Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-07-03
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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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July 03, 2022

MATINS: 8:15 a.m. 
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m. 
EPISTLE: Romans 5:1-10
GOSPEL:  Matthew 6:22-33
GREEK TEXT: p. 98 (black book)
PROSFORA: Jennifer Moissis   
PANGARI: Team C: George Stamatis, Helen Demore
COFFEE HOSTS: No coffee hour due to lack of sponsors - see notice below



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. 2nd Tone. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 5:1-10.

Brethren, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man -- though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we are now justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Gospel Reading

3rd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 6:22-33

The Lord said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well."


Wisdom of the Fathers

For God, He said, gave us understanding, that we might chase away all ignorance, and have the right judgment of things, and that using this as a kind of weapon and light against all that is grievous or hurtful, we might remain in safety. But we betray the gift for the sake of things superfluous and useless.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 20 and 21 on Matthew 6, 4th Century


This Week


Mon, July 4th       - Office Closed / No Baking today
                            - No Dance practice this week
                            -  7:30 p.m. - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, July 5th     - 9:30 a.m. - Festival baking: Koulourakia
Weds, July 6th     -  No Dance practice this week
Fri, July 8th           - 7:00 p.m. - St. Kyranna Cooking Class
Sat, July 9th        - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers
Sun, July 10th     -  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 July 3rd:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on July 3rd:


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.


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


Coffee Hour is Cancelled for the month of July - unless we get some volunteers! The following dates are STILL in need of hosts:

- July 10th
- July 31st

Please send an email to or call the church office to book your preferred day. 


Practices for both Junior and Senior Hellenic Dancers are on Mondays and Wednesdays,  here at Church from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. However, please note there will be NO PRACTICE on July 4th or 6th, in observance of the holiday. Practice will resume as of July 11th.


Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Festival will be held from August 18th - August 21st. You can once again visit for updates as they become available.


1) 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. Alex Corkos will be the keynote speaker. Registration will open on July 1st. Sign up quickly at as space is limited!

2)  St. Kyranna Young Adult Cooking Class( @ 7:00 p.m. Our guest instructor will be Perry Zohos, and our theme will be "Anatolian Cuisine". Fellowship with wine & board games will follow after class.  RSVP by Tuesday, July 5th to Ted at  

3) Orthodoxy on Tap (ages 21 - 35ish) will have its next event on Saturday, July 23rd @ 6:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Alyssa Kyritsis, the new Metropolis of Pittsburgh Youth Director, and we will meet at Annunciation, Akron. RSVP by Monday, July 18th. The event is BYOB, and will be preceded by Vespers at 5:00 p.m.

4) GOYA is invited to the 2022 Regional "Camp Reunion" Paraklesis service on Friday, August 12th at 6:00 p.m. @ Annunciation, Akron. Ted specifically asked the Metropolis to make sure this event wouldn't conflict with St. Cons Greek dance practice. Let's have a good showing this year and go see our camp friends!

5) 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.


Please join us in extending a hearty thank you to the crew who came out to weed the bed next to our front door this past Saturday, June 25th. Weeds had taken over and were growing so high the bushes were obscured. The following young people put in the work to make our Mayfield entrance presentable again:

  • Alex Bravo
  • Julia Bravo
  • Roman Kowalsyko
  • Michael Papouras
  • Peter Regas

with the assistance and supervision of our adult volunteers:

  • Bill Chevako
  • Chris Papouras
  • Tom Parras
  • Marguarite Stephanopoulos

Again, thank you to all for your hard work!


St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Mentor is hosting a Silent Auction fundraiser for the St. Nicholas Uganda Children's Fund on Tuesday, July 12th from 6:30-8:30pm (bidding ends at 8pm).  There will be over 75 items/baskets up for auction as well as Handmade Ugandan Crafts for Sale.   Come enjoy a Good Night for a Good Cause! Snacks will be provided. St. Nicholas Orthodox church is located at 9650 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. Mentor, OH 44060. Call Peggy at (440)-255-0071 with any questions, or you can email for more information.


ZOE for Life®️  is growing and has more roles to fill. An Executive Director is sought to lead our Women's Center. This would be a full time position in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. We are also still looking for someone with a background in Accounting who could volunteer a few hours a month to assist our Treasurer.
For more information on the Executive Director position, or to submit a resume, contact: If you are able to volunteer to help our Treasurer, please reach out to Karen Contoveros, cell ph. 440-759-6215. Thank you.

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 2nd Tone

When you descended into death, O life immortal, you destroyed Hades with the splendor of your divinity, and when you raised the dead from the depths of darkness, all the heavenly powers shouted: O giver of life, Christ our God, glory to you.

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 2nd Tone

A protection of Christians unshamable, intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering, please reject not the prayerful cries of those who are in sin. Instead, come to us, for you are good; your loving help bring unto us, who are crying in faith to you: hasten to intercede and speed now to supplicate, as a protection for all time, Theotokos, for those who honor you.