PA: Girard

Metro Area: Erie (PA)
Ss Cyril & Methodius Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
1022 Tilden Dr
Phone: 814-774-3281
Other: 814-774-9253
Fax: 814-774-5405
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians


Always call ahead to verify times




Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:00am
Feast Day Vigils Divine Liturgy 7:00pm

Mystery of Reconciliation

Sundays 8:15am - 8:45am

Monthly Calendar is available online

Liturgical Calendar is also available online

Mailing Address: As Above
Served From:
Ss Peter & Paul Church
3415 Wallace St
Ph: 814-825-8140
Fax: 814-825-7582

Official website is a shared site of Ss Cyril & Methodius and Ss Peter & Paul Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church, Erie PA

Semi-Official website links to a page maintained by the Archeparchy

The interior photo appears on the parish website and is used here with the kind permission of Father Robert (Karl), pastor of Ss Cyril & Methodius

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1925, meeting at the Community Hall, Platea PA
Suppressed in: 1928 due to lack of a site in which to worship
Mission established in: 1938, at Francis Corners PA by Ss Peter & Paul Byzantine Church, Erie PA
Relocated in: 1954, to its present site
Parish erected in: 1954, at its present site, under the patronage of Ss Cyril & Methodius
For this church, this is entry 3
of 3
This Entry Last Updated: 02/20/2010
Latitude: 42.0092908
Longitude: -80.3054196
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Teachings of Christ

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. (Proverbs 3:9,10 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

When you are praying, watch over yourself so that not only your outward man prays, but your inward one also. Though you be sinful beyond measure, still pray. Do not heed the devil's provocation, craftiness, and despair, but overcome and conquer his wiles. Remember the abyss of the Saviour's mercy and love to mankind. The devil will represent the Lord's fact to you as terrible and unmerciful, rejecting your prayer and repentance; but remember the Saviour's own words, full of every hope and boldness for us: `Him that cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast out'; and `Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden' - with sins and iniquities, and wiles and calumnies of the devil - and I will give you rest.'

St. John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ