Thanksgiving Celebration and 50th anniversary of Ordination to the Holy Priesthood of Cathedral pastor Fr. John and Pani Matka Mary Anne at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Parma, Ohio
Святкування Дня Подяки і 50 літній ювілей висвячення у священичий сан настоятеля собору о. Івана та Пані Матки Мар’яни у Свято-Володимирському Українському Православному Кафедральному Соборі, Парма, Огайо
Archbishop Daniel, Archpastor
Protopresbyter John Nakonachny, Pastor
Very Rev. Michael Hontaruk, Asst. Pastor
Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay
Immediately following the Liturgy, prayers were offered for the health and well-being of Fr. John and Pani Matka Mary Ann on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Fr. John's ordination. Fr. John has labored in the Lord's vineyard for all these years and has been supported by his wife and children. He is loved by his parishioners and has accomplished much while serving at St. Vladimir parish for 35 years.
After dismissal from the Liturgy, the clergy, the faithful and guests walked to the Cultural Center. The hall was beautifully decorated and the tables set with bright yellow tablecloths, orange napkins and bouquets of fall foliage. The room filled up quickly and the faithful we happy to be able to socialize with family and friends. After the prayer of thanksgiving, the buffet line moved quickly. The food was plentiful and delicious.