Welcome to the Community of Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral
"Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain new comers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels." (Hebrews 13:1-2)
Welcome to Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Welcome to Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Cleveland Heights, OH, and may God bless you! Here at our church you will find about 350 families who are some of the warmest and friendliest people around, all united by our mission:
To lead people to God through Orthodox Christianity and to provide ways for them to live and share in God’s love.
We celebrate quite a bit of our cultural heritage remembering our founding families came from Greece, a nation where 95% of the population belong to the Orthodox faith. We integrate that rich cultural heritage with our Orthodox faith. Inside our church you will find immigrants and their second and even third generation families. You will also find many converts to the Orthodox faith; those who directly sought out the faith or happened to marry into it! Only a small percentage of our regular Sunday services are in Greek.
We offer many opportunities for adults and children to worship, pray, learn, get involved, have fun, dance, and provide services and minister to those in need! Come and see what we are all about.
We hope our website gives you a good sense of who we are as Orthodox Christians and what we believe about God and His Church.
The Orthodox Church has her origin with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, not with a human teacher, nor group, nor a code of conduct or religious philosophy. Orthodoxy believes that the Church has her origin in the Apostolic Community called into being by Jesus Christ, and enlivened by the Holy Spirit. The Feast of Pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after Easter, commemorates the "outpouring'' of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and marks the beginning of the mission of the Church to the world.
We are Orthodox because our tradition of prayer and worship is rooted in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic undivided Church.
The Orthodox Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and has maintained a living, historical connection with the Apostolic Church through the ordination of its clergy. The bishop that ordains an Orthodox priest today can trace his ordination historically all the way back to the Apostles, and through them to Christ. For this reason we are “apostolic” – rooted in the first Apostles – the disciples of Jesus.
We are also apostolic because we believe our calling is to go out and share our faith with others. For this reason, we welcome you to visit the Orthodox Christian parish in your neighborhood or town.
Although our parishes may carry a designation of Greek Orthodox or Russian Orthodox or some other ethnic identity, this does not imply that you need to be of a certain ethnic origin to join us in worship or to consider becoming an Orthodox Christian.
Experience the Life of our Parish Community in the following ways:
- Parish History
- Patron Saint
- Clergy and Staff
- Worship Schedule
- Parish Ministries
- Annual Greek Festival
- Ways To Give
And join our mailing list.
A Brief Introduction to the Orthodox Church. www.goarch.org. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. August 10, 2016.