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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

  • Summer Feasts and Saints

    As we celebrate the revelation of the Holy Trinity in the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we are fast approaching the long and glorious days of summer and the saints we commemorate during these bright, warm months.  All Saints, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul are just the beginning of the rich Sundays that follow Pentecost.  Read more about these summer saints here.

  • An Invitation to Find Joy in Beauty

    Fr. John Takahashi invites you to view an exhibit of his art:

    Opening Reception
    Sun July 24 12:30-2:30

    The Exhibit
    July 11 - Aug 19
    M-F 9:30-4:30; Sun 12-4

    Starr King Gallery
    1187 Franklin St, San Francisco

  • Divine Services

    Sat, July 23: 6:00 pm Vigil

    Sun, July 24: 10:00 am Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship meal

    Sat, July 30: 6:00 pm Vigil

    Sun, July 31: 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

June 29: Saints Peter and Paul

Sermon of Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

Today the Holy Church piously remembers the sufferings of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Apostles Peter and Paul.

St. Peter, the fervent follower of Jesus Christ, for the profound confession of His Divinity: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God," was deemed worthy by the Savior to hear in answer, "Blessed art thou, Simon ... I tell thee, that thou art Peter [Petrus], and on this stone [petra] I build My Church" (Mt.16:16-18). On "this stone" [petra], is on that which thou sayest: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God" it is on this thy confession I build My Church...

  • Jun 26 2016