May 6 Sacred Space Meeting

Sacred Space celebrates Eastertide at its May 6, 6:30 p.m. meeting. Bring something–a flower, a poem, a treasured object–that represents new life for you. We’ll share what we’ve brought as well as talk about how new life is manifesting in your life these days. For more information, contact Charlotte Nichols or the Rev. Kay Rackley.

Third Half’s April & May Gatherings

Third Half of Life, Trinity’s group of those age 50+, meets April 27 and May 25 following the 11:15 a.m. service. In April, Sue Miller (retired teacher, Trinity member and professional storyteller) shares the recipe for The Art of Storytelling. The craft and techniques, and a story or two. A special spring treat! [Read more...]

20s/30s Towpath Trail Night Ride

The 20s/30s folks at Trinity will attend the Night Ride on May 17, at 7:30 p.m. (the ride begins at 8 p.m.) with Century Cycles for its 20th season of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail. These rides are fun and free! All skill levels are welcome. Meet at the Century Cycles Peninsula store (Rt 303 between Rt 8 and I-271, next to the Winking Lizard Tavern). [Read more...]

Spring Ministry Fair: April 6

“Sowing Seeds of Ministry” is the theme for the Spring Ministry Fair on Sunday, April 6. During Lent, many people use the season to take on a new discipline and the fair will highlight some of Trinity’s ministries that are active in spring and summer. [Read more...]

Sacred Space Meets April 1

Art as Meditation is the topic of the next Sacred Space meeting on Tuesday, April 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Charlotte Nichols or the Rev. Kay Rackley.

Annual Homeless Awareness Sleepout in Medina

The youth at St. Paul’s Medina will once again be hosting their Annual Homeless Awareness Sleepout – a youth favorite – on Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27. This year we are doing two nights, provided we have enough chaperones, at the request of the youth who felt they needed two nights to really feel the effects of homelessness. [Read more...]

Get-Acquainted Brunch: April 27

Individuals who are new to Trinity are welcome to a brunch on Sunday, April 27 at 12:45 p.m. Share a meal with clergy, staff and congregational leaders. RSVP to Ginger Bitikofer, 216-774-0407.

LGBT Ministry Team Fundraiser

On Thursday, May 1, Trinity Cathedral’s LGBT Ministry Team will host a fundraising event from 6 to 8 p.m. in Cathedral Hall to help bring Salvadoran and Colombian athletes to Cleveland for the upcoming Gay Games. [Read more...]

Holy Week and Easter 2014 Schedule

Trinity Cathedral invites you to observe Holy Week and celebrate Easter with us:

Trinity’s labyrinth will be available for public walks from 1 p.m. on Palm Sunday through 3 p.m. on Good Friday.

The Rev. Canon Will Mebane, preaching

8 a.m. Early Eucharist

9 a.m. Mostly Jazz Mass

11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist

5 p.m. Compline

6 p.m. Tenebrae Service
(Please note there will be no community supper following the service)

12:10 p.m. Eucharist & Healing Service

6 p.m. Last Supper, Potluck, Foot Washing and All-night Vigil

12 p.m. Solemn Liturgy
At the mid-day Solemn Liturgy we will recall the story of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion according to the Gospel of Matthew, pray the Solemn Collects for Good Friday, sing hymns and offer our own prayers of contrition.

1 p.m. Good Friday Blues & Lamentations
A beautiful and moving worship experience of jazz, silence and poetry, led by vocalist Jennifer Cochran and the Gateway Band.

1 p.m. Children’s Good Friday Program
(Childcare available 12 – 2 p.m.)

7:30 p.m. Good Friday Concert
Allegri: Miserere
Poulenc: Lenten Motets
Durufle: Requiem, Op. 9
Trinity Chamber Singers, Trinity Cathedral Choir and Chamber Orchestra

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, preaching

6 a.m. The Great Vigil of Easter
Join us for a very special sunrise service as we light the fire of Easter in the Cathedral’s columbarium and process with the Paschal candle through a darkened cathedral to hear the story of salvation in word, drama and song. We will then gather at the font for the renewal of our baptismal vows. We will proclaim Jesus’ resurrection according to the Gospel of John, ring the bells of Easter, smell the flowers and incense, and celebrate the first Eucharist of the morning. It’s really worth getting up early, and we’ll even feed you breakfast when it’s over!

9 a.m. Contemporary Festival Eucharist
Music by the Gateway Band

We will celebrate Easter at this festive Eucharist with the Trinity Gateway Band. Worship will culminate in a great circle of joyous love, acceptance and abundance around God’s table.

10:10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt for children grades preK-5
   Parents and Caregivers brunch also at 10:10 a.m.

11:15 a.m. Festival Eucharist
The Trinity Cathedral Choir with brass and timpani

Following the festive shout of “Alleluia, Christ is risen!” we will once again herald the Good News of Easter. The Cathedral Choir, accompanied by brass, organ and timpani, will provide rousing music, conducted by Todd Wilson with organist Elizabeth Lenti. Music will include the great hymns of Easter, anthems by Gerre Hancock and William Billings, and Widor’s thrilling Toccata with organ and brass as postlude.


To donate to Trinity’s Easter offering, click here.

If you wish to remember or honor a loved one at Easter with flowers on the altar, please make a donation to the Easter flower fund by April 15.


Tenebrae Service, April 16

On Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. join us for Tenebrae with the Cathedral Chamber Singers. The name Tenebrae, the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows,” has for centuries been applied to the ancient monastic night and early morning services of the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings. [Read more...]

Maundy Thursday 2014

Last Supper, Potluck, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar and All-Night Vigil

On Maundy Thursday, April 17, we commemorate the Last Supper Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion on Good Friday. At 6 p.m., all are welcome to Cathedral Hall for a ritualized potluck meal. We will break bread together and share Eucharist as a community. [Read more...]

Third Half March Meeting: Good Friday Concert Preview

Third Half, Trinity’s group of those age 50+, meets Sunday, March 23 following the 11:15 a.m. service. Dr. Judith Eckelmeyer dishes up a taste of Francis Poulenc’s Lenten Motets and Durufle’s Requiem. These musical delights are on the menu for the Good Friday Concert at Trinity Cathedral, Friday April 18th. This will be our very own pre-concert lecture. All are welcome to attend and to bring a friend or several. Questions? Contact Martha Bifano or Ginger Bitikofer.

10th Anniversary Celebration of Bishop Hollingsworth’s Consecration

Saturday, March 29, 12–2 p.m.
Trinity Commons

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio will host a reception honoring the Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr. on the 10th anniversary of his consecration as Bishop of Ohio, to be held 12-2 p.m. in Cathedral Hall at Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio. Because this is a celebration of our shared ministry the gift of your presence at this event is all that is desired. RSVP online or call 216-774-0457.

20s/30s Game Night: March 14

The Rev. Sahra Harding is hosting a game night for the 20s/30s March get together. Join her at her home this Friday, March 14, starting at 7:30 p.m. Finger foods and beverages will be offered. Bring your favorite snack and board game to 3709 Marvin Ave., Cleveland, OH 44109. Please RSVP to Curate Harding by Thursday, March 13.

DOK Meets March 16

DOK/Daughters of the King will meet next on Sunday, March 16 following the 11:15 a.m. service. All interested women are invited to the meeting to learn more about the group. Feel free to stop by and bring a lunch as we are reviewing the DOK National Study Guide. If you have any questions, please contact co-chairs Debbie Hunter or Marilyn McDonald.