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Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral – Cleveland Heights, OH

  • November 19, 2017

    Sunday

    ACOLYTES: B

    PANGARI: Team C: Stephanie Tsavaris, Costa Tsatiris, Costa Sarris
    GOSPEL: Luke 12:16-21
    GREEK TEXT OF GOSPEL: (p. 157)
    LIBRARY GREETERS: Pagona Sikoutris and Emily Scocos
    PROSFORO: Irini Paliobeis
    LITURGY: 9:30 am 
    COFFEE HOUR: 11:00 am – Hosted by the Daughters of Penelope
    ORTHODOX FORUM: 11:30 am
    OE TEACHER MEETING – 11:45 am

    Epistle Reading

    Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
    The Lord will give strength to his people.
    Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

    The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 2:14-22.

    Brethren, Christ is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.


    Gospel Reading

    9th Sunday of Luke
    The Reading is from Luke 12:16-21

    The Lord said this parable: “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” As he said these things, he cried out: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”


    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

    The thought of death is the most necessary of all works … He who hourly yields himself to it is a saint …
    St. John Climacus
    Ladder of Divine Ascent. Step 6: On Remembrance of Death, 6th Century

    This Week

    NOV. 20, 2017 – NOV. 26, 2017

    MON. 11/20
    6:30 pm – Girls Basketball
    7:30 pm – Gamblers Anonymous
    TUE. 11/21
    9:30 am – Liturgy (Entrance of Theotokos)
    6:30 pm – OPA Dance
    6:30 pm – Boys Basketball
    7:00 pm – St. John Byzantine Chant Class
    WED. 11/22
    9:30 am – St. Makrina Bible Study Group
    SAT. 11/25
    9:30 am – Liturgy (St. Katherine)
    10:00 am – Greek School
    SUN. 11/26
    9:30 am – Liturgy
    10:45 am – Little Saints Reading Club
    11:00 am – Coffee Hour – Hosted by the Vrettas Family, and Emily Scocos
    11:30 am – Orthodox Forum

    RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION AT STS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN CATHEDRAL IS DONE IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

    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.

    PHILOPTOCHOS BAKE SALE TODAY

    We have goodies for you, if you want to incorporate Greek pastries/cookies/pites into your Thanksgiving dinner. There is only so much pumpkin pie you can eat!

    HELP NEEDED PAINTING NARTHEX/WEST LOBBY OF CHURCH

    Over the next several weeks, we are painting the narthex and west lobby area of the Church. We are starting the project this Sun. afternoon, Nov. 19, from noon to 4 p.m. by first cleaning the walls and ceiling. Get the word out and come help our Church! If you have a small step ladder that you can bring, that would be helpful.

    THANKSGIVING WEEK

    The Church Office will be closed Thu. Nov. 23rd, and Fri. Nov. 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday

    PHILOPTOCHOS BAKING

    Please come and help us bake for the holidays. We start at nine and end mid-afternoon or whenever you need to leave. We appreciate any help you can give us. Dates: Nov. 18 and Dec. 2, 9, 16, & 23.

    GREEK EDUCATION NEWS

    Sat. Nov. 18th, special program 1-5pm with introductions and mixers and easy quiz bowl for any child interested in learning very simple Greek phrases, no previous knowledge of Greek necessary. Other churches are invited in Cleveland/Akron area. Open to all children ages K-12th grades. E-mail Maria Sikoutris to receive information at orthodox_education@stsconstantine.com.

    ORTHODOX EDUCATION NEWS

    Nov. 19th, Teacher’s meeting at 11:45 in alcove
    Nov. 26th, Little Saints Reading Club for ages 0-3 in the play room after Holy Communion
    Dec. 10th, Christmas Program
    Dec. 17th, Caroling at Governor’s Village at 2:15pm

    GOYA MEETING

    Our next GOYA meeting will take place on Sun., Nov. 27th following the Divine Liturgy. We will be discussing plans and events for the upcoming holiday season. Please plan on attending. All questions may be directed to Ted at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.

    NEXT MEN & WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY ON THE PARABLES – WED. NOV. 29 @ 7 P.M.

    Put your faith in action!!! Attend the next Men & Women’s Bible Study on the parables — Wed., Nov. 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Church. At this next session, we will be studying the parables of “the Kingdom of Heaven Is Like…”, Matthew 13:24-53. If you are interested in leading the discussion as our facilitator, please let Peter Poulos know. Even if you have not attended before, you are more than welcome to come to this session. If you can attend, please RSVP to peter.poulos@case.edu.

    ZELMA GEORGE SHELTER PARTY

    Philoptochos is asking for donations of new toys for the Zelma George shelter party. The children at the shelter are aged 0-18 years old. Please consider bringing gifts priced between $15-$20 to church no later than Wed., Nov. 29, 2017. We will be wrapping gifts on Sun., Dec.3. Please forward any questions to Molly Drenen at mollyldo@hotmail.com. Thank you! Please plan to join us for the Zelma George Shelter Party on Fri., Dec. 8, 2017.

    GOYA CHRISTMAS CARD

    It’s that time of year again when GOYA can assist you in your holiday greetings. Wish others in our community a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year by contacting Ted Cherpas at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com or by picking up an order form on the GOYA bulletin board. The deadline for orders is Fri., Dec. 1, 2017.

    ST. NICHOLAS LUNCHEON

    Everyone is invited to attend the St. Nicholas Luncheon on Dec. 10th following the Divine Liturgy. The Orthodox Education students will present a short program prior to the luncheon. If you would like to be luncheon sponsor or honor a loved one named Nicholas, Nikki, Nicole, etc., please contact Fran Vento at 440-823-4730. All proceeds benefit Philoptochos charities. Tickets are $12 for fish and $7 for pasta.

    HOLIDAY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

    Our youth have been invited to a “Holiday Basketball Tournament” on Sat., Dec. 16th, which will be hosted by St. Demetrios, Rocky River. We must register our teams in advance. Please let either your coaches or Ted know if you are interested in participating by e-mailing tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.

    ZOE HOUSE NEED YOUR HELP

    ZOE House, the pan-Orthodox ministry of ZOE for Life!, needs your help. We help women in distress who need clothing for their little ones. At this moment, we have almost no clothing available for size 12 months; 18 month and 24 month items are dangerously low. With cold weather knocking on our door, won’t you please help us fill these needs? We accept gently worn as well as new clothing. We serve more than 600 needy families each year. If you call ZOE House at 216-465-9030, we will make arrangements to pick your donations up. Thank you for all you do, and God bless you!

    FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

    Our next “Family Movie Night” will take place in late December, and we will be watching the Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.” A date is still being determined through an online survey. To participate in the poll, to ask a question, or to RSVP please contact Ted Cherpas at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.

    COFFEE HOUR

    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: Dec. 10,17,31. Please call the Church Office at (216) 932-3300 to sign up. Thank you.

    RESOURCE

    Information on the Orthodox Churches of Greater Cleveland:
    www.orthodoxcleveland.us

    PLEASE SING

    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).

    VISITORS & SACRAMENTS

    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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