Holy Trinity
Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
Pittsburgh, PA

Opening Up our Churches!

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. 

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.

In keeping with Pennsylvania State COVID mandates regarding group gatherings, a light traditional Serbian grilled luncheon was held outdoors on the patio affording parishioners the opportunity to meet and greet their new priest, Fr. George, and his family.

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.

HTC News!

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.)

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, 2020.
Click here to read the resolutions in English.
Click here to read the resolutions in Serbian. 

Holiday "Sweets" Sale!

Pre-Order by Monday, November 30
Pick Up on Saturday, December 5
Although we aren't able to hold our Annual Cookie Sale this year, our bakers have been hard at work making various "goodies" for you to enjoy during your holidays! We will be selling nut rolls, apricot rolls, poppy seed rolls, (nut horns - sold out), and lady locks. All items are by pre-order only - there will be nothing "extra" for sale on the pick-up day, Saturday, December 5. 
Pre-orders are being taken ONLINE with the link provided below. When you order is submitted, make sure that you receive an email confirmation.

PRE-ORDER:  All items must be pre-ordered by Monday, November 30. There are limited quantities.  NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30.  

PICK-UP:  ORDER PICK-UP IS ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  The church address is 450 Maxwell Drive, Pittsburgh  PA  15236. You will drive into our parking lot and follow the signs to the pay station and then to the pick up station. We will accept cash, check or charge as payment upon pick up. You will remain in your car at all times.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 5! Thanks!
Click here to place your online order.  

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 to HTC, using PayPal or Credit cards, are greatly appreciated ... thank 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.