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  • Come and See

    Established in 1857, Holy Trinity Cathedral is the oldest Orthodox parish in the contiguous United States. The present temple was built in 1909 to replace an earlier church destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire and is located in San Francisco's historic Russian Hill neighborhood… Read more.

  • Theophany of Our Lord

    Theophany Icon from Ikonostasis of Holy Trinity Cathedral

  • Consecration January 23-24

    The parishioners of Holy Trinity Cathedral are privileged to host the Consecration of the new auxiliary bishop for our Diocese, Bishop-elect Daniel, January 23-24. Block these dates on your calendar so that you can join in this work of the Church!  Read more...

  • This Week

    Wed, Jan 21: 6:00 PM Vespers
    Fri, Jan 23: 6:00 PM Rite of Nomination of the Bishop of Santa Rosa followed by Vespers and reception
    Sat, Jan 24: 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy with the Consecration of Bishop-Elect Daniel of Santa Rosa.
    Sat, Jan 24: 6:00 PM Great Vespers
    Sun, Jan 25: 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
    Please visit our full schedule 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

The Blessing of Water

Icon of TheophanyIn the Book of Genesis, we read that creation began when the Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters. (Gen. 1:2) Throughout the Bible, water plays an important and a 'mystical role' in human existence and in man's relationship with God the Creator.

Water has the capacity to produce death, as recounted in the story of Noah and the ark (Gen. 6); or to produce life, as noted in the story of Moses' striking the rock in the desert to produce water for the parched wanderers (Numbers 20). While the waters of the Red Sea parted to allow the Hebrews to pass over in safety (and thus preserve life), the same waters came rushing upon the Pharoah and his army drowning them...

  • Jan 4 2015