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 email@example.com
Sunday School News!
Coordinators and Teachers Needed for Church School
HTC Sunday School is looking for Coordinators and Teachers for the upcoming school year. If you are interested in helping, please contact Dawn Weiss or Milica Surla as soon as possible. Thank you so much - looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year!
Church school parents are encouraged to find and follow the Virtual Shadeland group on either Facebook or Instagram. This is being run by our HTC youth: Natalie Dean, Una Banovic, Grace Dean, Nina Topich, Stana Topich, Nikola Topich, Sava Topich, and Michael Topich along with Stevan Barach under the leadership of the Diocesan camp directors and features daily prayers, instructions, events, etc. that are intended to keep our kids engaged in the Shadeland experience. It's been delightful so far. Check it out! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virtualshadeland/ Instagram: #VirtualShadeland
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 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!"
Anniversary Committee Volunteers Needed!
In 2021, we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Consecration of Holy Trinity Cathedral!! Presently we are in the process of setting up committees to handle the planning to make this successful. Can we count on you?? If you're interested, please contact Milan Stanojevic, Board President, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to a SPECIAL celebration!
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.)
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.
Donations to HTC are greatly appreciated ... Thank you!
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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 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.