Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-10-09
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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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Oct 9, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m. 
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m. 
EPISTLE: II Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1
GOSPEL:  Luke 7:11-16
GREEK TEXT: p.  140 (black book)
PROSFORA: Despina Tsiliandis  
PANGARI: Team  A: Eftihia Tsengas, Steven Demetriou, Tom Parras
OE10:30 a.m.  -  Open House-K/1st, 4th-8th grades
MEMORIAL10:45 a.m. - 2 year Memorial: In loving memory of Maria Rodon, May her memory be eternal
MEMORIAL10:45 a.m. - 3 year Memorial: for Irini Paliobeis
MEMORIAL10:45 a.m. - 6 year Memorial: for Ellen Karavolos
MEMORIAL10:45 a.m. - 22 year Memorial: for Edward Karavolos
COFFEE HOSTS: Hosted by the Paliobeis, Karavolos and Miklis Families 



Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Sixth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:36-53

At that time, having risen from the dead, Jesus went up and stood among His disciples and said to them, "Peace be with you." But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; handle Me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave Him a piece of broiled fish [and some honeycomb], and He took it and ate before them. Then He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then He opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name in all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands, He blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the Temple blessing God.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 4th Tone. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1.

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.

Gospel Reading

3rd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 7:11-16

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"


Wisdom of the Fathers

That dead man was being buried, and many friends were conducting him to his tomb. But there meets him Christ, the Life and Resurrection, for He is the destroyer of death and of corruption; He it is "in Whom we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28); He it is Who has restored the nature of man to that which it originally was; and has set free our death-fraught flesh from the bonds of death.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke, Homily 36.42, p. 153., 5th Century


This Week


Mon, Oct 10th      - 7:30 p.m. - Gamblers Anonymous
Sat, Oct 15th        5:00 p.m. - Vespers
Sun, Oct 16th      -  8:15 a.m. - Matins
                           - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy
                            - 10:45 a.m. - 40 Day Memorial:
 Georgia Elliott
- 10:45 a.m. - 1 Year Memorial: 
Angelo Sarris
- 11:30 a.m. - 
GOYA Meeting


We’re happy you’ve joined us today. Please sign our guestbook and introduce yourself to one of our greeters or anyone wearing a nametag. We’re here to answer your questions and make your visit to our church meaningful and enjoyable.


Those wishing to follow the livestreamed services with a written text may do so using the links below.
Electronic Version of Orthros (Matins) on Oct 9th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Oct 9th:


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.


Due to a calendar mixup, the printed versions of last week's bulletin incorrectly list the memorials to be held on October 9th. We apologize for the error and have corrected the listing as of this week.


We are pleased to welcome everyone back for the Fall session. We will once again meet in the 11:30 am. timeslot. Our speaker this Sunday will be Dr. Peter Gilbert on the topic “Prophet Jeremiah”.


A fundraiser to support the philanthropic work of Philoptochos will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. Online and prepaid orders only, please. Fill out the online order form at before Oct 26th, then drive-through to pick up your order. Thank you in advance for your support!!


Philoptochos is seeking volunteers to help with the Gyro Sale at the end of October. You can visit to review the available slots and pick your time to help out.  


OPA news:  We are restarting OPA after a long hiatus, and invite all to join us for dancing and parea.  We meet every Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Cathedral Center. 


A Beginner's and an Intermediate Beginner's Greek language class will be offered again this year. Both will have one 40 minute lesson per week starting mid-October and ending early April. The Beginner's Class will be offered in-person Mondays at 7:30 pm and the same lesson online on Thursdays at 11:30 am.  Registration is $50 plus the textbook cost. 

Intermediate Beginner's Class will be in-person once a week alternating between Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm and online Thursdays at 10:30 am with 6 additional conversation classes the last 12 weeks.  The Registration fee is $65. Registration for both classes begins today, Sept. 11th in-person after church; or email Maria Sikoutris at for further information.


Fr. Matthew Thurman of St. Luke the Evangelist Antiochian Orthodox Church is presenting a free public lecture series: “Get to Know the Original” - four presentations that explore basic understandings of the Orthodox Church through key terms. The next installment in the series will be held on Thursday, Oct 13th. All sessions are in person at St. Luke the Evangelist Antiochian Orthodox Church 18046 Chillicothe Rd Bainbridge, OH 44023. For more information you can email or call (440) 384-3285.


The St. Makrina Bible Study group invites all to the annual Retreat for Adults on Saturday, Nov. 12th. "Learning the Liturgy" will be the theme.  


Parents, if you have not already done so, please register as soon as possible.  Orthodox Education will be holding Open House today for K/1st, 4th-6th and 7th/8th grades.

Little Saints Reading Club will meet in the library after Holy Communion. Parents, stay with your children ages 0-3 to hear a story, have an activity and/or make a craft. We will also have a Parent Meeting after class in the alcove downstairs.

If there are questions on any of this, please email Maria Sikoutris at as soon as possible.


Philoptochos is collecting Christmas gifts for the children living in the Zelma George Family Center. Please help us by donating new toys ($15 – 20 price range). Place unwrapped toys in the brown donation box by Sunday, November 27th.  Monetary donations can be sent to the church with checks made out to Philoptochos with "toy collection" in the memo line.  Contact Maria Giannirakis or Anna Warren with any questions. 


St Herman’s FOCUS Cleveland presents its annual speaker series:  “The Journey from Trauma to Healing: An Orthodox Christian Perspective” by Fr Paul Abernathy, an Orthodox priest, CEO of the Neighborhood Resilience Project & author of "The Prayer of a Broken Heart: An Orthodox Christian Reflection on African American Spirituality". Join us on Monday, November 14th at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 2151 Wallings Rd., Broadview Hts.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for appetizers. Program begins at 7:30. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at or at the door.  Please contact Maria Misthos ( or Anna Vedouras ( if you have questions.  Please come support our mission.


1)  GOYA will visit St. Herman House on Saturday, October 15th. This will be our fall service project. All youth families are encouraged to participate and help serve the meal. Send RSVPs and questions to  

2) HOPE/JOY families (kindergarten - 6th grade) are invited to a field trip to Patterson's Family Fun Fest on Sunday, October 16th at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, and 2 and under are free. Attractions include: "covered straw pile, slides, pedal tractors, push carts, tire swings, corn maze, and more!" RSVP to Ted by Friday, October 14th.

3) Camp Nazareth will host a Fall Retreat for young adults (ages 18 - 35ish) the weekend of October 28th - 30th. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jenny Haddad Mosher, talking about "Feet First into the Faith." The weekend will be filled with friends, food, and fun. Register at See Ted with any questions or about carpools.

4)  Our annual parish "Fall Fest" will occur on Sunday, October 30th for all HOPE, JOY, and GOYA families from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.. It will be a wonderful event with friends, games, candy, costumes, musical chairs, and more! We look forward to seeing you then. Contact Ted with any questions.

5)  Camp Nazareth will host the GOYA Fall Retreat the weekend of November 18th - 20th. Katrina Bitar, director of YES (Youth Equipped to Serve) will be speaking on "The Church as a Place of Healing." Online registration will begin on Monday, October 3rd at Contact Fr. Stephen regarding parish scholarship opportunities. Contact Ted regarding a St. Cons GOYA carpool.


Evening Prayer Sessions  

The Faith In Action group has Evening Prayer Sessions Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday of each week at 8:30pm (EST) for all those interested.
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 867 187 8236 Passcode: Jesus
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,8671878236# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,8671878236# US (New York).

Practicing Prayer

There will be an online book study via Zoom on "Practicing Prayer", by Fr. Alexander Goussetis. The group will meet weekly for 5 sessions, beginning on October 26th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. If interested, contact Cynthia Terezis by email at or leave a message at the Church office at 216-932-3300 with your email and phone, so that you will be added to the Zoom email invite. The book is available on Amazon or through


Come join the Nafpaktian Cultural Foundation and enjoy some Greek music and dancing on Saturday, October 15th. A Hellenic Dance will be held at St. Andrew Ukrainian Catholic Church Grove & Party Center, 7700 Hoertz Rd. in Parma, from 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. A full Cash Bar and Mezethakia Food Platters will be available. For tickets, please call George Mastrokostas, (440) 390-8142, Zoe Mavrakis, (330) 425-9623, or email for more information.


The Cleveland chapter of IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) will hold its annual wine tasting event on Monday, October 24th at 6:00 PM, at St. Michael's Woodside Event Center, 5025 Mill Rd, Broadview Heights. Tickets costing $60 cover the cost of a 4-course dinner with three wine tastings. For tickets, see Jim Basilion or Fr. Stephen ( 


You are invited to the Eastern Churches Seminar on Saturday, Oct. 29th, from 10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. at St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, 3256 Warren Rd, in Cleveland. Doors open at 10:00 A.M.
Author and radio personality Frederica Mathewes-Green presents insights into the ancient desert prayer that tunes the heart to God.
The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online at


We have once again begun collecting forgotten possessions - no surprise after the festival. Glasses, umbrellas, water bottles, beach towels, umbrellas, kids items, glasses, clothing, and did I mention glasses and umbrellas? All are filling our unclaimed basket to overflowing. Please check in the office to reclaim your items!


We have open dates for coffee hour hosting throughout the end of the year.  Please call the church office or send an email to to book your preferred day. 


The Chios Societies Cleveland Chapter is inviting you to join them at this year’s National Chiotiko Dance; to be held at the Marriott Hotel here in Cleveland on November 12th as part of the 65th National Chian Convention. Visit for more information, or contact them by email 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 Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus in the 3rd Tone

O Holy Apostle James, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.

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.