Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-02-13
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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


Feb 13, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m.
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m.
PROSFORA: Artemis Papouras  
PANGARI: Team C: Costa Tsatiris, George Stamatis, Helen DeMore
EPISTLE: II Timothy 3:10-15
GOSPEL: Luke 18:10-14 
GREEK TEXT: p. 172
40 DAY BLESSING: 10:45 a.m.Bruce Alexander Buzzy
PHILOPTOCHOS BASKET: to benefit St. Priscilla fund
OE: 11:00 a.m. - DONUTS WITH DAD




Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

First Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Matthew 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen."

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 Second Letter to Timothy 3:10-15.

TIMOTHY, my son, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at lconion, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today
The Reading is from Luke 18:10-14

The Lord said this parable, "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.' But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."


Wisdom of the Fathers

It is possible for those who have come back again after repentance to shine with much lustre, and oftentimes more than those who have never fallen at all, I have demonstrated from the divine writings. Thus at least both the publicans and the harlots inherit the kingdom of Heaven, thus many of the last are placed before the first.
St. John Chrysostom


This Week


Mon, Feb 14th    - 7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, Feb 15th   - 6:30 p.m. - Boys Basketball practice
                            - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners
Weds, Feb 16th    - 6:30 p.m. - Girls Basketball practice
                           - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners (online)
Thurs, Feb 17th  - 10:30 a.m. - Beginner's Online Greek
                           11:30 a.m. - Intermediate Online Greek
                           - 6:30 p.m. - Boys Basketball practice 
Sat, Feb 19th      - 10:30 a.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners (online) 
                           - 11:30 a.m. - Adult Greek, intermediate (online)
                           - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers (& Confessions) 
Sun, Feb 20th     - 8:15 a.m.  - Matins
                           - 9:30 a.m.  - Liturgy
- 10:45 a.m. - MEMORIAL: 
Stella Balale
                           - 11:00 a.m. - OE DONUTS WITH DAD 


Those wishing to follow the livestreamed services with a written text may do so using the links below.
Electronic Version of Orthros (Matins) on Feb 13th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Feb 13th:


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.


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


Philoptochos will pass a special basket today, Sunday February 13th, in honor of St Priscilla. All money collected will be donated to the St Priscilla fund

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. 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!


We are very happy to announce that the 2022 Fish Fry is back on the schedule! Beginning Friday March 4th and running for six weeks. Full information will be posted at as it becomes available.


Coffee Hour is back in the Cathedral Center. We have openings for coffee hosts in March and April.  Please send an email to or call the church office to book your preferred day. 


All are welcome to join us on Wednesday March 2nd at 7pm for the annual Philoptochos Open Hearts Open Wallets Event.  Learn about one of the non-profit agencies that we support: Hitchcock Center for Women. Funds generated from the evening will go to all projects that Philoptochos supports.


We are pleased to announce the Orthodox Forum will be returning to the 11:30 am. timeslot. This week's speaker will be Dr. Dena Magoulias on the topic “Health Care for all - a Christian Imperative

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)


On Tuesday February 15th at 7PM the Metropolis Religious Education Commission is sponsoring a webinar with Fr. Patrick Tishel focusing on cultivating a love of service to others in our parishes. Fr. Patrick and his parish of Holy Resurrection in Allston, MA have an amazing track record of longevity in "service to others" that has made their parish a truly vibrant Orthodox Christian witness. And quite simply, Fr. Patrick is a uniquely special priest. The link to register is:


Adult Greek classes have resumed being held on Tuesdays.  Wednesday and Thursday classes will remain on their current schedule. If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at


 1) 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 February 14th. 

2) GOYA will have its annual end-of-basketball "banquet" on Saturday, March 5th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The event will feature Vespers, a potluck supper, and emotional speeches from the coaches. Save the date, and come hungry!

3) GOYA will be visiting St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Food Bank on Saturday, March 19th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. This will be our 2022 Lenten service project. Send RSVPs and any questions to Ted.

4) Camp Nazareth will be hosting twin Lenten retreats in 2022. The young adult retreat will be the weekend of March 25th - 27th, and the GOYA retreat will be the following weekend of April 1st - 3rd. Registration for both retreats will be available online shortly. Mark your calendars, and send any questions to Ted.


Orthodox Education classes have resumed! 

  • February 6th is Godparent Sunday for all grades.  Godparents, or someone in their place may come and sit with their godchild in OE class this Sunday. 
  • February 20th is Donuts with Dad for 5th/6th and 9th/10th grades.  Dads, or any adult in their place, are very welcome to come and sit with their child in OE class this day. Teacher meeting this day in alcove.
  • February 27th is Donuts with Dad for 3rd/4th Grades.
  • March 6th -- we will be holding the St. John Chrysostom Parish Oratorical Festival for 4th-12th grades.  The deadline for registration is February 27th. 

If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at


 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." 


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 4th Tone

Let us flee from the boasting of the Pharisee and learn through our own sighs of sorrow the humility of the Publican. Let us cry out to the Savior, "Have mercy on us, for through You alone are we reconciled."