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Father John Nakonachny, pastor of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral gave tours of the beautiful church during the annual Ukrainian Village Festival on Saturday August 28, 2010.

Father John Nakonachny of St Vladimir

He was assisted by Fr. Michael Hontaruk.

Fr. Michael Hontaruk

In these short videos, Father John explains some of the history and traditions of the Church and how the Orthodox Church is different and the same from other Churches.



Father John gives a brief history of St Vladimir and the Church in Ukraine. He then tells of the building of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma Ohio.




Father John explains the difference in th Church calendars




Father John explains some of the traditions of the Ukrainian Orthodox Catholic Church concerning music, vestments and why they face East.


Church vestments at St Vladimir




Differences in the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church




When asked why churches today are not thriving, Father John gives a candid answer.




What we can learn from history about Stalin, communism and the freedom of information and the press. Fr John shares a story involving a visit to the Cleveland Clinic.


St Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church

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