Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, Chicago

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
About
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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David K
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What a nice surprise!
May 2021
My wife and I were in Chicago visiting our daughter and son in law last week. They surprised us with a visit to this remarkable, little cathedral. Being fans of Chicago architecture, we happily accepted and were not disappointed. The church is full of treasures described by our guide with interesting background stories . Grace, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable, and prepared to answer our questions. When in Chicago, do not miss the opportunity to visit this little gem designed by Louis H. Sullivan . . . one of the city's many hidden treasures!
Written May 13, 2021
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Kelsey
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Beautiful space
May 2021 • Friends
Great tour with Grace! She was very personal, informative and really made the history of the church come alive. We really enjoyed getting to see the icons up close and personal as well as hearing the stories behind them.
Written May 13, 2021
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Colm R
Chicago, IL30 contributions
Fascinating Tour!
Dec 2019
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour very much. Grace, the church docent, was extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the cathedral as well as providing insights into the Orthodox religion. This is one of the few Louis Sullivan designed buildings in Chicago that you can easily tour, and I strongly recommend you add this to your itinerary.
Written December 16, 2019
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KatoCrusader
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Little Church Big History
Dec 2019
The docent (a parishioner) was very knowledgeable. She talked about Sullivan, the church’s design and construction, the congregation, history of the church, neighborhood, orthodox religion, restoration, relics, icons, etc. As a bonus, the guide had a lot of interesting stories.

At the end i rang the bells. Nice ending. I’d highly recommend the church tour. If you are lucky Monica will be your docent.
Written December 15, 2019
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL6,838 contributions
One of only two churches designed by Louis Sullivan
Nov 2019
Chicago is a city of architecture, from Louis Sullivan to Daniel Burnham to Frank Lloyd Wright. The Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, the cathedral church of the Orthodox Church in America Diocese of the Midwest, is one of only two churches designed by Sullivan, one of the seminal architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Located at 1121 North Leavitt Street, in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood, it was built in 1903, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and designated a Chicago Landmark in 1979. Curiously, construction was partly financed by a donation of 4,000 roubles (or $2,700) from Tsar St. Nicholas II of Russia and $1,250 from Sullivan, who also donated the priceless Healy & Millet manufactured chandelier that is one of the highlights of the interior. The church, which was elevated to a cathedral in 1923, retains many features of Russian provincial architecture, including an octagonal dome, frontal bell tower, cupolas, window and roof framing and Art Nouveau decorative design over the western entrance to the church.
Written November 22, 2019
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dan5529
Crown Point, IN2 contributions
Great architecture in our own backyard
Nov 2019
Beautiful church with a great docent. My wife and I enjoyed learning about the relationship betseen the architect and the Priest.
Written November 19, 2019
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BarlaamiteScholar
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Fascinating Orthodox Cathedral
Nov 2019 • Friends
Though small and unassuming from the outside, this Orthodox cathedral houses inestimable spiritual and historical treasures. The tour guide took us from the story of the immigrants who built it, to the now famous architect who designed it, to the saints and martyrs who have been within its walls. There is perhaps no more significant site for Orthodox in all of the US.
Written November 17, 2019
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milliemack632
Lake Geneva, WI5 contributions
Wonderful Tour, Exceptional Church
Nov 2019 • Friends
Grace, was our tour guide explaining the facinating history of this wonderful and beautiful church. So much detail and interesting stories told with warm and sincerity. Don't miss this gem when visiting Chicago!
Written November 17, 2019
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Neal D
1 contribution
Holy Trinity Tour
Nov 2019 • Friends
My family and I had the opportunity to visit the cathedral during an open house recently. The two ladies provided us with an excellent tour by describing the Sullivan architecture and the history of the church in the community. A true gem in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood!
Written November 17, 2019
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Vicky2756
Crown Point, IN11 contributions
Day out with family and friends
Nov 2019 • Friends
We really enjoyed our tour of the beautiful Louis Sullivan Chicago. It is s a hidden gem. Our docents Grace and Monica were very knowledgeable about the church and its history. We went on an open house day, but you can schedule appointments as well
Written November 17, 2019
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  • Sat - Sat 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


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