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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.

  • Let us give thanks to the Lord!

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving tonight with vigil at 6:00 PM and the Divine Liturgy Thursday at 10:00 AM we are reminded that praise and thanksgiving is what we do as Christians: The real characteristic of man is to be grateful, to give thanks to God, gratitude and joyful thanksgiving, to be a "Eucharistic animal." Read more...

  • Consecration January 23-24

    As the Cathedral of the Diocese of the West, the parishioners of Holy Trinity Cathedral are privileged to host the Consecration of the new auxiliary bishop for our Diocese, Archimandrite Daniel, January 23-24 2015. Block these dates on your calendar so that you can join in this work of the Church!  Read more...

  • This Week

    Wed, Nov 26, 6:00 PM - Vigil
    Thu, Nov 27, 10:00 AM - THANKSGIVING.  Divine Liturgy followed by communal meal.
    Sat, Nov 27, 6:00 PM - Vigil.
    Sun, Nov 28, 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

Nativity of the Theotokos

The record of the birth of Mary is not found in the Bible. The traditional account of the event is taken from the apocryphal writings which are not part of the New Testament scriptures. The traditional teaching which is celebrated in the hymns and verses of the festal liturgy is that Joachim and Anna were a pious Jewish couple who were among the small and faithful remnant - “the poor and the needy” - who were awaiting the promised messiah. The couple was old and childless. They prayed earnestly to the Lord for a child, since among the Jews barrenness was a sign of God's disfavor. In answer to their prayers, and as the reward of their unwavering fidelity to God, the elderly couple was blessed with the child who was destined, because of her own personal goodness and holiness, to become the Mother of the Messiah-Christ...

  • Sep 4 2014

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