Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-01-09
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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


Jan 9, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m.
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m.
PROSFORA: Paula Kappos
PANGARI:Team B: Marguarite Stephanopoulos, Jason Berry, Costa Sarris
EPISTLE: Ephesians 4:7-13
GOSPEL: Matthew 4:12-17
GREEK TEXT: p. 220
MEMORIAL: 10:45 a.m. - 40-day Memorial for Michael Zoumbas.             MEMORIAL: 10:45 a.m. - One Year Memorial for Doris Mekedis Tingley, beloved wife of Howard for 54 years, cherished mother of Barbra (P. Ryan Parker), Howard (Amy), and Steven (Erin); the most wonderful yiayia to Jacob, Christina and Luke Parker, Sophia, Elzabeth and Katherine Tingley, and Azalea Tingley; and loving sister to Dianne Kollias. May her memory be eternal.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Seventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:1-10

On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.

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 Ephesians 4:7-13.

BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Gospel Reading

Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17

At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."


Wisdom of the Fathers

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when ye assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
Epistle to the Ephesians Ch. 13, 2nd century


This Week


Mon, Jan 10th - 7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, Jan 11th - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners (online)
Weds, Jan 12th - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners (online)
Thurs, Jan 13th - 10:30 a.m. - Beginner's Online Greek
                          11:30 a.m. - Intermediate Online Greek
Sat, Jan 15th - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers (& Confessions) 
Sun, Jan 16th - 8:15 a.m.  - Matins
                       - 9:30 a.m.  - Liturgy 
                       - 10:45 a.m. - Four Year Memorial for Maria M Sarris 


Those wishing to follow the livestreamed services with a written text may do so using the links below.
Electronic Version of Orthros (Matins) on Jan 9th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Jan 9th:


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.


 By now you should have received the schedule for house blessings in 2022. 

(1) If you have pledged for the year 2021 or 2022, you will get a visit, unless you call the office to say otherwise. 
(2) No offense taken if you choose to cancel. Please take no offense that Fr. Stephen will come with a mask on. 
(3) Please call with special requests, such as "before 3:00 PM" or "after 6:30 PM." 


We need volunteers who are willing to take turns running the Sunday livestream for those unable to come to church. The setup is in the balcony; a level of comfort with computers is all that is needed. Hours: 9:00-11:00 AM. Please contact Fr. Stephen at or Clay White at


Due to current covid precautions, adult Greek in-person classes will be held online on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. this week. Online morning classes and online children's Greek classes will proceed as scheduled; with beginner's classes at 10:30 a.m. and intermediate at 11:30 a.m.  If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at


 1) Our next GOYA meeting is rescheduled to Sunday, January 23rd @ 11:30 a.m. This will be our last meeting before tournaments begin. See you then!

2)The annual "Cavs Greek Night" event will take place on Wednesday, January 26th @ 7pm. Giannis & Thanasis Antetokounmpo + the Milwaukee Bucks will be coming to town. Participants will be allowed to enter the arena to watch players warm up, and they will receive a special Cavs drawstring bag. Contact Ted for the link to buy tickets.

3) Camp Nazareth is now accepting applications from all young adults (ages 18+) to serve as staff for in-person summer camp 2022! The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 8th. You can start your application process at: Questions may go to Marina Papafil, the Metropolis CMC, at:

4)St. Kyranna Cooking Class will have its next meeting on Friday, February 18th @ 7:00 p.m. Our guest instructors will be Georgia & Olympia Christides, and we'll be making halva. Fellowship with wine & board games will follow after class. RSVP to Ted at by February 14th. 

5) New altar boys are being accepted in 2022. Boys must (1) be 10 years old or older, (2) willing to commit to regular attendance and (3) attend an orientation on Sunday, January 16th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Names should be given to Ted Cherpas by Sunday, January 9th.


As part of our response to the Omicron variant outbreak,  Orthodox Education classes have been cancelled through January 16th. If there are any questions, about this decision please email Maria Sikoutris at


Orthodox Christian Women presents Our Annual Winter Mini-Retreat on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 9:30 am to Noon at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, 555 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Fairlawn OH 44333. Our Speaker will be Fr. Martin Johnson from Butler, PA, on the topic “Race, Life, People & Faith: Addressing the Racial Divide”. This is a free event ~~ Everyone Welcome!


 Out of an abundance of caution during this most recent covid outbreak, the Parish Council has decided to cancel all coffee hours from now through Jan 16th.  However, you can still reserve dates later in the year. Please send an email to or call the church office to book your preferred day.


Due to current covid precautions, the Orthodox Forum is still on hold for a few more weeks. We plan to resume on January 23rd unless the situation worsens.

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)


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 Theophany Afterfeast in the 1st Tone

When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of the word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world, 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 4th Tone

You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: "You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light."