Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
Publish Date: 2024-03-10
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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.

Past Bulletins


March 10, 2024


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 (black book)
PROSFORA:  Christina Callos
PANGARI:    Team B: Jason Berry, Eftihia Nunes, George Stamatis
ORTHODOX ED: Classroom Learning 
MEMORIALS:  · 1 year Memorial for Harry Nolidis, Father of Renee (Gary), and Tina (Jim); Grandmother of George (Marina), Christina, Emily, and Stephen. 
                       · 1 year Memorial for Tulip Karavolos, Mother of Mary (John) and Michael; Grandmother of Nicholas and Alex
                       · In loving memory of Guy Kyriakos Rodon -  8 years 

COFFEE HOUR: Hosted by the Sadler, Young, Paliobeis and Karavolos Families


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Seventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:1-10

On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying and the napkin, which had been on His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that He must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.

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

"Christian love is the 'possible impossibility' to see Christ in another man, whoever he is..."
Alexander Schmemann
Great Lent, 20th Century


This Week


Mon, Mar. 11th          6:00 p.m. - Greek School - adult
                                  - 7:30 p.m. - Gamblers Anonymous
Tues, Mar. 12th         - 6:30 p.m. - OPA Dance
                                  - 7:30 p.m. - OCF Dinner (Offsite)
Weds, Mar. 13th        - 6:00 p.m. - Greek School - adult
                                  - 7:00 p.m. - Choir Practice
Thurs, Mar. 14th        - 5:00 p.m. - Greek School – Youth
                                  - 7:30 p.m. - Zoom Prayer Group
Fri, Mar. 15th             - 5:00 p.m. - FISH FRY 
Sat, Mar. 16th            - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy  (Sat of Souls)
- 9:30 a.m. - Greek School - Youth
                                  - 11:00 a.m.  - "Coco & Koliva" Event
                                  - 5:00 p.m. - Vespers (& Confessions)
Sun, Mar. 17th           - 8:15 a.m. - Matins
                                  - 9:30 a.m. - Liturgy
                                  - 9:30 a.m. - Orthodox Ed: Classroom Learning
                                  - MEMORIALS: 
40 Day Memorial: Alyssa Raybuck 
· 6 Year Memorial: Angela Kent
· 9 Year Memorial: Dr. Nick Terezis 
                                  - 11:30 a.m.  -  GOYA Meeting (Alcove)
                                  5:00 p.m. -  Orthodox Ed. HS Class


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 Mar. 10th:

Electronic Version of Divine Liturgy on Mar. 10th:


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 join us in the conference room at 11:30 am this Sunday, when Fr. Thomas Drenen will be speaking on the topic "Tradition in the New Testament”.  See you at the Forum!


Due to a mixup at the printer, our annual Bible Guides are only just now available. If you would like one, please check at the pangari booth or by the entrance.


Put your faith into action and help Philoptochos collect items for ZOE for Life! to distribute to mothers who come to ZOE House for material items for their babies.  The items needed are baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby wash, baby washcloths, baby towels, receiving blankets, and diapers newborn size and sizes 3-6.  Please place your donations in the brown donation box by March 17.  Please contact Anna Warren with any questions.  Thank you. 


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 24 March 2024, at 4:00pm. This service of Great Vespers will be hosted by Saint Theodosius Orthodox Cathedral (OCA), located at 733 Starkweather Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. His Eminence, the Most Reverend Nicolae, Metropolitan of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Americas, will preside as well as offer the homily.


Thank you to those who have responded to our request for coffee hosts - we have filled all the dates for the first months of the year! We now have only the following dates to cover for the weeks ahead:

  • Mar 24th
  • Mar 31st - and beyond..

Please email or call Sade in the church office at 216 932-3300 to ask about your preferred day. 


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


Sunshine Group: We are going to the fish fry on Friday, March 15. We will meet at church at 4:30. Maria will have reserved tables on the right side up by the bar. All are welcome, please join us!

For the month of April, we will be getting together on 4/11. Look for more details in next week’s bulletin. Call or email Maria Cashy if you have questions at or 216-390-2294.


The Senior Hellenic Dancers began Sunday practices on March 3rd. Practice sessions will begin after OE classes and will last one hour. Young people who turn thirteen in 2024 are welcome to join the group. See Pres. Christina Callos or Ted with any questions.


The Junior Hellenic Dancers will begin Sunday practices on March 10th.  Practices will begin after OE classes and will last one hour.  Young people who turn seven in 2024 are welcome to join the group.  Please call Elena Willis with any questions (216-225-7469).


In the Fall, we discovered a desire to read and discuss a book on praying for our departed loved ones and grieving our losses. Since January, we have been zooming together to read and discuss "Memory Eternal: Living with Grief as Orthodox Christians". We have been reading the first half of the book. We have discovered a desire to read and discuss the second half: "The Memory Eternal Bereavement Group Guide".

We plan to Zoom Again to read and discuss together: "Memory Eternal: Living with Grief as Orthodox Christians" by Sarah Byrne-Martelli, DMin; a chaplain, bereavement counselor and St. Vladimir graduate. We will Zoom once weekly to read, review and discuss on Thursday evenings at 7:30-8:30 pm, starting March 7 and running for 8 weeks. If interested, contact Cynthia Terezis at to be added to the Zoom email invite. 


1) John Carroll's OCF (campus ministry) will have its next dinner/discussion on Tuesday, March 12th @ 7:30 p.m. at Boaz (20630 John Carroll Blvd, University Heights). In addition to enjoying food and fellowship, we'll discuss "Lenten Covenants" for 2024. RSVP to Ted by Monday, March 11th to participate. 

2) HOPE/JOY families are invited to, "Coco, Cocoa, and Koliva!" on Saturday, March 16th from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We will attend the Divine Liturgy (2nd Sat of Souls), enjoy a community meal, watch the movie Coco, and then make our own koliva while learning the history and meaning of this tradition. Kindly RSVP to Ted by Monday, March 11th.

3) Sts. Constantine & Helen will provide $600 scholarships for all youth going to Camp Nazareth this summer! You will need a scholarship code prior to signing up to qualify. Contact either Fr. Stephen or Ted Cherpas for more information. Summer Camp registration will begin on Monday, March 25th @ 7:00 p.m. at Camp Nazareth can and does sell out, so please act fast! 

4) A regional HOPE/JOY (K - 6th grade) retreat will be hosted here at Sts. Constantine & Helen on Saturday, April 6th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This year's theme will be, "The Sundays of the Triodion."  Register your participant(s) at: Contact Ted with any questions or to volunteer!

5) Registration for the 2024 Young Adult Retreat @ Camp Nazareth is now live. The event will be April 12th - 14th. Fr. Jonathan Tobias will speak on, "Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?" To sign up or for more information, visit:


Since 1965, the  John M Manos, Cleveland, AHEPA Chapter #36 Scholarship Fund (a 501 (c)(3) organization) has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Greek descent. Applicants must be a resident of Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Medina or Lake County. Scholarships are awarded upon merit. Contact Alex Rokakis for a scholarship application at Scholarship applications must be completed by May 4, 2024, and will be awarded no later than June 1, 2024.


Why not make it your new year's resolution to help continue our Sunday Morning Greeting Tradition? All it requires is a warm smile, a handshake, and the fun of meeting and welcoming new friends in the community. We only ask that you volunteer your time at least one Sunday every few months to serve as a greeter before and during the liturgy. Below is a “Sign Up Genius” link with preset dates to schedule with ease. Most of you should be familiar with this process from staffing our church festival. Please feel free to reach out to Vanessa Pasiadis with questions. Her email address is: and the Sign Up Link can be found at


The 2024 Metropolis of Pittsburgh St. Photios Awards Banquet will take place Saturday, May 18, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Cranberry.  Each parish is invited to name two living individuals to receive this award (no posthumous recipients). 

Consider men and women who have served the community in previously unsung ways, not choosing those who have already been honored for their Church service (such as Archons, St. Paul Medal recipients, or prior St. Photios awardees). Suggestions for this year's St Photios Award may be sent to or to

Past Awardees-- 2023- Emily Scocos (+2023) & Mike Vasilakes (+2023); 2022 (2020)- Dick Warren & Irene Theodore (+2022); 2019- George Kappos & Chris Tartara; 2018- Elaine Joaquin & Mary Lambert; 2017- Anna Warren & Katherine Kartalis; 2016- Emily Miklis & James Huebner; 2015- Helen Carbon (+2018) & Paul Fikaris; 2014- Agnes Goss & Bill Mavrakis


A big Thank You to everyone who has come out to help make the Fish Fry a resounding success! Our Community Fish Fry began Friday, February 16th and will be going thru Friday, March 22nd. Hours are 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. General help is still needed for servers, order takers, runners and kitchen. Please follow the Sign Up Genius link to volunteer to help:


Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church will hold home-style Lenten fish fries every Friday from February 16th through March 29th in Cleveland’s historic Tremont neighborhood.  Doors open from 5 PM – 8 PM.   Dinners include Beer Battered Fried Whitefish with french fries, coleslaw, & hush puppies ($15) and Baked Atlantic Cod with rice, mixed vegetables, & dinner roll ($13).  Homemade mac & cheese, homemade clam chowder, pierogies, fish tacos, drinks (beer, wine, pop & water) and desserts will also be available.  Sit down and to go available.  All proceeds will support the ministries of the church and its community.  2187 W. 14th Street Cleveland Ohio 44113


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Tone

By your cross you destroyed death, and opened paradise to the thief. You transformed the sorrow of the Myrrh-bearers, and commanded the apostles to proclaim that you have risen from the dead, Christ our God, granting to 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.