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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. Holy Trinity Cathedral is located at the corner of Van Ness Boulevard (Highway 101) and Green Street in San Francisco's historic Russian Hill neighborhoodMore

  • Take up Thy Cross

    O Lord, save Thy people,
    And bless Thine inheritance!
    Grant victories to the
    Orthodox  Christians
    Over their adversaries.
    And by virtue of Thy Cross,

    Preserve Thy habitation!

    -Troparion, Tone 1


  • Advent Retreat

    This year's Advent Retreat will take place Saturday, November 22nd, at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and our featured speaker is Archpriest John Behr, Dean of St.Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, NY.  His talk is titled: "Becoming Human." Don't miss this exciting opportunity! More details coming soon!

  • This Week


    1. Memorial Saturday
    2. Divine Liturgy 9:00am
    3. Vigil 6:00pm

    Sunday, October 26th

    1. Divine Liturgy 10:00am

    Wednesday, October 29th

    1. Vespers 6:00pm

    Saturday, November 1st

    1. Vigil 6:00pm

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