Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-01-16
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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

Contact Information

Past Bulletins


Jan 16, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m.
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m.
PROSFORA: Maria Sikoutris
PANGARI:Team C: Costa Tsatiris, George Stamatis, Bill Chevako
EPISTLE: Colossians 3:4-11
GOSPEL: Luke 17:12-19
GREEK TEXT: p. 162
MEMORIAL: 10:45 a.m. - Four Year Memorial in honor of Maria M. Sarris, beloved wife of Michael J. Sarris, cherished mother of Giannoula (Bill) Regan, Angelina Sarris and John M. Sarris, and yiayia and guardian angel of Garry Regan.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eighth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:11-18

At that time, Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that He had said these things to her.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 1st Tone. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Colossians 3:4-11.

Brethren, when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

Gospel Reading

12th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 17:12-19

At that time, as Jesus entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said: "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus's feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then said Jesus: "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" And he said to him: "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."


Wisdom of the Fathers

So in order that we may not destroy the grace that we have received, but preserve it to the end and depart this life in possession of the treasure, there is need of something human, of endeavor on our part. In ordinary affairs it is neither reasonable nor usual for us merely to be content with having received life ... Rather we must seek the means of preserving it.
St. Nicholas Cabasilas
The Life in Christ, The Sixth Book, 1. B#38, p. 159, 14th Century


This Week


Mon, Jan 17th   - OFFICE CLOSED
                          - 7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, Jan 18th  - 9:30 a.m.  - Liturgy  (St. Athanasios)
                          - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners (online)
Weds, Jan 19th - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners (online)
Thurs, Jan 20th - 10:30 a.m. - Beginner's Online Greek
                          11:30 a.m. - Intermediate Online Greek
Sat, Jan 22nd    - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers (& Confessions) 
Sun, Jan 23rd    - 8:15 a.m.  - Matins
                          - 9:30 a.m.  - Liturgy 
                          - 10:45 a.m. - Four Year Memorial for Michael Frangos 
                          - 11:30 a.m. - GOYA meeting
                          - 1:30 p.m. - Philoptochos general membership mtg (via Zoom)


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 16th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Jan 16th:


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


Please join ZOE for Life!®and St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral for a Prayer Service as we Pray for the Unborn, on Sunday, January 16th, 2022 at 6:00 pm. St. Sava is located at 6306 Broadview Road, Parma, OH 44134.

We are deeply honored to be led in prayer by His Grace, IRINEJ of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and Fr. Dragoslav Kosic. Bishop Irinej will offer his comments at 6:45, followed by a live question and answer period.

Registration is free, but is required to receive a Zoom link if you are unable to join us in person. Pleaser register by January 14:


Due to current covid precautions, the Orthodox Forum is still on hold for a few more weeks.  The Parish Council has put in-person activities on hold through the end of January; we hope to return on February 6th.


Orthodox Christian Women presents Our Annual Winter Mini-Retreat on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Due to the current surge in COVID cases, the Mini Retreat will still be held, but as a Zoom event with the starting time moved to 10:00 a.m.  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!

To join the Zoom Meeting, visit this link: OCW Mini Retreat. The Meeting ID is: 847 3859 5823 ; When prompted, you must enter this Passcode to join: 424138


Philoptochos would like to thank you for your past support and ask you to join us as a member in 2022. The Philoptochos is striving to provide much-needed support to our church and community and could use your help. The January meeting will be virtual, on January 23,2022 at 1:00 p.m. This is an important meeting and we hope that all members will attend.

If you aren't already, please become a member today by mailing a check for $30 with the membership form (available on the website or at church). Or simply send a check made out to Philoptochos Membership along with your name, address and phone number to the church or to Anne Mitchell. We hope you are blessed with health and happiness in the new year!


Faith in Action will be serving Guy's Pizza for dinner to the St. Herman's community on Sunday, January 30th at 5:30 p.m. We will be serving the food outside. If you are interested in contributing money toward the pizza/dinner, bringing items for the dinner, or in helping serve the dinner, please contact Peter or Denise Poulos at See below for list of needed items:

  • Guy's Pizza (approximately $300 in cost);
  • 90 pieces of fruit;
  • 90 snacks;
  • 90 candy bars;
  • 90 water bottles; and
  • 90 styrofoam containers.

Thank you and keep the faith!

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) 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. 


As part of our response to the Omicron variant outbreak,  Orthodox Education classes have been cancelled through January 31st. If there are any questions, about this decision please email Maria Sikoutris at


 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 31st.  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.


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal 1st Tone

Let us, the faithful, give praise and worship to the Word, coeternal with the Father and the Spirit and born of the Virgin for our salvation. Of his own will he mounted the cross in the flesh, suffered death, and raised the dead by his glorious resurrecti

Apolytikion for Veneration of the Chains of Ap. Peter in the 2nd Tone

Without leaving Rome, thou didst come to us by the precious chains which thou didst wear. O foremost of the Apostles. And venerating them with faith, we pray: By thine intercessions with God, grant us great mercy.

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 1st Tone

Your birth sanctified a Virgin's womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon. Having now come and saved us O Christ our God, give peace to Your commonwealth in troubled times and strengthen those in authority, whom You love, as only the loving One.