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Holodomor Commemoration in Cleveland

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.

Holdomor Memorial at St. Vladimir Orthodox Cathedral

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.

Holodomor Church Service at St Vladimir Cathedral

Holodomor Church Service at St Vladimir Cathedral

Choir at Holodomor Church Service at St Vladimir Cathedral

Clergy at Holodomor Church Service at St Vladimir Cathedral

Clergy at Holodomor Church Service at St Vladimir Cathedral

Clergy at Holodomor Church Service at St Vladimir Cathedral

Clergy at Holodomor Church Service at St Vladimir Cathedral

Fr. John Nakonachny urges the gathering to pray for Ukraine

Several youth groups made presentations in English and Ukrainian.

George Jaskiw served as MC

George Jaskiw served as MC and introduced the students


Ukrainian Student group at Holodomor event at St Vladimir Cathedral

Ukrainian Student group at Holodomor event at St Vladimir Cathedral

Ukrainian Student group at Holodomor event at St Vladimir Cathedral

Ukrainian Student group at Holodomor event at St Vladimir Cathedral

Wreath placed by Ukrainian Student group at Holodomor event at St Vladimir Cathedral

Wreath placed by Ukrainian Student group at Holodomor event at St Vladimir Cathedral

Ukrainian Student group at Holodomor event at St Vladimir Cathedral

After the service the group gathered outside at the Holodomor Memorial.

Placing a wreath at the Holdomor Memorial

Placing a wreath at the Holodomor Memorial

Clergy and others at the Holdomor Memorial

Paying respects at the Holodomor Memorial

Ukrainian community at the Holdomor Memorial in Cleveland

Ukrainian community at the Holdomor Memorial in Cleveland

Ukrainian community at the Holdomor Memorial in Cleveland


Inside the St. Vladimir Cultural Center there were other reminders of the Ukrainian-Famine Genocide of 1932-1933.

Ukrainian-Famine Genocide of 1932-1933 plaque

Newspaper about Ukrainian-Famine Genocide of 1932-1933

Newspaper about Ukrainian-Famine Genocide of 1932-1933

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