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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

  • St. Michael and the Angels

    On November 8, we celebrate the presence of God’s bodiless ministers: the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, our guardian angels, the Cherubim and Seraphim and all the heavenly hosts. We will sing Vespers on Monday, November 7, at 6:00 PM and celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Tuesday, November 8, at 9:00 AM.  This day is also the altar feast of our sister parish in Concord. 

  • Study & Fellowship

    Lots of opportunities to gather with our brothers and sisters in November!
    Wed, Nov 2: 6:00 PM Vespers, Potluck, & Movie
    Mon, Nov 14: Fellowship after work (downtown); email for location information
    Wed, Nov 16: 6:00 PM Vespers and Study Group on "Liturgy & Life"
    Sat, Nov 26: Nativity Fast Retreat with guest speaker: Fr. Michael Oleksa. Details TBA.

  • Divine Services

    Sat, Oct 29: 6:00 pm Vigil

    Sun, Oct 30: 10:00 am Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship meal

    Wed, Nov 2: 6pm Vespers followed by potluck dinner & movie showing

    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

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 2016