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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

  • Blessed Feast of Pentecost!

    "Blessed art Thou, O Christ, our God.  Thou hast revealed the fishermen as most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, through them Thou hast drawn the world into Thy net.  O Lover of man, glory to Thee!"

    Read more about the feast of Pentecost here and here.


  • Summer Feasts and Saints

    As we celebrate the revelation of the Holy Trinity in the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we are fast approaching the long and glorious days of summer and the saints we commemorate during these bright, warm months.  All Saints, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul are just the beginning of the rich Sundays that follow Pentecost.  Read more about these summer saints here.

  • Divine Services

    Thurs, June 23: 6:00 pm Vespers

    Fri, June 24: 9:00 am Divine Liturgy, Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    Sat, June 25: 6:00 pm Vigil

    Sun, June 26: 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship meal

    Tues, June 28: 6:00 pm Vespers

    Wed, June 29: 9:00 pm Divine Liturgy, Sts. Peter and Paul

    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

Pentecost: the Gift of Hearing

by: Archpriest George M. Benigsen

THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT upon the Apostles on the day of the Pentecost represents the conclusion of Christ’s salutary task and the birth of His Church in this world. The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles in the form of fiery tongues and endowed them with the gift of preaching which was understood and accepted by all people, all nations. Thus, the first gift of the Holy Spirit to the newly born Church was the gift of the Word. It was in God’s will for the new and good message of Christ to be understandable and, therefore, reasonable. This represented a complete confirmation of what was the very foundation of the world since the first moment of its creation...


  • Jun 8 2016