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  • Lenten "Passia" Vespers

    Join fellow Bay Area faithful for fellowship and prayer at our annual Lenten Passia Vespers services each Sunday evening of Great Lent.  Every Sunday at 6:00 pm a different church will host the Passia service followed by a homily and light refreshments.  Come on by!  Schedule and Locations

     

  • St. John of the Ladder

    The Fourth Sunday of Great Lent is dedicated to St John of the Ladder (Climacus), the author of the work, The Ladder of Divine Ascent. The abbot of St Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai (6th century) stands as a witness to the violent effort needed for entrance into God’s Kingdom (Mt.10:12). More

  • Memory Eternal, Fr. Thomas

    Our love and prayers are with the Hopko family as we mourn the passing of Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko.  Memory Eternal to Fr. Thomas, a true beacon of the Orthodox faith. May his soul dwell with the blessed. Ancient Faith Radio will stream the funeral service on Monday morning, and all preceeding memorial services can be seen here.

  • This Week

    Mon, March 23: 6:00 pm Matins with Great Canon
    Tues, March 24: 6:00 Festal Vigil
    Wed, March 25: 6:00 pm Vesperal Liturgy of the Annunication
    Fri, March 27: 6:00 Matins with Akathist Hymn
    Sat, March 28: 9:00 Divine Liturgy
    Sat, March 28: 6:00 pm Vigil
    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

Exaltation of the Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross is celebrated twice during the ecclesiastical year.  The first time, and one of the twelve great feasts, is September 14.  The second celebration occurs in the spring, at the vigil service of the third Sunday of Great Lent. Immediately after the singing of the Great Doxology of Matins, the Cross of Christ is brought in solemn procession to the center of the church building. It remains enthroned there for the entire middle week of Lent for the veneration and contemplation of the faithful.

The cross was the instrument of capital punishment in the Roman Empire in the time of Jesus. Criminals were executed by being tied or nailed to the cross. According to the Law of the Old Testament, anyone who was crucified was considered as a sinner cursed by God: Cursed be every one who hangs on a tree. (Deuteronomy 21 :23) . . . 

 

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