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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

  • Nativity Fast

    The Nativity Fast began on November 15, ushering Orthodox Christians into a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. How are we to fast? Simply and effectively—each person struggling to his or her true potential, to keep the divinely-inspired guidelines of the fast (i.e., no meat, dairy, etc), to increase prayer, worship and of course, to make a conscious effort to give alms.

  • Advent Retreat Saturday!

    Advent Retreat with renowned speaker Fr Michael Oleksa on “The Three Embodiments of the Word of God.” Talk starts at 10 AM, light breakfast served at 9:30. Lunch is served as well. Fr Michael is planning on focusing on the power of words, the mystery of language and communication itself, and how our relationship with God, with each other, and with the world so much depends on the meaning of words. No cost to attend. See this event on our Facebook page.

  • Divine Services

    Wed, Nov 23: 6:00 pm Festal Vigil

    Thu, Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day: 10:00 am Divine Liturgy & Potluck Meal

    Sat, Nov 26: 9:30 am Advent Retreat with Fr. Michael Oleksa

    Sat, Nov 26: 6:00 pm Vigil

    Sun, Nov 27: 10:00 am Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship meal.

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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

Entrance of the Theotokos

As we celebrate the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple on November 21st, we offer a hymn of praise to her who became a living temple of God. Our merciful Lord calls each one of  us to also become a living temple of His glory, and so sets the goal of this Nativity Advent season which begins on Monday, November 15 with the Fast.  As the Troparion of  the Feast proclaims, “Today is the prelude of  God’s goodwill.” And indeed, to know that our destiny—body and soul—is to be bearers of  the Holy Trinity is news of salvation...

  • Nov 12 2016