COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS (JULY 24)

JULY 21: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM & BLESSING OF VEHICLES AFTER LITURGY; JULY 22: DIVINE LITURGY… [more]

JULY 21, 22 & 24: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (BLESSING OF VEHICLES AFTER EACH LITURGY) & COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS (JULY 24) JULY 21, 22 & 24: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (BLESSING OF VEHICLES AFTER EACH LITURGY) & COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS (JULY 24)

JULY 24: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA

JULY 24: DIVINE LITURGY - 11:00 AM (SN). On July 25th the Dormition of St. Anna, Mother of the Most… [more]

JULY 24: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA JULY 24: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA

JULY 26: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR

  JULY 26: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM.  On July 27th, we commemorate the Great Martyr Panteleimon.… [more]

JULY 26: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR JULY 26: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR

JULY 28 & 29: 10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 28: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 4:00 PM; JULY 29: DIVINE LITURGY (SCM) - 10:00 AM. This Sunday's… [more]

JULY 28 & 29: 10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 28 & 29: 10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 31: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS

 JULY 31: DIVINE LITURGY - 11:00 AM. On August 1 it is a tradition to carry the wood of the Venerable… [more]

JULY 31: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS JULY 31: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS

AUG 1 – AUG 14: DORMITION FAST & PARAKLESIS

  AUG 2 & 9: PARAKLESIS - 6:00 PM; AUG 7: PARAKLESIS - 11:00 AM. We celebrate the Dormition of the… [more]

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

AUG 4 & 5: 11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 AUG 4: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN); AUG 5:  DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM (SCM). The gospel… [more]

AUG 4 & 5: 11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUG 4 & 5: 11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 6: TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

  AUG 6: DIVINE LITURGY & BLESSING OF FRUIT - 6:00 PM. Feast of the Transfiguration (Day of… [more]

AUG 6: TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD AUG 6: TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

AUG 9: COMMEMORATION OF MATTHIAS APOSTLE

  AUG 9: PARAKLESIS & DIVINE LITURGY - 6:00 PM. Today we commemorate Matthias, Apostle. The Apostle Matthias,… [more]

AUG 9: COMMEMORATION OF MATTHIAS APOSTLE AUG 9: COMMEMORATION OF MATTHIAS APOSTLE

AUG 11 & 12: 12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 11: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN); AUG 12: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM (SCM), PARISH MEETING… [more]

AUG 11 & 12: 12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUG 11 & 12: 12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 14 & 15: DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS & BLESSING OF FLOWERS (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

 AUG 14: GREAT VESPERS - 6:00 PM; AUG 15: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:00 PM. The Feast commemorates the… [more]

AUG 14 & 15: DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS & BLESSING OF FLOWERS (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION) AUG 14 & 15: DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS & BLESSING OF FLOWERS (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

AUG 18 & 19: 13TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 AUG 18: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN); AUG 19: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM (SCM). Today's… [more]

AUG 18 & 19: 13TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUG 18 & 19: 13TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 25 & 26: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 25: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); AUG 26: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. On this Sunday… [more]

AUG 25 & 26: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUG 25 & 26: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 12: PARISH MEETING (ALL PARISHIONERS REQUESTED TO ATTEND)

  AUG 12: PARISH MEETING – 11:45 AM (AFTER DIVINE LITURGY) IN PARISH HALL.  The quarterly Parish Meeting will have the following agenda: Opening prayer by Father Mark Call meeting to order and review agenda (Anthony) Report on finances (Matthew Rubush) Projects Report: Church Sign update (Tony) Church Exterior upkeep and Lawn Cutting (Jim/Lance) Rectory… Continue Reading …

JULY 19: FEAST OF ELIJAH – GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

 JULY 19: READERS VESPERS  – 6:30 PM (NOTE: CARS TO BE BLESSED AT DIVINE LITURGY ON SATURDAY, JULY 21ST, & SUNDAY, JULY 22ND). 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… Continue Reading …

JULY 21, 22 & 24: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (BLESSING OF VEHICLES AFTER EACH LITURGY) & COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS (JULY 24)

JULY 21: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM & BLESSING OF VEHICLES AFTER LITURGY; JULY 22: DIVINE LITURGY & BLESSING OF VEHICLES AFTER LITURGY – 10:00 AM; JULY 24: DIVINE LITURGY & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. The Gospel reading this Sunday is Matthew 12: 22-34, which is about Jesus and Blind and Dumb Demoniac. A man… Continue Reading …

JULY 24: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA

JULY 24: DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM (SN). 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: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR

  JULY 26: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM.  On July 27th, 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… Continue Reading …

JULY 28 & 29: 10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 28: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM; JULY 29: DIVINE LITURGY (SCM) – 10:00 AM. This Sunday’s Gospel reading is Matthew 17: 14-23 which tells us how Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Boy after His followers fail to do so. Why did Jesus’ closest followers not been able to heal the boy? Did they not… Continue Reading …

JULY 31: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS

 JULY 31: DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM. 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… Continue Reading …

AUG 1 – AUG 14: DORMITION FAST & PARAKLESIS

  AUG 2 & 9: PARAKLESIS – 6:00 PM; AUG 7: PARAKLESIS – 11:00 AM. We celebrate the Dormition of the Mother of God after this fasting period. By tradition, a Paraklesis (Small Service of Supplication to the Theotokos), sometimes called the Office of Consolation to the Most Holy Theotokos is sung daily during the Dormition Fast,… Continue Reading …

AUG 4 & 5: 11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 AUG 4: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); AUG 5:  DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM (SCM). 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. Therefore, Jesus is teaching His disciples, and us by… Continue Reading …

AUG 6: TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

  AUG 6: DIVINE LITURGY & BLESSING OF FRUIT – 6:00 PM. 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 the Apostles Peter, James and John on Mount Tabor. It is a special moment for them,… Continue Reading …

AUG 9: COMMEMORATION OF MATTHIAS APOSTLE

  AUG 9: PARAKLESIS & DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM. Today we commemorate Matthias, Apostle. The Apostle Matthias, according to the Acts of the Apostles, was chosen by lot to replace Judas Iscariot after his betrayal of Jesus and subsequent death. His calling as an apostle was unique, in that he was not chosen personally by Jesus who… Continue Reading …

AUG 11 & 12: 12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 11: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); AUG 12: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM (SCM), PARISH MEETING – 11:45 AM. 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 self-righteous man who thought that he had kept… Continue Reading …

AUG 14 & 15: DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS & BLESSING OF FLOWERS (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

 AUG 14: GREAT VESPERS – 6:00 PM; AUG 15: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM. The Feast commemorates the repose or “falling-asleep” of the Mother of Jesus Christ, our Lord. The Feast also commemorates the translation or assumption into heaven of the body of the Theotokos. Tradition relates that the Mother of God died in Jerusalem, after a… Continue Reading …

AUG 18 & 19: 13TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 AUG 18: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); AUG 19: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM (SCM). 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 love and compassion. The servants/slaves that were sent to the vineyard to work… Continue Reading …

AUG 25 & 26: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 25: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); AUG 26: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. 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… Continue Reading …