With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Irinej, our Cathedral was opened for our slava on Sunday, June 7th. As of June 5th, Allegheny County entered into the "Green Phase." According to the Pennsylvania COVID website (PA.GOV COVID Site), the guidelines for this phase include:
Gatherings of no more than 250 people
Congregate Care Restrictions in place
Open at 50% occupancy
Adherence to the DOH and CDC guidelines for social distancing
His Grace, Bishop Irinej, sent out a letter, "Opening Up America Again: Guidelines for our Churches and Monasteries," which is available below in English and in Serbian.
Additionally, Holy Trinity Cathedral continues to follow the guidance set in place by our Diocese, which includes:
Venerate the cross and icons by bowing without kissing
Take communion without closing your mouth on the spoon
Place your donation in the basket for this purpose. The basket will not be passed.
Families may sit together; others should sit 6 feet apart
Avoid greeting each other traditionally
The church board has purchased masks, gloves, and hand santizer for those who wish optionally to use these items at no charge. The Cathedral has been professionally cleaned.
We hope that you will come to church in the weeks that follow. If you are not feeling well, those who are at high risk of infection, or if you are not ready to return, the Liturgy will continue to be live streamed using Facebook Live. The link is on this website on the right.
"Orthodoxy Live" Lecture Series
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, the Department of Religious Education, in conjunction with the Department of Internet Ministries, is offering a number of LIVE lectures via Facebook! These lectures are meant to be interactive. That means our moderator, Fr. Aleksa Pavichevich, will be sharing YOUR inquisitive and relavent questions during a Q&A session following each lecture. YOU will be able to ask our presenters questions in real-time by making comments on the Facebook Live stream, and your comment/question may "pop-up" for our presenter and viewers to see. We will begin with an English language lecture series and, subsequently, add a Serbian language lecture series.
So join us LIVE on Facebook for "Orthodoxy Live" and engage with your Orthodox Christian faith in a new way - on Sundays at 7:00 p.m.!
For those of you who cannot listen "live" or who do not have a FaceBook account, the lectures will be available the following day on the diocesan YouTube channel. Click here to view the presentation on YouTube.
Welcome to Holy Trinity!
In 1905, Serbian immigrants to the Pittsburgh area united to form a Serbian Orthodox community. Originally, two churches served the community, both in Pittsburgh's South Side area. St. George Serbian Orthodox Church was located on S. 16th Street and St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church was on Sidney Street.
In 1962, the two churches were unified into one, and the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church-School congegration was formed. The full unification took place when Holy Trinity Cathedral, located in Whitehall, was consecrated in 1971.
Within the last several years, the congegration has grown as it welcomed new Serbian immigrants as well as members of St. Mary Serbian Orthodox Church of Clairton and St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of Knoxville when those churches closed.
Holy Trinity Cathedral is part of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, under the leadership of His Grace the Right Reverend Irinej (Dobrijevic), and the Patriarchate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, located in Belgrade, Serbia.
We welcome you to visit us!
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral 450 Maxwell Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-882-3900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pray for Peace
Click here to read the statement from the Holy Assembly of Orthodox Bishops regarding the recent racial tensions. The document is available below in English and in Serbian.
On Wednesday, June 3th, a moment of silence and solidarity was held for all victims of racial violence followed by a prayer for peace and reconciliation for our country. Please continue to pray to our Lord for a peaceful resolution to these issues.
Shadeland Camp Has Been Cancelled for the Summer of 2020!
Due to the worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), please be advised that the annual 4-week Shadeland Camp season has been cancelled in total. Out of an abundance of caution and with all attention to the health and wellbeing of our campers, staff, clergy, and volunteers; this decision is made to mitigate any and all risk associated with potential exposure to and transmission of this virus. Although the scientific community continues to research this disease, the Diocesan Council, in tandem with the Federation of the Circles of Serbian Sisters, is determined to protect our greatest resource – our children. While we continue to pray that the Coronavirus is contained, suppressed, and conquered through public health management, it is our obligation to act responsibly and in the best interest of all involved. Click here to read the official letter from the Diocesan Administrative Board. All submitted camp deposits will be refunded.
UPDATE: His Grace, Our Bishop Irinej has created a video for the campers and their families to view regarding the alternative plans for a camp this summer. Thanks to technology and digital learning, campers and counselors will all be together electronically. Click here to view His Grace's encouraging and heartfelt message to all.
Resolutions of the 2020 Annual Assembly
The Annual Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America was held in St. Petersburg, Florida, on February 27 and 28.
Click here to view our Sunday Liturgy LIVE starting at 10:00 a.m. You can also get there from our Liturgy tab above In addition to our website, it can also be viewed on Facebook here The video will only be available during services. Here is the weekly bulletin, including the Epistle and Gospel.
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Forms for You!
For a membership application, click here to download and print.
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Orthodox Food Pantry Back Up and Running
The Orthodox Food pantry in South Side is back up and running and needs our help. As you can imagine, there are many who are in need of support during this pandemic. Monetary donations of any amount are urgently needed and greatly appreciated. Additionally, you can purchase and drop off non-perishable food items.
Donations are accepted at: St. Mary's Orthodox Church 105 S. 19th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Please call Fr. Patrick in advance to drop off food items at 412-431-6428.