Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2020-01-26
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Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (216) 932-3300
  • Fax:
  • (216) 932-0825
  • Street Address:

  • 3352 Mayfield Road

  • Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
  • Mailing Address:

  • 3352 Mayfield Road

  • Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Past Bulletins



PANGARI: Team D: George Loucas, Clay White, Gus Kallergis
LIBRARY GREETERS: Vickie Nolidis, Rosemarie Paliobeis
GOSPEL: Luke 19: 1-10
GREEK TEXT OF GOSPEL: (page 168 in Black Books) 
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m. 
MEMORIALS: Michael Frangos (2 years) loving husband of Fouly Frangos

COFFEE HOSTS: the family of Michael Frangos in his memory; the Greek School and Library Committees, in honor of Greek Letters Day


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Tenth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:1-14

At that time, being raised from the dead, Jesus revealed himself to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat; but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Tone. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to Timothy 4:9-15.

Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and suffer reproach, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.

Gospel Reading

15th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 19:1-10

At that time, Jesus was passing through Jericho. And there was a man named Zacchaios; he was a chief collector, and rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaios, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today." So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner." And Zacchaios stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold." And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost."


Wisdom of the Fathers

Little Zacchaeus had climbed up into a tree, to see the Lord Jesus with his own eyes. He had sought Him, desired Him. And we must seek Him in order to find Him, and desire that He draw near to us, and climb up high in spirit to meet His glance. Then He will visit our house as He visited the house of Zacchaeus, and bring salvation with Him.
Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic
Prolog, 4 February


This Week

Jan. 26

MON. 1/27
6:30PM - GOYA Girls Basketball
7:30PM - Gamblers Anonymous
TUE. 1/28
6:30PM - GOYA Girls Basketball
6:30PM - OPA Dance
WED. 1/29
10:00AM - St. Makrina Bible Study
4:00PM- Greek kindergarten
6:30PM - GOYA Girls Basketball
7:00PM- Mens' and Womens' Bible Study (see "Faith in Action" below)
THUR. 1/30
9:30AM- Liturgy (Three Hierarchs)
6:30PM- GOYA Boys Basketball
SAT. 2/1
GOYA Tournament in Akron
9:00AM - Greek Preschool/Kindergarten
10:00AM- Greek School
5:00PM- Vespers (& Confessions)
SUN. 2/2
9:30AM - Liturgy
10:30AM- Donuts w Dad (1/2)


1) Orthodox Education students & teachers.
2) Elderly & people with disabilities.
3) Parents with infants being carried in arms.
4) The rest of the congregation and visitors wishing to receive will be dismissed row by row from front to back.
Only practicing Orthodox Christians may receive sacraments.


January 26th -- Little Saints Reading Club
February 2nd -- Feast day of the Presentation of Christ into the Temple/DONUTS WITH DAD for 1st/2nd grades AND Clergy visits for 3rd/4th & 5th/6th
February 9th -- GODPARENT/SPECIAL PERSON SUNDAY.  Godparents or a special person is very welcome to come to class with their student this day.  Little Saints Reading Club will also be offered AND a special speaker from Florida Markella Balasis from the Orthodox Christian Mission Center will be present for class and will also speak at a complimentary lunch following OE, donations appreciated.  Please RSVP to Maria at, if you plan to stay for the lunch.


Activities for January/February 2020
Prayer Team - join the prayer team and keep others in your daily prayers. (Prayer Requests - If you have any prayer requests for our prayer team, please send them to Herman's Dinner - volunteer to help serve dinner at St. Herman's House on Saturday, February 1 @ 5:30 p.m.
Men & Women’s Bible Study – we are starting a new series and also meeting at a new location this Spring 2020.  New series - we will discuss a different Biblical figure each month.  On Wednesday, January 29, from 7 – 8 p.m., come and discuss the following Bible Verses about David, son of Jesse -- 1 Kingdoms/Samuel Chapter 17, Verses 1-33 (the story of Goliath) and 2 Kingdoms/Samuel Chapter 11, Verses 1-27 (the story of Bathsheba).  New location – the Panera Bread located at 13901 Cedar Road, South Euclid.  Come and have fellowship over food and the Bible.
Zelma George Salvation Army Family Shelter – participate in a cookie craft event with the Zelma George families on Sunday, February 9 @ 6:30 p.m.

 Contact Peter or Denise Poulos at to RSVP for any of these activities or if you have questions.


“Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”  (James 2:18)


Coffee Hosting Opportunities:  If you love coffee hour and partake of it on a regular basis, you still have the chance to sign up and do your part in keeping it going.  Here is what is not filled yet:  the middle two Sundays in May, first Sunday of June, and the rest of the year with a couple of exceptions.  See Christina Callos to sign up for your Sunday or email:


On Sat. March 14th. Father Nicholas Louh will be the guest speaker at our Lenten Retreat. Schedule, topic details, and registration forms are available in the church entryway. 


Everyone is welcome in the Orthodox Church & may receive the blessed bread (antidoron) at the end of the service, but only practicing Orthodox Christians may receive the sacrament of Holy Communion.


All adults working with youth (Orthodox Education teachers and substitutes, GOYA chaperones, basketball coaches, dance instructors, etc.) must complete an online registration form to comply with the new Archdiocese Youth Safety Policy. Contact Costas J. Sarris or Ted Cherpas with any questions. Thank you in advance for your compliance.


Our next St. Kyranna Young Adult Cooking Class will be Friday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. @ St. Mary Romanian Cathedral. A parishioner from the community will be teaching us how to make a Romanian dish. Save the date, and see Ted Cherpas with any questions.


Tue 1/28-  Zip code 44021,44024, 44072
Wed 1/29- Zip code 44060 
Fri 1/31- Zip code 44092, 44095 & 44132
Please call the church office to request a specific time frame or to make special arrangements.


The congregation is asked to sing together the responses to the litanies after the Great Entrance (pp. 33-37) and after the Holy Anaphora (pp. 51-53).


Neo Pan-Orthodox Meetup (ages 21 - 35ish) will be going ax throwing on Saturday, February 1st @ 3:00 p.m. @ 9000 Bank St., Valley View, 44125.  All participants are encouraged to join us in communal prayer afterwards with vespers at Archangel Michael Russian Orthodox Church. Depending on time constraints and interest we can also get dinner after Vespers. RSVP to


Each week the deadline for entries for the Sunday bulletin will be Tuesday by 3PM. Any submissions after that will be included in the bulletin for the following week.


St. Demetrios Greek School is offering a Prep Class for the Regents Test.  It will be offered once a week on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. from January16- June 5 at St. Demetrios, 22909 Center Ridge Rd., Rocky River.  Registration cost is $60 and includes instruction and the materials. The test is offered each June and there is no fee to take it.  It is for anyone in Grade 8 (of day school) and above, including college students and even adults. The date of the test is not yet set.

The class is being taught by Mrs Evangelia Koukouras who has taught it in the past, as well as administered the test here in Cleveland for the past 2-3 years.  


Just a reminder: Philoptochos will be having a meeting this Sunday.We will be meeting after Liturgy in the room across from the main office. We will be voting on the 2020 budget. Our guest speaker will be  Angelique Myers. She will be speaking about her mission trip to Greece. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.


Jan. 26th--Greek school and the Library Committee are sponsoring the coffee hour for Greek Letters Day.  Three students will very briefly speak in Greek and English about each of the Three Hierarchs.  All are welcome!

Feb. 22nd--A painting activity is being offered for anyone interested in writing their name or any word in Greek lettering on a 12x12 gray board for $16 on February 22nd from 1:15-3:15pm.  Anyone interested please RSVP to Maria Sikoutris by February 12th or for any questions.


Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion for the Church in the Plagal 4th Tone

Your Apostle among the Rulers, St. Constantine, who once beheld in the sky the image of Your Cross, and who like Paul received his calling not from man, once entrusted the Ruling City into Your hand. We entreat You to restore it in peace forever, at the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord who loves humanity. (Copyright Fr. Seraphim Dedes, used by permission. All rights reserved)