Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2021-07-04
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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


July 4, 2021


MATINS:               8:15 a.m.
LITURGY:              9:30 a.m.
     PROSFORA:     Katina Nicolacakis
     PANGARI:         Team C: Costa Tsatiris, George Stamatis, Bill Chevako
     EPISTLE:          Romans 2:10-16 
     GOSPEL:           Matthew 4:18-23 
                               (GREEK TEXT p.96 , black book)
    COFFEE HOUR:  will be held upstairs until the elevator is repaired.




Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Second Orthros Gospel
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. 1st Tone. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 2:10-16.

Brethren, glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

Gospel Reading

2nd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 4:18-23

At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.


Wisdom of the Fathers

But mark both their faith, and their obedience. For though they were in the midst of their work (and you know how greedy a thing fishing is), when they heard His command, they delayed not, ... but "they forsook all and followed," ... Because such is the obedience which Christ seeks of us, as that we delay not even a moment of time.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century

Prayer, fasting, vigil and all other Christian practices, however good they may be in themselves, do not constitute the aim of our Christian life, although they serve as the indispensable means of reaching this end. The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God.
St. Seraphim of Sarov
The Acquisition of the Holy Spirit: Chapter 3, The Little Russian Philokalia Vol. 1; Saint Herman of Alaska Brotherhood pg. 79, 19th century


This Week


Mon, July 5th       - Festival baking: Dolmathes
                             7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, July 6th      - 8:30 a.m.- Festival baking: Dolmathes (if needed)
Sat, July 3rd        - 9:00 a.m.- Festival baking: galaktoboureko
                            - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers
Sun, July 11th     8:15 a.m. - Matins
                            - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy 
                            - 10:45 a.m. - Memorial (40 days): Demetra Xinakes


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.


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:


Please join us on  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.



We appreciate the response to our call for coffee hour hosts! However, there are still upcoming open dates:

  • Aug 15th
  • Sept 5th
  • Sept 12th
  • Sept 26th
  • Oct 17th
  • Oct 24th (and beyond)

Please call the church office or write to to volunteer. All local regulations regarding food service must be respected. Giving App is an online giving tool that makes it simple to safely/securely give to our church anywhere at any time. You can download the giving app onto your phone, or click the green "Give Now" button on the church website. Your gift goes directly to the church. Plus, you can track all your gifts, setup recurring donations, and more!


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.

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)


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) 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.

3)   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.

4) A young adult picnic (ages 21 - 35ish) is tentatively being planned for the afternoon of Saturday, August 28th. This would be a regional event for participants from Cleveland, Akron, & Canton all hosted by St. Elias Church in Akron (64 W. Wilbeth Rd.). Details are forthcoming, but save the date.


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 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. 


  • 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 1st Tone

Although the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers guarded Your most pure body, You arose on the third day, O Savior, giving life to the world. For this reason, the heavenly powers cried out to you, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, only Lover of Mankind!

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 2nd Tone

A protection of Christians unshamable, intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering, please reject not the prayerful cries of those who are in sin. Instead, come to us, for you are good; your loving help bring unto us, who are crying in faith to you: hasten to intercede and speed now to supplicate, as a protection for all time, Theotokos, for those who honor you.