Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-04-24
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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


Apr 24, 2022


LITURGY: 12:15 a.m. 
EPISTLE: Acts 1:1-8 
GOSPEL: John 1:1-17
               ACOLYTES: Team A & B
               PROSFORA: Anonymous  
               PANGARI: Team A: Eftihia Tsengas,  Clay White, Tom Parras
               COFFEE HOSTS: Orthodox Education
               OE: Paschal Egg Hunt 1:00 p.m.




Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Great and Holy Pascha
The Reading is from Mark 16:1-8

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back, for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 4th Tone. Psalm 117.24,29.
This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Verse: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 1:1-8.

In the first book, O Theophilos, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, "you heard from me, for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom of lsrael?" He said to them, "it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth."

Gospel Reading

Great and Holy Pascha
The Reading is from John 1:1-17

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.

The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'") And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


Wisdom of the Fathers

...'the light' already 'shines in the darkness' (Jn. 1:5), both by day and by night, both within and without - within in our hearts (II Cor. 6:16), without in our minds. It shines on us without evening, without change, without alteration, without form. It speaks, works, lives, gives life, and changes into light those whom it illuminates. We bear witness that 'God is light' (I Jn. 1:5) and those to whom it has been granted to see Him have all beheld Him as light, because the light of His glory goes before Him, and it is impossible for Him to appear without light. Those who have not seen His light have not seen Him, for He is the Light, and those who have not received the Light have not yet received grace. Those who have received grace have received the Light of God and have received God, even as Christ Himself, who is the Light, has said, 'I will live in them and move among them' (II Cor. 6:16).
St. Symeon the New Theologian
Discourses: XXVIII sect. 4, Paulist Press pg. 298, 11th century


This Week


Mon, Apr 25th    - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy (St. George)
                           - 7:30 p.m.  - Gamblers Anonymous
Weds Apr 27th   - 6:00 p.m. - Bright Weds GOYA Dinner
Fri, Apr 29th       - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy (Life-giving Fountain)
Sat, Apr 30th     - 9:00 a.m. - Greek Kindergarten
                           10:00 a.m. - 1st Grade Greek
                           St Photios Banquet (Pittsburgh)
                           - NO VESPERS
Sun, May 1st      - 8:15 a.m.  - Matins
                           - 9:30 a.m.  - Liturgy
10:45 a.m. - Oratorical Awards
                            CREDIT CARD SUNDAY


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 Apr 24th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Apr 24th:


We are holding our Gyro & Greek Pastry Sale on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, from 11am-3pm to support the work of Philoptochos – the primary philanthropy group of our parish. We raise money and provide hands-on services for local and national charitable work.

Fill out the online order form before May 11th, then drive-thru on the 14th to pickup your order. ONLY ONLINE AND PREPAID ORDERS will be accepted, so plan ahead – and thank you in advance for your support!



A retreat will be held at St. Matthew the Evangelist Antiochian Orthodox Church, 10383 Albion Rd, North Royalton on Friday & Saturday, May 6th-7th, 2022. Our Guest Speaker will be Fr. Stephen Freeman: author of Everywhere Present, Christianity in a One-Story Universe; host of the Ancient Faith Ministries podcast; and Weblog Host, Glory to God for All Things.

The Friday session runs from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 9:00 am Saturday with the event beginning at 9:30 a.m. and wrapping up at 4:00. Lunch will be provided between sessions on Saturday, with Vespers to follow at 5:00 pm. Admission by free will offering. Please RSVP by April 30th to Cindy George at (330) 309-9491,, or Gloria Zabala at(440) 897-5052,


The parish of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church cordially invites you to a luncheon in honor of Reverend Father Michael Gulyas on the occasion of his retirement. Sunday, the fifteenth of May, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at The Hotel at Oberlin, 10 E. College St., Oberlin, OH Tickets are $35/adult, $15/12 and under.  Contact Dena Christo in the church office at 440 960-2992 by April 30th to secure your reservation with payment.


  • Sunday, April 24th -- Family Worship/Feastday of Pascha/Agape Vespers Service: 12:00 noon, followed by our Egg Hunt at 1:00 p.m.

If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at

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)


Due to scheduled events for the next two Sundays and the Pascha celebration, the Orthodox Forum will not meet again until Sunday, May 1st. Please join us then at 11:30 am. 


1) Our young adult group (ages 21 - 35ish) will meet for dinner on Bright Wednesday, April 27th @ The Rail at Summit County Mall @ 6:00 p.m. Come and enjoy Paschal fellowship and burgers!

2) GOYA will be having its annual Mother's Day Corsage fundraiser on Sunday, May 8th. Please plan on being with us that day: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you" (Exodus 20:12).  Contact Ted with any questions. 

3) Our next Orthodoxy on Tap event for young adults (ages 21 - 35ish) will take place on Friday, May 13th at St. Paul, North Royalton @ 7:00 p.m. Our very own Paula Kappos will be our guest speaker.

4) The Metropolis is hosting a NEW youth event the weekend of May 20th - 22nd: GOYA Olympics! This will be an overnight weekend with physical, mental, and spiritual activities. As it coincides with our parish feast day, all St. Cons GOYAns MUST attend name day Vespers on May 20th to participate. See Ted with any questions or to sign up.

5) Online registration for 2022 Summer Camp @ Camp Nazareth is now live! The website is: Spots can and will fill up quickly, so make sure you sign up early! Contact Fr. Stephen directly for information regarding parish scholarships.


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


Our lost & found has collected some new items. Check the table near the office to see if anything there is yours. If so, please take it home - your things miss you! Giving App

Have you updated your recurring donation recently? is an online giving tool that makes it simple to safely/securely give to our church anywhere at any time.  If you set up a regular stewardship pledge last year, it may still be going to 2021. Please check the dates to be sure your gift is applied as intended. You can download the giving app onto your phone, or click the green "Give Now" button on the church website. Your gift goes directly to the church. 


Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion for Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal 1st Tone

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

Hypakoe of Great and Holy Pascha in the 4th Tone

When they who were with Mary came, anticipating the dawn, and found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, they heard from the Angel: Why seek ye among the dead, as though He were mortal man, Him Who abideth in everlasting light? Behold the grave-clothes. Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen, and hath put death to death. For He is the Son of God, Who saveth the race of men.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal 4th Tone

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.