Name Day Dinner Dance
We would like to thanks our All Saints Foundation for helping our youth, college students, and people in financial need attend our event on May 25th.
Will all youth and college students please RSVP by the 21st, and will anyone in need of financial assistance who would like to attend please contact Fr. Jason by the appropriate deadline.
On May 27th Fr Jason will be at Beth El cemetery at 9am along with Fr Ambrose for a Trisagion service and to pray at individual grave sites. Afterwards, they will go to Lakeview cemetery.
Please fill out your memorial cards located in the narthex or in the Church office so that we may commemorate our loved ones who have fallen asleep.
If you are not able to attend the services on that day, or if you have loved ones who are reposed else where, please contact Fr. Jason to make other arrangements.
Week Day Services
5/20 - 5:30pm Great Vespers
SS. Constantine & Helen
5/21 - 8:30am Orthros
9:30am Divine Liturgy
Our Community would like to recognize ALL graduating High School Seniors on May 19th following Liturgy.
In Honor of those who served
On May 26th we will have a Trisagion service in honor those who gave their lives in service to our country, and all veterans who have passed away in recent years.
Please give all names to Fr. Jason and to your Parish Council prior to the beginning of Liturgy on May 26th.
Eis Polla Eti Despota
"Unto you Master Many Years!"
Please be aware that His Eminence Metropolitan will be traveling to SS. Constantine and Helen for our Name Day Dinner Dance. His Eminence will also be celebrating Liturgy with us on May 26th.
May we all keep Him in our prayers along with Deacon Paul as they travel to Wyoming, and may we look forward to once again greeting them with prayerful hospitality.
Please keep Ellie Constantine in your prayers during her final weeks here in Cheyenne. May God bless her and all members of the armed forces for what they do for us. We will hope and pray for her safe travels to her next assignment.
The Sacrament of Confession
Please know that Fr. Jason is available both during business hours, and before and after Church services for the sacrament of confession.
Saints Constantine and Helen would like to thank all parishioners from AHEPA who are helping with fellowship today.
May God bless their endeavors!
Our GOYANS are currently raising funds and collecting supplies to make blankets for the Orthodox Home of Hope at the Shen Vlash Monastery at Durres Albania.
Please in quires as to how you might be able to help our youth with this valuable ministry.
Also, please be aware that registration for Camp Emmanuel is under way!
Welcome to our Community
"The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself." (Leviticus 19:34)
If you are visiting Saints Constantine and Helen for the first time - Welcome Home! It is our hope and prayer that you will feel welcomed here. If you are visiting the Orthodox Church for the first time, please let one of the parish council members know so that someone can help make you feel more at home with our services. At the end of the service, please come forward to receive "antidoro" (blessed bread), and introduce yourself to Fr. Jason.
"I was a stranger and you welcomed me home" (Matthew 25:35).
Participation During Divine Liturgy
As Orthodox Christians we call our worship the Divine Liturgy because our work and labor that serves a divine purpose. Our Lord and Savior must be worshiped and glorified at all times and in all places. We must make every effort to attend the Divine Liturgy.
Here are a few ways you can participate: Come to the Orthros (Matins) service (8:30 am) and Divine Liturgy (9:30 am).
Sing with the congregation! Volunteer to help the readers! We have begun singing the Doxology in English from the Green Divine Liturgy Hymnal-join in the singing (page 1, in Green Book). There is an insert of the hymns of the day. Please join in and sing with us!
Remember, the Divine Liturgy is meant to be a work of the people. Thank you to those who have been reading and chanting during the services.
Holy Communion: Some things to be aware of
Our entire lives must be informed and driven by our faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore, when it comes to preparing to receive Holy Communion, it's very important to be aware of how we approach the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
1.) God knows our hearts; but do we? God commands us to love Him, and to love our neighbor. Why is this mystery called Holy Communion? Are we experiencing the Christian life in a way that allows us to be reconciled with God and others?
2.) We can only receive communion once we have been joined to Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. As Orthodox Christians, this takes places through the sacraments of Baptism, Chrismation, and Holy Communion.
3.) We must be both present and prepared for Holy Communion? With the many opportunities for prayer and fasting, the way of life that we have been given leaves us no choice but to prepare ourselves to encounter our Lord and Savior!
4.) Please be considerate of others. Women please remove lipstick before coming to receive Holy Communion, gum should not be chewed at anytime in church, when you approach the Chalice do so slowly. It is very important that no one bumps the chalice, or does anything to potentially spill the Holy Communion.
If you have ANY questions, please call or email Fr. Jason. Thank You.
Everything should be done in an orderly way...(1st Corinthians 14:40)
We should always be respectful of God and others when we are in the House of God. We should make every effort to be in church before the Divine Liturgy begins, and to remain in Church until after the dismissal.
Appropriate clothing should be worn, hands should be prayerfully at our sides or folded, not in our pockets; there should be no food or drink in the Church, when seated, legs should not be crossed. Limit talking and moving around, and try not to create distractions for yourself or for others. If you have any questions, please call or email the Church Office.
Finally, welcome everyone (especially visitors) with a smile, consider offering your seat to them!