About Us

Formation

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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.

Our Divine Liturgy

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

Divine Liturgy Celebrated Weekly on Saturdays since January 2018

Upcoming Services

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  • Sat Nov 16 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM @ St. Philip Neri Ministry Center.  (Across from main Church). 
  • Sat Nov 23 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM @ St. Philip Neri Ministry Center.   
  • Sat Nov 30 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM.  @ St. Philip Neri Ministry Center.  

Upcoming Learning Sessions

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Leaning more about our Church and Faith

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.

Next Learning

The Old Testament Feasts and why We do not Celebrate Them Anymore - What we do instead...

Past Topics

History of Byzantine Church.

Nativity Fast.

St. Nicholas.

Theophany.

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

Pysanky Workshop

 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 

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Please come and bring a friend who is interested in deepening their knowledge of Jesus Christ and our Church.

September 14

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Exaltation / Elevation of the Cross

  The Elevation of the Cross, celebrated on the fourteenth of September, commemorates the finding of Christ’s Cross by Saint Helen, the mother of the Emperor Constantine in the fourth century; and, after it was taken by the Persians, of its recovery by the Emperor Heraclius in the seventh century at which time it was “elevated” in the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem. From this latter event the “universal elevation” of the Cross was celebrated annually in all of the churches of the Christian Empire. 

SeptEMBER 8

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NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS

 The record of the birth of Mary is not found in the Bible. The traditional account of the event is taken from the apocryphal writings which are not part of the New Testament scriptures. The traditional teaching which is celebrated in the hymns and verses of the festal liturgy is that Joachim and Anna were a pious Jewish couple who were among the small and faithful remnant—“the poor and the needy”—who were awaiting the promised messiah. The couple was old and childless. They prayed earnestly to the Lord for a child, since among the Jews barrenness was a sign of God’s disfavor. In answer to their prayers, and as the reward of their unwavering fidelity to God, the elderly couple was blessed with the child who was destined, because of her own personal goodness and holiness, to become the Mother of the Messiah-Christ. 

August 15

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Dormition of the 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. 

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Byzantine Catholic Mission

292 Munn Rd Fort Mill SC

(440) 477-6389

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More Details about Us

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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.