A Byzantine Catholic Community in The Carolinas

About Us

Formation

A community is forming now in Fort Mill South Carolina. Fort Mill is minutes from North Carolina and 25 minutes from Downtown Charlotte.

Our Divine Liturgy

We Celebrate The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom - Byzantine (Ruthenian) Rite

Upcoming Services

  • Sat Jul 21 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM at St. Philip Neri Church.  Feast of St. Elias (Elijah) - Blessing of cars will follow Liturgy.
  • Sat Jul 28 @ 4 PM at St. Philip Neri  Parish Center - Adjacent to the main Church.  Typica Service with Holy Communion.
  • Sat Aug 4 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM at St. Philip Neri Parish Center - Adjacent to the main Church.  

Blessing of Cars

We bless cars on the feast of the Prophet Elias because he was taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot

 The Orthodox custom is to bless cars at the Feast of Prophet Elijah (Elias) which is July 20 (or near his feast-day). Do you remember the story of Prophet Elijah from the Old Testament? We read about the Life of Prophet Elijah the 3rd and 4th Book of Kings, Wisdom of Sirach 48:1-15, and 1 Maccabees 2:58. He was taken up into Heaven in a fiery chariot! Therefore, we bless our modes of transportation on his feast-day with the hope of safe travels. We will be offering this special blessing to our parish community. Bring your car, bicycle, truck, motorcycle, even Big Wheel, etc.! This is a great opportunity for our youth to experience the blessings that Christ offers in our daily routine, such as traveling.  

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Byzantine Catholic Mission

292 Munn Rd Fort Mill SC

(440) 477-6389

More Details about Us

Our Eparchy

This community is forming with the blessing of Bishop Kurt Burnette of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersey

Our Celebrant

This community is forming with the assistance of Fr. Steven Galuschik, Pastor of All Saints Church in North Fort Myers, Florida.  

Share the big news

We are offering weekly Liturgical services in the Byzantine Rite.

About the Byzantine Catholic Church

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.  

Come Join Us

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.