This community was formed in 2016 and is growing in Fort Mill South Carolina. Fort Mill is minutes from North Carolina and 25 minutes from Downtown Charlotte.
We Celebrate The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom - Byzantine (Ruthenian) Rite.
Divine Liturgy Celebrated Weekly on Saturdays since January 2018
During the Great Fast we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy of St Basil.
Services in some of the churches of the Eparchy of Passaic have started to resume subject to social distancing and state and local mandates. We are determining when we will be able to resume in person services. In the meantime,
Liturgical Services will Broadcast on internet - link and dial in information available. Request via email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services in some of the churches of the Eparchy of Passaic have started to resume subject to social distancing, state and local mandates and health precautions for parishioners and priest..
Online Divine Liturgy Saturday @ 4 PM @ All Saints N. Ft. Myers FL Broadcast on internet - link and dial in information available. request via email from email@example.com.
Online Divine Liturgy Sunday @ 10:30 AM @ All Saints N. Ft. Myers FL Broadcast on internet - link and dial in information available. request via email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Saints Byzantine
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
On the First or Second Saturdays of each month we will have a short informal presentation about our Church and Faith. All are welcome to attend and we will have sessions for Children and Adults. Topics will change each month.
Coming soon... Presentation on the Weeping Icons in the Byzantine Catholic Church
History of Byzantine Church.
Presentation / Meeting in the Temple.
Preparation Season in Byzantine Faith
Symbolism and Meaning of Aspects of Baptism, & Chrismation
History and explanation of the Blessing of the Easter Basket
Mysteries (Sacraments) of Reconciliation (Confession) and Anointing of the Sick
Life of the Apostles after Pentecost
Signs and Symbols of the Byzantine Church
The Liturgical Calendar and the Cycle of the 12 Great Feasts
The Old Testament Feasts and why We do not Celebrate Them Anymore - What we do instead...
Feast Day: The Meeting of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Temple. Children's candle making
Please come and bring a friend who is interested in deepening their knowledge of Jesus Christ and our Church.
The feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary comes nine months before Christmas on the twenty-fifth of March. It is the celebration of the announcing of the birth of Christ to the Virgin Mary as recorded in the Gospel of Saint Luke.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” … And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus... And Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no husband?” And the angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the Child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God... And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her (Lk 1.26–38).
Forty days after Christ was born He was presented to God in the Jerusalem Temple according to the Mosaic Law. At this time as well His mother Mary underwent the ritual purification and offered the sacrifices as prescribed in the Law. Thus, forty days after Christmas, on the second of February, the Church celebrates the feast of the presentation called the Meeting (or Presentation or Reception) of the Lord.The meeting of Christ by the elder Simeon and the prophetess Anna (Lk 2.22–36) is the main event of the feast of Christ’s presentation in the Temple. It was “revealed to Simeon by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ” (Lk 2.26) and, inspired by the same Spirit, he came to the Temple where he met the new-born Messiah, took Him in his arms and said the words:
Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word; for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation which Thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for the revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to Thy people Israel (Lk 2.29–32).
Theophany is the Feast which reveals the Most Holy Trinity to the world through the Baptism of the Lord (Mt.3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22). God the Father spoke from Heaven about the Son, the Son was baptized by Saint John the Forerunner, and the Holy Spirit descended upon the Son in the form of a dove. From ancient times this Feast was called the Day of Illumination and the Feast of Lights, since God is Light and has appeared to illumine “those who sat in darkness,” and “in the region of the shadow of death” (Mt.4:16), and to save the fallen race of mankind by grace.
This community is forming with the blessing of Bishop Kurt Burnette of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersey
This community is forming with the assistance of Fr. Steven Galuschik, Pastor of All Saints Church in North Fort Myers, Florida.
We are offering weekly Liturgical services in the Byzantine Rite.
The Byzantine Catholic Church is an Eastern Church in union with Rome; Carpatho-Rusyn in background and is an American Eastern Church. Our Liturgy blends the colors of our many icons with congregational chant and our fragrant incense in prayer.
We invite you to come and see who we are and what we are all about as part of the Eastern half of the Universal Church.