Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-08-21
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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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Past Bulletins


Aug 21, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m. 
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m. 
EPISTLE: I Corinthians 4:9-16
GOSPEL:  Matthew 17:14-23
GREEK TEXT: p. 112 (black book)
PROSFORA: Maria Misthos
PANGARI: Team B: Marguarite Stephanopoulos, Jason Berry, Costa Sarris



Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Tenth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:1-14

At that time, Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and He revealed Himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas, called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off. When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there with fish lying on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared ask Him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after He was raised from the dead. .

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 1st Tone. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16.

Brethren, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

Gospel Reading

10th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 17:14-23

At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before him said, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him." And Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me." And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move hence to yonder place,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting." As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day."


Wisdom of the Fathers

For a man to have such faith appears simple, but it is, on the contrary, something very lofty, not easily attained by many. Such faith is born of boldness before God; but such boldness comes (only) from pleasing God. Beloved, great labour is needed to acquire, through pleasing God, such boldness before Him that one firmly believes that he will grant all that one asks; as it is written, Ask, and it shall be given to you.
St. John Chrysostom
The Gospel Commentary: edited by Hieromonk German Ciuba, 2002., 4th Century


This Week


Mon, Aug 22nd       - 7:30 p.m. - Gamblers Anonymous
Sat, Aug 27th       - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy (St. Fanourios)
                             - 5:00 p.m.- Vespers

Sun, Aug 28th      -  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 21st:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Aug 21st:


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.


There will be no coffee hour during the festival. Open dates for hosting begin again in September.  Please call the church office or  send an email to to book your preferred day. 


In case you missed it: interviewed Marguarite Stephanopoulos about our historic Greek festival. Read the article here:


1)  Online registration for 2022-2023 youth ministry programs (HOPE/JOY, GOYA, young adults) will be going live this week. 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 11th.

2) We will be having a youth "kickoff" party here at the Church on Sunday, September 11th following the Divine Liturgy. Don't worry about missing the Browns game - we'll have it on here to watch! Youth of all ages and their families are encouraged to attend to begin a new ministry/school year with food, friends, fun & faith. See you then!

3)  Local young adults (ages 21 - 35ish) are invited to join a fall book study led by Fr. Nick Manuel. Meetings will be either in-person or via Zoom depending on the preference of the group. We will read "Being Bread" by Fr. Stephen Muse. The first meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th @ 7pm. RSVP to Fr. Nick at or let Ted know you are interested.

4) 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!

5) 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.


Since 1939, the Greek Cultural Garden has planned to add a sculptural frieze to the Parthenon wall. The plan is now complete and the project has begun! You can join the Hellenic Preservation Society of Northeastern Ohio on September 4, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at 980-1046 East Blvd., Cleveland OH 44108 to learn more about the project and meet the sculptor, Nicholas Fairplay. For more information, visit the Hellenic Preservation Society online at, or email them at


The Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery in Saxonburg, Pa., will celebrate its feast day on Saturday, September 10th, with the services of Hours & of the Divine Liturgy. Those wishing to participate in a car pool to the celebration are asked to contact Fr. Stephen ( or 216-932-3300 x6). 

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 1st Tone

Although the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers guarded Your most pure body, You arose on the third day, O Savior, giving life to the world. For this reason, the heavenly powers cried out to you, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, only Lover of Mankind!

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Dormition in the 1st Tone

In giving birth you retained your virginity, and in dormition you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You were translated unto life, being the Mother of Life. And thus by virtue of your intercessions you deliver our souls from death.

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

Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection. As Mother of life, He who dwelt in the ever-virginal womb transposed her to life.