Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
I'm sure that everyone is moved beyond words when watching the suffering and loss experienced by our fellow Americans as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Just imagine if such devastation happened in Parma. The loss of life along with the loss of homes, schools, churches and places of employment is surreal. We, as Americans, are the most generous people on earth and it is time to show that generosity by donating to the various organizations that are working in Texas to assist those suffering - organizations such as the Salvation Army and Red Cross. My charity of choice is "Save the Children" 1-888-810-8275
Jesus teaches us to care for those in need, telling us that when you do good to the least of His people, you are doing it to Jesus Himself. The Scripture also teaches us that "faith without deeds (good works) is dead". Let us constantly pray for those who have been affected by this tragedy and give generously from our hearts to those who are helping the victims recover.
May God Bless you!
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!
More pictures of the Parade - 08/26/17
Transfiguration of Our Lord - 08/19/17
August 19th, is the Holy Day of the Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mount Tabor. The meaning of this major Feast is found in the Gospel of St. Matthew, chapter 17.
The blessing of fruit is a part of this celebration and a sign of gratitude to Almighty God for the gift of a good harvest. Baskets of fruit to be blessed were brought to the church by the faithful and blessed by the parish clergy. Our full choir sang the responses and altar boys served at the Liturgy.
May the Lord's blessings be upon you.
Children visit Famine Monument - 06/15/17
Vacation Church School Day 4 - 06/15/17
Vacation Church School Day 3 - 06/14/17
Vacation Church School Day 2 - 06/13/17
Vacation Church School Begins - 06/12/17
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Pyrohy Group
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.
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.
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.
Bethlehem Peace Light
Bethlehem Peace Light Once Again Arrived in Parma!
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.
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.
Consistory Office of Public Relations: Celebration of the Nativity of our Lord in
Parma, OH!: http://uocofusa.org/news_160109_1.html
Links to Orthodox Affiliates
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.
Current Schedules of Services and Events
Calendar of Events for 2016-2017 English
Calendar of Events for 2016-2017 Ukrainian
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
8:30 AM Divine Liturgy- English
10:15 AM Divine Liturgy-Ukrainian
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
NO Vespers this evening
8:30 AM Divine Liturgy- English
10:15 AM Divine Liturgy-Ukrainian
Junior U.O.L. Pumpkin Party
& Charity Committee Brunch
following both Liturgies