Weekly Bulletin


Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral – Cleveland Heights, OH

October 14, 2018


PANGARI: Team A, George Stamatis, Fay Miller, Tom Parras
GREETERS: George and Laura Kappos
LIBRARY GREETERS: Emily Scocos and Dorothy Nolidis
PROSFORO: Maria Sikoutris
GOSPEL: Luke 8:5-15
GREEK TEXT OF GOSPEL: (pg.143 in black books)
LITURGY: 9:30 am
MEMORIAL: 10:45 am – 40 Day Memorial for Helen Carbon
ORTHODOX EDUCATION: 10:45 am – Craft/Game Day
COFFEE HOUR: 11:00 am – Hosted by the Friends of Helen Carbon
ORTHODOX FORUM: 11:30 am – Speaker Dr. Nicholas Papadakis
WELCOME: Fr Basil Shaheen


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to Titus 3:8-15.

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15

The Lord said this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold.” And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” As he said these things, he cried out “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

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

For by seed here He means His doctrine, and by land, the souls of men, and by the sower, Himself …. For as the sower makes no distinction in the land submitted to him, but simply and indifferently casts his seed; so He Himself too makes no distinction of rich and poor, of wise and unwise, of slothful or diligent, of brave or cowardly; but He discourses unto all, fulfilling His part, although foreknowing the results.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 44 on Matthew 12, 4th Century

This Week

OCTOBER 15 – 21, 2018

MON. 10/15
5:45 pm – Greek Preschool & Kindergarten Class
7:30 pm – Gamblers Anonymous

TUE. 10/16
6:30 pm – OPA Dance

WED. 10/17
9:30 am – St. Makrina Bible Study Group
5:45 pm – Greek Kindergarten Class

THU. 10/18
7:00 pm – Daughters of Penelope

SAT. 10/20
9:00 am – Cleveland-PanOrthodox City, Saint Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral

SUN. 10/21
9:30 am – Liturgy
10:45 am – 40 Day Blessing for Urania Alexandria, daughter of Don and Pamela Sevastos
10:45 am – Memorial – In memory of Electra (3 yrs), and George Daniels (14 yrs).
10:45 am – OE – 2nd/3rd & 11th/12th Open House
11:00 am – Coffee Hour – Hosted by the Burke and Daniels Families
11:30 am – Orthodox Forum – Speaker Dr. Nicholas Papadakis


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.


Please join us for Orthodox Forum, Dr. Nicholas Papadakis will present the talks on Sunday, October 14 and 21; his topic will be The Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. He will cover six feasts each Sunday.


Craft Day for PreK-1st, Game Day for 2nd-8th today

Oct. 21st–2nd/3rd & 11th/12th
Parents are very welcome to come to class during Open House. Please come sit with the other parents and your child on your child’s grade’s scheduled day above.


Nov. 4th–2nd/3rd & 11th/12th Nov. 11th– PreK, 4th/5th & 8th


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)


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 – volunteer to help with the Cleveland Aquarium event being held with families on Saturday, October 20 from noon to 3 p.m.

St. Herman’s Dinner – volunteer to help serve dinner at St. Herman’s House in October or November.

Bible Study – come and discuss the Book of Acts Chapters 15-17 at the next Men and Women’s Bible Study on Wednesday, October 31st 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.

“Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18)


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. You must register in advance to attend. Contact Ted Cherpas for the link to register and with any questions.


Please join Philoptochos for an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast on October 28, after church! Adults: $8; Children: $5. Thanks for your support!


Our annual parish “Fall Fest” will occur on Sunday, October 28th for all HOPE, JOY, and GOYA families from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.. It will be a wonderful afternoon of friends, games, candy, costumes, music, and more! We look forward to seeing you then. Questions may be directed to tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


“The Footsteps of St. Paul” Pilgrimage; June 8-21, 2019 with Ted Cherpas. Depart Cleveland and visit: Thessaloniki, Phillipi, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Napflion, Corinth, Athens, Samos, Ephesus, Patmos, and Santorini. Informational meeting on November 4th, 2018 – after church at 12:00 pm. For more information, see website: www.greece2019cle.com.


Please join us on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 at the church for the enlightening presentation by Dennis Bell-Holy Icons: Theology in Color. This event includes a Potluck supper. Please bring a dish to share. There will be a very brief Philoptochos meeting prior to the presentation. This is not just for members. Everyone is welcome!


Registration for the 2018 GOYA Fall Retreat (Nov 16th – 18th) at Camp Nazareth will go online on Monday, October 15th. Camping ministry is a very important part of the youth ministry of our Metropolis, and the Fall Retreat will be equally wonderful for both camp veterans and any camp first-timers. Sign up online at pittsburgh.goarch.org, and direct any questions to tcherpas@stsconstantine.com.


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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