Weekly Bulletin


July 22, 2018

Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral – Cleveland Heights, OH


PANGARI: Team A, George Stamatis, Fay Miller, Tom Parras
PROSFORO: Anne Mitchell
GREETERS: Emily Scocos
LIBRARY GREETERS: Rose Marie Paliobeis and Euridici Papadakis
GOSPEL: Matthew 14:14-22
LITURGY: 9:30 am
COFFEE HOUR: Hosted by the Chios Society Cleveland Chapter 7 In Honor of Agia Markella

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 First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17.

Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:14-22

At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.

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 another thing too we learn, the self-restraint of the disciples which they practised in necessary things, and how little they accounted of food.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 49 on Matthew 14, 4th Century

This Week

July 23, 2018 -July 29 2018

MON. 7/23
9:00 am – Festival Baking – Koulourakia
6:30 pm – Junior and Senior Hellenic Dance Practice
7:30 pm – Gamblers Anonymous

TUES. 7/24
9:30 am – Liturgy (St. Christina)
6:30 pm – OPA Dance

WED. 7/25
6:30 pm – Junior and Senior Hellenic Dance Practice
7:00 pm – Bible Study

FRI. 7/27
9:30 am – Liturgy (St. Panteleimon)

SAT. 7/28
9:30 am – Liturgy (St. Irene Chrysovalantou)
5:00 pm – Vespers (& Confessions)

SUN. 7/29
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.


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 office hours for assistance in dropping off items. Thank You!


Join our Festival Baking group as we prepare foods and pastries for our Greek Festival. We meet each Monday at 9:00 am beginning June 4th. Lunch is always an enjoyable occasion to celebrate a “job well done”. Sometimes we finish by lunch depending on the number of helpers and the difficulty of the item we are making. Feel free to contact Aggie Goss for more information at (440) 526-6313 or aggiegoss@yahoo.com. Experience is NOT required. PLEASE JOIN US – and bring a friend!


Prayer Team – join the newly formed prayer team and keep others in your daily prayers. (Prayer Requests – If you have any prayer requests for our prayer team, please send them to peter.poulos@case.edu.)

Salvation Army “Christmas In July” Event – make a donation and/or volunteer to help with the Zelma George Family Shelter’s second annual Christmas in July Event. The event is on Saturday, July 28st from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

St. Herman’s Dinner – volunteer to help serve dinner at St. Herman’s House on Sunday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Bible Study – come and discuss the Book of Acts Chapters 9-11 at the next Men and Women’s Bible Study on Wednesday, July 25th from 7 to 8 p.m. We meet at the church.

Contact peter.poulos@case.edu to RSVP for any of these activities or if you have questions.


The St. Kyranna Cooking Class will have its next meeting on Monday, July 30th. Mother Theadelphi of Eisodia Skete will teach us how to make Lent-friendly mujedra to help us fast during the first 15 days of August. For more information or to sign up contact Ted at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


The annual youth “Camp Nazareth Reunion” Paraklesis service will take place at St. Paul, North Royalton on Friday, August 3rd at 7:00 p.m. This is a great occasion to reconnect with the friends you made at camp! If you think you will need a ride, just let Ted know.


Saturday, August 11th at 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. is our Vacation Church School reunion for all 2018 participants, helpers, their families, all those interested in future VCS and all Orthodox Education students grades PreK-12th. We will meet first in the Conference Room.
Please RSVP to orthodox_education@stsconstantine.com by Wednesday, August 8th.

Early Orthodox Education registration will begin after the VCS Reunion at 7-7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, August 12th immediately following the Divine Liturgy. No fee is required. Children who are turning 4 by September 30, 2018 may register for preschool. Parents please do register your preschoolers at the early registration dates or at least e-mail Maria Sikoutris ASAP at orthodox_education@stsconstantine.com to start the registration process.


A joint-GOYA “kickoff” panygiri will take place at St. Demetrios, Rocky River on Sunday, August 19th at 1:00 p.m. All five Cleveland GOYA chapters have been invited to start the new school year together. Plan on attending, and send any questions to Ted Cherpas.


 1) Our Festival begins 4 weeks from Thursday!!

2) Please mark your calendar and plan to volunteer.

-Set up inside- Saturday, August 18 – 10:00am

-Set up outside – Wednesday, August 22 – 6:30pm

-Festival – August 23-26

Please be generous with your gift of time. Thank you in advance for your help.


Please help spread the word about our Greek Festival by taking flyers, postcards and pamphlets to distribute to friends, neighbors, co-workers and businesses. They are available in the entry and the Fellowship Room. Thank you for your help.


Thank you to the 100 volunteers who have signed up to work at our festival August 23-26. We still have over 700 shifts to fill. Please don’t wait to be asked to volunteer. You can sign up by using one of the following:

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

2) Sign up sheet in the Fellowship Room or on the bulletin board



Ads will be shown on 3 large screens inside and outside the church throughout the Festival Weekend. 15 second ad-$200.00 or 30 second ad-$300.00

Please forward artwork (jpeg preferred, landscape orientation, still photos only) to StConsFestivalAds@gmail.com or contact Rosanne Klonaris at 440.336.0390.


Announcing a special General Assembly to discuss the Clergy Laity Congress and any other business to be brought forth at that time. Sunday September 16, 11:30 am.


A young adult retreat will be taking place at the Metropolis of Detroit Summer Camp on Labor Day weekend. A few weeks later Antiochian Village will host an “Adult Camp” from September 14th – 17th. These are both great opportunities for all parishioners ages 21 – 35(ish). For more information or if you have any questions contact Ted Cherpas.


FOCUS North America has sent our parish 24 backpacks to be filled with school supplies for students in need as part of a summer outreach project. The packing list includes items like pencils, folders, and index cards. All donations are tax deductible. Please see Ted Cherpas to get involved or with any questions.


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: Jul. 29, Aug. 5, 19. 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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