Weekly Bulletin


Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral – Cleveland Heights, OH

July 23, 2017


PANGARI: Team B: Marguarite Stephanopoulos, Jason Berry, Clay White
GOSPEL: Matthew 9:27-35
LITURGY: 9:30 am
LIBRARY GREETERS: Rose Marie Paliobeis and Euridici Papadakis
GREETER: Emily Scocos
PROSFORO: Jen Moissis
COFFEE HOUR: 11:00 am – Coffee Only
BAPTISM: Loukas and Photini Koumoundouros

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans 15:1-7.

BRETHREN, we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of your Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Gospel Reading

7th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:27-35

At that time, as Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, “See that no one knows it.” But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.

As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.”

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.

Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion for the Church in the Plagal Fourth Mode

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)

Wisdom of the Fathers

And then at last He for His part lays His hand upon them, saying, “According to your faith be it unto you.” And this He does to confirm their faith, and to show that they are participators in the good work …
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 32 on Matthew 9, 4th Century

This Week

JULY 24, 2017 – JULY 30, 2017

MON. 7/24
9:00 am – Festival Baking – Koulourakia
9:30 am – Liturgy (St. Christina)
6:00 pm – Parish Council Meeting
6:30 pm – Senior Dance Practice
6:30 pm – Junior Dance Practice
7:30 pm – Gamblers Anonymous
TUES. 7/25
6:30 pm – OPA Dance
WED. 7/26
6:30 pm – Senior Dance Practice
6:30 pm – Junior Dance Practice
7:00 pm – Bible Study on the Parables
THUR. 7/27
9:30 am – Liturgy (Panteleimon)
FRI. 7/28
9:30 am -Liturgy (St. Irene Chrysovalantou)
SAT. 7/29
3:00 pm – Wedding: Kirstin Kuenzi & Andreas Safakas
5:00 pm – Vespers (& Confessions)
SUN. 7/30
9:30 am – Liturgy
11:00 am – Coffee Hour- Coffee Only


1) Orthodox Education students & teachers.
2) Elderly & people with disabilities.
3) Parents with infants being carried in arms.
4) The rest of the congregation and visitors wishing to receive will be dismissed row by row from front to back.

Only practicing Orthodox Christians may receive sacraments.


Metropolis Events
July 25th – Greek Family Day at Kennywood Amusement Park (Greek food, dance performances)


The festival meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 26 has been cancelled. Please remember to sign up to volunteer during the festival August 24-27.


Festival time is drawing near, so we ask that you please bring in your donations. Clean out that garage, the attic, the basement, those closets and other storage spaces. We accept just about everything except clothing, furniture and tube televisions. Please bring your items to Church and bring them into the rear doors by the Flea Market. Call 216-932-3300 during normal hours for assistance in dropping off items. Thank You!


Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Festival will be August 24 – August 27.


Put your Faith in Action and join us for the next Bible Study on the Parables — Wed. July 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Church. Even if you did not attend the first session on the parables, you are more than welcome to come to this next session. The parable we will be studying is the parable of the “Wedding Banquet” (Matthew 22:1-14). If you are interested in acting as the facilitator for this discussion, please let me know. If you can attend, please RSVP to peter.poulos@case.edu. Sponsored by The Men’s Group Of Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral (“Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” James 2:18)


The Salvation Army is sponsoring a “Christmas in July” event for the Zelma George Family Shelter on Saturday July 29 from 1 to 4 p.m.. In order to supply all 43 children at the Shelter with backpacks and school supplies for when they return to school next month, the Shelter needs to raise $2,000. They are hoping to have the donations by Monday July 24th so they can purchase the backpacks and supplies and hand them out to the children by the event date of Saturday July 29. It may sound impossible, but our Church, by itself, should try to raise that amount by July 24th. We can put our faith in action. Please help get the word out to other parishioners and to other Church groups. If you are interested in making a donation, please make the check payable to Salvation Army (re Christmas in July) and give those checks to the Church Office or mail to Peter Poulos @ 23108 E. Groveland Rd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122. In addition, if you are interested in participating in the event, please RVSP to peter.poulos@case.edu. There will be cookies and decorations for a cookie craft activity, and we need individuals to dress up as Santa Claus and elves (and someone with a polaroid camera to take photos). Sponsored by The Men’s Group; Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral (“Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” James 2:18)


Our festival is August 24-27, just one month away, and we still need volunteers for over 800 shifts. Please don’t wait to be asked to volunteer. Please sign up by using one of the following:

1) SignUpGenius – go to stsconstantine.com. Select Volunteer for the festival. That will take you to the sign up page.

2) Sign up sheet in the Fellowship Room

3) Sign up sheet on the bulletin board

Please be generous with your time


Collis Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 PM “The Berlin Painter & His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C.” by Dr. J. Michael Padgett. Free tickets required for lecture and are available August 1. Early reservations ensure choice seating 216.421.7350 or online at engage.clevelandart.org.

Hellenic Preservation Society private reception immediately following the lecture $12 per person. For more information contact Renee Steffas 216.287.5628 or reneesteffas@gmail.com.


We are in need of volunteers to host Coffee Hour. Gather a group of old friends and spend Sunday morning after church getting to know and welcome new friends. All you need are donuts, the ability to pour a cup of coffee and a smiling face!!! The dates available are: Aug 6 and 13. Please call the Church Office at (216) 932-3300 to sign up. Thank you.


Information on the Orthodox Churches of Greater Cleveland:


The congregation is asked to sing together the responses to the litanies after the Great Entrance (pp. 33-37) and after the Holy Anaphora (pp. 51-53).


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.

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