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Our History

In the early years of our church’s inception (circa 1988), Father John Lazarek from Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Annandale, VA, met monthly with area parishioners at Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Apex, NC. After a year, Father Thomas McCann, from Saint Gabriel Catholic Church, Greenville, NC, continued to meet with the parish until, in March, 1991, the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Cary, NC, was officially founded as a mission of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic with the blessing of Bishop Michael Dudick. Over the past 25 years, the parish continued to thrive under the leadership of Father Thomas McCann (1991-1993), Father David Siroki (1993-1994), and Father Richard Rohrer (1994-2016), Father Mark Shuey (Administrator 2016 – 2020), and Father Vasyl Sokolovych (July 21, 2020 to present).  Bishop Kurt visited our parish the the first weekend of April 2016 (Thomas Sunday) in honor of our parish’s 25th anniversary. The following article summarizing the event, “Saints Cyril and Methodius Celebrates 25th Anniversary,” was published in the May 2016 issue on page 6 of Eastern Catholic Life (Official Publication of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic):

25th Anniversary May-2016 ECL

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