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    April 22, 2018


    PANGARI: Team D, Richard Warren, William Chevako, Gus Kallergis
    LIBRARY GREETERS: Kathy Bartzis and Vickie Nolidis
    GREETERS: Thean Pelecanos
    GOSPEL: Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8
    GREEK TEXT OF GOSPEL: (pg. 67)
    PROSFORO: Helen Primbas

    LITURGY: 9:30 am
    MEMORIAL: 10:45 am – (40 day) – Norbert Goss, husband of Agnes Goss
    MEMORIAL: 10:45 am – (40 day) -Irene Antonios, mother of Anna (Dick) Warren,
    Yiayia of Matt Warren
    MEMORIAL: 10:45 am – (2 year) Harry Cashy, wife Maria,
    children: Catherine, Elaine, George, and John. (5 year) George Cashy,
    wife Catherine, daughters: Maria & Laura Cashy. (2 year) Peter Cashy,
    and, (6 months) Katherine Cashy, children: Marissa (Tim), Brinkley,
    Harry and John Cashy.
    MEMORIAL: 10:45 am – (3 month) for Maria Michael Sarris
    MEMORIAL: 10:45 am – In loving memory of Despina (Josephine) Kackloudis
    BABES IN THE CHURCH: 11:00 am
    COFFEE HOUR: 11:00 am – Hosted by the Cashy, Goss, Sarris, Warren, Kackloudis,
    and Regan Families
    ORTHODOX FORUM: 11:30 am

    Epistle Reading

    Prokeimenon. Second Mode. Psalm 117.14,18.
    The Lord is my strength and my song.
    Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.

    The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7.

    In those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, “it is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochoros, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaos, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

    Gospel Reading

    Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
    The Reading is from Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8

    At that time, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

    And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

    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

    They [the women] had followed Him ministering to Him, and were present even unto the time of the dangers. Wherefore also they saw all; how He cried, how He gave up the ghost, how the rocks were rent, and all the rest.

    St. John Chrysostom

    Homily 88 on Matthew 27, 4th Century

    This Week

    APR 23, 2018 – APR. 29, 2018

    MON. 4/23
    9:30 am – Liturgy (St. George)
    7:30 pm – Gamblers Anonymous

    TUES. 4/24
    6:30 pm – OPA Dance

    THUR. 4/26
    7:00 pm – Philoptochos Potluck/Meeting

    SUN. 4/29
    9:30 am – Liturgy
    10:45 am – OE, Little Saints Reading Club
    11:30 am – GYRO Sunday


    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.


    There are less than 100 tickets left for Father Stephen’s 35th Anniversary dinner. Tickets are available after Church today.


    April 22nd — 3rd-5th grades stay in church after Holy Communion with their class up front to the left to hear Paschal prayers

    April 29th — PreK-Kin. Craft Day/1st-5th Games/6th-12th Speaker Day PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE 6th-12th will hear the speaker in the conference room across from the office

    Little Saints Reading Club in play room for children 0-3

    May 6th — 6th-12th after Holy Communion will stay with their class off to the left until the end of liturgy to hear Paschal prayers

    Parents please pick up your children in grades PreK-5th downstairs AFTER the Divine Liturgy

    May 13th — Mother’s Day and Little Saints’ Reading Club in play room

    May 20th — Last day of class and graduation luncheon

    June 3rd — OE Picnic at Highland Heights Park and pool. Reservations required by May 27th for pool. Please RSVP at orthodox_education@stsconstantine.com

    Mon., Jun. 11th-Fri., Jun. 15th — Vacation Church School 9am – 3pm.


    We will be having a HOPE & JOY Field Trip to the Children’s Museum of Cleveland on Sun., Apr. 22nd. This is for all families with youth in kindergarten through 6th grade. The fee for tickets is just $5.00. Please RSVP for this no later than Wed., Apr. 18th to tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


    Please come and Welcome the new Babes In The Church on Sun., Apr. 22- A Philoptochos Project.


    Sunday, April 22, will be the last Orthodox Forum of the spring. Mark Fikaris will talk about St. Mark, the Evangelist. Listen for the bell at coffee hour announcing the beginning of the presentation.


    Our next Philoptochos Meeting on Thurs., Apr. 26, will be a Potluck Supper. Michael Manos will speak about Mindfulness in the Orthodox Life.


    GOYA will be having a “Gyro Sunday” fundraiser on Apr. 29th in the Cathedral Center. All proceeds will benefit GOYA ministry and its various programs and events. Please plan on coming and having lunch with us that day! Any questions may also be directed to Ted Cherpas at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


    Philoptochos is sponsoring a Memorial Service on Mother’s Day to honor our Mothers, Grandmothers, or Godmothers who have departed. Everyone is invited to submit the name of their loved one who is no longer with us. Father will be reading the names during the service. Philoptochos will provide the koliva. If you would like to make a donation to the Philoptochos it would be greatly appreciated. Please mail forms to: Sts Constantine & Helen Philoptochos, c/o Sue Trumbull, 3352 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. Please have names in no later than May 1st.


    GOYA will be having its annual Mother’s Day Corsage fundraiser on Sun., May 13th. Please plan on being with us that day: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you” (Exodus 20:12). Questions may be directed to Ted Cherpas at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


    St. Kyranna Young Adult Cooking Class will have its next meeting on Mon., May 14th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Our guest instructor will be Peter Zohos. The dish we’ll be preparing is still being determined, but you can be sure that it will be delicious! RSVPs or questions may be sent to Ted Cherpas at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


    The Haitian Vision Foundation is doing a fundraiser for medical clinic in Haiti May 18, 7-10pm, fellowship hall. Appetizers, wine, silent auction, and Haitian music. 50 dollars a person. Rsvp to Dena Magoulias cmagoulias@gmail.com


    A possible youth mission trip is being considered for Wed., Jun. 6th through Sun., Jun. 10th. We would be going to Detroit, MI to help with the Orthodox FOCUS center there. This will be a phenomenal opportunity to serve our fellow human beings by “feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and healing the sick.” If interestested please contact Dr. Maria Misthos-Cashy atmmisthos@mindspring.com or Ted Cherpas at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


    The Library Committee is sponsoring its 7th annual scholarship award to be given to a deserving high school senior who plans to attend a university / college this fall. Applications may be picked up in the Narthex, library, or by contacting Elaine Joaquin at 440-286-1478.


    Our previous instructor relocated this past year and we are in need of a new instructor for the Junior Dance group. The junior dance group performs classic Greek dances during the Festival (6 performances). The group practices twice a week (Monday and Wednesday evenings 6-8pm) during the summer months and consists of children ages 8-12. Dancer parents assist with costumes, snacks, and instruction but we need a lead instructor for this great group of kids! For more information please contact Anastasia White at 216-570-0988 or Fr. Stephen at the church office.


    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: May 13, and 27. Please call the Church Office at (216) 932-3300 to sign up. Thank you.


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    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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