Weekly Bulletin


Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral – Cleveland Heights, OH

June 18, 2017


GOSPEL:  Matthew 4:18-23
LITURGY: 9:30 am
LIBRARY GREETERS: Popie Papouras and Nellie Baltazzi
GREETERS: George & Lynne Stamatis
PROSFORO: Jen Moissis
COFFEE HOUR: 11:00 am – Hosted by friends and family of Dimitrios Kitrilakis
MEMORIAL: 10:45 am – 40 Day Memorial In loving memory of Evangelia Kitrilakis, mother of Dimitrios (Yana) Kitrilakis, and grandmother to Steven, Johnathan, and Alexander Kitrilakis
40 DAY BLESSING 10:45 am – Emmanuel son of Nikolaos and Amber Atheneos

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans 2:10-16.

Brethren, glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

Gospel Reading

2nd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 4:18-23

At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, 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

But mark both their faith, and their obedience. For though they were in the midst of their work (and you know how greedy a thing fishing is), when they heard His command, they delayed not, … but “they forsook all and followed,” … Because such is the obedience which Christ seeks of us, as that we delay not even a moment of time.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century

This Week

June 19, 2017 – June 25, 2017

MON. 6/19
9:00 am – Festival Baking – Make crema, assemble Pastitsio. Clip and stack grape leaves
6:30 pm – Senior Dance Practice
6:30 pm – Junior Dance Practice
7:30 pm – Gamblers Anonymous
TUE. 6/20
6:30 pm – OPA Dance
WED. 6/21
6:30 pm – Senior Dance Practice
6:30 pm – Junior Dance Practice
7:00 pm – Festival Meeting
FRI. 6/23
9:00 am – Festival Baking – Steam, clip, and stack grape leaves
SAT. 6/24
9:00 am – Festival Baking – Make meat filling for dolmathes
9:30 am – Liturgy (St. John)
5:00 pm – Vespers (& Confessions)
SUN. 6/25
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.


The Junior Hellenic Dancers will begin practice on Monday, June 19, 6:30 pm. New dancers are welcome, ages 8-12; anyone who turns 8 in 2017 qualifies. Our new instructor will be Mallory Karavolis. Mallory came to Cleveland in 2014 from Canonsburg, PA. She will be assisted by a parents committee; parent volunteers are welcome.

Practices will be Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM. Registration will be on June 19. We ask that before then you contact Maria Kehres at maria.kehres@gmail.com and let us know who will be dancing.


Metropolis Events
July 2 – 8th and July 9 – 25th – Summer Camp for GOYAns
July 25th – Greek Family Day at Kennywood Amusement Park (Greek food, dance performances)


The 4th Annual St. Herman Golf Classic will take place Friday, June 23 at Hinckley Hills Golf Course. If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Dick Warren (216-287-6886). Details are on the bulletin board.


If you have any door prizes that you are able to donate to the St. Herman Golf Classic, please contact Anna Warren at 216-287-6890.


The next bible study on the parables (for both men & women) is Monday June 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Church. Even if you did not attend the prior sessions 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 Sower,” which is in all three Synoptic Gospels. If you are interested in acting as the facilitator for this discussion, please let Peter Poulos know. If you can attend, please RSVP to peter.poulos@case.edu.


Orthodoxy on Tap will have as its speaker Metropolitan Savas on Thursday, June 29, 7:00 PM. The group will meet at the Melt Bar & Grill, 6700 Rockside Road, Independence. Orthodoxy on Tap is a ministry to Orthodox Christians in the age range of 18 to 35 years old. Its intent is to break out of church facilities and into more casual settings. RSVP on Facebook or GoREALCleveland@gmail.com


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 ours for assistance in dropping off items. Thank You!


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: July 2, 9, 16, and 23. 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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