Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

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Saturday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Founded in 1892, Holy Trinity Cathedral is home to the oldest Orthodox parish in Chicago. This beautiful church was designed by the famous American architect, Louis Sullivan. It was consecrated by St. Tikhon of Moscow in 1903 and built under the leadership of St. John Kochurov of Chicago, who was martyred in the Bolshevik Revolution. Located in the heart of Chicago’s historic Ukrainian Village-Wicker Park neighborhood, Holy Trinity has been a vital part of the community for more than a century. It’s an official City of Chicago Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it’s the center of religious life for many Orthodox faithful and their families. We are dedicated to serving the people of God in the spirit of Christian love, and we invite you to come and worship with us whenever you are in the Ukrainian Village-Wicker Park area. Tours are available by appointment and on Saturdays as indicated on the website, or worship with us during services.
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Magda M
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Aug 2021 • Friends
My friend and I have been living in Chicago for many years and finally decided to sign up for a few different local tours. Visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral was one of them. Our docent was Grace, who was absolutely delightful, funny, and very knowledgeable. She explained the history of the church, paintings, and various religious artifacts located inside the cathedral. You can tell that she’s truly passionate about history and architecture. This cathedral is a beautiful hidden gem! Can’t recommend this tour enough.
Written May 24, 2022
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Clayton
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Nov 2022
While the Cathedral is somewhat small, the experience is anything but. Ornate icons, stunning frescoes and precursor forms/features of the Prairie School surround you throughout the tour experience. Grace was a phenomenal tour guide. Her experience as a guide and personal connection to the Cathedral really elevates the religious and architectural significance of The Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. 10/10 would recommend & do again.
Written November 21, 2022
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jgbtravels
Louisville, KY2,924 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Although I knew of a number of Louis Sullivan’s work I was unaware of this one until a friend of mine who grew up in Bucktown shared it with me on Facebook. Since we were in Chicago a few days after he shared it with me and we were only a mile away at Lottie’s Pub we went to see it. Unfortunately it was closed that day but we were able to see the outside and snap a few pictures of this beautiful church. Parking was extremely limited, however, there was a small lot behind the church that we were able idle there for the short time it took to take pictures and admire the craftsmanship of a great architect.
Written August 3, 2022
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Kevin LeBlanc
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Oct 2022
I saw an email address on the site offering to do tours and didn't really have any formal expectations. The woman doing the tour (Grace) was very thorough, had a lot of information on a lot of things specifically related to the construction of the building and history of the Kievan Rus', the architect (Louis Sullivan), and a lot of details on how it all related to the Orthodox faith. Everything from old relics, old photos, etc. This was a very nice tour and it wasn't so rigid where you felt like you were being led around "on rails" so-to-speak. It was easy to tell that the tour guide planned out the experience and was very organized. This would be a pleasant stop for anyone that appreciates architecture, history, or religion.
Written October 15, 2022
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j0lsen13
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Sep 2021
This cathedral, an unusual jewel of a building designed by Louis Sullivan, is a feast for the eyes inside and out. Our excellent, extremely knowledgeable guide pointed out important features of the cathedral's architecture and shared fascinating stories about the many unusual people connected with the cathedral's creation and history. She also explained the meaning and purpose of the richly decorated interior and its icons within the context of Orthodox beliefs and practice. It was an highly enlightening and enjoyable tour. It is definitely worth a trip outside the Loop--I highly recommend this tour.
Written September 13, 2021
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kathy p
Michigan City, IN8 contributions
May 2022
Awe inspiring, intmate church designed by renowned architect Louis Sullivan, free to tour monthly. Bones of the Sullivan design are embellished with intricate painted detailing and awe-inspiring Icons and religious symbols. Docent explained the background behind various elements and religious significance. A moving experience in a setting that rivals anything seen in Europe.
Written May 11, 2022
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MollieMM
Chicago, IL5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
What a delightful afternoon getting an intimate tour of this gem of a church. John was a delightful docent and explained the history and exquisite interior of the cathedral. He described it as a spiritual marketplace where you can find a saint, space or icon that resonates with you and offer your prayer. The beauty of the iconic paintings portraying Christ, Mother Mary, angels, saints and prophets were visually stunning. So is Louis Sullivan’s architecture and the beautiful chandelier he donated to the church.
Written March 12, 2022
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Kathleen G
3 contributions
Sep 2021
I have been on many architectural tours in Chicago and elsewhere. What made this special was that our guide is a member of the church and is also very interested in architecture, particularly Louis Sullivan. I highly recommend taking the tour if you're a local or from out of town. You will learn a lot.
Written September 12, 2021
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Bryna Griser
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Apr 2022 • Friends
Toured this amazing, beautiful cathedral today. The work that went into the structure and the decor, the history of the religion and its place in Chicago are amazing to hear. Highly recommend a trip to this gorgeous piece of history if you're in Chicago.
Written April 2, 2022
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constantine71
Chicago, IL21 contributions
Oct 2021
I had heard about the Holy Trinity Cathedral from a friend so I was interested to take a visit on a beautiful fall day to Ukrainian Village for both a historical and religious experience. From the get-go the tour was amazing! I loved hearing the immigrant story of how the community was founded by Rusyn Orthodox immigrants from the Carpathian mountains in Central Europe. The docent (Grace) conducting the tour was excellent! Well-versed in Louis Sullivan's s architecture and the finer details of the Cathedral and the iconography inside. Bravo!.
Written October 12, 2021
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Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sat - Sat 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


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