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Radonitsa - Day of Rejoicing

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Христос воскресе! Воистину воскресе!


RADONITSA - ("Day of Rejoicing", Krasnaya Gorka ) is a holiday in the Orthodox Church which falls on the Monday or (more commonly) Tuesday of Saint Thomas Week - eight or nine days, respectively, after Pascha (Easter). The day is a general memorial for the departed.

Because of the importance of the last few days of Holy Week and the joy of the Resurrection, the Typikon (Ustav) forbids the celebration of the Panikhida (memorial service) from Great and Holy Thursday through Thomas Sunday (a period of eleven days). Therefore, the first opportunity after Pascha to remember the dead is on the second Monday of Pascha. However, because in Orthodox countries a number of monasteries follow the custom of fasting on Mondays, the feast is often celebrated on Tuesday, so that all may partake of the paschal foods (which are intentionally non-fasting).



Welcome to the website of the oldest Orthodox Christian Church in the State of Ohio! We are a parish of the Orthodox Church in America's Diocese of the Midwest. We are delighted that you came for a visit! Take a look around at who we are and what we do.
Our historic cathedral was constructed between 1911-1912 and is considered one of the finest examples of Russian church architecture in the United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States. The parish of St.Theodosius Orthodox Christian Cathedral was organized by immigrant Russians living in Tremont in 1896. It served the needs of Orthodox Christian faithful of diverse ethnicities until they moved out of the city and into the suburbs to establish their own places of worship. St. Theodosius Cathedral was the "Mother Church" for most of the Orthodox Christian churches in northeast Ohio today. 

Weekly Services:

Saturday 6:00 PM Vespers

Sunday   8:40 AM Hours 

               9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

St. Theodosius Cathedral is located at 733 Starkweather Avenue which is in the historic Tremont area of the City of Cleveland. Tremont is the most accessible neighborhood in the city of Cleveland. Interstate highways I-71, I-77 and I-90 have exit ramps into Tremont and afford easy access to St. Theodosius Cathedral.

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