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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

  • Holy Week and Pascha

    The Eastern Orthodox calendar consists of a sequence of feasts and fasts commemorating the Incarnation and its fulfillment in the Church. Pre-eminent among all the festivals is Pascha, the Feast of Feasts, which determines all the movable feasts for the liturgical calendar...

    Join us this week as we celebrate the Feast of Feasts!   Read More

  • Easter, the Brightest Night

    "All our experiences during the holy days of the Passion Week and Christ's Resurrection are not only symbols and sacred memories. The power of the Church lies precisely in that she takes us out of time and into that past which, in its eternity, is both the present and the future ...The last echoes of the Passion fade away after the short midnight service. The Holy Shroud is carried into the sanctuary. In the yet dark church are heard the sounds of the first Easter prayer..."  Read More

  • Divine Services

    Sat, May 21: 6:00 pm Vigil

    Sun, May 22: 10:00 am Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship meal

    Tues, May 24: 6:00 pm Vespers

    Wed, May 25: 9:00 am Divine Liturgy

    Sat, May 28: 6:00 pm Vigil

    Sun, May 29: 10:00 am Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship meal

    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

The Easter Homily of St. John Chrysostom

If any man be devout and loveth God, Let him enjoy this
fair and radiant triumphal feast!
If any man be a wise servant,
Let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his Lord.

If any have laboured long in fasting,
Let him how receive his recompense.
If any have wrought from the first hour,
Let him today receive his just reward.
If any have come at the third hour,
Let him with thankfulness keep the feast.
If any have arrived at the sixth hour,
Let him have no misgivings;
Because he shall in nowise be deprived therefore.
If any have delayed until the ninth hour,
Let him draw near, fearing nothing.
And if any have tarried even until the eleventh hour,
Let him, also, be not alarmed at his tardiness...

  • Apr 30 2016