Holy Trinity Cathedral
Orthodox Church in America
1520 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-5102 (415) 673-8565
Rev. Victor Sokolov, Rector
April 19, 1998
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FIRE STRIKES SAN FRANCISCO'S HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL
SAN FRANCISCO - Fire struck San Francisco's historic Holy Trinity Cathedral early this morning. The fire destroyed the St. Innocent of Irkutsk Chapel on the lower level of the building, and also inflicted damage on the main Temple of the Holy Trinity.
Following the outstanding efforts of the San Francisco Fire Department and clean up, Paschal Vespers was sung. Services during Bright Week and the Easter season will be celebrated at their scheduled times.
No one was injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation by authorities.
Holy Trinity Cathedral is the seat of Bishop Tikhon of San Francisco and the Diocese of the West, Orthodox Church in America. The Reverend Victor Sokolov has been Pastor of the Cathedral since 1991.