Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-08-07
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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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Aug 7, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m. 
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m. 
EPISTLE: I Corinthians 1:10-17
GOSPEL:  Matthew 14:14-22 
PROSFORA: Paula Kappos   
PANGARI: Team D:  William Chevako, George E Loucas, Maria Misthos
COFFEE HOSTS: Marjorie and Bert Moyar; Dr. Emily Bean and husband Jason Hallaman; and Sophia Nail and daughters, Elena, Tessa and Julia - In honor of Fr. Tom's return


WELCOME HOME: Fr Tom & Molly Drenen


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eighth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:11-18

At that time, Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb, and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus has lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni," which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, "Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God." Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and she told them that He had said these things to her.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Tone. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17.

Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:14-22

At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." They said to him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." And he said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.


Wisdom of the Fathers

The miracle of the bread revealed the One through Whom the soil, when planted with seed, multiplies. What was done invisibly, once brought to light, proclaimed Who it is that always works invisibly. It was not only at that time that Jesus with five loaves does many great things. In the world He was not idle or inactive but was always at work feeding everyone and taking nothing for Himself. Because He was unknown, therefore, He came feeding, eating and feeding, so that through those things that are seen, He Who was unseen might appear.
Eusebius of Emesa
Homily 8.12. Taken from: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Vol: Matthew 14-28. Intervarsity Press, 2002, p. 9.


This Week


Mon, Aug 8th          - 9:30 a.m. - Festival baking: Kourembiethes / Syrup  Finikia
                            - 6:00 p.m. - Jr.& Sr. Hellenic Dancers
                            -  7:00 p.m. - Supplication Service (Paraklesis)
                            -  7:30 p.m. - Gamblers Anonymous
Weds, Aug 10th    -  6:00 p.m. - Jr.& Sr. Hellenic Dancers
                            7:00 p.m. - Supplication Service (Paraklesis)
Fri, Aug  12th         - GOYA Camp Reunion Paraklesis
Sat, Aug 13th       - 5:00 p.m.- Vespers
Sun, Aug 14th       -  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 Aug 7th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Aug 7th:


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.


August 1-14 is a time of fasting. 


As of Thursday, 106 parishioners have signed up to work at the festival. If you are one of the 106, thank you! We still need volunteers for over 300 shifts.. If you have not signed up, could you please do so soon? You can sign up at by clicking on Volunteer for the Festival, or on the sign up sheets at Church.   Please don't wait to be asked. This is OUR festival, so WE ALL need to volunteer.


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.


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.


We are in the final weeks of baking, and some changes have been made to our schedule, as follows:
- 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. 


1)  Online registration for 2022-2023 youth ministry programs (HOPE/JOY, GOYA, young adults) will be going live this month. Families interested in participating are encouraged to sign up to receive communications for the next ministry/school year. Contact Ted for the links or with any questions. Kindly register by Sunday, September 4th.

2)  GOYA is invited to the 2022 Regional "Camp Reunion" Paraklesis service on Friday, August 12th at 6:00 p.m. at 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.

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)


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Tone

By your cross you destroyed death, and opened paradise to the thief. You transformed the sorrow of the Myrrh-bearers, and commanded the apostles to proclaim that you have risen from the dead, Christ our God, granting to the world great mercy.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Transfiguration in the Grave Tone

You were transfigured upon the mountain, O Christ our God, showing to Your disciples Your glory as much as they could bear. Do also in us, sinners though we be, shine Your everlasting light, through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Giver of light. 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 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.