Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-06-12
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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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June 12, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m. 
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m. 
EPISTLE: Acts 2:1-11
GOSPEL: John 7:37-52, 8-12
PROSFORA: Maria Gentis  
PANGARI: Team D:  William Chevako, George E Loucas, Maria Misthos
COFFEE HOSTSThe Cashy Family


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Holy Pentecost
The Reading is from John 20:19-23

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were gathered, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 4th Tone. Psalm 18.4,1.
Their voice has gone out into all the earth.
Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11.

WHEN THE DAY of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontos and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God."

Gospel Reading

Holy Pentecost
The Reading is from John 7:37-52; 8:12

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, "If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, 'Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.'" Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

When they heard these words, some of the people said, "This is really the prophet." Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee? Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?" So there was a division among the people over him. Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?" The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this man!" The Pharisees answered them, "Are you led astray, you also? Have any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd, who do not know the law, are accursed." Nikodemos, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, "Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?" They replied, "Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee." Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."


Wisdom of the Fathers

For as thirsty men, when they have taken a bowl, eagerly drain it and then desist, so too they who hear the divine oracles if they receive them thirsting, will never be weary until they have drunk them up. For to show that men ought ever to thirst and hunger, "Blessed," It said, "are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness" (Matt.5:6)
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 51 on John 7, 4th Century


This Week


Mon, June 13th  - 8:30 a.m. - Festival baking: Galatoboureko / clip & stack grape leaves
                          - 6:00 p.m. - Sr. Hellenic Dancers
                          -  7:30 p.m. - Gamblers Anonymous
Weds, June 15th - 6:00 p.m. - Sr. Hellenic Dancers
Thurs, June 16th- 7:00 p.m. - Acolyte Baseball Game
Sat, June 18th    - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers
Sun, June 19th   - Father's Day
                          - 8:15 a.m. - Matins
                          - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy


Those wishing to follow the livestreamed services with a written text may do so using the links below.
Electronic Version of Orthros (Matins) on June 12th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on June 12th:


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.


As of today, we will resume the practice of passing trays at the end of services. And as always, any contribution you make is deeply appreciated.


In Orthodox tradition the first time that we kneel after Pascha (Easter) is at the Vespers of Kneeling service to be celebrated at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy today.

The week following Pentecost is "fast free," meaning no fasting on Wednesday or Friday this week.


Due to unavoidable circumstances, the General Assembly meeting has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 26th. We apologize for any confusion this may cause and ask that you plan to join us at the end of the month for our regular community meeting.


Philoptochos will be having a "SALE" on Koulourakia - 2 dozen for $15 - on Father's Day, June 19th. Treat Dad or Papou to his favorite cookie with coffee or tea.  Please bring cash or check.


The Philoptochos is collecting the names of our fathers, grandfathers and godfathers to be commemorated on Fathers' Day, Sunday, June 19th.

The list of names and donation checks should be directed to the Philoptochos Society and received no later than Sunday, June 12th.


St. Herman House 9th Annual Golf Classic at Tanglewood Club in Chagrin Falls will take place on Monday, June 27th, 2022. Tee-time is 11:30 am. Register as an  individual golfer for $175; or $650 for a foursome before June 10th. ($700 after June 10). Lunch and dinner provided. All proceeds support St. Herman House. Last year, more than $75,000 was raised! Register to golf or become a sponsor at


Practices for our Senior Hellenic Dancers are on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. 


Baking for the 2022 Greek Festival has begun! Schedules are posted outside the Cathedral Center. Dates for the week ahead will be shown in the This Week section of the bulletin whenever room permits.


  • June 18th -- OE Picnic  at Highland Heights Park and Pool, 1:00 p.m.

If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at


1) The Jr. Hellenic Dancers will begin their summer practices on 

2) St. Kyranna Young Adult Cooking Class (ages 21 - 35ish) will have its next meeting on Friday, July 8th @ 7:00 p.m. Our guest instructor will be Perry Zohos

3) Greek Day at Kennywood will take place on Tuesday, July 19th. What better place to have a camp reunion than at an amusement park? Interested youth must  RSVP to Ted to get the group ticket rate as well secure a spot in the St. Cons carpool.

4) GOYA is joining FOCUS for its annual backpack drive. You can participate by volunteering to fill a backpack for a student in need right here in Cleveland. The packing list includes items like pencils, folders, and index cards. The deadline to have everything collected is Sunday, July 31st. Please see Ted to get involved.


Fr. Nicholas and Dr. Roxanne Louh recently spoke with Ann Bezzerides of Holy Cross Seminary, on the topics of isolation, insecurity, depression, and anxiety due to challenges our young people face that would have seemed unheard of 10 or 15 years ago. This podcast is a valuable resource for all parents as well as OE staff or others with an interest in youth. Access it for free at:


Coffee Hour is back in the Cathedral Center. Open dates begin July 3rd and stretch into the summer.  Please send an email to or call the church office to book your preferred day. 

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)


Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion for Pentecost in the Plagal 4th Tone

Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast shown forth the fishermen as supremely wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them didst draw the world into Thy net. O Befriender of man, glory be to Thee.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal 4th Tone

Once, when He descended and confounded the tongues, the Most High divided the nations; and when He divided the tongues of fire, He called all men into unity; and with one accord we glorify the All-holy Spirit.