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Parma Ohio

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Four children of the faithful prepared for their first sacrament of Holy Confession by a year of study under the direction of Mrs. Mary Ann Sklaryk. The children, Maxim Bobola, Elena Dobronos, Diana Shakura, and Jacob Widmor attended Vespers on Saturday June 18.  Fr. John Nakonachny spoke to the children and then administered the Sacrament of Holy Confession for each child.


Pentecost Sunday is the celebration of the establishment of the Holy Orthodox Church by the Holy Spirit descending upon the Apostle.  “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4.  On Pentecost Sunday, the children accepted the Sacrament of Holy Communion with pure hearts and minds. 


It is a tradition at St. Vladimir Cathedral for children to have their first Holy Confession Sacrament to occur on Pentecost. 

Sunday 10/1

8:30 AM Divine Liturgy- English

10:15 AM Divine Liturgy-Ukrainian


Wednesday 10/4 

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Elevation of the Holy Cross


Saturday 10/7

5:00 PM Vespers



Sunday 10/8

8:30 AM Divine Liturgy- English

10:15 AM Divine Liturgy-Ukrainian
Breakfast following  sponsored by

The Brotherhood Members