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 Jan 18 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM @ St. Philip Neri Ministry Center.  (Across from main Church). 
  • Sat Jan 25 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM @ St. Philip Neri Ministry Center.  
  • Sat Feb 1 Divine Liturgy @ 4 PM.  @ St. Philip Neri Ministry Center. Feast of Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple.   Learning activities and potluck - see below for more information

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

Feast Day: The Meeting of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Temple.

There will be learning sessions for adults and children.

Children's session will be a short lesson and an opportunity to make a candle to be blessed during the 4:00 Divine Liturgy.  

A potluck will follow the Divine Liturgy.

sign up available here: 

Candle making (for Children):

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ADAD2DA0F94-meeting


Potluck:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ADAD2DA0F94-meeting1

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 

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

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

January 6

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Feast of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

 Theophany is the Feast which reveals the Most Holy Trinity to the world through the Baptism of the Lord (Mt.3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22). God the Father spoke from Heaven about the Son, the Son was baptized by Saint John the Forerunner, and the Holy Spirit descended upon the Son in the form of a dove. From ancient times this Feast was called the Day of Illumination and the Feast of Lights, since God is Light and has appeared to illumine “those who sat in darkness,” and “in the region of the shadow of death” (Mt.4:16), and to save the fallen race of mankind by grace. 

DECEMBER 25

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The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ

Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, was born of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in the city of Bethlehem. Caesar Augustus decreed that a universal census be made throughout his Empire, which then also included Palestinian Israel. The Jews were accustomed to be counted in the city from where their family came. The Most Holy Virgin and the Righteous Joseph, since they were descended from the house and lineage of King David, had to go to Bethlehem to be counted and taxed.

In Bethlehem they found no room at any of the city’s inns. Thus, the God-Man, the Savior of the world, was born in a cave that was used as a stable. 

Having given birth to the divine Infant without travail, the Most Holy Virgin “wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger” (Luke 2:7). 

An angel of the Lord came before them and said: “Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11).  Entering the house where the Infant lay, the Magi “fell down, and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented Him gifts: gold, and frankincense, and myrrh” (Mt. 2:11).

DECEMBER 9

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The Conception by Righteous Anna of the Most Holy Mother of God

 Saint Anna, the mother of the Virgin Mary, was descended from the tribe of Levi. She married Saint Joachim, who was a native of Galilee.  For a long time Saint Anna was childless, but after twenty years, through the fervent prayer of both spouses, an angel of the Lord announced to them that they would be the parents of a daughter, Who would bring blessings to the whole human race.  

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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.