Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-02-27
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Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral

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  • 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 27, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m.
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m.
EPISTLE: I Corinthians 8:8-13, 9:1-2
GOSPEL: Matthew 25:31-46 
GREEK TEXT: p. 178
PROSFORA: Connie Tsironis
PANGARI: Team A: Eftihia Tsengas,  Clay White, Tom Parras
MEMORIAL: 10:45 a.m. -  Martha Mammos
MEMORIAL: 10:45 a.m. -  Trisagion: Popie & John Papouras and family 
OE: 10:30 a.m. - Donuts with Dad 3rd/4th 
COFFEE HOUR: Today’s Coffee hour is provided on behalf of the Sts. Constantine & Helen Foundation in tribute to the memory of Martha Mammos, with the assistance of the Nolidis family.  Please join us in the Cathedral Hall for coffee and refreshments.  




Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Third Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:9-20

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.

After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.

Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they sat at table; and he upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."

So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 4th Tone. Psalm 146.5;134.3.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power.
Verse: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2.

Brethren, food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

Gospel Reading

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)
The Reading is from Matthew 25:31-46

The Lord said, "When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.' And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."


Wisdom of the Fathers

For when one has pity on the poor, he lends to God; and he who gives to the least gives to God--sacrifices spiritually to God an odour of a sweet smell.
St. Cyprian of Carthage
The Lord's Prayer, 33. B#41, p.102, 3rd century


This Week


Mon, Feb 28th    PLEASE NOTE: services scheduled for today have been cancelled
                           - 7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, Mar 1st     - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners
Thurs, Mar 3rd   - 10:30 a.m. - Beginner's Online Greek
                           11:30 a.m. - Intermediate Online Greek
Fri, Mar 4th         - 5:00 p.m. - Fish Fry begins
Sat, Mar 5th       - 9:00 a.m. - Greek Kindergarten 
                           - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy: Saturday of Souls
                           10:00 a.m. - 1st Grade Greek
                           - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers (& Confessions)
                           - 5:00 p.m. - GOYA Banquet 
Sun, Mar 6th      - 8:15 a.m.  - Matins
                           - 9:30 a.m.  - Liturgy
                           - 10:30 a.m . - OE: Donuts with Dad Preschool 
- 10:45 a.m. - 40 Day Memorial: 
Electra Ladas
                           - 11:00 a.m. - St. John Chrysostom Parish Oratorical Festival


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 27th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Feb 27th:


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 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, including a link to the menu, is now available at


Due to unforeseen circumstances the Open your Hearts Open your Wallets Fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday March 2nd will NOT be a live event. It will now be the annual Philoptochos fundraising drive that will run throughout Lent. You can make your donations by check or through the QR code on the flyer. All funds generated from the fundraiser will fund all projects that Philoptochos supports.


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


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


We are pleased to announce the return of the Orthodox Forum, scheduled at 11:30 a.m. This week's speaker will be Dr.  Peter Gilbert  who will talk about  the Last Judgment.

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)


The Annunciation Feast Day Celebration will be held Thursday, March 24th and Friday, March 25th at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, W 14th St, Cleveland.  Great Vespers & Artoklasia will be at  7:00 p.m. on Thursday, followed by coffee & fellowship in our church banquet hall. Then on Friday, Orthros will be held at 8:15 a.m. and the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Following the Divine Liturgy join us for a Light Lenten Lunch sponsored by the Ladies of Philoptochos.


This year the Greek Independence Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 26th at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 2187 W. 14th St., following the Doxology service at 12 Noon.  Contact Emmanuel Ermidis at 216 323-409 or the church at 216 861-0116 for more information.


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!


Students need to RSVP for the Wednesday in-person classes.  Tuesday in-person and online classes will proceed as usual until the week of April 11th which is the last week of classes for this year. Also, March 2nd's Wednesday class has switched to Monday due to the Philoptochos fundraiser. If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at


 1) GOYA is invited to a youth "Apokries" (Pre-Lent) dance on Friday, March 4th hosted by St. Paul, North Royalton. Vespers will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing until 11:00 p.m. Semi-formal attire is requested. Tickets are $10. To RSVP, contact Soci Phyrillas at

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 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.
  • March 6th will also be Donuts with Dad for Preschool. 

If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at


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 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

O God, when You come upon the earth in glory, the whole world will tremble. A river of fire will bring all before Your Judgment Seat and the books will be opened, and everything in secret will become public. At that time, deliver me from the fire which never dies, and enable me to stand by Your right hand, O Judge most just.