Holy Trinity
Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
Pittsburgh, PA

Opening Up our Churches

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). 

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

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.

"Souper" Sundays at HTC!

The four standard soups are listed above and available in limited quantities. The specials for this Sunday, March 7, are Wedding Soup, Tomato Bisque, and Tuscan Sausage Zuppa! Buy soup now and freeze for later!  The fundraiser will continue through Sunday, March 28.

In addition, if you're interested, we have some frozen nut rolls available for purchase at $15 each. Hope to see you Sunday!

HTC News!

Men's Club Luncheon
On Sunday, March 7, the Nikola Tesla Men’s Club will be hosting a luncheon after liturgy. On the menu ... homemade Serbian sauerkraut with homemade Serbian sausage. Please plan to support our Men’s Club!

HTC Choir "Virtual" Sarris Candy Sale
Now through March 29, 2021, the Choir is hosting a virtual Sarris candy sale for the Easter season. Click here to place your order online, using the Choir’s group ID #10-0831 and organization name: Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Choir. There is a $5 handling fee, but no shipping charges. The candy will be delivered to your front door. Your support of this fundraising effort will be greatly appreciated!

Thursday Akathist Service and Bible Study
The Akathist Service and Bible Study lessons every Thiursday are cancelled until further notice. Stay tuned!!

Saturday Evening Vespers at 6:00 p.m.
Every Saturday evening, we will hold Vespers at 6:00 p.m. 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.

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.)

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.

Donations using PayPal or credit cards are greatly appreciated ... thank you!

Your Support Is Important!

Our Cathedral continues to need your 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 above) 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!"

Your Church Needs You!

Click Here to Sign Up Now! Calling all altar boys, epistle readers, and other volunteers, young and old, to give of their time.

Keep Informed!

We collect e-mail addresses and phone numbers to be used to distribute information by e-mail and by automated phone calls/voicemail. If you would like to have your e-mail address and/or phone number added to the list, please send an e-mail message to info@htsoc.com or contact the church office.

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.