“Prepare, O Bethlehem!”

We invite you to join us in prayer as we praise the Eternal God, who is willing to appear as a little child!

Location Details

1520 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94123

  • We are a faithful and warm community dedicated to serving God and neighbor here in beautiful San Francisco. Our Orthodox Christian services are celebrated in English.

    We are live-streaming the services; a minimal number of people are in church to support these efforts; please contact Fr. Kirill for the latest information about praying with us. We’d be happy to add you to our email list.

    The Cathedral is OPEN for private prayer Wednesday-Saturday, 5 PM to 7 PM.

  • (415) 673-8565

  • info​@holy-trinity.org

Recent Posts

November 29, 2020

Weekly bulletins are distributed every Sunday at the Divine Liturgy.  They contain Sunday scripture readings, commemorate birthdays and anniversaries, communicate parish announcements, and highlight divine services in the coming week. You can also download the latest bulletin in PDF format here.

The Liturgy in the World: A perpetual longing

And what do we see in practice? Separated from the will of God and indifferent to it, man’s free will is transformed, as the result of pride, suspicion and hatred, into a world-destroying power which causes both man and nature to groan. Is there no place from which we might expect something decisively new, which could alter the direction of this development?

Dormition of the Holy Theotokos

The first chapter of St. Luke’s gospel contains an outstanding hymn by the holy Theotokos, which poured out of her heart in response to the salutation of her relative, the righteous Elizabeth: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” This Elizabethan prophecy, that we repeat so often in one of our most favorite prayers “Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos,” was followed by Mary’s hymn, Mary’s prayerful prophesy, which is especially important for our attention on…

“In the radiance of His light the world is not commonplace. The very floor we stand on is a miracle of atoms whizzing about in space. The darkness of sin is clarified, and its burden shouldered. Death is robbed of its finality, trampled down by Christ’s death. In a world where everything that seems to be present is immediately past, everything in Christ is able to participate in the eternal present of God.”
– Fr. Alexander Schmemann