St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

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St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral is a Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on Bathurst Street just to the west of Kensington Market. The majority of the first Ukrainian immigrants to Canada were Eastern Catholic 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 in Toronto was established in 1926. 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.

Bishops

St. Volodymyr's Cathedral has been the Cathedral seat for the following bishops of the UOCC:

  • +Metropolitan Michael (Theodot Khoroshy)
  • +Archbishop Nicholas (Debryn)
  • +Metropolitan Wasyly (actually resided in Winnipeg (where the UOCC's head offices are located), due to the ailing health of Metropolitan Andrew (Metiuk))
  • Archbishop Yurij (Archbishop 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)

(Note; + refers to deceased)

Building Activity

  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings updated a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via Annotator
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    OpenBuildings updated a digital reference and added a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com