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Thanksgiving Day 2022

November 24, 2022

To the Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America,

My Beloved Children in the Lord,


To my flock in the United States of America, I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving Day!

In a world that is often overwhelmed by fear, by details and complexity, by dissatisfaction and conflict and blame, how blessed it is to set aside a day devoted solely to giving thanks for God’s bounties.

Of course, for Orthodox Christians, stepping back from the dark roads of discontent, anxiety, and accusation should not be reserved for a single day out of the year. Rather, turning away from the tumult of the world should be a daily effort, one that we make through prayer, divine services, fasting, almsgiving, and spiritual study. Every day should be lived simply and filled with thanksgiving. Every morning should begin with glory offered to God; each evening should close with a doxology to his holy Name.

And so, on the occasion of this Thanksgiving Day, I invite all of the faithful of the OCA, in the United States and elsewhere, to join me in renewing our efforts to make the act of thanksgiving central to our daily lives and the lives of our communities, that we might better realize our calling as the eucharistic – that is to say, ‘thanks-giving’—Assembly of the Lord.

With the blessing of the present feast of the Entrance of Theotokos into the Temple, I remain sincerely yours in Christ,

Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

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.

As the Lord Jesus Christ said to the Apostle Andrew; "Come and See" what we and the Orthodox Church are all about!

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