Cathedral of St. George (Saskatoon)
|Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George|
Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George (Saskatoon)
|Location||214 Avenue M South|
|Architect(s)||The Very Reverend Philip Ruh, O.M.I.|
|Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George -- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan|
The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George was designed by architect the Very Reverend Philip Ruh, O.M.I. in 1923. It is located in Pleasant Hill, Core Neighbourhoods SDA, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and is the Episcopal See of the Bishop of the Saskatoon Eparchy.
The organizational meeting of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish of St. George took place on September 29, 1912 at which the first Executive was elected. In the same year 40 persons enrolled as members.
Construction of the present church, the second church of the parish, begun in 1939 and was completed in 1943. The church is a massive mason structure which stands on a high concrete basement measures 104 x 90 feet (27 m); the intersecting arms are 30 feet (9.1 m) wide. Its architectural plan is a four column cruciform Byzantine domed basilica with north, south and east apses, and seven domes. The central area of the church is dominated by a large octagonal dome which is reinforced by the arcades of the vaulted ceilings and is supported by four massive octagonal columns. Each side of the octagonal drum supporting the dome has two arched windows which collectively illuminate the dome.
On various occasions, the cathedral has also been visited by eminent clergy of the Ukrainian and Roman Catholic Churches and other Christian Churches.
Between 1992 and 2010 the parish priest was Rt. Rev. Vladimir Mudri, STL, JCOD. Currently The Parish Priest is Very Rev. Janko Kolosnjaji
- The Very Reverend Philip Ruh, O.M.I. Priest, Architect and Builder of about 40 Ukrainian Catholic Churches URL accessed February 9, 2007