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


Wednesday Vespers & Liturgy - Venerable Hilarion the Great

Vespers and Divine Liturgy for the Venerable monastic father Hilarion the Great will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 20th, 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

Memorial Liturgy

A Memorial Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, October 23rd, at 10AM, St. Demetrius Saturday. This will be the final Memorial Liturgy this year.

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

Saturday Vespers - Holy Martyr Arethas, and companions

Great Vespers will be served at 5PM on Saturday, October 23rd.

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

Sunday Divine Liturgy - Holy Martyr Arethas, and companions

The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom commemorating the Holy Martyr Arethas, and companions will be served at 10AM on Sunday, October 24th.  A fellowship meal will follow in the parish hall.

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


Advent Retreat

An Advent retreat led by Archbishop Alexander Golitzin will be held at our parish on Saturday, Nov 20th. The retreat will begin with Divine Liturgy at 10AM, followed by brunch, two retreat sessions with breaks, a 4PM Dinner and Vespers at 5PM.

There is no cost or registration required. A free-will offering basket will be at the meals if you wish to help us with the cost of food.

Christmas Giving Tree

Our Christmas Giving Tree in support of the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) is up in the parish hall. Each "ornament" has the name, age, and gift wish of a child with parents in (or recently released from) prison. Take one or more "ornaments" buy and wrap the gifts, and return them to church by Dec 5th.

FOCUS Meal November 7th.

Our next FOCUS Sunday Supper for the homeless and less advantaged will be held at our FOCUS Center - 1901 Ann at Gravois in St. Louis, on Sunday, November 7th, from 3:30 until 6PM. Contact us to see how you can help.

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.

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


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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