Holodomor Commemoration in Cleveland's Ukrainian Community St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral November 13, 2021
Every November, The Cleveland and Parma Ukrainian communities, along with Ukrainian communities and allies around the world, commemorate the victims of the Ukrainian-Famine Genocide of 1932-1933.
Holodomor Memorial at St. Vladimir Orthodox Cathedral
The United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio, led by President Marta Liscynesky-Kelleher, Esq. and George Jaskiw, M.D.,Chair of the Holodomor Committee, held a remembrance ceremony on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Holodomor Memorial at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma Ohio.
The program included presentations from youth groups and a service (panakhyda) for the repose of the souls of the deceased. The video presents some highlights from the event.
The commemoration began inside the beautiful St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma. Many clergy led by
requiem celebrant Bishop Bohdan Danylo of the Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of St. Josaphat and Fr. John Nakonachny,- Pastor St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral led a service (panakhyda) for the repose of the souls of the deceased.
Fr. John Nakonachny urges the gathering to pray for Ukraine
Several youth groups made presentations in English and Ukrainian.
George Jaskiw served as MC and introduced the students
After the service the group gathered outside at the Holodomor Memorial.
Placing a wreath at the Holodomor Memorial
Paying respects at the Holodomor Memorial
Inside the St. Vladimir Cultural Center there were other reminders of the Ukrainian-Famine Genocide of 1932-1933.
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