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Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral – Cleveland Heights, OH

August 13, 2017

SUNDAY

ACOLYTES: ALL
PANGARI: Team A: George Stamatis, Fay Miller, Tom Parras
GOSPEL: Matthew 17:14-23
GREEK TEXT OF GOSPEL: (p. 113)
LITURGY: 9:30 am
LIBRARY GREETERS: Popie Papouras and Maria Sikoutris
GREETERS: Charles and Sophia Nail
PROSFORO: Kathy Chimples
MEMORIAL: 10:45 am – (2 years) Caryn Cherpas, wife of Ted; mother of Ted, James, and George; sister of Gus Lakios
COFFEE HOUR: 11:00 am – Hosted by the Cherpas family
EARLY OE REGISTRATION / TEACHER MEETING: 11:00 am

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 First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16.

Brethren, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.


Gospel Reading

10th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 17:14-23

At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before him said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” And Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move hence to yonder place,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting.” As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.”


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

Yet if his unbelief was the cause … why does He blame the disciples? Signifying, that even without persons to bring the sick in faith, they might in many instances work a cure.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 57 on Matthew 17, 4th Century

This Week

AUG. 14, 2017 – AUG. 20, 2017

MON. 8/14

6:30 pm – Senior Dance Practice
6:30 pm – Junior Dance Practice
7:00 pm – Vespers (at Annunciation)
7:30 pm – Gamblers Anonymous
TUES. 8/15
9:30 am – Liturgy (Dormition) at Sts. Constantine & Helen
6:30 pm – OPA Dance
WED. 8/16
6:30 pm – Senior Dance Practice
6:30 pm – Junior Dance Practice
THURS. 8/17
9:00 am – Festival Baking – Baklava
SAT. 8/19
10:00 am – Festival Set-Up
5:00 pm – Vespers (& Confessions)
SUN. 8/20
9:30 am – Liturgy
11:00 am – Coffee Hour – Coffee Only

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.

ORTHODOX EDUCATION

The OE school year will begin soon! Families with children preschool through grade 12 may register (today) Sunday, August 13th, in front of the gym after the Divine Liturgy, especially preschool families who will be ready to enter Kindergarten the following year to help with planning.

Teacher meeting in the Board Room (today) August 13th after the Divine Liturgy.

FESTIVAL ADS

Purchase a Digital Ad which will be shown on 3 large screens inside and outside the church throughout the Festival Weekend, $175.00 for a 15 second ad, $250.00 for a 30 second ad. Please contact Rosanne Klonaris @ 440-336-0390 or rosanneklonaris@gmail.com for more information. The last day to submit your ad is Tuesday, August 15th.

LAST DAY OF BAKING

Thursday, August 17 we will be making 40 pans of Baklava and need lots of hands. Please come and help.

GIFT OF TIME

The festival begins 2 weeks from next Thursday and we still need volunteers for over 500 shifts at our festival. We ask that each parishioner donate as much time as possible – at least 2 shifts during the festival, if possible. Please be generous with your gift of time.
It’s easy to sign up using one of the following methods:
1) Go to stsconstantine.com. Click on Volunteer for the Festival. That will take you to SignUpGenius where you can sign up for as many shifts as you can.
2) Sign up on the volunteer sheet on the bulletin board outside the main office or at coffee hour
3) Contact Anna Warren at annabell49@sbcglobal.net or 216-287-6890
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!!

GREEK FESTIVAL

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Festival will be August 24 – August 27.

TWO WEEKS TO GO!

1) Our Festival begins 2 weeks from next Thursday!
2) Please mark your calendar and plan to volunteer.
-Set up inside- Saturday, August 19 – 10:00am
-Set up outside – Wednesday, August 23 – 6:30pm
-Festival – August 24-27
Please be generous with your gift of time. Thank you in advance for your help. For more information contact Marguarite Stephanopoulos or Anna Warren

LAST DAY FOR FLEA MARKET DONATIONS IS SUNDAY AUGUST 20!

FESTIVAL POSTERS, POSTCARDS, AND PAMPHLETS

Please help spread the word about our Greek Festival by taking posters, 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

COLLIS LECTURE AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

Collis Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 PM, “The Berlin Painter & His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C.” by Dr. J. Michael Padgett. Free tickets required for lecture and are available August 1. Early reservations ensure choice seating 216.421.7350 or online at engage.clevelandart.org.

Hellenic Preservation Society private reception immediately following the lecture $12 per person. For more information contact Renee Steffas 216.287.5628 or reneesteffas@gmail.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: Aug 20, Sept. 3, 17, and 24. 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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