Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2021-11-14
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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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Nov 14, 2021


MATINS:                             - 8:15 a.m.
LITURGY:                            - 9:30 a.m.
               ACOLYTES:          Team A
               PROSFORA:         Kim Bambakidis
               PANGARI:           Team B: Marguarite Stephanopoulos, Jason Berry, Costa Sarris
               EPISTLE:             I Corinthians 4:9-16
               GOSPEL:              Luke 10:25-37
               GREEK TEXT:       p. 154
               MEMORIALS:        40 Day Memorial for Plato Anton, cherished husband of Mary Anton for 69 years; dear father of Sherry (Frederick), William (Ramona), Chris (Susan); loving brother of the late Cleo Antonopoulos, and Thalia Antonopoulos; beloved son of the late Efthimios and Katherine Antonopoulos; grandfather of Kuper Jones, Alexander Jones (Nancy), Gordon Anton, Alexis Anton, John Anton, Mea Anton (fiance Stephen), Christine Anton; great grandfather of Nicholas Alexander Jones; beloved uncle of Tina Blackham (Robert) Chad, Robbie Blackham, and Peter Papouras (Carolee).
                One Year Memorial for Dr. John S. Collis Jr., beloved husband of Helen, loving father of daughter Maribeth (Steve) Lekas, son John III (Katey); grandfather to Mike Lekas and Katie Callahan Lekas, Kacey Collis and Laina Collis.
               COFFEE HOSTS  Helen Collis / Maribeth Lekas / Sherry Jones
                                          (in the Cathedral Center)
               GOYA MEETING   - 11:30 a.m. - downstairs
               STREAMING SERVICE:



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. Plagal 4th Tone. Psalm 18.4,1.
Their voice has gone out into all the earth.
Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16.

Brethren, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 10:25-37

At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live."

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."



This Week


Mon, Nov 15th      - Nativity Fast begins
                            - 6:30 p.m. - Girls Basketball practice
                            - 7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, Nov 16th     - 6:30 p.m. - Boys Basketball practice
                             - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners
Weds, Nov 17th   - 6:30 p.m. - Girls Basketball practice
                               7:00 p.m.  -  Come and See-
                               Learning or Relearning About the Orthodox Church
                             - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners
Thurs, Nov 18th   - 6:30 p.m.  -  Boys Basketball practice
Sat, Nov 20th         - 9:00 a.m. - Greek 1st Grade 
                               - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers
Sun, Nov 21st        - 8:15 a.m.  - Matins
                              - 9:30 a.m.  - Liturgy
11:30 a.m. - Boys Basketball practice



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 14th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Nov 14th:


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.


In Orthodox Tradition tomorrow, Nov. 15, is the first day of the Nativity Fast, the 40 days leading up to Christmas. The days from 11/15 thru 12/12 are considered a period of light fasting, especially from meat, and 12/13-12/24 are strict fasting days. 


The Greater Cleveland Council of Orthodox Clergy invites all to the sacrament of Holy Unction, which will be held Monday, November 15 at 6 PM at Saint Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, 3256 Warren Road, Cleveland. This is an annual event done at the beginning of the Nativity Fast. 


Our Parish General Assembly will take place Sunday,   December 5th

There will be an election of Parish Council Members at the Parish Assembly on Dec. 5, 2021. Six positions for the Council will be filled.

Our Parish General Assembly will take place Sunday, December 5th. We will hold an election of Parish Council Members as part of the Parish Assembly; six positions for the Council will be filled.

The Archdiocese Regulations state, "A candidate for the Parish Council must be a parishioner in good standing of the Parish for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of the election and must live his or her life in accordance with the Faith and canons of the Church... All candidates shall attend a seminar conducted by the Priest prior to the election at which the Priest shall discuss and explain to the candidates the Uniform Parish Regulations, and the significance of the affirmation of office."

Those interested in serving our parish as a Council member should contact a member of the Elections Committee: Anna Vedouras, Alex Kappos, George Kappos.



Philoptochos would like to thank everyone for supporting the Gyro/Pastry Fundraiser last week. We appreciate your purchases, donations, and volunteer efforts.

There is still an opportunity to purchase pastries Sunday after church at the Cathedral Center entrance. Checks or cash only.


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


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. 


Adult Greek in-person classes have moved to Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 pm.  However, we will have no classes the week of November 22nd-28th for Thanksgiving break.  We'll resume November 30th before another 2 week break for Christmas starting the week of December 20th and New Year's. 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) Orthodoxy on Tap will have its next young adult event (ages 21 - 35ish) on Friday, December 3rd @ 7:00 p.m. We will be meeting at St. Paul Church, North Royalton. Our speaker is still TBA, but plan on attending! Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, Dec 1st to


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


We will not meet for the next two Sundays in order to participate in scheduled community activities. Please join us again on Sunday, November 28th at 11:30 am.

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)


Due to the uncertainty of the Cornavirus restrictions there will not be a St. Nicholas luncheon this year. Philoptochos will instead offer something for those families, friends and students that attend the OE St. Nicholas Program.

If you would like to sponsor or honor a loved one named Nicholas, Nicole, Nikki, etc., please mail your check to Helen Primbas at 7280 Summerhill Dr. Painesville, OH 44077

All proceeds benefit Philoptochos charities.


Please help us prepare for our Christmas bake sale.   We are grateful for any amount of time you can give us.  We begin baking at 9 am on the following dates:  November 20, December 4 (pites), December 11, December 18

To become a Philoptochos member or renew your old membership, you can pick up a form in the office or visit the website:  For more updates on the work of Philoptochos, you can visit the Saints Constantine & Helen Philoptochos Facebook page at


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.


A cafe in Chesterland is looking for assistance in making spanakopita, tiropita etc. PT or FT hours available. Contact Athena Gallo at 216 732-1667 for more information.


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 4th Tone

The joyful news of your resurrection was told to the women disciples of the Lord by the angel. Having thrown off the ancestral curse, and boasting, they told the apostles: death has been vanquished, Christ our God. is risen, bestowing on the world great mercy.

Apolytikion for Apostle Philip in the 3rd Tone

O Holy Apostle Philip, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.

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 4th Tone

Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle.