Churches

For a bit of old-world feel and ornate architecture, Tremont is home to the largest concentration of historic churches in the country.

The area was settled in the early and mid-19th century by central and eastern European immigrants and many of the churches they built still flourish today. Onion domes and tall spires are majestic and picture-worthy. One church, St. Theodosius, was featured in the 1970s movie, The Deer Hunter.

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St. Theodosius Cathedral
Open to the public at 6 p.m. to view interior

The oldest Orthodox Christian Church in Ohio, this historic cathedral was constructed between 1911 and 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. St. Theodosius Cathedral was the “Mother Church” for most of the Orthodox Christian parishes developed in northeast Ohio.

Sunday Mass  9:00 AM
Saturday Mass  6:00 PM  Great Vespers- Evening Sunset
Opens at 6:00 PM during Friday Walkabouts

733 Starkweather Ave | 216-741-1310 | www.sttheodosius.org


Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
Open at 6 p.m., with Father Andrew presenting historical details about the church

Saints Peter & Paul’s current facility was completed in 1910. It was designed by architect Stephen Paliwoda and originally featured a single central tower topped by an onion dome. The building’s style is somewhat Byzantine, although semicircular arches and a front rose window suggest a Romanesque influence. Renovations throughout the years include: murals depicting scenes in the life of Christ; the replacement of the onion dome with a bell tower; major interior upgrades; and new stained glass windows commemorating the Millennium of Ukrainian Christianity.

Weekly Services  Monday thru Friday 10:30 AM
Opens at 6:00 PM during Friday Walkabouts

2280 W. 7th Street | 216-861- 2176


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St. John Cantius Church
Open for June and July Walkabout

St. John Cantius Catholic Church was established in 1898, with services held initially in a refurbished streetcar barn at Professor Street and College Avenue. The current church, designed by architects Gabele & Potter, in what is often called the Polish Cathedral Style, was erected on the same site in 1925. The church’s namesake is Saint John Cantius (1390–1473), a Polish priest, scholar, philosopher, physicist and theologian, who was named patron of Poland and Lithuania in 1737, and canonized 1767 by Pope Clement XIII. The church remains vibrant today, celebrating masses daily in several languages.

Sunday Mass  9:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Saturday Mass  4:00 PM
Weekly Masses  Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM
Open Fridays during July Walkabouts

906 College Ave. | 216-781- 9095


 

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church was the first Greek Orthodox Church founded in Cleveland, Ohio. The plot of land upon which it resides had once held two mansions, one of which was owned by the Lamson brothers, Thomas and Isaac, and the other by their neighbor and business partner, Samuel Sessions. The three founded Lamson & Sessions, an industrial products manufacturing company, which recently celebrated its 160th year of business. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church opened its doors in 1919, becoming the spiritual and cultural epicenter for Tremont’s growing population of Greek immigrants. It remained Cleveland’s sole Greek Orthodox Church until 1937, when St. Spyridon was built on St. Clair Avenue. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church continues to offer services that enrich and preserve Tremont’s Greek community, while also initiating programming to assist with the needs of underserved residents.

Sunday Services  8:00 AM
Monday thru Friday  8:00 AM

2187 W. 14th St. | 216-861-0116


 

St. Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Church

The St. Andrew Kim Korean Church was established in 2001, on W. 14th St, in Cleveland’s historic Tremont neighborhood. St. Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Church is named in honor of St. Andrew Kim Taegon, the first native Korean priest, martyred for his beliefs. Originally established as the Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish National Church, it is once again home to a welcoming congregation, one which follows the beliefs, doctrines, and practices of the Catholic Church.

Sunday Services  10:00 AM
Saturday Services 10:00 AM

2310 W. 14th St. | 216-861-4630


 

St. Augustine Church

The St. Augustine Church was formed in 1860 as part of Ohio City’s St. Patrick’s Parish. It served the growing Irish population that began moving into the neighborhood. It is built in the Victorian Gothic Style, and features Romanesque elements in its architecture. In the 1970’s, in response to the changing demographics of Tremont, St. Augustine Church began offering Spanish-language services. The Church and its congregation is dedicated to aiding the homeless and those with disabilities.

Sunday Services  8:30 AM  10:00 AM and 12:30 PM
Saturday Services 5:30 PM

2486 W. 14th St. | 216-781-5530


 

Pilgrim Congregational Church

The Pilgrim Congregational Church was founded in 1859 in the heart of Tremont. Designed by Architect Sidney R. Badgley, the church’s construction was completed in 1894 at the cost of $150,000. It is a massive stone building in the Richardsonian-Romanasque style, designed to seat 3,000 worshippers. The church is also believed to be the first institutional church, and is the first building on Cleveland’s west side to have had electricity. It continues to cater to the spiritual and secular needs of an economically and ethnically diverse neighborhood.

Sunday Services  10:30 AM
Wednesday Services 5:45 PM

2592 W. 14th St. | 216-861-7388


 

Zion United Church of Christ

Zion’s history can be traced back to 186 7, when 40 German families within Tremont formed a new neighborhood church. The congregation thrived for many years, welcoming new members, and becoming a spiritual haven for the German community. However, in the 1970’s, attendance dwindled as crime and vandalism had increased in the neighborhood. Today, the Zion United Church of Christ is committed to being an inclusive and safe place for residents and neighbors of Tremont, focusing on community outreach efforts and restoration projects throughout the church.

Sunday Services  10:30 AM

2716 W. 14th St. | 216-861-2371