Weekly Bulletin


May 28, 2018



PANGARI: Team A, George Stamatis, Fay Miller, Tom Parras
PROSFORO: Maria Gentis
LIBRARY GREETERS: Dorothy Nolidis and Tulip Karavolos
GREETERS: Chris and Evangeline Ramsay
GOSPEL: John 7:37-52; 8:12
LITURGY: 9:30 am



Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 18.4,1.
Their voice has gone out into all the earth.
Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11.

WHEN THE DAY of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontos and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”

Gospel Reading

Holy Pentecost
The Reading is from John 7:37-52; 8:12

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.'” Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This is really the prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” So there was a division among the people over him. Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this man!” The Pharisees answered them, “Are you led astray, you also? Have any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd, who do not know the law, are accursed.” Nikodemos, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee.” Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion for the Church in the Plagal Fourth Mode in the 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.

Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Fr. Seraphim Dedes

Wisdom of the Fathers

For the grace of the Spirit, when it has entered into the mind and has been established, springs up more than any fountain, fails not, becomes not empty, stays not. To signify therefore at once its unfailing supply and unlimited operation, He has called it “a well” and “rivers,” not one river but numberless.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 51 on John 7, 4th Century

May 28, 2018 – June 3, 2018

MON. 5/28
9:00 am – St. Theodosius Cemetery
12:30 pm – Lake View Cemetery
7:30 pm – Gamblers Anonymous

TUES. 5/29
6:30 pm – OPA Dance

SAT. 6/02
9:00 am – Festival Baking – Filling for Galatoboureko
5:00 pm – Vespers (& Confessions)

SUN. 6/03
9:30 am – Liturgy
10:45 am – Coffee Hour hosted by Sts. Constantine and Helen Foundation on behalf of Martha Mammos
11:30 am – General Assembly
3:00 pm – OE-Church Picnic


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.


Thank you to all the sponsors who made donations to the Name Day Luncheon on May 21st. Also, thank you to those who helped organize, set up and clean up for the luncheon.


June 3rd — OE Picnic at Highland Heights Park and Pool. Reservations for pool are due by June 1st. Please RSVP at orthodox_education@stsconstantine.com

Mon., Jun. 11th-Fri., Jun. 15th — Vacation Church School 9am – 3pm.  Deadline is Tues., May 29th. $10 per child reservation fee by deadline and to guarantee VCS t-shirt. $12 after the deadline.


The American Legion Hellenic Post 453, along with area Orthodox clergy and members of St. Theodosius Choir, will conduct a memorial service for our veterans at 9:00 am on Mon. May 28, 2018, at the Veterans Memorial (flag pole) area of St. Theodosius cemetery.


General Assembly June 3, 2018, 11:30am: All Are Welcome! Members in good standing may vote.


IOCC Banquet this year is June 3 at St Michaels Event Center in Broadview hts. Tickets are $40 and are available via Jim Basilion 216 502 1803.


All altar boys are invited to a Cleveland Indians baseball game with Fr. Stephen & Ted on Tue., June 5th. This is a “thank you” for all your hard work this year! Send RSVPs and any questions to Ted at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


Philoptochos is sponsoring a Memorial Service on Fathers Day to honor our Fathers, Grandfathers, or Godfathers who have departed. Everyone is invited to submit the name of their loved one who is no longer with us. Father will be reading the names during the service. Philoptochos will provide the koliva. If you would like to make a donation to the Philoptochos it would be greatly appreciated. Please mail forms to: Sts Constantine & Helen Philoptohos, c/o Sue Trumbull,3352 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. Please have names in no later than June 10.


The Greater Cleveland area Greek Orthodox parishes will be going to Cedar Point for a “Greek Day” on Tues., June 26th. Tickets are $45.00 and can be purchased online. Group transportation and carpools will be available. Any questions may be directed to Ted Cherpas at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


Registration for Summer Camp is still open online! Session 1 (6/17 – 6/23) is for 2nd – 4th grades; Session 2 (6/24 – 6/30) is for 5th – 7th grades; Session 3 (7/1 – 7/7) is for 7th – 9th grades; and Session 4 (7/8 – 7/14) is for 10th – 12th grades. Register today at pittsburgh.goarch.org, and send any questions to Marina Papafil at camp@pittsburgh.goarch.org. Welcome home!


Prayer Team – join the newly formed prayer team and keep others in your daily prayers.
St. Herman’s Dinner – volunteer to help serve dinner at St. Herman’s House on Mon., May 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study – come and discuss the Book of Acts Chapters 3-5 at the next Men and Women’s Bible Study on Wed., May 30 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Church.
Contact peter.poulos@case.edu to RSVP for any of these activities or if you have questions.
James 2:18 – “Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”


Our first general festival meeting will be Wed., June 13 at 7:00pm at the Church. Please plan to attend. Everyone is welcome. We need your input. Our festival is Aug. 23-26, just over two months away!!


“Greek Day at Kennywood” will be Tue., July 24th. This is a great chance to connect with your friends from Camp Nazareth or from basketball tournaments. If there is enough interest we will have a carpool. Send RSVPs and any questions to Ted at tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


The junior dance group (ages 8-12) performs classic Greek dances during the Festival (6 performances). The group practices twice a week (Mon. and Wed. evenings 6:30-8:30pm) during the summer months. If you have a child who is interested in joining the Junior Hellenic Dancers, please contact Anastasia White 216-570-0988 or Maria Kallergis 216-570-6306 as soon as possible. Children turning 8 by Dec 2018 are welcome to participate. Practices will begin in mid-June.


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: June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22. 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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