Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2021-11-07
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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

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Past Bulletins


Nov 7, 2021


MATINS:                             - 8:15 a.m.
LITURGY:                            - 9:30 a.m.
               ACOLYTES:         Team B
               PROSFORA:        Georgia Christides
               PANGARI:            Team A: Eftihia Tsengas, Dr. Michael Manos, Tom Parras
               EPISTLE:              Galatians 1:11-19
               GOSPEL:               Luke 8:41-56
               GREEK TEXT:        p. 150

               COFFEE HOSTS : The Frangos and Kellis families 
               STREAMING SERVICE:



Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Ninth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:19-31

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them: "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them: "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him: "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them: "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe."

Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said: "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe."

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 3rd Tone. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19.

Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.

Gospel Reading

7th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 8:41-56

At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus' feet he besought him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As he went, the people pressed round him. And a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. And Jesus said, "Who was it that touched me?" When all denied it, Peter and those who were with him said, "Master, the multitudes surround you and press upon you!" But Jesus said, "Some one touched me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from me." And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace." While he was still speaking, a man from the ruler's house came and said, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more." But Jesus on hearing this answered him, "Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well." And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and bewailing her; but he said, "Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping." And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand he called, saying, "Child, arise." And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he directed that something should be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed; but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.



This Week


Mon, Nov 8th       - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy  (Archangels Michael & Gabriel)
                            - 6:30 p.m. - St. Herman Fundraise
                            - 7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, Nov 9th      - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy (St. Nektarios)
                             - 4:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners
                                (in person)
Weds, Nov 10th   -  7:00 p.m.  -  Come and See-
                               Learning or Relearning About the Orthodox Church
                             - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners
Thurs, Nov 11th   -  10:30 a.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners (online)
                             -  11:30 a.m. - Adult Greek, intermediate (online)
                             - 6:30 p.m.  -  Boys Basketball practice
Sat, Nov 13th         - 9:00 a.m. - Greek Kindergarten 
                               - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers
Sun, Nov 14th        - 8:15 a.m.  - Matins
                              - 9:30 a.m.  - Liturgy
                              - 10:45 a.m. - Memorial: Dr. John Collis (1 year)
                              - 10:45 a.m. - Memorial: Plato Anton (40 day)
                              - 11:30 a.m. - GOYA Meeting



Those wishing to follow the livestreamed services with a written text may do so using the links below.
Electronic Version of Orthros (Matins) on Nov 7th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Nov 7th:


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.


Donations of pure olive oil for the votive lamp on the Altar Table. 


We are now looking to fill dates in early 2022! Please send an email to or call the church office to reserve your date.  All local regulations regarding food service must be respected.


This week’s Orthodox Forum speaker will be Paula Kappos and her topic is “Do You Believe in Miracles?



St. Herman House / FOCUS Cleveland Annual November Fundraiser, "Make A Joyful Noise!" will be held Monday, November 8th from 6:30-8:30 pm. Presenting Music and Art from St. Herman House. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $25. Purchase online at or call Santhe Loizos at 216-232-6003.


Please note that the church office will be closed  Monday & Tuesday, November 8th & 9th. Calls and emails will be returned as soon as possible beginning Wednesday the 10th.


Mark your calendars: our Parish General Assembly will take place Sunday,   December 5th.


Please help Philoptochos put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas morning.  Philoptochos is again collecting gifts for the children staying in the Zelma George shelter.  There are approximately 90 children, ages infant to 18.  Please help by either donating new toys ($15 - $25 price range) or making a cash donation which will be used to purchase gifts.  Place all unwrapped toys in the brown donation box or send monetary donations to Philoptochos (3352 Mayfield Road, Clev Hts, OH 44118) with Zelma George in the memo line on or before December 12th.   Please contact Maria Giannirakis or Anna Warren with questions. 


The in-person Adult Greek class that normally meets on Monday is being rescheduled due to scheduling conflicts this week. It will be held instead on Tuesday, November 9th at 4 p.m. If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at


 1) GOYA Christmas Card: It’s that time of year again when GOYA can assist you with your holiday greetings. Wish others in our community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year by e-mailing Ted at or by picking up an order form on the youth bulletin board. The deadline for orders is Sunday, December 5th..

2) A young adult "Friendsgiving" potluck will be hosted by Annunciation, Akron on Sunday, November 14th @ 3:00 p.m. This event will be a "last hurrah" before the Nativity fast begins. RSVP to by November 7th. Participants are encouraged to bring a side dish...and a friend!

3) The2021 GOYA Fall Retreat @ Camp Nazareth will take place the weekend of Nov 19th - Nov 21st. Dn. Jon McClish will be speaking on the theme: "Under His Umbrella." While the retreat is already filled up , a waitlist is available for those who might like to still possibly attend at Questions about the event may be sent to Marina Papafil at Contact Ted to reserve your spot in a St. Cons GOYA carpool.

4) Registration for the annual OCF college conference opens this weekend. This annual retreat for college students will take place Dec 27 - 30 @ the Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA. This event always sells out very quickly! To reserve your spot, visit:


November 7th -- we will have Muffins with Mom for Kindergarten, 1st/2nd, 5th/6th,  & 9th/10 grades; and Game day for 7th/8th grades.

November 14th -- we will have Muffins with Mom for 3rd/4th, 7th/8th & 11th/12th grades.

November 21st -- Granolas with Grandparents or a Special Guest: PreK-2nd /speaker 7th-12th

If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at

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)


Metropolis of Pittsburgh Family Ministry Committee presents a Couples Retreat, Renewed Day by Day: Enlivening Our Marriage Committment. The event happens on Saturday, November 13th at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, 4548 Wallings Rd. in North Royalton. Fr. Alexander Goussetis, Director of the Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese will be the speaker. This retreat will feature video clips, couples exercises, wisdon from Church saints on the purpose/goal of marriage - all in an interactive and joyful setting. For details, visit:


The Nafpaktian Cultural Foundation Inc. is hosting their Annual Glendi/Scholarship Presentations on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 8:00 p.m. - ? The event takes place at the Nafpaktian Building, 7890 Brookside Road in Olmsted Falls. Admission is $15.00, and there will be music by Karizma as well as a cash bar/cash appetizers. For more information or reservations, please contact: Vickie Douzos at 440-734-8795 or Zoe Mavrakis at 330-425-9623.


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 3rd Tone

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord has shown the power of his reign. He has conquered death by death and become the first born of the dead. He has delivered us from the depths of Hades and has granted the world great mercy.

Apolytikion for 33 Martyrs of Militene in the 4th Tone

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

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.