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 Aug 11 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM at St. Philip Neri Parish Center- Adjacent to the main Church.  Feast of Transfiguration will be celebrated- Blessing of Fruit will follow Liturgy.
  • Sat Aug 18 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM at St. Philip Neri Parish Center.  Feast of Dormition will be celebrated.  Blessing of Flowers and Potluck Meal to follow Liturgy.  Please feel free to bring a dish.
  • Sat Aug 25 Liturgy @ 4 PM at St. Philip Neri Parish Center.  

Transfiguration and Blessing of Fruit

The transfiguration of Christ is one of the central events recorded in the gospels.

 Immediately after the Lord was recognized by His apostles as “the Christ [Messiah], the Son of the Living God,” He told them that “He must go up to Jerusalem and suffer many things . . . and be killed and on the third day be raised” (Mt 16).    

The feast of the Transfiguration is presently celebrated on the sixth of August. The summer celebration of the feast, however, has lent itself very well to the theme of transfiguration. The blessing of grapes, as well as other fruits and vegetables on this day is the most beautiful and adequate sign of the final ­transfiguration of all things in Christ. It signifies the ultimate flowering and fruitfulness of all creation in the paradise of God’s unending Kingdom of Life where all will he transformed by the glory of the Lord. 

Dormition,Blessing of Flowers,and Potluck

Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

 The feast of the Dormition or Falling-asleep of the Theotokos is celebrated on the fifteenth of August, preceded by a two-week fast. This feast, which is also sometimes called the Assumption, commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ’s mother. It proclaims that Mary has been “assumed” by God into the heavenly kingdom of Christ in the fullness of her spiritual and bodily existence. 

 It is the custom in some churches to bless flowers on the feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos.  We will have the blessing of flowers following Divine Liturgy on August 18.  There will also be a potluck following Divine Liturgy to celebrate this Great Feast as well as our Byzantine Community.  Please feel free to bring a dish.  All are welcome!

Contact Us

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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.  

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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.