Weekly Bulletin


Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral – Cleveland Heights, OH

September 16, 2018

PANGARI: Team A, George Stamatis, Fay Miller, Tom Parras
GREETERS: Fotios and Georgia Christides
LIBRARY GREETERS: Emily Scocos and Tulip Karavolos
PROSFORO: Paula Kappos
GOSPEL: Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
GREEK TEXT OF GOSPEL: (pg.191 in black books )
LITURGY: 9:30 am
MEMORIALS: Konstantinos Antoniadis, Sofia Antoniadis, Kiraki Antoniadis (1 year)
MEMORIAL: Nancie D’Abate (40 days), mother of Alexandra and wife of Vincent
ORTHODOX EDUCATION: 10:45 am – Speaker for 6th-12th

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 Galatians 2:16-20.

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gospel Reading

Sunday after Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

The Lord said: “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.”

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

To deny oneself means to give up one’s bad habits; to root out of the heart all that ties us to the world; not to cherish bad thoughts and desires; to suppress every evil thought; to avoid occasions of sin; not to desire or to do anything out of self-love, but to do everything out of love for God. To deny oneself, according to St. Paul means “to be dead to sin. . . but alive to God.”
St. Innocent of Alaska
The Lenten Spring, SVS Press, p. 147, 19th Century

This Week

September 10 – 16, 2018

MON. 9/17
7:30 pm – Gamblers Anonymous

TUE. 9/18
6:30 pm – OPA Dance

THU. 9/20
7:00 pm – Daughters of Penelope Meeting

SAT. 9/22
5:00 pm – Vespers & Confessions

SUN. 9/23
9:30 am – Liturgy
11:30 am – Orthodox Forum
1:00 pm – Baptism – Demetri Opel


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.


Our festival exhibit of Greek folk costumes, jewelry, and hand embroidered artifacts will continue to be on display through September 16, 2018.


Greek School begins Saturday, September 15th at 10 a.m. with Aghiasmos.

September 16th — 6th-12th grades will meet in the Conference room which is the room across from the office to hear a special speaker. Ted Cherpas will speak of his eye-witness account of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem. Peter and Sharon Georges will be rescheduled for the spring.

September 23rd–4th/5th & 8th grades
September 30th–PreK & 9th/10th
October 7th–K/1st & 6th/7th grades
October 21st–2nd/3rd & 11th/12th


Online registration for all 2018-2019 Youth Ministry Programs (HOPE/JOY, GOYA, Young Adults) is still available. Paper forms are also outside the youth office. E-mail Ted at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com with any questions.


There will be 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.


Prayer Team – join the 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 Zelma George Family Shelter – cash and in-kind donations needed for refugee family, mother and three young children, who are moving into apartment and need furniture and supplies.

St. Herman’s Cleveland Indians Game Outing – the Cleveland Indians Game Outing with the men of St. Herman’s has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 22nd at 7:10 p.m. (versus the Boston Red Sox).

Bible Study – come and discuss the Book of Acts Chapters 12-14 at the next Men and Women’s Bible Study on Wednesday, September 26th 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.


Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Sunday, 9/30/2018 at 2:00 PM “The Cleveland St. Luke: The Byzantine Artist as Creator, Bureaucrat, or Copyist”. Free: reservations required 216.421.7350 or engage.clevelandart.org. Contact Renee Steffas 216.287.5628, Bea Meros 440.449.5035 or Gary Thomas 440.823.9011 for more information about the Hellenic Preservation Reception following the Lecture.


Open your Hearts & Wallets- Please join us on Thursday, October 4th from 6-9pm, in the Fellowship Room. Come hear about the impactful service the Zelma George Family Shelter provides the homeless community. Fellowship, fun, appetizers & wine provided. RSVP by September 27th. Susanschmied@aol.com; Thank you.


New Altar Boys are being accepted this fall. Boys must (1) be 10 years old or older, (2) willing to commit to regular attendance and (3) attend an orientation on Saturday Oct. 6th at 1:00 PM. Names should be given to Fr. Stephen frstephen@stsconstantine.com or Ted Cherpas tcherpas@stsconstantine.com by September 30th.


 A young adult retreat (for ages 18 – 35ish) will be held at Camp Nazareth on October 5th – October 7th. The keynote speakers will be His Eminence Metropolitan Gregory, Fr. Stephen Loposky, and Fr. Nicholas Halkias. The theme is “Faith and Politics.” Register at <acrod.org>, and see Ted Cherpas with any questions.


Saturday October 20th , 9:00 am to 1:00 pm there will be a Forum on “Cleveland,the Pan Orthodox City” with the Very Reverend Father Chad Hatfield, the President of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, the keynote speaker. The Forum will take place at St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral at 3256 Warren Road, Cleveland.  Other speakers will include Paula Kappos, speaking on Zoe For Life, and Bert Moyar on IOCC.  Cost for the Forum is $15.00, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.  Contact Katherine or Andy Kartalis for tickets at 216-225-7747 or 216-831-2263 or from church, as a table will be set up in the fellowship hall. (See poster on bulletin board)


All youth families are invited to attend a “BeeTreat” event at Annunciation, Akron featuring Steve Christophorou, Director of the Archdiocesan Y2AM Office, on Saturday, October 27th. This is an exciting opportunity to meet the person behind the popular “Bee the Bee” and “Live the Word” online video series. See you then, and contact Ted Cherpas 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: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, 21. 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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