St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
5913 State Road
Parma Ohio
/ UOL Chapter

Thursday, August 4, 2022


On a balmy summer day in August members of the Ukrainian Orthodox League Chapter of St. Vladimir Cathedral met at the Ukrainian Museum-Archives, in Cleveland, Ohio.  The UMA is located in Tremont, across from Lincoln Park, the area of Cleveland Ohio where Ukrainian immigrants first lived, worked, shopped, worshipped, and socialized.


The UOL members were pleased to also have in attendance family members, cousins, of Michael Dobronos who are newly arrived from Ukraine.  The entire group visited the new UMA building.  Mr. Andrew Fedynsky, Director Emeritus and Resident Scholar spoke in two languages so that all could understand, and explained the history of the Museum and described how the documents, pictures, books, and art works were collected by individuals and then given to the Museum because of their historical value.  The group was shown how the many books and documents are stored and displayed.


The group then explored the original building to view the artifacts.  Of the many rooms one is dedicated to those immigrants who arrived well before World War I  and a room dedicated for those who arrived after World War II.  Individuals of the group were able to read stories of memories of Ukrainian immigrants, view beautiful pysanky, kilims and other Ukrainian art work.


The building that at one time was the original temple of St. Vladimir Parish is within walking distance of the UMA.  It has passed through new owners who have remodeled it into an office building, maintaining its original structure and historical features. It is comforting to see that the building is respected by the community.     


Afterwards, the members of the UOL and guests gathered a quarter mile away at The South Side Restaurant to socialize and enjoy a delicious meal. The UOL members are grateful to Olga Carey and Barb Wrubel for organizing this event. 




Meeting Dates



New members are always welcome to attend. 


Next Pot Luck Meeting 


September 2022  

the exact date to be announced








Ukrainian Orthodox League Chapter of St. Vladimir Cathedral 

The elected officers are:

                         Co-President        Melanie Nakonachny

                        Vice President       Michael Nakonachny

                              Secretary        Pani Matka Mary Anne Nakonachny

                              Treasurer        Tamara Host                          

                 Sunshine Chairman:     Mary Pavlyshyn

                     Social Chairman:      Olga Carey & Barbara Wrubel

                 Missions Chairman:       unfilled

                 Spiritual Advisors:          Fr. John Nakonachny

                                                      Fr. Michael Hontaruk


Photo taken May 20, 2018  



The Ukrainian Orthodox League ("UOL" or "the League") is a vital organ of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America.  The formation of the League was authorized during the Church's Seventh Sobor in 1946.  A committee under the direction of the late Very Reverend Rather Voloddymyr Bukata formulated the organization and thye Ukrainian Orthodox League was incorporated in the State of New Jersey in 1948.