Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-06-19
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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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June 19, 2022

MATINS: 8:15 a.m. 
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m. 
EPISTLE: Hebrews 11:33-40, 12:1-2
GOSPEL:  Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30
PANGARI: Team A: Eftihia Tsengas,  Steven Demetriou, Tom Parras
MEMORIAL: 10:45 a.m. - Father's Day 
COFFEE HOSTS: Philoptochos


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. 4th Tone. Psalm 67.35,26.
God is wonderful among his saints.
Verse: Bless God in the congregations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2.

Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated - of whom the world was not worthy - wandering over deserts and mountains and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.

Gospel Reading

The Sunday of All Saints
The Reading is from Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30

The Lord said to his disciples, "Every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in heaven. He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me." Then Peter said in reply, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you. What then shall we have?" Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first."


Wisdom of the Fathers

Peter ... put to Him this question in behalf of all the world ... For He had required of the rich man these two things, to give that he had to the poor, and to follow Him. ... For the forsaking was done for the sake of following, and the following was rendered easier by the forsaking.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 64 on Matthew 19, 4th Century


This Week


Mon, June 20th  - 8:30 a.m. - Festival baking: Dolmathes
                          - 6:00 p.m. - Sr. Hellenic Dancers
                          -  7:30 p.m. - Gamblers Anonymous
Weds, June 22nd - 6:00 p.m. - Sr. Hellenic Dancers
Fri, June 24th       9:30 a.m. - Liturgy (St. John)
Sat, June 25th    - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers
Sun, June 26th   -  8:15 a.m. - Matins
                          - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy 
 - 11:30 a.m. - General Assembly


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 19th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on June 19th:


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.


From Monday June 20th thru Tuesday June 28th we observe the Fast of the Holy Apostles.


On today, Fathers’ Day, Archbishop Elpidophoros has asked that we pass a tray to benefit the Archdiocese Pension Fund. Please give generously. 


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.


ZOE for Life®️ needs your help!  If you have a background in Accounting and have a few hours a month to help with some basic Financial Statements, please contact Karen Contoveros, cell ph. 440-759-6215.  Please consider sharing your time and talent with this essential ministry.  Thank you.


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


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.


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.


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


  • June 25th -- Greek Kindergarten, 9:00 a.m.

If there are any questions, please email Maria Sikoutris at


1) 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. Fellowship with wine & board games will follow after class.  RSVP by Tuesday, July 5th to Ted at

2) 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 by Sunday, July 3rd to get the group ticket rate as well secure a spot in the St. Cons carpool.

3) The Metropolis of Pittsburgh is pleased to offer a NEW ministry: Family Camp at Camp Nazareth - "Healthy Fun for Everyone, For All Ages!" The event will be the weekend of Sept 16th - 18th. Marriage & Family Therapist Alex Corkos will be the keynote speaker. Registration will open on July 1st. Sign up quickly at as space is limited!

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.

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)


St. Demetrios Rocky River is hosting our annual Festival from June 23-26th. We are back to being in-person and we look forward to a successful cultural event! For more information, you can visit


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. 


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:


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal 4th Tone

You descended from on high, O merciful Lord, and accepted the three-day burial in order to free us from our passions. Glory to you, O Lord, our life and our resurrection.

Apolytikion for All Saints in the 4th Tone

Adorned in the blood of Thy Martyrs throughout all the world as in purple and fine linen, Thy Church, though them, doth cry unto Thee, O Christ God: Send down Thy compassions upon Thy people; grant peace to Thy commonwealth, and great mercy to our souls.

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 4th Tone

As the first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off'ring unto Thee, O Lord. Through their earnest entreaties, keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquillity, through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.