Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-07-24
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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


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This new COVID variant is on the rise!  We care about you, your health, and the health of our children, therefore with love, we strongly recommend that everyone wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status for the time being.  This is one thing we can do to help care for and protect those who are most vulnerable among us.



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, Wendy Anna Panagos, Caron Gray, Rev. Fr. Peter Leventis, Presbytera Despina Leventis, Judy Panagos, Chris Kailas, Toni Kanakaris, Nathaniel Cochran, Alvin Wadsworth, Terri Urosevich, Sofia Urosevich, Zackary Allen, James Bonadeo, Paula Elliott

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



Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fifth Mode

Let us worship the Word, O ye faithful, praising Him that with the Father and the Spirit is co-beginningless God, Who was born of a pure Virgin that we all be saved; for He was pleased to mount the Cross in the flesh that He assumed, accepting thus to endure death. And by His glorious rising, He also willed to resurrect the dead.

Apolytikion for Great Martyr Christina in the Fourth Mode

O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: accept me offered out of longing to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.

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. Fifth Mode. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 12:6-14.

Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Gospel Reading

6th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:1-8

At that time, getting into a boat Jesus crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven." And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say 'Rise and walk?' But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" he then said to the paralytic -- "Rise, take up your bed and go home." And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.


Wisdom of the Fathers

Through the toil of prayer and the anguish of your heart commune with those who are grieved at heart, and the Source of mercy will be opened up to your petitions.
St. Isaac of Syria
Unknown, 7th century

[The Lord] does not on all occasions require faith on the part of the sick - as for instance when they are mentally ill or in any other way, through their disease, have no self control. However, in this case the sick man also had part in the faith, for he would not have allowed himself to be let down, unless he had believed.
Saint John Chrysostom
Homily XXIX on Matthew IX, 1, 2, Fourth Century

God listens, not to our voice, but to our heart. He does not need to be prodded with shouts, since He sees our thoughts, as the Lord proved when He asked, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?" And elsewhere He stated: "All the assemblies shall know that I am He who searches minds and hearts."
Saint Cyprian of Carthage
The Lord's Prayer, Third Century


Saints and Feasts

July 24

6th Sunday of Matthew

July 24

Christina the Great Martyr of Tyre

Saint Christina was from Tyre in Syria, the daughter of a pagan named Urban. Enlightened in her heart to believe in Christ, she broke her father's idols, made of gold and silver, and distributed the pieces to the poor. When her father learned this, he punished her ruthlessly, then cast her into prison. The rulers subjected her to imprisonments, hunger, torments, the cutting off of her breasts and tongue, and finally impalement, in the year 200, during the reign of the Emperor Septimius Severus.

July 24

Boris and Gleb, the Passion-bearers

The holy Passion-bearers Boris and Gleb, named Romanus and David in sacred Baptism, were the pious sons of the holy Great Prince Vladimir. In 1015 they were slain at the command of their brother Svyatopolk-Saint Boris, on July 24 on the Alta River, near Pereyaslavl, and Saint Gleb, on September 5 on the bank of the Smyadinya River, near Smolensk. Although both had understood their brother's designs against them, they refused to take up arms against him and bring civil war upon their land, preferring to fulfill the commandment, "Resist not evil" (Matt. 5:39). The holy relics of Saint Boris were then buried in Vyshgorod, to which the holy relics of his brother were transferred five years later. Miracles were worked through the holy relics of the meek and guileless brothers during the consecration in Vyshgorod of a church in their honor on this day in 1021.

July 24

Athenagorus the Apologist

Saint Athenogorus was a Christian philosopher and apologist of the second century A.D. He probably came from Athens where he studied Middle Platonism and Stoic philosophy. He flourished during the time of the Roman emperors Marcus Aurelius (161-180) and Commodus (180 - 192).

There are some basic facts about Saint Athenagorus, his formation and his work which are drawn from his two works, preserved in a codex from the year 914, which was produced in the literary workshop of Arethas: “Embassy (or Supplication) for the Christians" and "On the Resurrection of the dead.”

Saint Athenagorus stands out among the apologists of his day because of his literary excellence and his clear and eloquent style. His writings contain quotes from poets and philosophers, and from the rhythm of his sentences, and the arrangement of his material, we can deduce that he attended a school of rhetoric. In the field of theology he affirms Orthodox teachings about the Holy Trinity, the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, and reveals a strict ascetical position concerning the moral life of Christians. His work has an important place in the ecclesiastical writings of the first two centuries.

July 24

Kapiton, Himenaos and Hermogenes, the Martyrs

July 24

Theophilos the New Martyr of Zakynthos

July 26

Paraskeve the Righteous Martyr of Rome

Saint Paraskeve, who was from a certain village near Rome, was born to pious parents, Agatho and Politia. Since she was born on a Friday (in Greek, Paraskeve), she was given this name, which means "preparation" or "preparedness" (compare Matt. 27:62, Mark 15:42, Luke 23:54, and John 19:31, where 'Friday' is called "the day of the preparation"). From childhood she was instructed in the sacred letters and devoted herself to the study of the divine Scriptures, while leading a monastic life and guiding many to the Faith of Christ. During the reign of the Emperor Antoninus Pius, she was apprehended because she was a Christian and was urged to worship the idols, but she answered with the words of Jeremias: "Let the gods that have not made heaven and the earth perish from off the earth" (Jer. 10:11). Because of this she endured exceedingly painful torments, and was beheaded in the year 140. The faithful pray to her for the healing of eye ailments.


This Week

  • Church Calendar

    July 24 to August 1, 2022

    Sunday, July 24

    8:30AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, July 26

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy - St. Paraskevi

    5:00PM Baptism (x2)

    5:30PM Serve Dinner @ Interfaith Haven House Shelter

    Wednesday, July 27

    1:30PM Recycled Water Coordination Meeting

    Friday, July 29

    6:00PM Teach Me to Dance Workshop

    Sunday, July 31

    8:30AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, August 1

    Dormition Fast


Save the Date

  • Aug. 1st Dormition Fast Begins
  • Aug. 1st and Aug.3rd Paraklesis Service
  • Aug. 3rd thru 5th Vacation Church School at St. Spyridon (see flyer)
  • Aug. 5th Transfiguration Vespers Service
  • Aug. 6th Transfiguration Service
  • Aug. 8th to 19th Centennial Pilgrimage to Pontos with HE Archbishop Elpidophoros (
  • Aug. 14th Dormition Vespers
  • Aug. 15th Dormition Liturgy
  • Aug. 16th Bible Study with Father Michael Resumes
  • Aug. 21st Padres Greek Heritage Cap Day (see flyer)
  • Aug. 23rd Prep/Serve Meal for Interfaith's Haven House Shelter 
  • Aug. 24th Youth Greek Dance Practice Resumes
  • Sept. 1st through 5th YAL Conference in San Diego ( (see flyer)
  • Sept. 10th and 11th Cardiff Greek Festival returns (
  • Sept. 18th Sunday School Kick Off Event
  • Nov. 12th Saint Helen Philoptochos Fundraiser - An Evening in Tuscany (see flyer)



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EPISTLE READINGS: Nicki Cometa in Greek; Anne Panagakos in English.  

PROSFORON OFFERED BY:  Mary Bruscella, Christine Dorudian, Maria Kladouras, and Matina Dale


SUNDAY SCHOOL is on break until September.

COMMUNION: Communion is offered to the newly baptized/chrismated first, 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. 


  • Giving Tree – Make a Tax Deductible Donation – Sponsor a Booth or Items.  select from items on the Giving Tree list during Fellowship.  Your donation helps offset the costs incurred to set up and run the Festival.

  • Sponsors and Advertisers:  Show your support for our 42nd Greek Festival 2022 by placing and ad in our program book or becoming a Festival Sponsor.  Contact Debbie Rycyzyn,, for more info on our program book or visit us at our Festival Table during fellowship to place an advertisement.

  • Volunteer:  One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time!  Volunteer today to serve God, support the church, and make new friends.  Stop by the Festival table to sign up to help.


Happy Birthday Stephen Maginas!!!