Holy Trinity Cathedral remains open for those who wish to attend Divine Liturgy in person. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines. Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer are available at the Tutor's desk. For those who are unable to attend, the Liturgy will continue to be live streamed on Facebook Live. The live stream can be viewed on the HTC website's Liturgy page (www.htsoc.com/liturgy).
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.
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!
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Welcome to our New Parish Priest!
Over one hundred HTC parishioners welcomed Fr. George Veselinovic and his family, Protinica Karen and daughter Alexa, to our parish on Sunday, October 19, 2020.
Fr. George, Dean of the Pittsburgh Deanery, served his first Divine Liturgy as our parish priest by offering an inspirational and spiritually significant sermon that reinforced the Gospel reading and edified all present. Protinicia Karen and daughter Alexa were welcomed with floral bouquets at the conclusion of the liturgy. We look forward to many years of spiritual fellowship and continued growth within our Holy Trinity Cathedral family under the leadership and guidance of Fr. George Veselinovic.
Best wishes are extended to Fr. George, Protinica Karen and daughter Alexa from the Holy Trinity Cathedral parish family.
Message to All Parishioners from His Grace Our Bishop Irinej Re: Recent Clerical Changes
“…He who sat upon the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Also, He said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true” (Rev. 21:5). Click here to read this most important letter from His Grace.
Christ is born! Glorify Him! Mir Božji! Hristos se rodi! Vaistinu se rodi!
On the joyous occasion of the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, may God empower us in faith and hope to face the challenges of this world. For on that holy and magnificent day in Bethlehem, God in His perfect love for us condescended to take on human flesh; the Virgin Mary gave birth to the Incarnate Word; and the entry of salvation into our world was revealed in the fullness of time unto all humanity. In this season of the Nativity, may our witness to the Incarnation of Christ offer the truth of life and salvation to all; and may the peace, joy, and love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with all of you, now and always!
Christ is born! Glorify Him! Mir Božji! Hristos se rodi! Vaistinu se rodi!
Thursday Akathist Service and Bible Study
The Akathist Service and Bible Study lessons every Thiursday are cancelled until further notice. Look for this Service and Bible Study to begin again in the new year and after the holidays.
Saturday Evening Vespers at 6:00 p.m.
Every Saturday evening, we will service Vespers at 6:00 p.m. In the Orthodox Church, the liturgical day begins in the evening with the setting of the sun, and so we “begin” the day of the Resurrection (Sunday) on Saturday evening. This beautiful service, which is approximately 30 minutes long, 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 humankind. It instructs us and allows us to praise God for the event or saint(s) 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. And on Saturday evening, or on the evening before a Divine Liturgy, Vespers begins our movement into the most perfect communion with God in the sacramental mysteries to come at Liturgy.
Click here to be directed to the calendar for all scheduled services.
The "Updated" Church Informational Booklet
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral - “A Historical Perspective” was mailed out this summer to all those on our mailing list. It provides a background of how HTC developed into what it is today. For those of you who prefer a digital copy or for those of you who did not receive one in the mail, click here to download the online version. Enjoy reading and learning about our church as we approach 2021 and our 50th year!
Donations to HTC
Our Cathedral needs our continued support during this COVID-19 Pandemic. If you have not donated recently, please consider doing so. The church board has established an electronic payment method through PayPal or credit card for one-time donations (see right column) or you can enroll in the e-Tasa program to have a regular amount donated to the church weekly or monthly. Information about electronic donations to the Cathedral, including an e-Tasa signup form, is available from this home page under "Forms for You!"
Serbian Language Classes Offered Online
The Academic Serbian Association offers an accredited online Serbian Language class. One free, one-hour language class is offered via Skype. Click here for the application and get more information on the Association's website: www.asasocijacija.com (This information was sent to the Cathedral from Protodeacon Anicic of our Eastern Orthodox Diocese.)
Donations to HTC, using PayPal or Credit cards, are greatly appreciated ... thank you!
Sunday Liturgy LIVE!
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.
For an electronic authorization payment form for dues and/or TASA, click here to download and print.
Orthodox Food Pantry Is Back!
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.