Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2021-06-27
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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 27, 2021


MATINS:               8:15 a.m.
LITURGY:              9:30 a.m.
     PROSFORA:     Jen Moissis
     PANGARI:         Team B: Jason Berry, Marguarite Stephanopoulos,
                               Costa Sarris 
     EPISTLE:           Hebrews 11:33-40, 12:1-2 
     GOSPEL:           Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30
                               (GREEK TEXT p.94 , black book)
    COFFEE HOUR:  the Balale family, the Vasilakes family, SCH Library committee
MEMORIALS:         10:45 a.m.

  • 40 day Memorial for Dr. Mary Petrelli (Vasilakes) beloved wife of Mike (Manuel P.) Vasilakes, stepdaughters Argerie Vasilakes (Paul Landefeld Jr.) and Antonia (David) Gates, granddaughter Amanda Kuhrt (Randy), sister Sophia Millett (Andrew) and nephews Peter (Anna) Millett, Nicholas Millett, Kleanthis (Nikoleta) Petrelli, Panagiotis Petrelli, Nearchos (Yette) Economou, and Kritos (Irene) Neophytos.
  • Three month Memorial for Stella Balale beloved wife of the late Michael, Jr. Loving mother of Michael E. Balale (Kathryn, deceased) of CA, Amelia Balale and Emanuel M. Balale of Kansas.
  • Memorial honoring the memory of our cherished past library members.




Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

First Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Matthew 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen."

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 4th Tone. Psalm 67.35,26.
God is wonderful among his saints.
Verse: Bless God in the congregations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2.

Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated - of whom the world was not worthy - wandering over deserts and mountains and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.

Gospel Reading

The Sunday of All Saints
The Reading is from Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30

The Lord said to his disciples, "Every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in heaven. He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me." Then Peter said in reply, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you. What then shall we have?" Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first."


Wisdom of the Fathers

For in a contest there is much labor needed--and after the contest victory falls to some, to others disgrace. Is the palm ever given or the crown granted before the course is finished? ... Therefore no one can receive a reward, unless he has striven lawfully; nor is the victory a glorious one, unless the contest also has been toilsome.
St. Ambrose of Milan
Chapter 15, Three Books on the Duties of the Clergy, 4th century


This Week


Mon, June 28th    - Festival baking: galaktoboureko
                             7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Weds, June 30th - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy (12 Apostles)
Fri,  July 2nd       - Festival baking: meat for dolmathes
Sat, July 3rd        - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers
Sun, July 4th       8:15 a.m. - Matins
                             - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy 
Mon, July 5th
      - Festival baking: DOLMATHES


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 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. 


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 27:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on June 27:


St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church in North Royalton will be celebrating the patronal feast of their parish on June 28th-29th, honoring the feast of St. Paul, the Apostle to the Nations. They are offering a personal invitation to all of us to join them. They have the extra blessing this year to have His Eminence, Metropolitan SAVAS of Pittsburgh, our Archshephard, to lead us in celebration. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information.


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. Currently open dates:

  • July 4th
  • Aug 1st
  • Aug 15th
  • Sept 5th
  • Sept 12th
  • Sept 26th (and beyond)

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


There is still time to join Philoptochos for the 2021 Year. PLEASE consider being part of a group that makes a difference in the lives of so many. Sts. Constantine & Helen Philoptochos has a strong and outstanding history supporting not only those from our own community but in the greater Cleveland Community as well.

To become a member or renew your old membership, you can pick up a form in the office or visit the website: Not sure if you've signed up? See list of all Philoptochos members below!

For more updates on the work of Philoptochos, you can visit the Saints Constantine & Helen Philoptochos Facebook page at



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; this week’s upcoming dates are included in the bulletin calendar. Check your email or contact the Church office for the full version.


Please join us on Mon., June 28 and Sat. July 10 to help finish making the galaktoboureko for the festival. We will begin at 9:00, but come whenever you are able.


Practices for our Senior Hellenic Dancers are on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:00-7:30 pm.  There will be no practice on July 5th & 7th.



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) 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.

3)  The 2021 regional "camp reunion" Paraklesis service will take place on Wednesday, August 11th at Holy Trinity, Canton @ 6:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to connect with camp friends from this year and years past. If there is enough interest, GOYA will either organize a carpool or rent a van. RSVP to Ted by Friday, July 16th.

4)  St. Kyranna Young Adult Cooking Class (ages 21 - 35ish) will have its next meeting on Friday, July 23rd @ 7:00 p.m. Our guest instructor will be Markos Fikaris, and we'll be making pastelaries (a fig dessert from Chios) . Fellowship with wine & board games will follow after class. RSVP to Ted at by Monday, July 19th.


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.

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)


  • Alexandrou, Stephanie
  • Baltazzi, Nellie
  • Beder, Katherine
  • Butcher, Stellanie
  • Cashy, Catherine
  • Cashy, Laura
  • Cashy, Maria
  • Collis, Helen
  • Daniels, Diane
  • Drapos, Theodora
  • Drenen, Molly
  • Frangos, Fouly
  • Frangos, Tamar
  • Giannirakis, Maria
  • Goss, Agnes
  • Hibbs, Euthymia
  • Hliatzos, Elpida
  • Jaksa, Yvonne
  • Joaquin, Elaine
  • Jones, Sherry
  • Kallergis, Maria
  • Kappos, Paula
  • Karakasis, Victoria
  • Karavolos, Tulip
  • Kartalis, Andrew
  • Kartalis, Katherine
  • Kehres, Maria
  • Klonaris, Nikki
  • Lambert, Mary
  • Loucas, Sandra
  • Madden , Toni
  • Madden, Thomas
  • Magoulias, Dena
  • Manos, Melissa
  • Manos, Michael
  • Markus, Angeline
  • Markus, Lori
  • Mavroidis, Yiannoula
  • Meros, Bea
  • Michalos, Argie
  • Miklis, Emily
  • Misthos, Maria
  • Mitchell, Anne
  • Mitchell, Madeline
  • Mitchell, Matthew
  • Moissis, Jennifer
  • Moyar, Marjorie
  • Nicolacakis-Meyers, Katina
  • Nolidis, Vasiliki
  • Nolidis, Dorothy
  • O'Connor, Dr. Laura
  • Paliobeis, Rose Marie
  • Papouras, Artemis
  • Papouras, Sia
  • Papouras, Veena
  • Paravalos, Anna
  • Paravalos, Annette
  • Parras, Rhonda
  • Pasiadis, Vanessa
  • Pastva, Lynn
  • Peters, Heidi
  • Peters, Maggie
  • Philiou, Efthimia
  • Powers, Mary
  • Pressman Sikalis, Rita
  • Primbas, Helen
  • Regas, Aimee
  • Repidonis, Madeline
  • Rodon, April
  • Romoudi, Evangelia
  • Sapharas, Barbara
  • Sarris, Elaine
  • Sarris, Genna
  • Sarris, Katherine
  • Savakis, Leah
  • Schmiedicker, Susan
  • Scocos, Emily
  • Sevastos, Callie
  • Siavalas, Evangelie
  • Sikourtris, Penelope
  • Simon, Elaine
  • Skubas, Ioanna
  • Stamatis, Lynne
  • Stames, Angelo
  • Steinberger, Sherie
  • Sweeney, Christina
  • Theodore, Irene
  • Trumbull, Charisse
  • Trumbull, Kathleen
  • Trumbull, Susan
  • Tsatiris, Markella
  • Tsironis, Connie
  • Vedouras, Anna
  • Vento, Fran
  • Ward, Minerva
  • Warren, Anna
  • Weisburger, Chrysanthi
  • Zohos, Toula
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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal 4th Tone

You descended from on high, O merciful Lord, and accepted the three-day burial in order to free us from our passions. Glory to you, O Lord, our life and our resurrection.

Apolytikion for All Saints in the 4th Tone

Adorned in the blood of Thy Martyrs throughout all the world as in purple and fine linen, Thy Church, though them, doth cry unto Thee, O Christ God: Send down Thy compassions upon Thy people; grant peace to Thy commonwealth, and great mercy to our souls.

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 4th Tone

As the first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off'ring unto Thee, O Lord. Through their earnest entreaties, keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquillity, through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.