A community is forming now 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
On the First Saturday 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.
For the month of October our Topic will be a brief overview of the history of the Byzantine Church. A children's catechism lesson will also be offe
The Nativity Fast and Feast - The meaning of Fasting and WHY we do it - To Prepare.
December 8th: Topic TBD. (Hint: What is Dec. 6?)
Please come and bring a friend who is interested in deepening their knowledge of Jesus Christ and our Church.
Like the feast of her nativity, this feast of Mary is without direct biblical and historical reference. But like the nativity, it is a feast filled with important spiritual significance for the Christian believer.
The texts of the service tells how Mary was brought as a small child to the temple by her parents in order to be raised there among the virgins consecrated to the service of the Lord until the time of their betrothal in marriage. According to Church tradition, Mary was solemnly received by the temple community which was headed by the priest Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist. She was led to the holy place to be “nourished” there by the angels in order to become herself the “holy of holies” of God, the living sanctuary and temple of the Divine child who was to be born in her.
In addition to being the first of the 12, After Christ's Ascension, St Andrew brought the word of God to Greece. On the way, he founded a church in Byzantium,which would later become Constantinople, and the seat of the Byzantine Church.
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.