Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-10-02
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Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (760) 942-0920
  • Fax:
  • (760) 942-3603
  • Street Address:

  • 3459 Manchester Ave. #32

  • Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007

Contact Information

Services Schedule


8:30AM  Orthros

10:00AM Divine Liturgy



8:30AM  Orthros

9:30AM Divine Liturgy


Past Bulletins

Memorials & Prayers



40 Day Memorial for Father Elias Velonis beloved husband of Presvytera Mary, his daughter Margo(Samesh), his son Thomas(Jean), his grandchildren Clayton, Sonia, Reena and Fiona.





Demetria Sarantopoulos, Peter and Lydia Chaconas, Patricia Karetas, Jim and Vasil Karounos, Litsa Mitchell, Brittany Howland, Marianne McDonald, Angele Lorio, Victoria Benzel, Daphne Triphon, Yvette Hamud, George Gillespie, Becky Stathes Parks Snell, Mary Garbis, Jeff Richardson, Anne Fierros, Georgia Vourlitis, Katherine Rovos, Nora Paltadakis, Peter Fellios, Aphrodite Sacorafas, Cynthia Sacorafas, Mimi Howland, Anthony Lizardy, Susan Comitas, Helen Theofan, Nikki Cozakos, Stavroula Georgopoulos, Toula Panos, Maria Poniros, Desiree Plagis, Kelee Tsitsikaos, Michael L. Pappas, Baby Michael Wyatt Pappas, Vasillos Gavrilos, Despina Geotas, Freddi Zulim, Georgia Stamos Zulim, Emmanuel Stamos (Hatzimanolis), Maria Stamos (Hatzimanolis), Vassili Stamos (Hatizimanolis), Garrett Lavin, Anton Vasilevich Ovslenko, Petr Sergevich Pavlov, Caron Gray, Rev. Fr. Peter Leventis, Presbytera Despina Leventis, Judy Panagos, Chris Kailas, Nathaniel Cochran, Alvin Wadsworth, Terri Urosevich, Sofia Urosevich, Zackary Allen, Paula Elliott, Rachel Mandel, Sean Tubbs, Duane Tubbs, Alexandra Tzatzalos. Henry Schrik.

If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please contact the office.





Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Seventh Mode

Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers' lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Martyrs Cyprian and Justina in the Fourth Mode

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Cyprian. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Apolytikion for the Church in the First Mode

He beheld the image of your Cross in the Heavens, and as Paul, he too did not receive the call from men.  Your apostle among Kings placed the care of the Royal City in Your hands.  Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O only Loving Lord, keep it ever in peace.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Seventh Mode. 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 Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10.

Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Gospel Reading

2nd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 6:31-36

The Lord said, "As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful."


Wisdom of the Fathers

There is an old saying: 'Excesses meet.' Too much fasting and too much eating come to the same end. Keeping too long a vigil brings the same disastrous cost as ... sluggishness... Too much self-denial brings weakness and induces the same condition as carelessness. Often I have seen men who would not be snared by gluttony fall, nevertheless, through immoderate fasting and tumble in weakness into the very urge which they had overcome. Unmeasured vigils and foolish denial of rest overcame those whom sleep could not overcome. Therefore, 'fortified to right and to left in the armor of justice,' as the apostle says (2 Cor. 6:7), life must be lived with due measure and, with discernment for a guide, the road must be traveled between the two kinds of excess so that in the end we may not allow ourselves to be diverted from the pathway of restraint which has been laid down for us nor fall through dangerous carelessness into the urgings of gluttony and self-indulgence.
St. John Cassian
Conferences, Conference Two: On Discernment no. 16; Paulist Press pg. 76, 5th century

There are three things that impel us towards what is holy: natural instincts, angelic powers and probity of intention. Natural instincts impel us when, for example, we do to others what we would wish them to do to us (cf. Luke 6:31), or when we see someone suffering deprivation or in need and naturally feel compassion. Angelic powers impel us when, being ourselves impelled to something worthwhile, we find we are providentially helped and guided. We are impelled by probity of intention when, discriminating between good and evil, we choose the good.
St. Maximos the Confessor
Second Century on Love no. 32, Philokalia Vol. 2 edited by Palmer, Sherrard and Ware; Faber and Faber pg. 71, 7th century

Every work which does not have love as its beginning and root is nothing.
St. John Chrysostom
Unknown, 4th century

Why do we judge our neighbors? Because we shun knowing ourselves. Someone busy trying to understand himself has no time to notice the shortcomings of others. Judge yourself ... and you will stop judging others. Judge a poor deed, but do not judge the doer. It is necessary to consider yourself the most sinful of all, and to forgive your neighbor every poor deed.
St. Seraphim of Sarov
Unknown, 19th century


Saints and Feasts

October 02

2nd Sunday of Luke

October 02

The Holy Hieromartyr Cyprian and the Virgin Martyr Justina

Saint Justina who was from Damascus, lived in virginity for the sake of Christ. Saint Cyprian, who was from Antioch, began as an initiate of magic and worshipper of the demons. A certain foolish young man who had been smitten with Justina's beauty hired Cyprian to draw her to love him; when Cyprian had wed every demonic device he knew, and had failed, being repulsed by the power of Christ Whom Justina invoked, he understood the weakness of the demons and came to know the truth. Delivered from demonic delusion, he came to Christ and burned all his books of magic, was baptized, and later ascended the episcopal throne in his country. Later, he and Justina were arrested by the Count of Damascus, and having endured many torments at his hands, they were sent finally to Diocletian in Nicomedia, where they were beheaded about the year 304.

October 02

Theophilus the Confessor


This Week

  • Church Calendar

    September 18 to October 10, 2022

    Sunday, September 18

    Donate items for ElderHelp thru 10/2/2022

    Sunday, October 2

    Church Music Sunday

    College Student Sunday

    8:30AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM 40 Day Memorial

    12:00PM Choir Rehearsal

    12:00PM Opalakia Dance Practice - Phillips Center

    1:00PM Atromiti Dance Practice - Phillips Center

    3:00PM Baptism

    Monday, October 3

    6:30PM Pacific Coast Harmony - Rehearsal

    Tuesday, October 4

    10:30AM Bible Study with Father Michael (via Zoom)

    5:30PM Filia Dance Practice - Phillips Center

    6:30PM AHEPA Meeting (Pappas Hall or Conf. Room)

    7:00PM Armonia Dance Practice - Phillips Center

    7:00PM Daughters of Penelope Meeting (Pappas Hall or Conf. Room)

    Wednesday, October 5

    9:30AM Transport items to Elderhelp

    5:00PM YAL In Your Backyard Book Club & Discussion (Zoom)

    5:30PM Atromiti Dance Practice-Phillips Center

    7:00PM Boy Scouts

    Thursday, October 6

    3:30PM eWedding Rehearsal

    Saturday, October 8

    3:00PM eWedding

    Sunday, October 9

    Ministry Sunday

    Clergy Appreciation Day

    8:30AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Opalakia Dance Practice - Phillips Center

    12:00PM Choir Rehearsal

    1:00PM Atromiti Dance Practice - Phillips Center

    3:00PM Greek Theme Game @ SD Loyal

    Monday, October 10



Save the Date


  • Oct. 9th Ministry Sunday (During Fellowship)
  • Oct. 9th Greek Theme Game at San Diego Loyal (See flyer)
  • Oct. 13th 8 Dates Marriage Program Series Via Zoom (See flyer for information on Registration/Dates)
  • Oct. 16th Loss and Bereavement group every third Sunday- After Liturgy (Contact George Koumaras)
  • Oct. 18th-Nov. 22 (Tuesday's only) Philoptochos Caregiver Support Group via Zoom (See flyer)
  • Oct. 21st Bach Collegium Concert at Church
  • Oct. 22nd FDF Dance Workshops at Church
  • Oct. 22nd OXI Day Glendi Dance Fundraiser (See Flyer) Doors open at 6:30PM With Dinner and Live Music
  • Oct. 27th 8 Dates Marriage Program Series Via Zoom (See flyer for information on Registration/Dates)
  • Nov. 3rd 8 Dates Marriage Program Series Via Zoom (See flyer for information on Registration/Dates)
  • Nov. 4th Art Opening (details to follow)
  • Nov. 6th Stewardship Sunday
  • Nov. 12th Saint Helen Philoptochos Fundraiser - An Evening in Tuscany (See flyer)
  • Dec. 10th 3pm Masters of Harmony Concert at Church (See flyer)


    YAL In Your Backyard Bookclub 10/5

    YAL In Your Backyard Bookclub 10/5

    Please join on Oct. 5 at 5PM on zoom for a discussion of Fr. Nicholas book "RENEWING You" See flyer for additional details.

    GREEK NIGHT 10/9

    GREEK NIGHT 10/9

    San Diego Loyal is excited to celebrate Greek Night and welcome Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church for a second year in a row! to secure your tickets (see flyer)

    8 Dates (Starting on 10/13)

    8 Dates (Starting on 10/13)

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Family Wellness Ministry and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries invites all married / engaged couples to participate in the upcoming Eight Dates Marriage program. This powerful relationship series presented for the third time is based on the book Eight Dates by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Topics addressed including Conflict; Work and Money, Intimacy, Family, Spirituality, and much more. Any couple who wants to improve their communication and connection can benefit from this lively and evidence based program. Please register by October 8th as sessions begin Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 pm

    Loss And Bereavement Group 10/16

    Loss And Bereavement Group 10/16

    Starting on Oct. 16 our support group will be held after Liturgy in the conference room. It will be held every third Sunday of the month after the beginning date.

    OXI Day Glendi 10/22

    OXI Day Glendi 10/22

    Dinner, Drinks, and Dancing! See flyer for ticket information.

    Philoptochos Caregiver Support 10/18-11/22

    Philoptochos Caregiver Support 10/18-11/22

    Tuesday Evenings starting Oct 18 - Nov 22 For Orthodox Christian caregivers nationwide Pre-Registration is required. Please email

    Annual Saint Helen Philoptochos Fundraiser 11/12

    Annual Saint Helen Philoptochos Fundraiser 11/12

    An Evening in Tuscany!

    Toghether Again For Christmas 12/10

    Toghether Again For Christmas 12/10

    Come and hear Mastors of Harmony sing songs of the season! (See Flyer for additional information)

    Choir Rehearsal Sundays!

    Choir Rehearsal Sundays!

    Come and add your voice! After Divine Liturgy Choir practice will be held every Sunday. See flyer for more details.

    Saints Constantine And Helen Dance Groups!

    Saints Constantine And Helen Dance Groups!

    See flyer for information regarding the 3 dance groups and their practice times!




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EPISTLE READINGS: Nicholas Georgalas in Greek and Amelie Georgalas in English

PROSFORON OFFERED BY:   Sophia Dafnis and Christine Dorudian


SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Sunday School Teachers, and Students (with their family members)  should come forward for Holy Communion first then proceed to their classrooms downstairs. 

COMMUNION: Communion is offered to Sunday School Teachers, Students (with their family) first, then the newly baptized/chrismated, and then each row will be called forward by the Parish Council.  If you wish to receive a blessing only, please come forward when your row is called for Communion and ask for a blessing when you approach the Priest.  Communion is offered to Orthodox Christians who are baptized/chrismated in the Orthodox faith, who are in good standing, and who are prepared to receive the Holy Gifts. 

COLLEGE STUDENT SUNDAY:  Please fill out a card for our college students letting them know you are thinking of them!  Cards are available at the Philoptochos table.  If you want to donate money for a gift card please drop by the Philoptochos table.   

CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY:  Thank you to our Chanters, our Choir DIrector, and all those who are helping to bring the Choir back.  Want to joint the choir?  Start today!  Rehearsals are after church on Sundays.