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  • A Brief History of our Cathedral

    Holy Trinity Cathedral Parish traces its history to December 2, 1857, when the first Orthodox Society was founded in San Francisco. In those early years, the Orthodox population of the Bay Area was spiritually and sacramentally served by chaplains from Russian Navy ships that frequented San Francisco Bay. During the Holy Week of 1868, an Orthodox Priest was sent to the City from Alaska to conduct the Paschal services here... Read More

  • Memory Eternal

    This Sunday, September 11, 2016, marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City, Shanksville, PA, and Arlington, VA. Let us pray for those who lost their lives that terrible morning, as well as for their families and friends who continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones. As this anniversary falls on a Sunday -- the Lord's day -- the day of the Resurrection, let us sing not "Memory Eternal," in the shadow of despair, but in the light of our Lord's Passion and Resurrection, the ultimate victory over death. More

  • The Exaltation of the Cross

    "Christ was crucified because He was and is divinely perfect, perfect as God and perfect as man. He never ceased to confront men with the Truth, being Himself the Truth. He did it because of His love and His mercy, never ceasing to forgive those who sinned against Him and His Father, as well as His human brothers. Thus even in the midst of the greatest evil ever committed on the face of the earth, the Divine Victim cries out: Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. (Luke 23 :34)" Read More

  • Divine Services

    Wed, Oct 19: 6 pm Study Group, no Vespers

    Sat, Oct 22: 9:00 am Memorial Divine Liturgy; 6:00 pm Vigil

    Sun, Oct 23: 10:00 am Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship meal

    Wed, Oct 26: 6pm Vespers

    Visit our full calendar of services

Welcome to Holy Trinity

We gather for worship on Saturday evening and on Sunday Morning. We are old. We are young. We are middle aged. Some are married, some are single. Many of us have come to the Orthodox Church after years of searching. The Orthodox Church is the historical Church, which was founded on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem and spread throughout Judea and finally the world. In our services we celebrate the great truths of the Christian Faith.

Holy Trinity Cathedral is named after the Godhead; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. This is particularly significant in that the Trinitarian understanding of the Godhead based upon the revelation of God, is uniquely Christian. The Orthodox Church has often been referred to as "the Church of the Holy Trinity" because of her commitment to the critical necessity of maintaining the Trinitarian faith. If God is One yet Three Persons as He has revealed Himself to be, and if we are created in the image and likeness of God, then understanding and living out this Trinitarian nature is critical to our life and faith...

  • May 15 2012

Nativity of the Theotokos

The record of the birth of Mary is not found in the Bible. The traditional account of the event is taken from the apocryphal writings which are not part of the New Testament scriptures. The traditional teaching which is celebrated in the hymns and verses of the festal liturgy is that Joachim and Anna were a pious Jewish couple who were among the small and faithful remnant - “the poor and the needy” - who were awaiting the promised messiah. The couple was old and childless. They prayed earnestly to the Lord for a child, since among the Jews barrenness was a sign of God's disfavor. In answer to their prayers, and as the reward of their unwavering fidelity to God, the elderly couple was blessed with the child who was destined, because of her own personal goodness and holiness, to become the Mother of the Messiah-Christ...

  • Sep 4 2016