Thursday, February 21, 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.

FEB 23: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

PANACHIDA: 2:00 PM All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within the… [more]

FEB 23: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY FEB 23: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

FEB 23, 24 & 26: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

 FEB 33: CONFESSION - 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN); FEB 24: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM, POTLUCK… [more]

FEB 23, 24 & 26: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION FEB 23, 24 & 26: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

MAR 2 & 3: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (MAR 2), FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

 MAR 2: CONFESSION - 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN); MAR 3: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM; POTLUCK… [more]

MAR 2 & 3:  COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (MAR 2), FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION MAR 2 & 3:  COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (MAR 2), FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

MAR 4 – APR 20: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST – WEEKLY CONFESSION, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY, MOLEBAN & CATECHISM, LENTEN READINGS & FASTING GUIDELINES

  CONFESSIONS: 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM BEFORE EACH PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY & AT 3:00 PM ON SATURDAYS; PRE-SANCTIFIED… [more]

MAR 4 – APR 20: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST – WEEKLY CONFESSION, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY, MOLEBAN & CATECHISM, LENTEN READINGS & FASTING GUIDELINES MAR 4 – APR 20: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST - WEEKLY CONFESSION, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY, MOLEBAN & CATECHISM, LENTEN READINGS & FASTING GUIDELINES

MAR 4: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY)

  NO PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY: PLEASE PRAY AT HOME. The first day of the Fast, called Clean or Pure… [more]

MAR 4: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) MAR 4: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY)

MAR 4 – 9: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

 The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… [more]

MAR 4 – 9: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 4 - 9: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE & COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT MARTYR THEODORE

MARCH 9: CONFESSIONS - 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM. The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste or the Holy… [more]

MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE & COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT MARTYR THEODORE MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE & COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT MARTYR THEODORE

MAR 10: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY

  MAR 10: DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM, FASTING POTLUCK TO FOLLOW. Today's Gospel is John 1: 43-51 in… [more]

MAR 10: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY MAR 10: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY

MAR 11 – 17: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… [more]

MAR 11 – 17: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 11 - 17: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

MAR 16, 23 & 30: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY

   MAR 16, 23 & 30: PANACHIDA - 2:00 PM. All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration… [more]

MAR 16, 23 & 30: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY MAR 16, 23 & 30: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY

APR 6: 16TH ANNUAL IGNITED BY TRUTH CATHOLIC CONFERENCE

 The 16th annual Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference will be held on April 6th at Reynolds Coliseum… [more]

APR 6: 16TH ANNUAL IGNITED BY TRUTH CATHOLIC CONFERENCE APR 6: 16TH ANNUAL IGNITED BY TRUTH CATHOLIC CONFERENCE

MAR 16 – 17: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. GREGORY PALAMAS & COMMEMORATION OF ST. PATRICK

  MAR 16 - CONFESSION - 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; MAR 17: DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL: 10:00… [more]

MAR 16 – 17: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. GREGORY PALAMAS & COMMEMORATION OF ST. PATRICK MAR 16 - 17: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - ST. GREGORY PALAMAS & COMMEMORATION OF ST. PATRICK

MAR 18 – 24: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… [more]

MAR 18 – 24: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 18 - 24: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

MAR 25: ANNUNCIATION OF OUR MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS

 MAR 25: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:30 PM. On March 25th we also celebrate the Annunication of the Theotokos.… [more]

MAR 25: ANNUNCIATION OF OUR MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS MAR 25: ANNUNCIATION OF OUR MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS

MAR 25 – 31: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

 The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… [more]

MAR 25 – 31: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 25 – 31: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

FEB 23: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

PANACHIDA: 2:00 PM All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within the liturgical year of the Eastern Churches. Saturday is a traditional day for prayer for the dead, because Christ lay dead in the Tomb on Saturday. There are several All Souls Saturdays throughout the year. These days are… Continue Reading …

FEB 23, 24 & 26: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

 FEB 33: CONFESSION – 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); FEB 24: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, POTLUCK TO FOLLOW (PLEASE BRING YOUR MEATIEST DISH TO SHARE); FEB 26: 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of Meatfare: SundayofMeatfare Reading for Sunday of Meat Fare: PRELentenReadingSundayofMeatfare Meatfare Sunday commemorates the… Continue Reading …

MAR 2 & 3: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (MAR 2), FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

 MAR 2: CONFESSION – 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); MAR 3: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; POTLUCK (BRING CHEESIEST DISH TO SHARE) – 11:30 AM; VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS – 1:30 PM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of Cheese Fare: SundayofCheeseFare Reading for Sunday of Cheesefare: PRELentenReadingSundayofCheesefare The Gospel for this… Continue Reading …

MAR 4 – APR 20: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST – WEEKLY CONFESSION, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY, MOLEBAN & CATECHISM, LENTEN READINGS & FASTING GUIDELINES

  CONFESSIONS: 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM BEFORE EACH PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY & AT 3:00 PM ON SATURDAYS; PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY: 6:30 PM on WED & FRI.  NOTE: Each Wednesday Pre-Sanctified Liturgy will be followed by a fasting pot-luck meal. ALSO, a Moleban & Catechism will be held every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. The Liturgy of the… Continue Reading …

MAR 4: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY)

  NO PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY: PLEASE PRAY AT HOME. The first day of the Fast, called Clean or Pure Monday, is a day of exceptionally strict fasting and is 48 days before the feast of Pascha. The name Pure Monday is alluding to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes or behavior as well as non-fasting foods. JOURNEY THROUGH… Continue Reading …

MAR 4 – 9: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

 The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the first week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): MAR 4: PureMonday DAILY LENTEN READING 1st DAY OF THE GREAT FAST MAR 5: PureTuesday DAILY LENTEN READING… Continue Reading …

MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE & COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT MARTYR THEODORE

MARCH 9: CONFESSIONS – 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM. The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste or the Holy Forty were a group of Roman soldiers in the Legio XII Fulminata (Armed with Lightning) whose martyrdom in 320 for their Christian faith is recounted. They were killed near the city of Sebaste (present-day Sivas in Turkey)… Continue Reading …

MAR 10: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY

  MAR 10: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, FASTING POTLUCK TO FOLLOW. Today’s Gospel is John 1: 43-51 in which Jesus Calls Philip and Nathaniel.  The Gospel today teaches us a simple way to our Christian life. We look at the calling of Nathaniel and the simple way he was told to approach his doubts;… Continue Reading …

MAR 11 – 17: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the second week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): MAR 11: SecondMondayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING 8th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST MAR 12: SecondTuesdayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING 9th DAY… Continue Reading …

MAR 16, 23 & 30: 2ND, 3RD & 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY

   MAR 16, 23 & 30: PANACHIDA – 2:00 PM. All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within the liturgical year of the Eastern Churches. Saturday is a traditional day for prayer for the dead, because Christ lay dead in the Tomb on Saturday. There are several All Souls… Continue Reading …

APR 6: 16TH ANNUAL IGNITED BY TRUTH CATHOLIC CONFERENCE

 The 16th annual Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference will be held on April 6th at Reynolds Coliseum on the NC State Campus, Raleigh. The Saturday program includes 5 renowned speakers: Dr Tim Gray, Fr Larry Richards, Dr Peter Kreeft, Adam Blai, and Susan Brinkmann. Opening 8:00am Mass celebrated by Bishop Zarama. Student program includes Pizza lunch, Youth… Continue Reading …

MAR 16 – 17: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. GREGORY PALAMAS & COMMEMORATION OF ST. PATRICK

  MAR 16 – CONFESSION – 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; MAR 17: DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL: 10:00 AM, FASTING POTLUCK TO FOLLOW. The Gospel Reading for this Sunday is Mark 2: 1-12, Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man. The man on the mat was not able to walk. He had come to Jesus to… Continue Reading …

MAR 18 – 24: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the third week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): MAR 18: ThirdMondayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING 15th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST MAR 19: ThirdTuesdayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING 16th DAY… Continue Reading …

MAR 25: ANNUNCIATION OF OUR MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS

 MAR 25: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM. On March 25th we also celebrate the Annunication of the Theotokos. The feast commemorates the announcement by the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would become the Theotokos (God-bearer) as told by the Gospel reading in Luke 1:24-38. In the reading, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to… Continue Reading …

MAR 25 – 31: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

 The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the fourth week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): MAR 25: CrossVenerationMonday DAILY LENTEN READING 22nd DAY OF THE GREAT FAST MAR 26: CrossVenerationTuesday DAILY LENTEN READING 23rd DAY… Continue Reading …