St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
5913 State Road
Parma Ohio

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Easter Schedule of Services

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

Parma, OH!:

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 

See the parish bulletins here.

Perogie Department information


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



Current Schedules of Services and Events

Current Schedule for this week.


Calendar of Events for 2016-2017     English

Calendar of Events for 2016-2017     Ukrainian

Registration for the Dancing, Pottery, and Art Classes will be on Wednesday September 14 between 6:00 and 7:00 P.M.

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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



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