St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (Toronto, Ontario)

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[[Image:StVolodymyr.jpg|right|thumb|250px|St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto]]'''St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral''' is a [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada|Ukrainian Orthodox]] [[cathedral]] in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on Bathurst Street just to the east of Kensington Market.  
'''St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral''' is a [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada|Ukrainian Orthodox]] [[cathedral]] in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on Bathurst Street just to the east of Kensington Market. The majority of the first Ukrainian immigrants to Canada were [[Eastern Rite Catholic|Eastern Rite]] believers with only a small fraction belonging to the Eastern Orthodox faith. This changed with later waves of immigration that saw more people coming from the Orthodox east. The first Ukrainian Orthodox mass in Toronto was celebrated in 1926.{{ref|1}} For several years they met in rented halls and in churches of other denominations. The land on Bathurst was purchased in 1935 and work on the cathedral began in 1946 and it was completed two years later. The cathedral is in the standard Byzantine style used throughout [[Ukraine]].
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The majority of the first Ukrainian immigrants to Canada were [[Byzantine Rite|Eastern Rite]] believers, with only a small fraction belonging to the Eastern Orthodox faith. This changed with later waves of immigration that saw more people coming from the Orthodox east. The first Ukrainian Orthodox [[Divine Liturgy]] in Toronto was celebrated in 1926.{{ref|1}} For several years the church members met in rented halls and in churches of other denominations. The land on Bathurst was purchased in 1935, work on the church building began in 1946, and it was completed two years later. St. Volodymyr's became a cathedral in 1951 with the coming of its first [[bishop]].
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St. Volodymyr's architecture is in the standard Byzantine style used throughout [[Ukraine]].
  
 
==Bishops==
 
==Bishops==
The bishops who had their Cathedral seat in Toronto include:
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The bishops who have had their cathedral seat in Toronto include:
*His Beatitude, Metropolitan [[Michael (Khoroshy) of Toronto|Michael]], deceased;
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*His Beatitude, Metropolitan [[Michael (Khoroshy) of Toronto|Michael]], served 1951-1977;
*His Eminence, Archbishop [[Nicholas (Debryn) of Toronto|Mykola]] (Nicholas), deceased;
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*His Eminence, Archbishop [[Nicholas (Debryn) of Toronto|Mykola]] (Nicholas), 1977-1981;
*His Beatitude, Metropolitan [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg|Wasyly]] (actually resided in Winnipeg, due to the ailing health of His Beatitude Metropolitan Andrew), deceased;
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*His Beatitude, Metropolitan [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg|Wasyly]], 1981-1985 (actually resided in Winnipeg due to the ailing health of His Beatitude Metropolitan Andrew);
*His Eminence, Archbishop [[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto|Yurij]] (Abp. Yurij lives and serves Toronto and the East, but remains bishop of Saskatoon in name due to the Greek Metropolis (also united with Constantinople) having their headquarters in Toronto).
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*His Eminence, Archbishop [[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto|Yurij]], current bishop (1995-present). (Abp. Yurij lives and serves Toronto and the East but remains bishop of Saskatoon in name due to the Greek Metropolis (also united with Constantinople) having their headquarters in Toronto.  The issue has yet to be fixed.).
  
 
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*[http://www.uocc.ca/parishes-e.html Listing] at the site of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada]]
 
*[http://www.uocc.ca/parishes-e.html Listing] at the site of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada]]
 
*[http://www.uocc.ca/visnyk.history-eastern-eparchy.engl.htm "The Eastern Eparchy of the UOCC: (A Brief Historical Outline)"] by Fr. Tymofiy Minenko
 
*[http://www.uocc.ca/visnyk.history-eastern-eparchy.engl.htm "The Eastern Eparchy of the UOCC: (A Brief Historical Outline)"] by Fr. Tymofiy Minenko
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*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/church_history/oleh_krawchenko_yesterday.htm A History of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada, with the dates of the above bishops]
  
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St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto
St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral is a Ukrainian Orthodox cathedral in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on Bathurst Street just to the east of Kensington Market.

The majority of the first Ukrainian immigrants to Canada were Eastern Rite believers, with only a small fraction belonging to the Eastern Orthodox faith. This changed with later waves of immigration that saw more people coming from the Orthodox east. The first Ukrainian Orthodox Divine Liturgy in Toronto was celebrated in 1926.1 For several years the church members met in rented halls and in churches of other denominations. The land on Bathurst was purchased in 1935, work on the church building began in 1946, and it was completed two years later. St. Volodymyr's became a cathedral in 1951 with the coming of its first bishop.

St. Volodymyr's architecture is in the standard Byzantine style used throughout Ukraine.

Bishops

The bishops who have had their cathedral seat in Toronto include:

  • His Beatitude, Metropolitan Michael, served 1951-1977;
  • His Eminence, Archbishop Mykola (Nicholas), 1977-1981;
  • His Beatitude, Metropolitan Wasyly, 1981-1985 (actually resided in Winnipeg due to the ailing health of His Beatitude Metropolitan Andrew);
  • His Eminence, Archbishop Yurij, current bishop (1995-present). (Abp. Yurij lives and serves Toronto and the East but remains bishop of Saskatoon in name due to the Greek Metropolis (also united with Constantinople) having their headquarters in Toronto. The issue has yet to be fixed.).

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