Welcome to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral!   

We would like to welcome you to our website and our Christian community!  The Columbia community, established over 85 years ago, is a group of vibrant and enthusiastic people working together to fulfill the ministries of Christ and the Church. Although our church was established only 85 years ago, the Orthodox Christian faith was founded in year 33 by Jesus Christ, Son of God, and the Apostles. In the Western Hemisphere, the Orthodox Church was founded in 1768 in Florida.  

Christians of the Eastern Churches call themselves Orthodox.  This description comes to us from the fifth century and has two meanings, which are closely related.  The first definition is “true teaching.” The Orthodox Church believes that she has maintained and handed down the Christian faith, free from error and distortion, from the days of the Apostles.  The second definition, which is actually the more preferred, is “true praise.”  To bless, praise, and glorify God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the fundamental purpose of the Church.  All her activities, even her doctrinal formulations, are directed toward this goal.

We welcome you to visit our cathedral, which communicates the story of Christianity through iconography. We have recently completed our final round of iconography in the narthex of the cathedral.  If you would like to learn more about our cathedral, religion, history, ministries or events, please continue to peruse our website.  In addition, you may call our cathedral office. You can make an appointment with The Reverend Father Michael A. Platanis, Dean.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our community!



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The Adornment Of Our Beautiful Sanctuary