Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-03-06
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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


Mar 6, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m.
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m.
EPISTLE: Romans 13:11-14, 14:1-4
GOSPEL: Matthew 6:14-21
GREEK TEXT: p. 182
MEMORIAL: 10:45 a.m. - 40 day Memorial for Electra Ladas, 
Beloved wife of Thomas, Loving mother of Paul (Mary) and John (Barbara) and families.  
PROSFORA: Maria Gentis 
PANGARI: Team B: Marguarite Stephanopoulos, Jason Berry, Costa Sarris
OE: 10:30 a.m. - Donuts with Dad Preschool
COFFEE HOSTS: The Ladas Family 



Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Fourth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:1-12

On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of man must be delivered in to the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the apostles; but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.

But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 4th Tone. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4.

Brethren, salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for God is able to make him stand.

Gospel Reading

Forgiveness Sunday
The Reading is from Matthew 6:14-21

The Lord said, "If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

"And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."


Wisdom of the Fathers

For I know, yea I know many, not merely fasting and making a display of it, but neglecting to fast, and yet wearing the masks of them that fast, and cloaking themselves with an excuse worse than their sin.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 20 on Matthew 6, 4th Century


This Week


Mon, Mar 7th      - Clean Monday (1st day of Lent)
                           - 7:00 p.m. - Great Compline
                           - 7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, Mar 8th     - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners
Weds Mar 9th     - 6:00 p.m. - Presanctified Liturgy
                           - 7:30 p.m. - Adult Greek, Beginners
Thurs, Mar 10th   - 10:30 a.m. - Beginner's Online Greek
                           11:30 a.m. - Intermediate Online Greek
Fri, Mar 11th       - 7:00 p.m. - Salutations Service
Sat, Mar 12th      - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy: Saturday of Souls
                           - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers (& Confessions)
Sun, Mar 13th     - 8:15 a.m.  - Matins
                           - 9:30 a.m.  - Liturgy


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.


Those wishing to follow the livestreamed services with a written text may do so using the links below.
Electronic Version of Orthros (Matins) on Mar 6th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Mar 6th:


Greater Cleveland Council of Orthodox Clergy announces the annual Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers on the First Sunday of the Great Fast, Sunday, March 13th, at 5:00 p.m. For the first time, St. Matthew the Evangelist Antiochian Orthodox Church, located at 10383 Albion Rd. in North Royalton, is hosting the event. Orthodox from all the parishes in our area will worship together, celebrating restoration of icons in the 800s after the iconoclast heresy.

Chief Celebrant and Homilist will be His Eminence, the Most Reverend Archbishop Michael of New York (OCA). Let us make this special worship service especially wonderful by all of us attending and filling the church.


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

General help is needed on the front line and also in the kitchen. Please click on the Sign Up Genius link to volunteer to help!


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


There will be no Orthodox Forum this Sunday (3/6) so we all can attend the Parish Oratorical Festival.


 1) 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.

2)  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.Ted.

3) GOYA is invited to a 1-day Metropolis volleyball tournament on Saturday, April 9th. The tournament will be hosted by St. Nicholas, Pittsburgh. This is not an overnight event. Let Ted or Coach Jimmy know ASAP if you are interested in participating so we can organize our team and carpools.

4) The annual GOYA Palm Folding Night will take place on Friday, April 15th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Food and drink will be provided, and the sacrament of Holy Confession will also be available for your Lenten journey. Contact Ted with any questions.


Orthodox Education classes have resumed! 

  • March 6th -- we will be holding the St. John Chrysostom Parish Oratorical Festival for 4th-12th grades.  
  • March 6th will also be Donuts with Dad for Preschool. 
  • On Sunday, March 13th children in Preschool through 6th grades are asked to bring an icon in the morning for our annual Sunday of Orthodoxy icon procession.  There will also be icons at church children can use. Teachers will have time after the procession for a 10 minute lesson.
  • That evening at 5pm there will be a Sunday of Orthodoxy pan-Orthodox Vespers service at St. Matthew's Orthodox Church in North Royalton.  All children present can bring an icon from home or also the church there will have icons to use for a children's icon procession.  Refreshments will be served following the Vesper's service.

If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at


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.

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)


Philoptochos would like to thank you for your past support and ask you to join us as a member in 2022.  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) 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!


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. 


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. If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris 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.


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 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 Plagal 2nd Tone

O Master, Prudence, Guide of Wisdom, Instruction to the foolish and Defender of the poor, strengthen my heart and grant it discernment. Give me words, Word of the Father, for behold, I shall not keep my lips from crying out to You, "O Merciful One, have mercy on me who has fallen."