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Parma Ohio

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Celebration of the Nativity of Christ at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH

By Fr. Michael Hontaruk
Assistant Pastor of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14)

During this Nativity Season, our St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral parish family in Parma, Ohio experienced the wondrous mystery of the Birth of Jesus Christ, our God. People were rejoicing celebrating the Lord’s Nativity. This year we were blessed that our spiritual fathers were with us. Bishop Daniel presided over the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, concelebrating with Cathedral and visiting clergy: V. Rev. John Nakonachny, Pastor of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral; V. Rev. Michael Hontaruk, assistant pastor of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral; Ihumen John Henry; Rev. Vasyl Pasakas, pastor of the Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary in South Plainfield, NJ; Fr. Michael Gavrilos, assistant priest of St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church in North Royalton, OH; Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay, and 8 altar servers.
We know that this Divine Liturgy was listened to by faithful over the radio and on the internet. We have heard of listeners in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Canada, Ukraine and Thailand. Everyone commented on how beautiful the Liturgy was and that they were moved to tears, especially when they heard the magnificent singing of our combined Ukrainian and English choirs, around 40 voices total directed by Markian Komichak. Hundreds of faithful filled our Cathedral pews at the Christmas Liturgy. Holy Communion was distributed by the clergy using four chalices. We are very glad and thankful to God for the opportunity to allow people all over the world to pray to the Newborn King, our Lord Jesus Christ, together with the faithful at Saint Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. This is the 28th year that our parish sponsors this radio program for our shut-ins, elderly, and all who wish to listen.
May this Nativity Season be a time of love and grace provided by our Lord in our life. We must carry the wonder of the Nativity in our hearts every day, so we can use its miracle as a catalyst of change in our life. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who came to this world to save us, bless all of us.

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Christmas at St. Vladimir Cathedral Thursday January 7, 2016 - 01/07/16

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Scripture Reading for
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Matthew 2:1-12

1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: 6 But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.' " 7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also." 9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

Читання Святoгo Письма
у четвер, 7 сiчня, 2016
Матфiя 2:1-12

1Коли ж Ісус народився у Вифлеємі Юдейському у дні царя Ірода, волхви* зі сходу прийшли до Єрусалима, кажучи: 2 де є народжений Цар Юдейський? Бо ми бачили зірку Його на сході і прийшли поклонитися Йому. 3 Почувши це, Ірод цар стривожився, й увесь Єрусалим з ним. 4 І, зібравши всіх первосвящеників і книжників народних, питав у них: де мав би народитися Христос? 5 Вони ж сказали йому: у Вифлеємі юдейському, бо так написано пророком: 6 і ти, Вифлеєме, земле Іудина, нічим не менший від інших володінь Іудиних; бо з тебе вийде Вождь, Який упасе народ Мій, Ізраїля. 7 Тоді Ірод, потайки покликавши волхвів, вивідав від них час з’явлення зірки 8 і пославши їх до Вифлеєма, сказав: підіть, старанно розвідайте про Немовля і, коли знайдете, сповістіть мене, щоб і мені піти поклонитися Йому. 9 Вони, вислухавши царя, пішли. І ось зірка, яку бачили вони на сході, йшла перед ними, аж поки, нарешті, прийшла і зупинилась над місцем, де було Немовля. 10 Побачивши зірку, вони зраділи радістю вельми великою. 11 І, увійшовши в дім, побачили Немовля з Марією, Матір’ю Його, і, впавши, поклонилися Йому; і, відкривши скарби свої, принесли Йому дари: золото, ладан і смирну**. 12 І, одержавши уві сні одкровення не повертатися до Ірода, іншою дорогою відійшли до країни своєї.

 

Holy Week and Pascha

Easter Schedule in two laguages as a pdf file.

 

 

   Sunday 4/23  St Thomas Sunday

9:00 a.m. Bilingual Divine Liturgy

Spilne Svechene (Parish Family Dinner) to follow

 

 

   Sunday 4/30

8:30 a.m. English Divine Liturgy

10:15 a.m. Ukrainian Divine Liturgy