SS. Cyril and Methody Church Accessible

Granite City, Illinois

SS. Cyril and Methody Church

Founded 1979

Diocese: Bulgarian Diocese

Deanery: Bulgarian Diocese Chancery

Address

4770 Maryville Rd
Granite City, Illinois 62040

http://www.cyril-methody.org

Church: 618-931-6465

Parish Contacts

Rector
117 Riviera Dr
Granite City, IL 62040
Home: 618-452-1903

Lay Leadership

Mrs. Joan Moulton
Choir Director
Mr. Walter Peleshenko
Parish Council President
21 High Trail
St. Peters, MO 63376
Home: 636-978-3054
Mrs. Victoria Siers
Sisterhood President
2622 Benton St
Granite City, IL 62040
Home: 618-451-2675

Directions

From the North
Exit #4 from interstate 270 (Illinois Rt 203) south to Granite City.  Turn left at the first stop light onto Maryville Rd and the Church is one mile on the left.

From the South
Exit interstate 55 at Illinois Rt 203 north.  Follow 203 past Granite City Steel.  Where 203 turns left continue straight two stoplights (Maryville Rd).  Turn left in Maryville Rd and the Church is about three miles on the right.

From St Louis Metro area
Transportation can be arranged by calling Fr Andrew Moulton.

Schedule of Services

5:00 PM Vespers. Prayer group follows once a month.
Saturday Evening

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by fellowship and coffee hour.
Sunday Morning

9:15 Adult Education Class and Church School (September through May).
Sunday Morning

6:00 PM Vespers and Divine Liturgy.
Wednesday Evening

6:00 PM Vespers and Divine Liturgy.
Eves of Great Feasts

Call for times for Canon of St Andrew and Holy Week services, or visit the Calendar on the parish website.
Great Lent

6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent

6:00 PM Akathist.
Friday Evenings in Great Lent

Confessions are heard before or after services or by appointment.
Confessions

Parish Background

SS Cyril and Methody parish was started in late 1978 and early 1979 when a group of Orthodox Christians asked Bishop Kyrill of the Bulgarian Diocese of Toledo to accept them as a parish.  On March 15, 1979 their wish was granted.  The present day church stands on four acres of land that was donated by Phillip Morrison for the purpose of erecting a church.  Ground breaking ceremonies were held on October 5, 1980 and the church was consecrated by Bishop Kyrill in October 1989.  Today the parish is composed of a wide variety of people from many diverse backgrounds with the majority being converts.