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


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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

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’" (Matthew 7:21-23 ESV)


Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (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.

O Christ God, through Your birth You sanctified the Virgin's womb; * and blessed, as it was proper, the hands of Simeon. * Now, having come, you saved us. * Give peace to Your commonwealth in times of war * and strengthen our civil authorities, whom You have loved, O You who alone loves mankind. (Kontakion, Tone 1)

(The Feast of the Encounter is February 2nd - the 40th Day of Christmas)

Random Proverb

"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." (Proverbs 11:24 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

We truly love God and keep His commandments if we restrain ourselves from our pleasures. For he who still abandons himself to unlawful desires certainly does not love God, since he contradicts Him in his own intentions. . . Therefore, he loves God truly, whose mind is not conquered by consent to evil delight. For the more one takes pleasure in lower things, the more he is separated from heavenly love.

St. Gregory the Great