Orthodox Christianity in Greater Cleveland, Ohio
The twenty nine Orthodox Christian parishes and two monasteries of the Cleveland and Lorain, Ohio, area welcome you. The Orthodox Church, which was established at Pentecost, proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ, sanctifies its adherents through sacraments and serves humanity through many charitable endeavors.
Everyone is welcome to visit an Orthodox Church; however sacraments are reserved to practicing Orthodox Christians. The information provided in this web site is presented to aid the public in locating a church, attending its services, and learning the doctrine that it proclaims.
Clergy Wives Breakfast
On Saturday, October 25, St. Matthew Church hosted a breakfast for the Cleveland area clergy wives.
Front Row (l to r): Pa. Lindsay Zobenica (retired Serbian), Mat. Carol Garklavs (Holy Trinity), Pres. Goldie Doukas (St. Demetrios), Pr. Roxana Ilinca (St. Mary), Kh. Rachel Thurman (St. Luke).
Back Row (l to r): Sh. Joanne Vazquez (deacon's wife from St. Matthew), Sh. Sandy Tolbert (deacon's wife from St. Matthew), Kh. Bonnie Harmon (St. Matthew), Pr. Dorina Gherman (Buna Vistera), Mat. Anna Margheritino (St. Innocent), Pres. Maria Constantine (St. Paul)
Dates to Remember
November 14 - 6:30 p.m. -- Pan-Orthodox Advent Unction Service at Buna Vestira Cathedral, Rocky River. -- Event Flier
November 15 - 9 a.m. -- Retreat with His Grace Bishop ANTHONY on "Instruction on the Holy Spirit," St. Matthew Church, N. Royalton -- Event Flier
November 23 - 4 p.m. -- POYAF Game Night & Dinner -- Olivia Morton will host an afternoon of games, fun, fellowship, and dinner at her house (353 Roberts Run, Bay Village, OH 44140). Dinner will be served around 6:00. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage and your favorite game. RSVP to Olivia Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-220-2624.
November 24 - 7 p.m. -- POYAF Book Study, St. Matthew Church, 10383 Albion Rd., N. Royalton. The book is Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica. Nov. 24 we will discuss the chapters "On Love" and "On the Fallen World." Books are available for purchase ($15). If you have any questions, contact Olivia Morton at email@example.com or 440-220-2624.
December 6 - 5:00 p.m. -- St. Demetrios Christmas Fundraiser -- appetizer, dinner, and movie: "Christmas with the Karountzoses," St. Demetrios Church, Rocky River -- Event Flier
December 7 - 5:00 p.m. -- Inter-Orthodox Nativity Concert, St. Demetrios Church, Rocky River -- Event Flier
March 1, 2015 -- Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers, Holy Trinity Church, Parma.
Food for Thought