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Metropolitan Tikhon Presides at Sunday of Orthodoxy

At the invitation of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon visited the Diocese of the West during the first weekend of Great Lent. On Friday evening, March 15, 2019, Metropolitan Tikhon prayed at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at San Francisco’s historic Holy Trinity Cathedral, where he was warmly welcomed by Archbishop Benjamin; His Grace, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa; and Archpriest Kirill Sokolov, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral. The following day, Saturday, March 16, Metropolitan Tikhon…

Sunday of Orthodoxy with Metropolitan Tikhon

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon will be here at Holy Trinity Cathedral on the evening of the Sunday of Orthodoxy! The presence of His Beatitude, along with our own Archbishop Benjamin, and his vicar, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa, elevates our commemoration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the restoration of the Holy Icons. We look forward to gathering with our brothers and sisters as we celebrate our faith in Jesus Christ! Please join us after the Vesper service for a…

2019 Lenten Retreat

Please join us for our Annual Lenten Retreat: Saturday, March 30, 2019 A Psalm of David: Sin Repentance, and Forgiveness at the Dawn of a New Kingdom The Very Rev. John Pierce Rector, Holy Resurrection Church, Tacoma, WA Father John is the pastor of the first all-English Orthodox parish in Washington.  Under his leadership, his parish outgrew its first home and has become a model in our Diocese.  We are honored to have him with us to guide us in…

2018 Advent Retreat with Fr Chad

Please join us for our 2018 Annual Advent Retreat on Saturday, December 8. Our speaker is The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, President of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.

Sesquicentennial Celebrated – Photos

One hundred and fifty years ago, during the Holy Week of 1868, an Orthodox missionary was sent to San Francisco from Alaska to conduct Paschal services here. This marked the beginning of regular liturgical life here in our City. Since then, we have traced our jubilees from that year. Parish life took root even earlier: we trace our history to December 2, 1857, when the first Orthodox Society was founded in San Francisco. Ten years later, on September 2, 1867,…

Blessing of New Dome Icons

On Sunday, September 9 2018, with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, the clergy and faithful of Holy Trinity Cathedral celebrated the blessing of the newly completed iconography now adorning the interior of the cathedral dome. A photograph gallery is available.

Visit of Guest Hierarch from Ukraine

On Sunday, July 8, we were honored to welcome His Grace, Bishop Gideon of Makarov, vicar bishop of the Kyiv metropolitanate, who presided at the Divine Liturgy. We also were happy to have Protodeacon Anthony, who is accompanying His Grace, with us. We wish them safe travels as they return to the Church in Ukraine. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Annual Pilgrimage to Fort Ross

His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin led the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of the West in the annual (since 1925) pilgrimage to Fort Ross on the 4th of July. This year’s weather was overcast and cooler than usual — a very comfortable day. Fort Ross is now a state historic park and is the site of the first Orthodox house of prayer south of Alaska. His Grace, Bishop Gideon of Makarov, Vicar of the Kyiv Metropolis, prayed at the Divine…

Pentecost 2018

On Sunday, May 27, the great and last day of Pentecost, the feast of the Trinity, we celebrated our patronal feast day. A gallery of photographs is available!

Christ is risen! Photos from Pascha 2018

On the great night of Pascha, the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord, the clergy and faithful of Holy Trinity Cathedral celebrate the Nocturnes, Procession, Matins, and Divine Liturgy.  On the eve, Holy Saturday, they sang the Vesperal Liturgy.  On Sunday afternoon, we continued the celebration with Paschal Vespers.
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