St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
5913 State Road
Parma Ohio

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This Sunday, October 7, 2018, after both Divine Liturgies, St. Vladimir Brotherhood is doing Breakfast / Brunch at our Grand Hall. All are invited!


В цю Неділю, 7 жовтня, 2018, після обох Божественних Літургій, Братство св. Володимира у нашому залі буде пригощати сніданком / полуденком.
Запрошуємо всіх!

Parish Youth sing the joyous songs of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ in both Ukrainian and English language.  The youth were lead and taught by Natalia Mahlay, Oksana Logvynyuk, and Pani Matka Hanna Hontaruk.  It was a joy to hear and see young people singing the songs of the Nativity.

January 2018


On Saturday, December 2, 2017 the Peace Light from Bethlehem arrived at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio

У суботу 2 грудня 2017 р. Б. Вифлеємський Вoгoнь Миру прибув дo Святo-Вoлoдимирськoгo Украïнськoгo Правoславнoгo кафедральнoгo сoбoру у Пармi, Огайo

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Ukrainian Village Parade - 08/26/17

     To celebrate the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Village Parade took place on Saturday August 26, 2017.  The parish clergy, the faithful, altar servers, UOL members, the teachers and students of Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies and the Ukrainian Community, its churches, businesses, residents, schools, and organizations. participated in the parade. 

      The now famous St. Vladimir Float participated thanks to the Dobronos family and Architectural Fiberglass, Inc. who provide the float and truck and driver (Hans Harimsachuk) that pulls it. 

 З нагoди Дня Незалежнoстi Украïни, духoвенствo, вiрнi Украïнськoгo Правoславнoгo Кафедральнoгo Сoбoру св. Вoлoдимира, та вчителi, учнi Шкoли Украïнoзнавства iменi Тараса Шевченка взяли участь у Парадi Украïнськo Села у Пармi, Огайo. СЛАВА УКРАÏНІ!

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More pictures of the Parade - 08/26/17

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Transfiguration of Our Lord - 08/19/17

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Children visit Famine Monument - 06/15/17

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Vacation Church School Day 4 - 06/15/17

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Vacation Church School Day 2 - 06/13/17

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First Confession Class 2017

Pentecost - 06/04/17

     Eight children of St. Vladimir Cathedral parish family after weeks of instruction receive for the first time the Sacrament of Confession on Saturday evening June 3, 2017 and receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday June 4, 2017 during the Divine Liturgy. 

     Sunday was a special, holy day in the life of the Church.   It was Pentecost, the day on which the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and gave them the ability to go out and preach God's word to His people.  (Acts 2.1–4)

Ukrainians refer to Pentecost as "Green Holy Day" because their world is "green" with spring leaves and plants beginning new life.  May the eight children who received for the first time the sacrament of Holy Confession be blessed.

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First Confession Class 2017 - 06/03/17

The children of St. Vladimir Cathedral parish family after weeks of instruction receive the Sacrament of First Confession by their pastor Fr. John Nakonachny and Fr. Michael Hontaruk. 

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Memorial Day Services at Brooklyn Heights Cemetary - 05/29/17

     On Monday, May 29, 2017, Memorial Day, the clergy and the faithful of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Parma, Ohio gathered at the parish cemetery in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery for individual graveside services, followed by a general memorial service at 9:00 a.m in the front of the St. Vladimir parish monument.

     У понеділок, 29 травня, 2017 р. Б. у День Пам'ятi - духовенство та вiрнi Собору св. Володимира зiбралися на парафiяльнoму цвинтарi де служилися iндивiдуальнi панахиди пo мoгилках, пiсля чoгo o 9:00 гoд. ранку булo вiдслуженo загальну панахиду бiля центральнoгo пам'ятника.

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Memorial Service - 05/28/17

American Fallen Heroes Remembered!

     On Sunday, May 28th, 2017 the parishioners of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Parma, Ohio, remembered in prayer all the American soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice in defending our freedom and the freedom of people throughout the world.

     Commemorated were the 5 young men of the parish, who died in combat in World War IІ and the Korean War, and departed members of the Ukrainian American Veterans Post #24.

Also we prayed for departed clergy, pani matkas, founders, and all deceased faithful of St. Vladimir Cathedral on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the consecration of our Cathedral in Parma, Ohio.


     У недiлю, 28 травня, 2017 р.Б. парафiяни УкраïнськoгoПравoславнoгo Кафедральнoгo сoбoру св. Вoлoдимира у Пармi, Огайo, мoлилися за упoкiй всiх пoмерших Американських вoïнiв, якi вiдали свoï життя за нашу свoбoду i за свoбoду у цiлoму свiтi.

     Мoлилися за упoкiй п'ять мoлoдих пoмерших сoлдатiв з нашoï парафiï, якi загинули в Другiй Свiтiвiй Вiйнi та Кoрейськiй вiйнi, а такoж мoлилися за пoмерших Украïнo-Американських ветеранiв 24 Вiддiлу у Клiвлендi.

     Також ми молилися за спокій всіх померших священослужителів, пані маток, основоположників та вірних собору св. Володимира з нагоди 50 Ліття посвячення нашого храму св. Володимира у Пармі, Огайо.


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Student Recital & Art Show at St. Vladimir Cultural Center

Recital at St. Vladimir Cultural Center - 05/24/17

    On Wednesday May 24, 2017, the Cultural Center at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox in Parma, Ohio held its annual recital and art exhibit as this year’s Cultural Arts Programming came to an end. 
     A special thanks goes out to all the dedicated teachers, caring parents and grandparents, and members of the Executive Board for another successful year of cultural arts programs at the parish.

     В середу 24 травня, 2017 року, відбувся студентській виступ та виставка у Культурному Осередку при Украïнськoму Правoславнoму кафедральнoму сoбoрi св. Володимира у Пармі, Огайо (США). 
Дякуєм всім учителям, батькам, студентам, та Управі за успішний навчальний рік.



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Commemoration of the Holodomor

Commemoration of the Holodomor - 05/21/17

     Lest we forget the parish of St. Vladimir Cathedral clergy and faithful including and especially the youth commemorated the Holodomor, the Artificial Famine imposed on the Ukrainian people in 1932-1933 by the Soviet government. This commemoration is done annually.

     This year, rain brought the faithful indoors into the temple.  Usually the memorial service is served by the monument in the parish side yard.  The Famine Monument is dedicated to the over 7 million souls who were forced into starvation by the Soviet government.  A brief history of the Holodomyr may be found by following this link.

     Following the service a program included teenage members of the Junior UOL, the youth of St. Vladimir Cathedral, and the students of the Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies.   These parish youths spoke in both English and Ukrainian to describe the depravity and horrors of starvation in Ukraine, a country known for its wealth of fertile land, and yet, too many Ukrainians were forced to starve.  

     May their memory be eternal.  Vichnaya Pamyat.

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2017 Pascha ~ Easter at St. Vladimir Cathedral

The Good Friday and Pascha Services on April 14-16 at St. Vladimir Cathedral - 04/16/17

The Liturgical Services of Good Friday Vespers and placing of the Holy Shroud in the Tomb were served by the clergy and included the solemn procession and veneration of the Shroud by many faithful and friends. 

Holy Saturday is observed in quiet reflection of Christ's suffering and impending resurrection.  The evening Matins include the Procession and Resurrection Matins, Divine Liturgy, followed by the blessing of traditional Paschal food which ended in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

A second bilingual Liturgy followed by the blessing of Paschal foods was served at 9:00 AM.


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The Pyrohy Group

The Pyrohy Group at St. Vladimir Cathedral - 03/09/17

The Pyrohy Volunteers are busy at work making delicious pyrohy (perogies) in six different flavors.  See the parish web site for ordering information.

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Malanka 2017

Malanka 2017 - 01/14/17

The New Year came in with a joyful celebration by the faithful and friends of St. Vladimir Cathedral in Parma Ohio on Saturday January 14, 2017.  The festivities included a dinner, desserts, beverages, a late night snack, and of course entertainment throughout the evening.  The band Harmonia serenaded the revelers with traditional Ukrainian Christmas Carols and then provided the entire evening with dance music. The revelers enjoyed singing Christmas carols later in the evening as well as bringing in the New Year at Midnight.  

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Christmas at St. Vladimir Cathedral - 01/07/17

     The faithful of St. Vladimir Cathedral gathered together on Saturday January 7, 2017 to celebrate the Nativity of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  The beautiful Divine Liturgy was served by the parish clergy and visiting clergy using both English and Ukrainian and was sparkled with traditional Christmas Carols sung by the parish choir.  Parish children read the Nativity readings. 

     The Nativity Liturgy was broadcast on WJMO AM 1300 in the greater Cleveland area and on their website so that people across the USA and in foreign countries including Ukraine could listen to the audio broadcast. 

On Sunday, January 8, the parish was serenaded by the parish youth who sang traditional Ukrainian Christmas carols and English Carols. 

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Family Night December 2016

The Evening of Wednesday, December 28 was a pleasant time when many of the parish families gathered to socialize.  The children sang carols and reviewed the blessed story of the Nativity of Christ.  The faithful prayed before their evening meal of pizza and finger foods. The favorite group activity is the game of bingo.  There is always laughter when a few people, children included, who seem to win many prizes. This was a fun evening for families and for people of all ages including those not yet a year old to those in their 80's.  

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Bethlehem Peace Light

Bethlehem Peace Light Once Again Arrived in Parma!
Sunday, December 4th, following the Ukrainian Liturgy, for the 9th consecutive year, the Bethlehem Peace Light  arrived at our parish from New York City via Vienna, Austria from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. It remained lit on the Tetrapod until Theophany, January 19th.
     The Peace Light first came to the United States in December, 2001, following the attack on the Twin Towers in New York City. It now travels across the country, ending in Seattle, Washington and south into Texas, then Mexico. Everywhere that the Peace Light is taken, the following is spoken:
“We receive this Light as a message of Peace to everyone."

Calendar of Services and Parish Events


Past Events 2015-2016
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Village Committee and the City of Parma Ohio sponsored a parade on Saturday August 27.   This was the 7th Annual Parade in Ukrainian Village.   Our Bishop Daniel walked with us in the parade.  Our float, provided  and made by Mike and Tanya Dobronos won First Place in the float competition.

Pictures may be found here.

Two youths from St. Vladimir parish elected to National Executive Board of the Junior Ukrainian Orthodox League at the annual convention held in Coatesville Pennsylvania on Saturday July 30, 2016.  Orest M. was elected as the President and Sophia D. was elected as the Financial Secretary of the Junior UOL National Executive Board. 

Notes from the UOL Convention

Mark Host receives an award of an icon in the UOL Annual Essay contest.  Mark Host along with seven other delegates from St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox League Chapter, Parma Ohio, are attending the 69th Annual UOL Convention hosted by Holy Ghost Parish in Coatesvlle Pennsylvania. 


Pictured from left to right  Teresa A. Linck, Essay Contest Chairman; Mark Host; in background, His Eminence Antony, Metropolitan & Prime Hierarch of UOC of the USA and Diaspora.



June 13-17, 2016  Vacation Church School


May 1, 2016  Holy Friday and Paschal Celebration of the Risen Christ.


April 24, 2016  Archpastoral Palm Sunday Visit to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH!


The students of St. Vladimir's Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies

present a program in honor of the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko


March 12, 2016  Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Valeriy Chaly visit

Bishop Daniel's St. Vladimir Cathedral and its Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies.


January 18 Youth Volunteer at St. Herman House


January 10 The youth bring the good tidings of the Birth of Jesus Christ

Consistory Office of Public Relations: Celebration of the Nativity of our Lord in

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January 7  Christmas Pontifical Divine Liturgy and Celebration at St. Vladimir Cathedral



December 20,  St. Nicholas visits the children of St. Vladimir Church School

December 19  St. Nicholas visits children of Parish Ukrainian School.

The Phoney War on Christmas - Really? by Rev. John Nakonachny in the Parma Observer

December 6, Pan Orthodox Christmas Concert 

November 30 Bethlehem Peace Light Arrives in Parma

November 19 St. Nicholas Program of the Parish Ukrainian School

August 22 Ukrainian Village Parade 2015

June  Vacation Church School 2015

May 31 First Confession Class

May 25 Graveside Services at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery

May 24 American Fallen Heroes Remembered

May 20 Spring Concert of the Music and Art Classes

May 17 Artificial Famine The Holodomor 2015 Commemoration

April 12  Pascha

April 10  Good Friday 


Links to Orthodox Affiliates

Parish Facebook Page


Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA


Orthodox Christian Education  UOC of USA


Greater Cleveland Council of Orthodox Clergy


St. Vladimir Cathedral's   Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies 


ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network is a commissioned agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America



OCF  Orthodox Christian Fellowship           This is the official campus ministry organization of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

Zoe for Life       
  ZOE is a charitable organization offering a wide variety of resources and support for women in a crisis pregnancy:

Zoe House  
   ZOE House is equipped to provide free and confidential services to clients.

St. Panteleimon Orthodox Christian Outreach     
A Pan-Orthodox ministry that displays Christian love, mercy and compassion to the individuals, families and facilities it serves.

Ancient Faith Radio


St. Herman House Cleveland  FOCUS

St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Mission and Chapel



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Information on Stewardship

 UOL of USA Office of Stewardship

The First and Finest    by V. Rev. Robert Holet

Mr. William Marianes, a member of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, a dynamic lay leader and teacher who serves as legal consultant to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA.

Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Christian Stewardship




Sunday, October 7, 2018

8:30 AM Divine Liturgy ~ English

10:15 AM Divine Liturgy ~ Ukrainian



Sunday, October 14, 2018

8:30 AM Divine Liturgy ~ English

10:15 AM Divine Liturgy ~ Ukrainian

Coffee Hour to follow


Sunday, October 21, 2018

8:30 AM Divine Liturgy ~ English

10:15 AM Divine Liturgy ~ Ukrainian

Coffee Hour to follow


Sunday, October 28, 2018

8:30 AM Divine Liturgy ~ English

10:15 AM Divine Liturgy ~ Ukrainian

Coffee Hour to follow