St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral is a parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. On most Sundays, the 8:30 AM Divine Liturgy is celebrated in English, and the 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy is celebrated in Ukrainian.
Upon entering the church, parishioners and guests may venerate the icons and light candles. You may also fill out Prayer Request forms (in honor of the living or in memory of the dead) and give them to one of the ushers in the church office/bookstore.
Service books are provided and are located at the back of each pew. The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom is typically celebrated each Sunday morning.
Orthodox Christians may have their confession heard prior to the start of Liturgy, by lining up on the right side of the church and waiting until the priest comes out of the altar.
Guidelines for Receiving Holy Communion
For Orthodox Christians:
Orthodox Christians fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when they receive Holy Communion in fulfillment of Christ's command to eat His body and drink His Blood. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, communicants should not be conscious of grave sin, have fasted appropriately and seek to live in charity and love with their neighbors. Persons conscious of grave sin must first be reconciled with God and the church through the sacrament of Penance. A frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist is encouraged for all.
For other Christians:
We welcome to this celebration of the Eucharist those Christians who are not fully united with us. It is a consequence of the sad divisions of Christianity that we cannot extend to them an invitation to receive Communion. Orthodox christians believe that the Eucharist is an action of the celebrating community signifying a oneness in faith, life and worship of the community. Reception of the Eucharist by Christians not fully with us would imply a oneness which does not yet exist and for which we must all pray.
For those not receiving Communion:
Those not receiving sacramental Communion are encouraged to express in their hearts a prayerful desire for unity with the Lord Jesus and with one another. They are welcome to come for the blessing at the end of the liturgy.
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, guests (including non-orthodox) are welcome to come to receive prosphora (church bread) and kiss the cross if they wish. Following the Divine Liturgy, all parishioners and guests are invited to the Parish Hall for the regular Sunday Coffee Hour.