Saints Cyril and Methody

Sts. Cyril and Methody

A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America
Granite City, IL Greater St. Louis

A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America

Granite City, IL Greater St. Louis

Welcome to our church website! We are a diverse community, with many backgrounds and ethnicities, and our services are in English. All are welcome, Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike. We invite visitors to join us for services. In compliance with current healthcare directives issued by the State of Illinois, we suggest that those who are not yet "fully vaccinated" for the coronavirus wear masks.

Divine services are also live streamed on our Facebook page "Sts Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church".

Upcoming Services


Sunday Divine Liturgy - Holy Apostle and Evangelist John

The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom commemorating the repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John will be served at 10AM on Sunday, September 26th.  A fellowship meal will follow in the parish hall.

Please welcome Fr. Christopher Phillips, who will be serving for Fr. Andrew, who will be attending our annual diocesan conference this weekend. There will be no Vespers on Saturday, September 25th.

All services are open attendance and are live-streamed on our Facebook page "Sts Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church". Direct link: facebook.com/186593154712821/live

Protection of the Theotokos

Vespers and Divine Liturgy for the Protection of the Theotokos will be celebrated on Thursday, September 30th, at 6PM.

All services are open attendance and are live-streamed on our Facebook page "Sts Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church". Direct link: facebook.com/186593154712821/live

Announcements


Church School Begins

Our parish church school classes will resume for the 2021-22 school year this Sunday, September 12th. Church school students should come to the Divine Liturgy at the normal time. They and their teachers will go downstairs for classes after receiving Holy Communion, and be finished in time for coffee hour.

Mask requirement re-imposed

As the State of Illinois has re-imposed a mandate on indoor masking, you are asked to wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while in church. Masks may be removed when receiving the Sacrament and when seated to eat in the church hall. The practice of venerating icons, the cross or chalice, or the hand of the priest with a kiss is still at your discretion.

Prophora baking class postponed

The Prosphora baking class planned for Sunday August 15th has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Current Charitable Needs

For the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) local area;

New and used everyday (not formal) winter coats for men (ex-offenders). Sizes preferred are large and larger.  Longer coats are preferred for men since they tend to be taller. Gift cards can also be donated, preferably Burlington Coat Factory. Some of the persons receiving these coats may be homeless after a few months out of prison. Please bring coats to church and place them on the Gifts table in the downstairs hall by Sep 15th. Paul will deliver them.

For the Crisis Nursery Center:

We are having a diaper drive during the month of August. Please bring disposable diapers (various sizes) and place them on the Gifts table by August 29th. Father and Popadia will deliver them.

5-6 fully vaccinated volunteers to help with yard work at the center (near St. Michael's), hopefully by August 10th. Father Andrew will put you in touch for scheduling possible times.

For our Sharing box, food pantry, and for the FOCUS food pantry;

Non perishable food and personal hygiene items are needed. You may put them directly in the sharing box outside or in the basket by the candle stand. We need to replenish our pantry, which has been completely given out during the pandemic. 

What we need: fruit/applesauce, spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, peanut butter, chili, with or without beans, spam, canned salmon and tuna, black beans, white beans, cream corn, pork and beans, rice, crackers, granola bars, cookies, chili with or without beans, spam, dry cereal, Ramen noodles. Personal hygiene items: toothpaste and tooth brushes, shampoo, deodorant (men's & women's), Band-Aids, and toilet paper (individually wrapped rolls if possible). NOT needed: condensed soup, green beans, corn and mixed vegetables.

Visitors Welcome

As always, visitors are welcome to our parish, which is fully reopened. In compliance with current healthcare directives issued by the State of Illinois, we suggest that those who are not yet "fully vaccinated" for the coronavirus wear masks.

Food Pantry

There is an urgent need for food for our outdoor food box, for our food pantry, and for the FOCUS food pantry in St. Louis. Please bring food when you come to services, or contact Father Andrew to arrange for drop off. 

Here are the donation needs for the Focus Food Pantry:

WHAT WE DO NOT NEED:  carrots, corn, green beans.

WHAT WE ALWAYS NEED:

Canned meat: Chicken, Roast Beef, Spam, Beef Stew, Sardines, Chili

Canned Soups: Chunky Soups (preferably with beef), Condensed Soup, Chicken Noodle; cream of mushroom; vegetable beef

Canned Vegetables: Pork and Beans, Asparagus, Spinach, Beans

Hygiene Needs: Razors, Deodorant, Soap (not small bars from hotels), Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste, Shampoo

Updated Guidance, April 1

Having obtained updated guidance from our diocesan archbishop Alexander, we are now blessed to serve an updated service schedule. Check the upcoming services feed or click on "Calendar" above for details. We are still restricted to myself, one deacon, one server, and one chanter, our faithful are not blessed to attend in person. Father Andrew and Popadia Joan will offer the services, live streamed on our Facebook page "Sts Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church".

New Update!

Having obtained a clarification from the state of Illinois in regard to the stay at home order, and subsequently receiving the blessing of our diocesan archbishop Alexander, we are now blessed to serve all the services which we would normally have on our schedule, at church. However, we are still restricted to myself, one deacon, one server, and one chanter, our faithful are not blessed to attend in person. Father Andrew and Popadia Joan will offer the services, live streamed on our Facebook page "Sts Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church".


Illinois Stay at Home Order

Due to the current healthcare crisis, our temple is closed. Father Andrew and Popadia Joan will offer the services from their home, live streamed on our Facebook page "Sts Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church".

In Christ, Fr Andrew Moulton

Orthodox Coronavirus Resources

Our jurisdiction, the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) has just published (March 17, 5PM CDT) a new statement on coronavirus. See it at www.oca.org. There is also a page with resources for Orthodox Christian staying at home:

https://www.oca.org/resources-coronavirus



Contact Us

Sts. Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church
4770 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL 62040
618-709-2335

Father Andrew Moulton
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