Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Moraga welcomes all Orthodox Christians to join in its worship services. Those seeking the Orthodox Faith as well as those who desire to learn more about its worship services are always welcome.
Divine Liturgy is celebrated every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Services are conducted in a blend of English, Old Church Slavonic and Serbian. Choir responses are sung a cappella with liturgical music prepared by well-known Serbian and Slavic composers. Weekday liturgies for Feast Days are usually held at 7:30 a.m. Times for all special services and Vespers will be posted.
For more information, see the special services schedule.
A Brief History
Holy Trinity Parish was organized in 1965 by faithful Serbian Orthodox from Oakland, San Francisco, and surrounding communities. With Godís help and the tireless efforts of the founding families and friends, the current site and church building were purchased in early 1988.
Since that time, we have worked hard to beautify our church and property, one step at a time, to the glory of God. Over the past fifteen years, the Church has been adorned with an Iconostas, icons, a cupola, and frescoes. A beautiful Cultural Center was built for parish affairs and community events. And the church grounds were landscaped to further beautify the property, making it even more attractive for wedding receptions and other festivities. Most recently, the Sveti Nikola Fountain in the courtyard was completed and dedicated. Additional projects will be undertaken to improve the appearance of the Church and to make it an even more beautiful place of worship.
V. Rev. Vasilije Cvijanovic currently serves as the Priest and spiritual leader of Holy Trinity. See Clergy for additional details and contact information.
The church choir sings the Liturgical responses in both Old Church Slavonic and English from a variety of music, which consists of Serbian and Greek chants as well as pieces from Serbian liturgical composers.
New singers are always welcomed. Anyone interested may contact Father Vasilije at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Trinity is located at 1700 School Street, Moraga, California.
Nestled in the hills of Contra Costa County the church is about 5 miles from the Orinda exit or 5 miles from the Central Lafayette exit from Highway 24.
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The Women of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
The Women of Holy Trinity is a women's auxiliary whose primary purpose is to contribute to the well-being of the Serbian community centering around this Church. WOHT is affiliated with the Circle of Serbian sisters of the Western Diocese.
Through their many activities, the women keep alive many colorful traditions of the Serbian people in the Bay Area. By hosting large banquets, lunches, a food festival,a fashion show, and other special events, the women generate funds for the maintenance of the Church and its cultural center. In addition, the organization successfully functions as a guardian of the Orthodox Christian faith and the cultural heritage of the Serbian people in the United States.
Not long after the Church was acquired, the interior was remodeled to make it a more attractive facility in which to celebrate the Holy Liturgy, and part of that project was the design and building of the Iconostas. It has special meaning here because the wooden structure was designed and laid out by Mr. Nikola Vujnovic, one of the Church’s founding members and most devoted parishioners. And the icons that completed the project were painted by a very talented young artist, Stevan Shapona. Learn more by visiting the Iconostas gallery.
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church has been helped by a number of donors. The church's rich iconostas and frescoes are examples of their generosity.
The most recent contribution has been painting of the sanctuary behind the altar. Those frescoes as well as all the others were painted by a Serbian iconographer, Blagica Zdravkovic from the Zicha Iconography School in Serbia.
Learn more by visiting the fresco gallery.
Weekly fellowship luncheons are offered following Divine Liturgy on Sundays from September through May. Parish families take turns in preparing the meals. A modest donation is asked to benefit the general fund of the parish. This is a popular event where parishioners and their guests socialize.