Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-07-31
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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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July 31, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m. 
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m. 
EPISTLE: Romans 15:1-7
GOSPEL:  Matthew 9:27-35 
PROSFORA: Maria Sikoutris    
PANGARI: Team C: George Stamatis, Helen Demore
COFFEE HOSTS:  Dr. Nick Skubas & Evangelia Roumoudi,  & Dr & Mrs Michael Manos



Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Seventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:1-10

On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 2nd Tone. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 15:1-7.

Brethren, we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me." For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Gospel Reading

7th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:27-35

At that time, as Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David." When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord." Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, "See that no one knows it." But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.

As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, "Never was anything like this seen in Israel." But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the prince of demons."

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.


Wisdom of the Fathers

And then at last He for His part lays His hand upon them, saying, "According to your faith be it unto you." And this He does to confirm their faith, and to show that they are participators in the good work ...
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 32 on Matthew 9, 4th Century


This Week


Mon, Aug 1st          - 9:30 a.m. - Festival baking: Kourembiethes & Finikia
                            - 6:00 p.m. - Jr.& Sr. Hellenic Dancers
                            -  7:00 p.m. - Supplication Service (Paraklesis)
                            -  7:30 p.m. - Gamblers Anonymous
Weds, Aug 3rd     -  6:00 p.m. - Jr.& Sr. Hellenic Dancers
                            7:00 p.m. - Supplication Service (Paraklesis)
Sat, Aug 6th         - 9:30 a.m. Liturgy (Transfiguration); 5:00 p.m.- Vespers
Sun, Aug 7th       -  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 31st:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on July 31st:


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.


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.


Our festival is quickly approaching (August 18-21) and we need volunteers. Please don't wait to be asked to volunteer. Sign up by doing one of the following:

  • 1) SignUpGenius - go to and select Volunteer for the festival. That will take you to the sign up page.
  • 2) Sign up on the sheets in the Cathedral Center or on the bulletin board.

Please be generous with your time!!


We are in the final weeks of baking, and some changes have been made to our schedule, as follows:
- Monday, August 1 - Kourambiethes/Finikia
- Monday, August 8 - Kourambiethes/Syrup Finikia
- Monday, August 15 - Cup pastry/to go packaging
- Wednesday, August 17 - Cup pastry/to go packaging


Digital ads will be displayed on multiple screens throughout our festival weekend this year. For information on purchasing an ad, please obtain an order form from the church office or contact Cathy Pappas Bravo at or 216-470-1417. Ads must be submitted by August 8th. 


Pasta Flora is back by popular demand in the menu of our 2022 Greek Festival! We will be making Pasta Flora on Saturday 6 August at 9:30AM and your help is greatly needed and much appreciated.


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. 


Our Sts Constantine and Helen Choir will not be performing this Sunday, July 31st; as they are appearing at MEFGOX's 75th Anniversary Convention, held at St. Paul Church in North Royalton. We wish them all the best and will welcome them back next week!


Join Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 2187 West 14th Street, on Sunday, August 14th at 7:00 p.m. for Great Vespers—Artoklasia, with the Lamentations for the Theotokos and Epitaphio Procession. Followed by coffee and fellowship hosted by the Ladies of the Philoptochos.

On Monday, August 15th, they will celebrate The Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary with Orthros at 8:30 a.m. and Divine Liturgy –Artoklasia following at 9:30 a.m.


1)  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. RSVP to him by Sunday, August 7th.

2)  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.

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 is now open. Sign up quickly at as space is limited!

4) The Metropolis of Pittsburgh is hosting a Young Adult Conference right here in Cleveland the weekend of October 7th - 9th. Registration is now live at: Those interested should register quickly; over 100 spots were filled in the first 30 minutes of registration!


The new school year is fast approaching.  Families of preschool children who turn 4 by the end of Sept. and new students, please notify Maria Sikoutris at as soon as possible. Registration BEFORE the first day of classes helps the teachers and director plan for the upcoming year. Formal in-person registration will occur September 11th and the 18th.


We are pleased to announce that the call for coffee hour hosts has dates filled through the festival - and beyond! We have open dates again beginning in September.

Please call the church office or  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)


August 1-14 is a time of fasting. 


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal 2nd Tone

The angelic powers appeared at your tomb, and those guarding it became as dead. Mary stood at your grave seeking your pure body. But you stripped the power of Hades, yet were not touched by corruption. You met the virgin and granted her life. O Lord, who

Apolytikion for Eudocimus of Cappadocia in the 4th Tone

The One that hath called thee from the earth to Heaven to dwell * preserveth thy body uncorrupted after thy death, O saintly Eudocimus; * for in living modestly and chastely, O blest one, * thou didst keep thy flesh free of all stain and defilement; * with boldness, therefore, pray unto Christ that we may all be saved.

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 Grave Tone

You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.