Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2021-06-13
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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


June 13, 2021



MATINS:                8:15 am
LITURGY:              9:30 a.m.
     PANGARI:        Team D: George E Loucas, Clay White, Gus Kallergis 
     EPISTLE:          Acts 20:16-18, 28-36 
     GOSPEL:          John 17:1-13 (GREEK TEXT p. 84, black book)
     COFFEE HOUR: Costa, Maria, & Gina Sarris



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. 4th Tone. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18, 28-36.

IN THOSE DAYS, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletos he sent to Ephesos and called to him the elders of the church. And when they came to him, he said to them: "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, 'it is more blessed to give than to receive.' " And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

Gospel Reading

Fathers of the 1st Council
The Reading is from John 17:1-13

At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do; and now, Father, you glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.

"I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you; for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you did send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are mine; all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves."


Wisdom of the Fathers

... for He continues to wear the Body which He assumed, until He make me God by the power of His Incarnation; although He is no longer known after the flesh -- I mean, the passions of the flesh, the same, except sin, as ours.
St. Gregory the Theologian
4th Theological Oration, 4th Century


This Week


Mon, June 14th    - 7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Fri,  June 18th     -  7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous 
Sat, June 19th     - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy: Saturday of Souls
                             - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers

Sun, June 20th    - PENTECOST
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.


We thank you for your patience while we deal with technical issues impacting the live streaming of our services. The service is now working. Please visit, subscribe, & bookmark our channel at


We are delighted to announce that the conditions are improving and restrictions in the Cathedral are being lifted. 
As far as worship is concerned, we are required to provide safe space in the church for parishioners who are not yet vaccinated or otherwise immunocompromised. For now, those spaces will be the four pews in the back of the church on the right side (near the icon of Christ blessing the children) and the balcony. In these two areas, parishioners should wear masks and be socially distanced. In the rest of the church, there are no restrictions. 
For the time being, Holy Communion will be offered as it has been for the last year- the faithful are asked to not close their mouth on the spoon. 
Below is a link to the official announcement of His Eminence Metropolitan Savas. 
St. John Chrysostom used to say, “Glory to God in all things.” We say, “Amen.”


Those wishing to follow the livestreamed services with a written text may do so using the links below.
Electronic Version of Orthros (Matins) on June 13:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on June 13:


The Philoptochos is collecting the names of our fathers, grandfathers and godfathers to be commemorated on Fathers' Day weekend. Kolyva will be offered in their memory at the service on June 19, the Saturday of the Souls. On Sunday, June 20, their names will be read as part of the Pentecost service; formal memorials are not done on this feast day. 
The list of names and donation checks should be directed to the Philoptochos Society and received no later than Thursday, June 17. 


The St. Herman House On-Line Auction begins Sunday, June 6th at 8:00 am, closes Monday, June 14 at 9:00 pm, and is open to everyone. Many exciting prizes including vacation homes, boat rides, restaurants, desserts, golf foursomes and much more.  To view the auction items and place a bid, please visit:


We have decided to bring back our great Greek Festival – Live and in-person, with music & dancing. Most of your favorites will be back as you’ve come to know them., from August 19th-22nd. There will be a few modifications, to avoid crowding:
·  No activities in the Fellowship Hall or upstairs, except Dining Room
·  No flea market.
The baking schedule is out now; check your email or contact the Church office if you didn't get one.


God willing and with your help, the Sunday coffee hours will continue. The socialization that goes with coffee hours has been missed. However, willing hosts for the coffee hours are needed for two more weeks in June, all of July and August - and beyond!

Please call the church office or write to to volunteer. All local regulations regarding food service must be respected.

FAITH IN ACTION - Upcoming Activities

Bible Study

Online Bible Study sessions are currently being scheduled. If you are interested in an invite, or for current dates and topics, please email


Prayer Team

We will be holding prayer sessions every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday of each week at 8:30pm (EST) for all those who are able to participate. Dean Tsengas will be leading the evening prayer sessions on Zoom. Contact him at for the Zoom link.


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 St. Herman's Golf Classic is back! The 8th Annual St. Herman Golf Classic will take place Monday, June 14th at the Tanglewood Club. If you would like to play and/or be a sponsor, please contact Dick Warren (216-287-6886) or sign up electronically at Details are on the bulletin board. 


1)  GOYA is joining FOCUS for its annual backpack drive. You can participate by volunteering to fill a backpack for a less fortunate student right here in Cleveland! The packing list includes items like pencils, folders, and index cards. The deadline to have everything collected is Saturday, July 31st. Please see Ted to get involved or with any questions.

2) All young adults (ages 21 - 35ish) are invited to a potluck fellowship at Annunciation, Akron on Friday, June 18th @ 6:00 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a fasting-friendly dish to share. Fr. Nicholas Manuel will lead a discussion on how technology has affected us during the pandemic. RSVP to Fr. Nick at

3) Orthodoxy on Tap will have its next young adult event (ages 21 - 35ish) on Friday, June 25th @ 7:00 p.m. This will be an in-person event at the Kiwanis Pavilion (6363 Selig Dr, Independence). Our guest speaker will be Fr. Andrew Lentz on the theme of "Orthodox Unity." Participants are asked to bring something to share for a *fast-free* potluck supper! Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, June 23rd to

4) OCF (college student ministry) will have its 1st "summer meeting" on Thursday, July 1st @ 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. This will be an opportunity for us to reconnect at a time when few people are on campus and we don't normally see each other.  Contact Ted for the link to join the call.



Thank you so much to all who helped during our Vacation Church School. Your help was greatly needed and appreciated. We could not have done it without you.

Upcoming Events:

Sat, July 17th  - We will have our OE picnic at Highland Heights Park and Pool at 1:30-4:30 pm. Please RSVP to Maria at if you will be using the pool.


We have had a couple of inquiries lately looking for someone to provide home assistance for senior parishioners. If you are able to assist, or know of someone who might be suitable, please contact the office at (216) 932-3300 or by email to


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal 2nd Tone

The angelic powers appeared at your tomb, and those guarding it became as dead. Mary stood at your grave seeking your pure body. But you stripped the power of Hades, yet were not touched by corruption. You met the virgin and granted her life. O Lord, who

Apolytikion for Holy Ascension in the 4th Tone

Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God, and gladdened Thy disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit; and they were assured by the blessing that Thou art the Son of God and Redeemer of the world.

Apolytikion for Fathers of the 1st Council in the Plagal 4th Tone

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.

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)

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal 2nd Tone

O Christ our God, upon fulfilling Your dispensation for our sake, You ascended in Glory, uniting the earthly with the heavenly. You were never separate but remained inseparable, and cried out to those who love You, "I am with you and no one is against you."