Front Page Stories (Page 2)

Front Page Stories (Page 2)

Pascha 2019 Photographs

In the early moments of Sunday, April 28, 2019, the cathedral clergy and faithful celebrated the bright and saving day of the Lord’s Resurrection – Pascha – Easter. Christ is risen! Photographs courtesy Matushka Sophia Sokolov.

Looking Ahead to Holy Week & Pascha

Looking Ahead to Holy Week & Pascha April 20 – April 28, 2019 On Lazarus Saturday (April 20), we enter into the special and sacred time of Holy Week and Pascha. Each and every one of us is called to truly “lay aside all earthly cares,” i.e., all activities and concerns that distract from the great mystery which is happening for us and to us. It must be an experience that transcends the fulfilling of an annual religious obligation or…

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…

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.

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…

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. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”5″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”240″ thumbnail_height=”160″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show slideshow]” 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!

Pentecost: The Feast of the Church

With the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Christ’s disciples, the time of salvation, the Divine work of redemption has been completed, the fulness revealed, all gifts bestowed: it belongs to us now to “appropriate” these gifts, to be that which we have become in Christ: participants and citizens of His Kingdom.