Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2023-06-11
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Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (216) 932-3300
  • Street Address:

  • 3352 Mayfield Road

  • Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Contact Information

Services Schedule


MATINS: 8:15 am
LITURGY: 9:30 am

SATURDAYS (subject to change):

VESPERS: 5:00 p.m.

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June 11, 2023



MATINS:  8:15 a.m.
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m. 
EPISTLE: Hebrews 11:33-40, 12:1-2
GOSPEL: Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30
PROSFORA: Jennifer Moissis
PANGARI: Team C: Costa Sarris, Angelo Savakis, George Stamatis
GOYA: 11:30 a.m. - Meeting + Elections



Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

First Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Matthew 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen."

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 4th Tone. Psalm 67.35,26.
God is wonderful among his saints.
Verse: Bless God in the congregations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2.

Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated - of whom the world was not worthy - wandering over deserts and mountains and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.

Gospel Reading

The Sunday of All Saints
The Reading is from Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30

The Lord said to his disciples, "Every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in heaven. He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me." Then Peter said in reply, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you. What then shall we have?" Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first."


Wisdom of the Fathers

For in a contest there is much labor needed--and after the contest victory falls to some, to others disgrace. Is the palm ever given or the crown granted before the course is finished? ... Therefore no one can receive a reward, unless he has striven lawfully; nor is the victory a glorious one, unless the contest also has been toilsome.
St. Ambrose of Milan
Chapter 15, Three Books on the Duties of the Clergy, 4th century


This Week


Mon, June 12th        - 9:00 a.m. - Festival Baking
 6:00 p.m. - Jr.&Sr. Hellenic Dance 
                                  - 7:30 p.m. - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, June 13th      - 6:30 p.m. - OPA Dance
Weds, June 14th     -  6:00 p.m. - Jr.&Sr. Hellenic Dance 
Fri, June 16th         - 6:00 p.m. - GOYA Service Project (Literacy Cooperative)
Sat, June 17th         - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers (& Confessions)
Sun, June 18th        - 8:15 a.m. - Matins
                                  - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy


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 June 11th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on June 11th:


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.


Please help us prepare for our beloved Greek festival - don’t forget it comes early this year! We are grateful for any amount of time you can give us. Baking preparation begins starting at 9:00 a.m. on the following date:

  • June 12th - Tiropita
  • June 19th - Koulourakia
  • June 26th - Koulourakia


Sunshine Group--our next lunch will be on Thursday, June 15 at Ho Wah Chinese Restaurant on Cedar Road at La Place in Beachwood.  Let Maria Cashy know if you can attend: 216-390-2294. or  Looking forward to seeing you all there!  Note--there will be no scheduled luncheon for July due to the festival!


Philoptochos is sponsoring a Memorial Service on Father's Day to honor our Fathers, Grandathers and Godfathers who have departed. Everyone is invited to submit the names of their loved ones who are no longer with us. Father will be reading the names during the service on Sunday June 18, 2023. If you would like to make a donation to Philoptochos, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please mail names before June 11 to:

Sts. Constantine and Helen Philoptochos c/o Anne Mitchell
3352 Mayfield Rd
Cleve Hts OH 44118

or email names to
With Father's Day in the subject line.


The 10th Annual St. Herman Golf Classic will take place Monday, June 26th at the Tanglewood Club. If you would like to play and/or be a sponsor, please contact Dick Warren (216-287-6886) or sign up electronically at Details are on the bulletin board. 


As a community we are excited for our great Greek Festival – Live and in-person, with music and dancing – to be held on July 27-30.  BUT WE NEED VOLUNTEERSWe ask that you find the time to commit to volunteer in as many shifts as you are able.

We really need you to be generous with your time. This is a great way to help the Church and to meet new people. If you are willing to work anywhere, you do not have to sign up for a specific booth. You just have to sign up and let us know that you will be there and are willing to help. We will let you know where you are needed.

You can sign up to volunteer three ways:

1. On line with SignUp Genius – click on below link
Sts Constantine & Helen Community: Greek Festival 2023
Go to Click on “Volunteer for the Festival” tab
2. In Church on sign up boards
3. Contact Marguarite Stephanopoulos at or 917-459-7533 or Anna Warren at or 216-287-6890.


1) GOYA is joining FOCUS for its Annual Backpack Drive. You can participate by volunteering to fill a backpack for a student in need right here in Cleveland. The packing list includes items like pencils, folders, and index cards. The deadline to have everything collected is Sunday, August 6th. Please see Ted to get involved.

2) GOYA will be participating in a service project on Friday, June 16th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Literacy Cooperative, a group that helps students learn to read, will be visiting Sts. Constantine & Helen, and they need our help to prepare materials for needy families. Plan on attending and helping out!

3) OCF will have a summer reunion event on Thursday, July 6th @ 6:00 p.m. We will meet at the Kiwanis Pavilion in Elmwood Park (6363 Selig Dr, Independence, 44131) @ 6:00 p.m. The local John Carroll and Baldwin-Wallace OCF chapters will be co-hosting, and any college student home for the summer is welcome to attend. Pizza and pop will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, July 3rd.

4) Altar boys & families are reinvited to a Lake County Captains Game on Friday, July 13th @ 7:00 p.m. This new date was chosen to accomodate more people. We will still be attending a "faith night" which is specifically for Church youth groups. RSVP by Sunday, July 2nd, and see Ted with any questions.

5) Registration for our Metropolis Family Camp (Sept 22nd - 24th) at Camp Nazareth will go live this month. Fr. Alexander Goussetis and Anastasios Phyrillas will be the keynote speakers. Space in this program is very limited, so please reserve your spots quickly at Contact Fr. Joe DiStefano at with any questions.


We are sorry to announce that, due to lack of participation, Vacation Church School for Summer 2023 has been cancelled. If you have questions, please e-mail us at


Unless we can secure volunteer hosts for the summer months, we may be forced to cancel Coffee Hour indefinitely. Hosting is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to our community in a meaningful way: to showcase your hospitality, meet new people, and make lasting friendships. Open dates run from now until the festival. If you are interested in volunteering as a Coffee Hour host, please call the church office or email or call Sade in the church office at 216 932-3300 ext 4 to ask about your preferred day. 


 We invite all to join us for dancing and parea.  OPA meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.


Junior and Senior Greek Dancers meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm until the festival, in the Gym for seniors & the Fellowship Room for juniors. Seniors also have an optional practice on Sundays. Typically, junior dancers must be turning 8 the year of the festival, but we are open to welcoming younger dancers that are able to learn the dances.  To join the senior dancers, you must be 13 by December 31st, 2023.

Please contact Elena Willis at 216-225-7469 or with any questions for the junior group, and see Pres. Christina or Ted for the senior group.  We look forward to seeing you!


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).


Invites all to join us every Wednesday, from 9:30-11am. Our next book to read and discuss is: Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life, by WD Taylor.
Contact Toni Madden at for the Zoom link. We encourage you to join us!


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 All Saints in the 4th Tone

Adorned in the blood of Thy Martyrs throughout all the world as in purple and fine linen, Thy Church, though them, doth cry unto Thee, O Christ God: Send down Thy compassions upon Thy people; grant peace to Thy commonwealth, and great mercy to our souls.

Apolytikion for Apostle Bartholomew in the 3rd Tone

O Holy Apostles, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offenses.

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 Plagal 4th Tone

As the first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off'ring unto Thee, O Lord. Through their earnest entreaties, keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquillity, through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.