St. Nicholas Patriarchal Stavropigia Orthodox Cathedral, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Decreed Center of Vicariate
On February 24, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Philaret, by Decree No. 8, granted the status of "Cathedral" to 104-year-old St. Nicholas Patriarchal Stavropigia Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia in accordance with the decision of the Vicariate of the UOC-KP in the USA and Canada (the “Vicariate”). Accordingly, St. Nicholas Patriarchal Stavropigia Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia is now the central church of the Vicariate.
The Rector, Very Reverend Bohdan Zhoba, the Council President and Officers, the Sisterhood and Congregation of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Philadelphia -- as well as friends and supporters near and afar -- joyously celebrate this historic announcement and blessing of Patriarch Philaret.