Born Vincent Peterson in Pasadena, California, Archbishop Benjamin was baptized and chrismated at Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral, Los Angeles, California, on April 27, 1972. He is the archpastor of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the West. As his seat is Holy Trinity Cathedral, His Eminence is also the rector of our parish.
As dean, Archpriest Kirill Sokolov leads Holy Trinity Cathedral in worshipping God according to the Holy Scriptures and Holy Traditions of the Church, encouraging union with God and among the faithful, coordinating educational and charitable efforts, and ministering to the congregation and wider community.
Matushka Sophia grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and discovered the Orthodox Church during her undergraduate studies at St. John’s College (Santa Fe, NM), where she was baptized her freshman year at a nearby Antiochian parish, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. After graduating with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, she enrolled in St. Vladimir’s Seminary, where she earned an M.A. in Theological Studies. While in seminary, Sophia studied liturgical music under the tutelage of Professors David Drillock, Helen Erickson, and Mark…
Robert Allen Parent (b. 1943 in Woonsocket, R.I.) has held the position of Holy Trinity Cathedral choir director since 1977. He is responsible for the quality of music and liturgical English in use at the Cathedral.