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 Oct 6 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM at St. Philip Neri Parish Center - Adjacent to main Church. Following Liturgy there will be a Coffee Social with education presentations for youth and adults.
  • Sat Oct 13 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM St. Philip Neri Ministry Center - Across from main Church.
  • Sat Oct 20 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM St. Philip Neri Ministry Center.  Potluck to follow in celebration of Matthew's First Reconciliation.

Upcoming Learning Sessions

Leaning more about our Church and Faith

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.

October Learning

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

November Topic

Topic Coming Soon

December

Topic TBD.

Share the big news

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

Saturday, October 6 at 4PM

20th Sunday After Pentecost

Saturday, October 14 at 4PM

Sunday of the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

The Synod of 787, the second to meet at Nicea, refuted the Iconoclast heresy during the reign of Empress Irene and her son Constantine VI.

The Council decreed that the veneration of icons was not idolatry (Exodus 20:4-5), because the honor shown to them is not directed to the wood or paint, but passes to the prototype (the person depicted). It also upheld the possibility of depicting Christ, Who became man and took flesh at His Incarnation. The Father, on the other hand, cannot be represented in His eternal nature, because “no man has seen God at any time” (John 1:18).

Saturday, October 20 at 4PM

22nd Sunday After Pentecost

Potluck to Follow Divine Liturgy

This Saturday, Matthew with participate in the Mystery of Reconciliation before Divine Liturgy.  Following Divine Liturgy there will be a Potluck for the Mission Community.  In honor of Matthew's First Reconciliation, the Somich family will provide several main dishes and a cake.  Please stay and share in a community meal and fellowship!  Bring a dish to share, or simply bring yourself!

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.