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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

  • Walk for Life

    We are invited to participate in the Walk for Life and accompanying events on January 27.  His Eminence, our Archbishop Benjamin is planning in attending Liturgy on Saturday, Jan 27 at 8:30 AM (Holy Trinity Church, 999 Brotherhood Way) and a prayer service at the Civic Center Plaza (11:30 AM).  Posters and handouts for the Walk itself are posted at the church and available at the candle counter.

  • Honoring Fr John

    On Sunday, January 21, after a solemn celebration of the Divine Liturgy with our archbishop, we will continue our gathering in love to celebrate Fr. John’s ministry and retirement with a festive luncheon.  Let’s outdo one another in showing honor (Rom. 12:10) to Fr. John and Matushka Robin this Sunday!

    Our Annual Parish Meeting is scheduled for January 28.

  • Upcoming

    Wed, Jan 17:  6:00 PM Vespers followed by seminar.

    Sat, Jan 20:  6:00 PM Vigil.

    Sun, Jan 21: 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by luncheon in honor of Fr. John. Parking available for morning service.

    Visit our full calendar of services.

Paschal Message of Abp Benjamin

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

These words, so full of joy and hope, ring out as we celebrate once again the Mystery of the Passion and the Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Annually, we face the long and arduous journey of Great Lent, struggling with our sins and passions, fasting to gain control over such things, repenting of those sins and trying to be mindful of the things of God instead of the usual, mundane trifles of our daily lives. Then we “seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.”

Holy Week and Pascha

Taking Down from the CrossThe 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.

The week before Pascha in the Orthodox Church, called Great and Holy Week, is set apart in the ecclesiastical year, so that we might stop and change our pace, meditate upon and relive the last week in our Lord's life which opened the doors of paradise. The events are presented as a drama bringing us to identify ourselves with them and elevate us in an all-embracing movement upward to God. As we relive the annual drama, we receive its benefits and allow the events to transform us into renewed Christians. We fully participate in the services as if actually entering God's Kingdom with hearts filled with faith, minds open to revelation, and a will of concern for spiritual ascent. The scenes take place in Jerusalem. The participants are real. The events, though historical, occur in the present. The laity responds to what it sees and hears... More

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