Thursday, April 25, 2019 UTC

Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen! Khristos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese! Khrystos voskres! Voistynu voskres! Christos anesti! Alithos anesti!

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.

APRIL 22 – 27: BRIGHT WEEK

APRIL 27 (BRIGHT SATURDAY): VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM. Bright Week is the first week following… [more]

APRIL 22 – 27: BRIGHT WEEK APRIL 22 - 27: BRIGHT WEEK

APRIL 25: COMMEMORATION OF ST. MARK APOSTLE – EVANGELIST

On Saturday, April 25th, we commemorate the feast day of the Apostle and Evangelist Mark of the land… [more]

APRIL 25: COMMEMORATION OF ST. MARK APOSTLE – EVANGELIST APRIL 25: COMMEMORATION OF ST. MARK APOSTLE - EVANGELIST

APRIL 27 & 28: THOMAS SUNDAY (2ND PASCHAL SUNDAY)

APR 27: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; APRIL 28: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM. The Gospel reading… [more]

APRIL 27 & 28: THOMAS SUNDAY (2ND PASCHAL SUNDAY) APRIL 27 & 28: THOMAS SUNDAY (2ND PASCHAL SUNDAY)

APRIL 30: COMMEMORATION OF ST. JAMES THE GREATER APOSTLE

APRIL 30: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM - 11:00 AM. James, son of Zebedee was one of the Twelve Apostles of… [more]

APRIL 30: COMMEMORATION OF ST. JAMES THE GREATER APOSTLE APRIL 30: COMMEMORATION OF ST. JAMES THE GREATER APOSTLE

MAY 4, 5 & 7: SUNDAY OF THE OINTMENT BEARERS (3RD PASCHAL SUNDAY)

MAY 4: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; MAY 5: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM; MAY 7: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM… [more]

MAY 4, 5 & 7: SUNDAY OF THE OINTMENT BEARERS (3RD PASCHAL SUNDAY) MAY 4, 5 & 7: SUNDAY OF THE OINTMENT BEARERS (3RD PASCHAL SUNDAY)

MAY 8: COMMEMORATION OF ST. JOHN APOSTLE & EVANGELIST

Saint John the Apostle, also called Saint John the Evangelist, the author of three letters, the Fourth… [more]

MAY 8: COMMEMORATION OF ST. JOHN APOSTLE & EVANGELIST MAY 8: COMMEMORATION OF ST. JOHN APOSTLE & EVANGELIST

MAY 10 & 11: FEAST OF STS. CYRIL & METHODIUS (MAY 11) & COMMEMORATION OF SIMON THE ZEALOT APOSTLE (MAY 10)

MAY 11: DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM. On May 11th we celebrate the patron saints of our parish. They were… [more]

MAY 10 & 11: FEAST OF STS. CYRIL & METHODIUS (MAY 11) & COMMEMORATION OF SIMON THE ZEALOT APOSTLE (MAY 10) MAY 10 & 11: FEAST OF STS. CYRIL & METHODIUS (MAY 11) & COMMEMORATION OF SIMON THE ZEALOT APOSTLE (MAY 10)

MAY 12 & 14: SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN (4TH PASCHAL SUNDAY) & MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

MAY 12: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM, MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION - 12:00 PM; MAY 14: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM… [more]

MAY 12 & 14: SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN (4TH PASCHAL SUNDAY) & MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION MAY 12 & 14: SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN (4TH PASCHAL SUNDAY) & MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION

MAY 15: MID-PENTECOST

Mid-Pentecost celebrates the midpoint between the Feasts of Pascha and Pentecost. Specifically, it falls… [more]

MAY 15: MID-PENTECOST MAY 15: MID-PENTECOST

MAY 18 & 19: SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMEN (5TH PASCHAL SUNDAY)

MAY 18: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; MAY 19: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM. The day commemorates… [more]

MAY 18 & 19: SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMEN (5TH PASCHAL SUNDAY) MAY 18 & 19: SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMEN (5TH PASCHAL SUNDAY)

MAY 21: COMMEMORATION OF CONSTANTINE AND HELEN EQUALS TO THE APOSTLES

MAY 21: 6th Hour & Catechism: 11:00 AM. On this day St. Constantine the Great, King and Equal to… [more]

MAY 21: COMMEMORATION OF CONSTANTINE AND HELEN EQUALS TO THE APOSTLES MAY 21: COMMEMORATION OF CONSTANTINE AND HELEN EQUALS TO THE APOSTLES

MAY 25, 26 & 28: SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND (SIXTH PASCHAL SUNDAY) & COMMEMORATION OF THE 3RD FINDING OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (MAY 25)

MAY 25: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; MAY 26: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM; MAY 28: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM:… [more]

MAY 25, 26 & 28: SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND (SIXTH PASCHAL SUNDAY) & COMMEMORATION OF THE 3RD FINDING OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (MAY 25) MAY 25, 26 & 28: SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND (SIXTH PASCHAL SUNDAY) & COMMEMORATION OF THE 3RD FINDING OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (MAY 25)

MAY 27: MEMORIAL DAY

 Today we celebrate our United States holiday, Memorial Day. It is celebrated to remember and honor… [more]

MAY 27: MEMORIAL DAY MAY 27: MEMORIAL DAY

MAY 30: ASCENSION OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

MAY 30: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:30 PM. The feast is celebrated on the 40th day after Pascha, commemorating… [more]

MAY 30: ASCENSION OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION) MAY 30: ASCENSION OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

JUNE 1, 2 & 4: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 1ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL (7TH PASCHAL SUNDAY)

  JUNE 1: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; JUNE 2: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM; JUNE 4: 6TH HOUR &… [more]

JUNE 1, 2 & 4: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 1ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL (7TH PASCHAL SUNDAY) JUNE 1, 2 & 4: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 1ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL (7TH PASCHAL SUNDAY)

APRIL 22 – 27: BRIGHT WEEK

APRIL 27 (BRIGHT SATURDAY): VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM. Bright Week is the first week following the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and ends the following Sunday, the Sunday of St. Thomas. For all Eastern Christians Bright Week begins a period of celebration that continues for 50 days until Pentecost. This… Continue Reading …

APRIL 25: COMMEMORATION OF ST. MARK APOSTLE – EVANGELIST

On Saturday, April 25th, we commemorate the feast day of the Apostle and Evangelist Mark of the land of Egypt who was martyred. He the author of the Gospel of Mark, the companion of the Apostle Paul (as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles), and is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. He is often… Continue Reading …

APRIL 27 & 28: THOMAS SUNDAY (2ND PASCHAL SUNDAY)

APR 27: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; APRIL 28: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. The Gospel reading to today is John 20:19-31, recounts the story of Christ appearing to the Apostle Thomas in order to dispel his doubt about the Resurrection. Thomas is remembered for his confession of faith: “My Lord and my God,”… Continue Reading …

APRIL 30: COMMEMORATION OF ST. JAMES THE GREATER APOSTLE

APRIL 30: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. James, son of Zebedee was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus and was brother of John the Apostle. He is also called James the Greater or James the Great to distinguish him from James, son of Alphaeus and James the Just. James is described as one… Continue Reading …

MAY 4, 5 & 7: SUNDAY OF THE OINTMENT BEARERS (3RD PASCHAL SUNDAY)

MAY 4: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; MAY 5: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; MAY 7: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. The Gospel Reading is Mark 15: 43-16 which describes how the women disciples of our Lord came to the tomb to anoint his body with myrrh-oils but found the tomb empty. As the woman wondered… Continue Reading …

MAY 8: COMMEMORATION OF ST. JOHN APOSTLE & EVANGELIST

Saint John the Apostle, also called Saint John the Evangelist, the author of three letters, the Fourth Gospel, and the Revelation to John in the New Testament. He played a leading role in the early church at Jerusalem. John was the son of Zebedee, a Galilean fisherman, and Salome. John and his brother James were among… Continue Reading …

MAY 10 & 11: FEAST OF STS. CYRIL & METHODIUS (MAY 11) & COMMEMORATION OF SIMON THE ZEALOT APOSTLE (MAY 10)

MAY 11: DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM. On May 11th we celebrate the patron saints of our parish. They were two Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessaloniki in the ninth century, who became missionaries of Christianity among the Slavs of Great Moravia and Pannonia. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavic… Continue Reading …

MAY 12 & 14: SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN (4TH PASCHAL SUNDAY) & MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

MAY 12: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION – 12:00 PM; MAY 14: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. The Gospel Reading is from John 5: 1-15 and from which this day commemorates the miracle of Christ healing a man who had been paralyzed for thirty-eight years. The readings focus on God’s… Continue Reading …

MAY 15: MID-PENTECOST

Mid-Pentecost celebrates the midpoint between the Feasts of Pascha and Pentecost. Specifically, it falls on the 25th day of Pascha.  The theme of the feast is Christ as Teacher, based upon the words from the Gospel of the day (John 7:14-30): “Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and… Continue Reading …

MAY 18 & 19: SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMEN (5TH PASCHAL SUNDAY)

MAY 18: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; MAY 19: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. The day commemorates the encounter of Christ with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. In the Gospel Reading John 4: 5-42, we hear how the Samaritan woman wanted to learn about Christ and asked Him “give me this water, that… Continue Reading …

MAY 21: COMMEMORATION OF CONSTANTINE AND HELEN EQUALS TO THE APOSTLES

MAY 21: 6th Hour & Catechism: 11:00 AM. On this day St. Constantine the Great, King and Equal to the Apostles and St. Helen, his mother, are commemorated. Constantine reigned in ancient Rome and Byzantium (Constantinople) and became the first Christian Emperor, champion of the Faith and builder of many Christian Orders and is attributed… Continue Reading …

MAY 25, 26 & 28: SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND (SIXTH PASCHAL SUNDAY) & COMMEMORATION OF THE 3RD FINDING OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (MAY 25)

MAY 25: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; MAY 26: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; MAY 28: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM: 11:00 AM. The icon of the Sunday of the Blind Man depicts the biblical story of Christ healing the man who was blind since birth as noted in the Gospel Reading John 9: 1-38. … Continue Reading …

MAY 27: MEMORIAL DAY

 Today we celebrate our United States holiday, Memorial Day. It is celebrated to remember and honor our military service members who have died in the line of duty.

MAY 30: ASCENSION OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

MAY 30: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM. The feast is celebrated on the 40th day after Pascha, commemorating the Ascension of Christ into Heaven and His completion of the work for our redemption. The Feast is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Gospel reading is Luke 24: 36-53, telling us of Jesus’ appearance to the… Continue Reading …

JUNE 1, 2 & 4: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 1ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL (7TH PASCHAL SUNDAY)

  JUNE 1: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; JUNE 2: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; JUNE 4: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. This day commemorates the 318 God-bearing Fathers who gathered in Nicaea in 325 at the request of the Emperor, Saint Constantine the Great, to address the heresy of Arianism together… Continue Reading …