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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.

  • Thank You

    A great big THANK YOU to the many volunteers and neighbors who pitched in to make the consecration of Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa a wonderful celebration in the life of our Church! Another big thank you to all who came from near and far to share in the joy! Photos from the weekend can be found here and on the Diocese of the West page.

  • Annual Parish Meeting

    This Sunday, February 1st, our annual parish meeting will take place following the fellowship meal.  Mark your calendars and plan to donate this important time for the work of the Church.

  • This Week

    Thurs, Jan 29: 6:00 PM Vespers
    Fri, Jan 30: 9:00 PM Divine Liturgy Three Hierarchs
    Sat, Jan 31: 6:00 PM Vigil
    Sun, Feb 1: 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy, Annual Meeting
    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

The Blessing of Water

Icon of TheophanyIn the Book of Genesis, we read that creation began when the Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters. (Gen. 1:2) Throughout the Bible, water plays an important and a 'mystical role' in human existence and in man's relationship with God the Creator.

Water has the capacity to produce death, as recounted in the story of Noah and the ark (Gen. 6); or to produce life, as noted in the story of Moses' striking the rock in the desert to produce water for the parched wanderers (Numbers 20). While the waters of the Red Sea parted to allow the Hebrews to pass over in safety (and thus preserve life), the same waters came rushing upon the Pharoah and his army drowning them...

  • Jan 4 2015