Holy Trinity Cathedral

We gather in San Francisco, California, to praise God in a warm community. A parish of the Orthodox Church in America; celebrating more than 150 years! 1520 Green St @ Van Ness Ave.

Services in English. Welcome! We are OPEN and you are WELCOME! We are taking safety precautions seriously: face coverings, physical distancing, and a health pre-screen are required throughout San Francisco. If you are feeling sick, please view our live-stream. The church is also open for private prayer before scheduled services. You are very welcome to come, be in church, light a candle, and pray. Our live-stream is available via YouTube and Facebook. If you do not have an Internet connection, you may listen on your phone: (888) 869-1520. The latest information on scheduling will always be made available on our website: https://holy-trinity.org/about/schedule.html and we’d be happy to add you to our e-mail list! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail Fr. Kirill.

Operating as usual

Photos from Holy Trinity Cathedral's post 05/03/2021

Such a blessing to celebrate Pascha with our wonderful Bay Area community! Christ is Risen! Хрїсто́съ воскре́се! ქრისტე აღსდგა!

Photos from Holy Trinity Cathedral's post 05/02/2021

Christ is Risen! Blessed Pascha to all! (more photos from this blessed week coming soon!)

Photos from Holy Trinity Cathedral's post 05/01/2021

Paschal preparations!

Photos from Holy Trinity Cathedral's post 05/01/2021

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us!

Photos from Holy Trinity Cathedral's post 04/30/2021

We worship Thy Passion, O Christ. ☦️

04/24/2021

The Raising of Lazarus - The Entry into Jerusalem - The Great and Holy Week!

Read more about personal preparation for this holy time and for our schedule of services this year. We are open and you are welcome!
https://holy-trinity.org/feasts/looking-ahead-to-holy-week-pascha.html

The Raising of Lazarus - The Entry into Jerusalem - The Great and Holy Week!

Read more about personal preparation for this holy time and for our schedule of services this year. We are open and you are welcome!
https://holy-trinity.org/feasts/looking-ahead-to-holy-week-pascha.html

04/17/2021

Our celebration in honor of the Mother of God and the Incarnation of her Son continues Saturday morning with Divine Liturgy at 9:00. With a baptism at 11 am and Great Vespers at 6:00 pm, we are blessed with a full day. Sunday's Divine Liturgy is at 10:00 am followed by church school classes in the afternoon by Zoom. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are OPEN and you are welcome!

Our celebration in honor of the Mother of God and the Incarnation of her Son continues Saturday morning with Divine Liturgy at 9:00. With a baptism at 11 am and Great Vespers at 6:00 pm, we are blessed with a full day. Sunday's Divine Liturgy is at 10:00 am followed by church school classes in the afternoon by Zoom. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are OPEN and you are welcome!

[04/11/21]   Due to a power outage somewhere nearby, our Internet service is unavailable so we will not be able to live-stream tonight. We hope to be back online tomorrow and wish you every blessing and peace from the Lord in the meantime.

04/10/2021

God willing, a full day today! We are open and you are welcome! Divine Liturgy at 9 AM and Vespers at 6 PM. At 12:30 PM, we'll have a zoom "Intro to Orthodoxy" class where we'll answer questions and consider Holy Week and Pascha in the Orthodox liturgical tradition. If you need the link, please reach out to Fr. Kirill. And, of course, tomorrow's Divine Liturgy will be at 10:00 AM.

God willing, a full day today! We are open and you are welcome! Divine Liturgy at 9 AM and Vespers at 6 PM. At 12:30 PM, we'll have a zoom "Intro to Orthodoxy" class where we'll answer questions and consider Holy Week and Pascha in the Orthodox liturgical tradition. If you need the link, please reach out to Fr. Kirill. And, of course, tomorrow's Divine Liturgy will be at 10:00 AM.

04/04/2021

"Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify!" Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 10:00 AM. We are open and you are welcome!

"Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify!" Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 10:00 AM. We are open and you are welcome!

Schmemann Speaks: Faith as Conversion, Part II 03/23/2021

Schmemann Speaks: Faith as Conversion, Part II

This is good listening for this holy time of year.

Schmemann Speaks: Faith as Conversion, Part II In this second part of Fr Alexander's discussion on "Faith as Conversion," he transitions from the question, “What is conversion in terms of our faith?” to “What is our conversion in terms of our Chri

03/21/2021

We draw near to the first Sunday of Great Lent! We commemorate "the Triumph of Orthodoxy" -- the decision of the Seventh Ecumenical Council in 787 A.D. upholding the use of holy icons. Icons are not optional devotional extras, but an integral part of Orthodox faith and devotion. They are held to be a necessary consequence of Christian faith in the incarnation of the Word of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, in Jesus Christ. Great Vespers Saturday evening at 6 PM and Divine Liturgy Sunday at 10 AM. We are OPEN and you are WELCOME!

We draw near to the first Sunday of Great Lent! We commemorate "the Triumph of Orthodoxy" -- the decision of the Seventh Ecumenical Council in 787 A.D. upholding the use of holy icons. Icons are not optional devotional extras, but an integral part of Orthodox faith and devotion. They are held to be a necessary consequence of Christian faith in the incarnation of the Word of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, in Jesus Christ. Great Vespers Saturday evening at 6 PM and Divine Liturgy Sunday at 10 AM. We are OPEN and you are WELCOME!

03/12/2021

We are standing at the door of Great Lent! In addition to our full schedule of services, we will have a Zoom "Intro to Orthodoxy" session on Saturday at 12:30. A chance to meet each other, hear a little teaching from Fr. Kirill, and to discuss questions. E-mail/message us for the link. All are welcome!

We are standing at the door of Great Lent! In addition to our full schedule of services, we will have a Zoom "Intro to Orthodoxy" session on Saturday at 12:30. A chance to meet each other, hear a little teaching from Fr. Kirill, and to discuss questions. E-mail/message us for the link. All are welcome!

Photos from Holy Trinity Cathedral's post 03/12/2021

“Enter into the joy of your Lord!” Many years of growth and joy to our newly illumined little ones!

03/07/2021

Let us go into the house of the Lord! ☦️

Let us go into the house of the Lord! ☦️

03/07/2021

We are open and you are welcome! The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 AM by His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, with the clergy and faithful. We will have our first Sunday "to go" coffee afterwards and Church School by Zoom for our younger children at 3:00.

We are open and you are welcome! The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 AM by His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, with the clergy and faithful. We will have our first Sunday "to go" coffee afterwards and Church School by Zoom for our younger children at 3:00.

Photos from Holy Trinity Cathedral's post 03/05/2021

As many as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ! Alleluia! Many years to our newly illumined!

02/27/2021

We are excited about this weekend! On Saturday, February 27, we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 9 AM. On this day, we remember our Holy Father Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (+1915). Saturday will close with Vespers at 6 PM.

We are excited about this weekend! On Saturday, February 27, we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 9 AM. On this day, we remember our Holy Father Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (+1915). Saturday will close with Vespers at 6 PM.

02/20/2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I pray you are well! This weekend we celebrate Vespers Saturday at 6 and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 8 and 10 AM. Please use our health pre-screen to attend: https://forms.gle/GD1hPfwYrS7TjhRp8

The bulletin is available: https://holy-trinity.org/weekly-bulletin/2021-0221 — I've written a message in the bulletin on our return to one Sunday Divine Liturgy, beginning next weekend. May God protect us all!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I pray you are well! This weekend we celebrate Vespers Saturday at 6 and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 8 and 10 AM. Please use our health pre-screen to attend: https://forms.gle/GD1hPfwYrS7TjhRp8

The bulletin is available: https://holy-trinity.org/weekly-bulletin/2021-0221 — I've written a message in the bulletin on our return to one Sunday Divine Liturgy, beginning next weekend. May God protect us all!

I'm excited about St. Eugene's Camp July 11-17, 2021! 02/15/2021

I'm excited about St. Eugene's Camp July 11-17, 2021!

Dear brothers and sisters, our beloved summer camp is gearing up for July 11-17, 2021!

I'm excited about St. Eugene's Camp July 11-17, 2021! We are on track to host camp for our diocesan youth this Summer! We are looking forward to having camp this Summer, God willing, from Sunday evening, July 11 to Saturday morning, July 17. Camp will be held at Camp Arroyo in Livermore, CA. We are inviting you to indicate your interest as we work to p...

02/14/2021

We are open and you are welcome! We will serve the Divine Liturgy today at 8 AM and 10 AM. Today we hear the Gospel reading of Zacchaeus, the tax-collector who overcame vanity in order to see God face-to-face, the one who was seen and called by Christ uniquely out of the crowd. When we hear this passage from Luke 19, we get our first exciting hint that Great Lent is approaching!

We are open and you are welcome! We will serve the Divine Liturgy today at 8 AM and 10 AM. Today we hear the Gospel reading of Zacchaeus, the tax-collector who overcame vanity in order to see God face-to-face, the one who was seen and called by Christ uniquely out of the crowd. When we hear this passage from Luke 19, we get our first exciting hint that Great Lent is approaching!

02/06/2021

What a beautiful day in our beautiful City of San Francisco! We are open and you are welcome! Vespers Saturday evening at 6 PM and Divine Liturgies Sunday at 8 AM and 10 AM. Full information on our schedule and safety procedures at Holy-Trinity.org.

What a beautiful day in our beautiful City of San Francisco! We are open and you are welcome! Vespers Saturday evening at 6 PM and Divine Liturgies Sunday at 8 AM and 10 AM. Full information on our schedule and safety procedures at Holy-Trinity.org.

[01/27/21]   Hello everyone, we are canceling Vespers tonight. Please stay safe and dry!

Discern the Spirits: Words from Alexander Schmemann 01/26/2021

Discern the Spirits: Words from Alexander Schmemann

Here is a brief but very inspiring clip of Father Alexander Schmemann on the challenges we face.

Discern the Spirits: Words from Alexander Schmemann This year, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann (+1983), former dean and professor at St Vladimir's Orthodox…

Photos from Holy Trinity Cathedral's post 01/14/2021

This would be January 1 on the old calendar so as we look back at the festal season it seems appropriate to post a couple photos from January 1 and the blessing of the “Vasilopita” (in honor of St. Basil). The bread offered by a parishioner shows our new year 2021 and the reckoning of the year on the old Roman (Byzantine) reckoning of the era of the creation. In any calculation, Happy New Year!

01/06/2021

His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco, the clergy, and the faithful of Holy Trinity Cathedral wish you every blessing on this, the great celebration of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

01/03/2021

On this Lord's Day, the Sunday before the Theophany of Christ, we celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 10 AM (no 8 AM liturgy this particular Sunday). The Gospel reading is Mark 1:1-8.

You can find out more about our procedures and fill out a health pre-screen (required by the City of San Francisco) here:
https://holy-trinity.org/about/schedule.html

God willing, we will also live-stream this service here and on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRcj3JAzlyrlHP5BYcJWWnQ

For those with limited Internet Connectivity--
Telephone Number: (888) 869-1520

The Divine Liturgy is the common work of Orthodox Christians officially gathered to constitute the Church. It is the action of the Church assembled by God in order to be together in one community to worship, to pray, to sing, to hear God’s Word, to be instructed in God’s commandments, to offer itself with thanksgiving in Christ to God the Father, and to have the living experience of God’s eternal kingdom through communion with the same Christ Who is present in his people by the Holy Spirit.

The services of Holy Trinity Cathedral, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, are prayed in English. All are welcome!

01/02/2021

On this, the eve of the Lord's Day, we serve Vespers at 6:00 PM.

You can find out more about our procedures and fill out a health pre-screen (required by the City of San Francisco) here:
https://holy-trinity.org/about/schedule.html

God willing, we will also live-stream this service here and on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRcj3JAzlyrlHP5BYcJWWnQ

A dial-in number for those with limited connectivity:
Telephone Number: (888) 869-1520

In the Orthodox Church, the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun. This practice follows the Biblical account of creation: “And there was evening and there was morning, one day” (Genesis 1:5). The service takes us through creation, sin, and salvation in Christ. It leads us to the meditation of God’s word and the glorification of his love for humanity. It instructs us and allows us to praise God for the particular events or persons whose memory is celebrated and made present to us in the Church. It prepares us for the sleep of the night and the dawn of the new day to come. On the evening before the Divine Liturgy, it begins our movement into the most perfect communion with God in the sacramental mysteries.

The services of Holy Trinity Cathedral, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, are prayed in English. All are welcome!

01/01/2021

Our first act of the Civil New Year will be... Eucharist! We celebrate the Circumcision of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia (AD 379). The Gospel reading is Luke 2:20-21,40-52.

You can find out more about our procedures and fill out a health pre-screen (required by the City of San Francisco) here:
https://holy-trinity.org/about/schedule.html

God willing, we will also live-stream this service here and on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRcj3JAzlyrlHP5BYcJWWnQ

For those with limited Internet Connectivity--
Telephone Number: (888) 869-1520

The Divine Liturgy is the common work of Orthodox Christians officially gathered to constitute the Church. It is the action of the Church assembled by God in order to be together in one community to worship, to pray, to sing, to hear God’s Word, to be instructed in God’s commandments, to offer itself with thanksgiving in Christ to God the Father, and to have the living experience of God’s eternal kingdom through communion with the same Christ Who is present in his people by the Holy Spirit.

The services of Holy Trinity Cathedral, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, are prayed in English. All are welcome!

12/31/2020

On this, the eve of the Civil New Year, we celebrate the memory of St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with Vespers and New Year Prayers (a moleben) at 6:00 PM.

You can find out more about our procedures to attend and fill out a health pre-screen (required by the City of San Francisco) here:
https://holy-trinity.org/about/schedule.html

God willing, we will also live-stream this service here and on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRcj3JAzlyrlHP5BYcJWWnQ

For those without Internet connections, you can listen on your phone: (888) 869-1520

The services of Holy Trinity Cathedral, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, are prayed in English. All are welcome!

12/26/2020

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

This Weekend, we have Great Vespers Saturday night at 6 PM and on Sunday, the Third Day of the Feast of the Nativity, we celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 10 AM (there is no 8 AM liturgy this particular weekend). The Gospel reading is Matthew 2:13-23. We also remember this day the Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen (34 AD) and the Holy Righteous Ones: Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James the Brother of the Lord.

You can find out more about our procedures and fill out a health pre-screen (required by the City of San Francisco) here:
https://holy-trinity.org/about/schedule.html

God willing, we will also live-stream this service here and on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRcj3JAzlyrlHP5BYcJWWnQ

For those with limited Internet Connectivity--
Telephone Number: (888) 869-1520

The Divine Liturgy is the common work of Orthodox Christians officially gathered to constitute the Church. It is the action of the Church assembled by God in order to be together in one community to worship, to pray, to sing, to hear God’s Word, to be instructed in God’s commandments, to offer itself with thanksgiving in Christ to God the Father, and to have the living experience of God’s eternal kingdom through communion with the same Christ Who is present in his people by the Holy Spirit.

The services of Holy Trinity Cathedral, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, are prayed in English. All are welcome!

12/25/2020

On this, the twenty-fifth of December in the year A.D. 2020, we celebrate the great feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ! His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco, will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM.

You can find out more about our procedures to attend and fill out a health pre-screen (required by the City of San Francisco) here:
https://holy-trinity.org/about/schedule.html

God willing, we will also live-stream this service here and on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRcj3JAzlyrlHP5BYcJWWnQ

For those without Internet connections, you can listen on your phone: (888) 869-1520

The Troparion of the Feast:
"Thy Nativity, O Christ our God,
Has shone to the world the light of wisdom.
For by it, those who worshiped the stars
Were taught by a star to adore Thee, The Sun of Righteousness,
And to know Thee, the Orient from on high.
O Lord, glory to Thee!"

Kontakion of the Feast:
Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One,
And the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One!
Angels with shepherds glorify Him!
The wise men journey with a star!
Since for our sake the Eternal God was born as a Little Child!

The services of Holy Trinity Cathedral, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, are prayed in English. All are welcome!

Schedule

During this extraordinary time, please see our web site, holy-trinity.org, for our schedule as we strive to keep us all connected to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, His Church, and each other.

Videos (show all)

Pentecost - Divine Liturgy - Feast of the Holy Trinity
Vigil on the Eve of the Great Feast of Pentecost
Vespers on Wednesday of the 7th Week of Pascha
Divine Liturgy on the 7th Sunday of Pascha - Holy Fathers
Vespers on the Eve of the 7th Sunday of Pascha
Ascension Divine Liturgy
Ascension Festal Vigil
Leavetaking of Pascha Divine Liturgy
Divine Liturgy on the 6th Sunday of Pascha - The Blind Man
Great Vespers on the Eve of the 6th Sunday of Pascha
Great Vespers - Feast of Ss. Constantine and Helen
Divine Liturgy on the 5th Sunday of Pascha - Samaritan Woman

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1520 Green St
San Francisco, CA
94123

General information

Welcome to Holy Trinity Cathedral! Our clergy: His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West Very Reverend Dr. Kirill Sokolov, Dean (pastor) Reverend Protodeacon Brendan Doss Directions and Parking From the North: After taking US 101 across the Golden Gate Bridge, get off at Lombard. Turn right on Van Ness. The Cathedral is on your right on Green St., which is one block after Union St. Approximately 5 minutes from the bridge. From the South: Take Freeway 101 North to the "S. Van Ness/Golden Gate Bridge" exit. Turn left onto Van Ness Avenue (Hwy. 101). Green Street is 20 blocks from there, past Broadway and Vallejo. The Cathedral is located on your left at the corner of Green and Van Ness. From the East: After crossing the Bay Bridge, follow the signs for "US 101/Golden Gate Bridge." Exit at South Van Ness Avenue/Golden Gate Bridge. Turn left onto Van Ness Avenue (Hwy.101). Green Street is 20 blocks from there, past Broadway and Vallejo. The Cathedral located on your left at the corner of Green and Van Ness. By BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit): Get off at the Civic Center station. Walk several blocks to Van Ness Avenue and take MUNI as described below. By MUNI (public bus system): On Van Ness -- take the 47 or 49 to Union Street. Walk back one block to Green Street. The Cathedral is located at the corner of Green and Van Ness. Parking The cathedral lies at the corner of Green Street and Van Ness Avenue (Highway 101). When approaching from the south, it is usually faster to take Franklin Street (one block west of Van Ness) after exiting the freeway. Parking is always a problem, since HTC does not have a parking lot. Street parking is usually hard to find, especially for evening services. For special services and events, parking information will be noted on the schedule of services whenever possible. Parking is usually available at St Brigid's School for all of our Passion and Resurrection services at Holy Trinity Cathedral. The parking will open 1 hour before each service and close 1 hour after the end of the service. St Brigid's is on Broadway between Van Ness and Franklin, about two blocks from Holy Trinity. A bit farther away, you can usually find free street parking at the north end of Van Ness Ave, at Aquatic Park or nearby at Fort Mason. It's a 15-minute walk from there to the cathedral, and city buses operate on this route every few minutes.
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