Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2023-02-19
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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

Contact Information

Services Schedule


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

SATURDAYS (subject to change):

VESPERS: 5:00 p.m.

Past Bulletins


Feb. 19, 2022


MATINS: 8:15 a.m. 
LITURGY: 9:30 a.m. 
EPISTLE: I Corinthians 8:8-13, 9:1-2
GOSPEL: Matthew 25:31-46
GREEK TEXT p. 178 
PROSFORA: Georgia Christides  
PANGARI: Team  D:  William Chevako, George E Loucas, Maria Misthos
MEMORIALS: 10:45 a.m.  - 2 year Memorial for Philomeni Romoudi
COFFEE HOSTS: Library / Greek School 





Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Third Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:9-20

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.

After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. After this He appeared to the eleven themselves as they sat at table and He upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw Him after He had risen. And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."

So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 4th Tone. Psalm 146.5;134.3.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power.
Verse: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2.

Brethren, food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

Gospel Reading

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)
The Reading is from Matthew 25:31-46

The Lord said, "When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.' And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."


Wisdom of the Fathers

. . .The day will come when we shall stand before God and be judged, but as long as our pilgrimage continues, as long as we live in the process of becoming, as long as there is ahead of us this road that leads to the full measure of the stature of Christ which is our vocation, judgment must be pronounced by ourselves.
Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh


This Week


Mon, Feb. 20th    7:30 p.m. - Gamblers Anonymous 
-  7:30 p.m. - Adult Beginner's Greek

Tues, Feb. 21st  - 6:30 p.m. - OPA Dance 
Weds, Feb. 22nd 9:30 a.m. - St. Makrina Zoom Bible Study
7:00 p.m. - Adult Intermediate Greek
6:30 p.m. - Boys vs. Girls Scrimmage
Thurs, Feb. 23rd 11:30 a.m. - Adult Intermediate Online 
Fri, Feb. 24th     
11:30 a.m. - Adult Beginner's Online
Sat, Feb. 25th    9:30 a.m. - Liturgy (Sat. of Souls)
 - 9:30 a.m. - Greek Kindergarten 
10:00 a.m. - Greek School
 5:00 p.m. - Vespers (& Confessions)
Sun, Feb. 26th    - 8:15 a.m. - Matins 
 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy  
                           - 10:45 a.m. - 2 year Memorial:
 Philomeni Romoudi


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.


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.


Those wishing to follow the livestreamed services with a written text may do so using the links below.
Electronic Version of Orthros (Matins) on Feb. 19th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Feb. 19th:


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!


We are pleased to welcome everyone back. Our speaker this Sunday will be Dr. Cynthia Terezis on the topic “St. Paul”.


The printed version of 2022 end of year statements have been mailed. Email statements are on their way, pending resolution of a technical error. If you need your statement sooner, or have any questions about the items on your statement, please call or email the office.


We will once again have our Community Fish Fry beginning Friday, February 24th, and going thru Friday, March 31st. Hours are 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

General help is needed on the front line, order taking, runners, bar, and also in the kitchen. Please click on the below Sign-Up Genius link to volunteer to help.


The Orthodox Christian Community of Greater Cleveland and Lorain will soon be honoring the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday of the Great Fast. A celebration of this triumph of our Faith will take place on the evening of 05 March 2023, at 5:00pm. This service of Great Vespers will be hosted by Holy Trinity Orthodox Church (OCA), located at 6822 Broadview Road, Parma, Ohio 44134. His Grace, the Right Reverend Andrei, Bishop of Cleveland and Auxiliary to the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (OCA), will preside as well as offer the homily.

If you wish to donate, we ask that you make checks payable to the “Greater Cleveland Council of Orthodox Clergy,” or simply the “GCCOC.” Checks can either be given to your parish priest, or they can be mailed to the address below no later than 26 February 2023.

GCCOC, c/o St. Innocent Orthodox Church
PO Box 38208
Olmsted Falls, Ohio 44138


We have restarted OPA after a long hiatus, and invite all to join us for dancing and parea.  We meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Note that as of this week, we will be moving to the Fellowship Hall while the gym floor is being refinished.


  • Feb. 19th - OE Classes (GOYA BB at Pittsburgh)
  • Feb. 26th - OE Classes: Cheesefare Sunday


Our church oratorical festival will be Sunday, March 12th.  OE students in grades 5-12 will receive information on participation today. It would be wonderful if all students become orators and learn more about our faith!  We hope to have a mentor for each participant. If you are interested in mentoring please call Maria Misthos (440-552-3270).  Finally, please mark the date on your calendar to join us for lunch to support our youth!


1)  A regional HOPE/JOY (K - 6th grade) retreat will be hosted by St. Paul, North Royalton on Saturday, March 4th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The retreat theme will be, "The Sundays of Lent." Activities will include craft, service projects, and lunch. Register at: Contact Soci Phyrillas with any questions.

2) The Sr. Hellenic Dancers will begin their 2023 practices on Sunday, March 5th. Practice sessions will begin after OE classes and will last one hour. There will be no practices on Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, or May 21st (Sts. Constantine & Helen Day). To join the group, you must be 13 by December 31st, 2023. See Pres. Christina Callos or Ted with any questions.

3) The 2023 Young Adult Lenten Retreat will be hosted at Camp Nazareth the weekend of March 17th - 19th. Fr. Radu Bordeianu of Holy Trinity, Pittsburgh will be the keynote speaker. You can register now at Send any questions to

4)  GOYA will be visiting St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Food Bank on Saturday, March 18th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. This will be our 2023 Lenten service project. Send RSVPs and any questions to Ted.

5) Registration for the 2023 GOYA Spring Retreat @ Camp Nazareth is now live at The event will be March 31st - April 2nd. Camp Naz can and does sell out, so please reserve your spots quickly. Contact Fr. Stephen for parish scholarship codes, and Ted about the St. Cons carpool.


Coffee hour dates open again later this spring.  Please call the church office or send an email to to ask about your preferred day. 


Join us for the Feast Day of the Mother Church, with His Eminence Metropolitan Savas for Great Vespers and Artoklasia on Friday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. with Lenten refreshments to follow in the church banquet hall.

Saturday, March 25th Orthros 8:15 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. and Doxology to follow proceeding to the Greek Independence Day Parade. We are honored and humbled to have +His Eminence Metropolitan Savas as this year’s Grand Marshall, festivities will follow in our banquet hall banquet hall.


Akron area Orthodox Christian Women are sponsoring a Lenten Retreat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 11th, at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Mogadore. Our speaker will be Rev. Nicholas Halkias on the topic, “The Prayer of St. Ephraim”. Tickets include Continental Breakfast, Morning Session, Lenten Lunch, and Afternoon Session. RSVP by Friday, March 10, 2023 and make checks payable to OCW. Remit to:
Pat Gorsuch
124 Beech St., Doylestown, OH 44230
For more information call: Sandy Menhorn 330-354-7792 or Nancy Studebaker 330-655-9638

Please note printed bulletin has incorrect date


The Philoptochos Daffodil Luncheon will be held on APRIL 1, 2023. The Metropolis of Pittsburgh Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society’s Daffodil Luncheon is the largest fundraiser to support our organization. This year, we are committing 2/3 of the profits from our Daffodil Luncheon to Social Services and 1/3 to the “Seminarians of our Future Scholarship Fund”. We are asking for your support through sponsorship of the Daffodil Luncheon. We will recognize all sponsors in our event program. Please contact Anna Vedouras (216) 235-2798 or with any questions.



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).


If you've been to church lately, you may have noticed a lot of changes. One of these affects Ted Cherpas, our Director of Youth Ministries, who now has an office at the east end of the hall (the old Festival office). And a new office means a new phone - you can now reach him at Phone: 216-932-3300 x5.

TITHE.LY - IMPORTANT UPDATES! is an online giving tool that makes it simple to safely/securely give to your church anywhere at any time. No downloads required; simply visit the Sts. Constantine and Helen homepage, and click the green Give Now button at the upper right of the page. Your gift goes directly to the church, and is an easy way to make your donation by credit card. However, please be aware that if you choose not to cover the fee, it will be deducted from your donation.

PLEASE NOTE as well that if you’ve set up a recurring donation on, it’s time to update your pledge for this year. It did NOT automatically change to the current year’s Stewardship Fund, so please make sure your gift is being allocated as intended - some of you still have donations coming in tagged for 2021!


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 3rd Tone

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord has shown the power of his reign. He has conquered death by death and become the first born of the dead. He has delivered us from the depths of Hades and has granted the world great mercy.

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 1st Tone

O God, when You come upon the earth in glory, the whole world will tremble. A river of fire will bring all before Your Judgment Seat and the books will be opened, and everything in secret will become public. At that time, deliver me from the fire which never dies, and enable me to stand by Your right hand, O Judge most just.