WHO WE ARE
Holy Trinity is the oldest Greek Orthodox church west of the Mississippi with a vision set squarely on the future. Founded in 1904 by Greek immigrants, today the Parish continues to honor its Hellenic roots while embracing persons of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Both lifelong Orthodox Christians and persons who have chosen to join the Church comprise the congregation.
Holy Trinity’s worship is traditional, warm, and inclusive. Holy Trinity’s growing and dynamic fellowship groups for all ages teach the Faith and foster relationships by encouraging participants to engage in group discussions. Our charitable Making an Impact groups provide parishioners and non-parishioner with opportunities to demonstrate their love for humanity. A well-organized Sunday School and personal adult catechesis provide substantive religious education. The Choir and Chanters are not merely ensembles, but humble and joy-filled gatherings of family members.
Holy Trinity is a gathering point for single young adults, family friendly, and a spiritual home providing respite and shelter to persons struggling with the pains and doubts resulting from life in an imperfect world.
MISSION & VISION
“To live our faith, grow our Church, and serve the world as Orthodox Christians”
By following our mission, Holy Trinity aspires to become the paradigm for what a historically ethnic Orthodox church looks like in the 21st century. Our faithful shape this vision through their piety, creativity, and hard work.
Holy Trinity is led by a presbyter (priest) who is accountable to the Metropolitan (Archbishop) of San Francisco. Decisions at Holy Trinity are reached through prayerful deliberation that invites everyone’s honest input. We encourage forthright communication, avoid gossip, and recognize that factionalism has no place in the Church.
Meet the Priest
Father Aris has served Holy Trinity since June 2008. He has authored a variety of curricula, ranging from camp programs to small group discussion guides, as well as many widely read articles about parish life and the state of the Church in America. In recent years he has devoted himself to the study of church growth and renewal. Father is a student of languages and a life-long guitarist. He and Presvytera Valerie are blessed with two sons, the perfect daughter-in-law, and two beautiful grandchildren.
You can reach Father Aris via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Trinity’s faithful support the Parish through Stewardship. The faithful serve the church by cleaning up after meals, setting up tables and chairs, etc. and by organizing and serving Parish ministries. Members fund the operation of the Parish by making an annual pledge. Recognizing that the Bible defines the tithe (10% of income) as the standard of giving, parishioners are encouraged to support Holy Trinity sacrificially.
The 2017 Stewardship Campaign theme “First Fruits” emphasizes that God wants us to give Him our first and best effort in all that we do. To learn more about this, download the 2017 Stewardship booklet and click here to listen to the First Fruits sermon.
To participate in our Stewardship program, you can download and mail this pledge card or simply call the church office at: (415) 584 - 4747