Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2021-05-02
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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


May 02, 2021




LITURGY:          12:15 a.m.
     PROSFORA:  Despina Tsiliandis
     PANGARI:    Team B: Marguarite Stephanopoulos, Jason Berry,
                                      Costa Sarris
      EPISTLE READING: Acts 1:1-8
     GOSPEL:       John 1:1-17 (GREEK TEXT p. 60, black book)
AGAPE VESPERS: 12:00 p.m.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Great and Holy Pascha
The Reading is from Mark 16:1-8

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back, for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 4th Tone. Psalm 117.24,29.
This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Verse: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 1:1-8.

In the first book, O Theophilos, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, "you heard from me, for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom of lsrael?" He said to them, "it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth."

Gospel Reading

Great and Holy Pascha
The Reading is from John 1:1-17

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.

The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'") And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


Wisdom of the Fathers

Now this is a proof that Christ is God the Word, and the Power of God. For whereas human things cease, and the Word of Christ abides, it is clear to all eyes that what ceases is temporary, but that He Who abides is God, and the true Son of God, His only-begotten Word.
St. Athanasius of Alexandria
On the Incarnation 55, 4th Century

He is also called Wisdom, as the Knowledge of things divine and human. For how is it possible that He Who made all things should be ignorant of the reasons of what He has made?
St. Gregory the Theologian
Fourth Theological Oration, 4th Century


This Week


Mon, May 3rd     - 7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Fri,   May 7th     -  9:30 a.m.   - Liturgy (Life-giving Fountain) 
7:30 p.m.   - Gamblers Anonymous 
Sat, May 8th      - 5:00 p.m.   - Vespers
Sun, May 9th     -  8:15 a.m.   - Matins
                          - 9:30 a.m.   - Liturgy 


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.


Our current attendance rules require that we must maintain social distancing and wear masks while in church. We also ask that those not feeling well should stay home, but there are no limitations based on age. All are welcome, young and old.


Those wishing to follow the livestreamed services with a written text may do so using the links below.
Electronic Version of Orthros (Matins) on May 02:


Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on May 02:

FAITH IN ACTION - Upcoming Activities

Bible Study

Zoom Evening Prayers: Zoom in and participate in Evening Prayers with other parishioners held from 8:30 to 8:50 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday. It is a great way to have fellowship during these challenging times. For a zoom invite, please email

Zoom Bible Study: Zoom in and participate in Bible Study with other parishioners held from 8:30 to 9 p.m. once every few weeks (usually on Thursdays). It is a great way to have fellowship during these challenging times. For a zoom invite, please email


Prayer Team

If you are interested in joining the prayer team to keep others in your daily prayers, either email or text (216) 288-1972 ahead of time to receive the link. You will need to provide your name and email address to receive the Zoom invite. If you have any requests for our prayer team, or if you have questions about other activities, please send them to


Thank you and keep the faith!
Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.  (James 2:18)


The Sts. Constantine and Helen Philoptochos Spring Fundraiser is a Gyro and Pastry Sale. Place your order online by May 12th at Drive thru order pickup is on Saturday, May 15th. ONLINE AND PREPAID ORDERS ONLY. 

Thank you in advance for your support!



Please volunteer to help with the Gyro and Pastry Sale. We will be preparing and filling orders May 13th, 14th or 15th. Go to the SignUpGenius link and select the day and time you are able to help:


The Eastern Orthodox Women’s Guild annual Pan-Orthodox Benefit Luncheon will be held at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 6822 Broadview Rd. in Parma on Saturday 5/15/21 at 12:00 p.m. Contact Katherine Kartalis for free tickets. Seating & food service will be in accordance with all current health protocols.


Orthodox Education has resumed in-person classes. The same safety protocols that have been in place this school year, are in effect now.

Upcoming Class Events:

Sun, May 2nd   - Pascha
Sun, May 16th  -
PreK-12 - in-person classes 
Fri,   May 30th  -
PreK-12 - in person / graduation luncheon

Parents are encouraged to check their email for up to the minute announcements of classes.  Contact Maria at with any questions or comments.



Join us for an EASTER EGG HUNT after the Agape Service on PASCHA / EASTER SUNDAY, May 2nd (Don't forget your basket!) Event will be rescheduled in the event of rain or inclement weather.


1GOYA will have a "Pascha party" on Saturday, May 8th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This will be an in-person outdoor event, and the Comber family will host us. We'll have a brief GOYA meeting to discuss plans for this summer. Kindly RSVP to Ted at

2) Camp Nazareth will host its next young adult fellowship (ages 21 - 35ish) call via Zoom on Thursday, May 13th @ 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker is TBA, but this will be another great opportunity to connect with young adults from all over the country.  Send questions to

3) GOYA will be going to "Topgolf" in Independence for a fun field trip on Sunday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Topgolf is a "sports entertainment complex that features an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy." To participate, you must RSVP to Ted by Friday, May 14th.

4) Orthodoxy on Tap will have its next young adult event (ages 21 - 35ish) on Thursday, May 27th @ 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  The guest speaker will be Fr. Jacob Saylor, a young adult priest currently serving Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Scottsdale, AZ. RSVP by Wednesday, May 26th to



We have closed our livestreaming service on Facebook in favor of using YouTube for all future livestreaming of services. To continue participating with our livestream services, please visit, subscribe, & bookmark our channel at


With recent increases in attendance at the church, we have once again begun collecting forgotten possessions. These are currently on a table in the hallway outside the office - stop by and pick up your items!


Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion for Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal 1st Tone

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

Hypakoe of Great and Holy Pascha in the 4th Tone

When they who were with Mary came, anticipating the dawn, and found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, they heard from the Angel: Why seek ye among the dead, as though He were mortal man, Him Who abideth in everlasting light? Behold the grave-clothes. Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen, and hath put death to death. For He is the Son of God, Who saveth the race of men.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal 4th Tone

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.