Third Half Gatherings: April & May 2015

Third Half of Life, Trinity’s active group of those 50+, meets Sunday, April 26 to explore St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ohio City. The Rev. Pat Hanen will be our host and guide, sharing the revitalized mission of this sacred place with us. Plan to grab a bite after the 11:15 a.m. service. Depart from Trinity about 1:15 p.m. or meet the group there at 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Ginger Bitikofer. If you’re in need of a ride, do let her know. [Read more…]

Episcopal Church Women Annual Meeting

“Centered in congregations, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) empowers women to do Christ’s ministry in the world.” All women who attend an Episcopal Church are invited to activities of the ECW in the Diocese of Ohio–no membership or chapter affiliation are needed. On May 8 & 9, 2015, the Diocese of Ohio ECW will hold its 138th Annual Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Westlake. On Friday evening, attendees will have dinner with Bishop and Mrs. Hollingsworth. Saturday will include a keynote speaker, workshops, Eucharist and lunch. A program will be offered for children and youth, so that parents may attend. A $10 registration fee is requested (scholarship assistance is available). To find out more about the ECW in our diocese or to register, please talk with Yvonne Harrold, 216-731-2210 or Ginger Bitikofer,

Get-Acquainted Brunch: April 26

Sunday, April 26  12:45 p.m.

If you are relatively new to Trinity and would like to find out more about our congregation, please join us for brunch. RSVP online or to Ginger Bitikofer,, 216-774-0407.

Gallery Exhibit – Divining the Waters: Intimations of the Sacred

April 11-May 10, 2015


Willow Sister by Diane Pinchot

Public reception: Wednesday, April 22  5-8 p.m.

A multi-faith exhibit of works made in response to stories of water found in scriptures, holy texts and stories of the sacred as transmitted via oral traditions. Featuring work by Julie Cook, Rosaria Perna, Megan Dull, JoAnn Giordano, Diane Pinchot, Kathy Skerritt and Christine Uveges. [Read more…]

Sacred Space Meets April 7

Tuesday, April 7  6:30 pm

“May your body be blessed” is the theme for the April Sacred Space meeting. Charlotte Nichols shares this blessing from John O’Donohue’s Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom: [Read more…]

Sheer Christianity Discussion

Sunday, April 19 and Sunday, May 17  10:10 a.m.

As a follow-up to this year’s Lenten Retreat with the Rev. Dr. Sam Portaro, Jr., all are welcome to meet Sunday, April 19 at 10:10 a.m. or on Sunday, May 17, also at 10:10 a.m. to discuss his book, Sheer Christianity: Conjectures on a Catechism. The book is available on Amazon. Please RSVP to Sandra Redmond.

Good Friday Concert

Good Friday Concert
The Passion according to St. John – Johann Sebastian Bach


Friday, April 3, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Freewill offering
Trinity Cathedral Choir and the Trinity Consort
Todd Wilson, conductor

“The John Passion holds our attention from beginning to end – its music stirring, disturbing, exultant and profoundly moving.” – John Eliot Gardiner, Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

Program notes by Judith Eckelmeyer are available online.

20s/30s Head to the Film Festival

Saturday, March 28

T23: Trinity Cathedrals 20’s/30’s group is meeting up Saturday, March 28 at Tower City at the Public Square entrance at 2 p.m. to see “Sweet Micky for President” at The Cleveland International Film Festival. All are welcome to join us. The cost of a ticket is $15 and can be purchased either online or in person. Please RSVP via Facebook or to Trinity’s Christopher Decatur.

Maundy Thursday, April 2


Last Supper, Potluck, Garden of Repose and Vigil

On Maundy Thursday, April 2, 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…]

Tenebrae Service, April 1

On Wednesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. join us for Tenebrae, one of the very special services of the liturgical year. 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. By drawing upon material from each of the former three offices of Tenebrae, this service provides a meditation upon, and a prelude to, the events in Jesus’ life between the Last Supper and the Resurrection.

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Holy Week and Easter 2015 Schedule

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

Trinity’s labyrinth will be available for public walks from Monday, March 30 through 3 p.m. on Good Friday.

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The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, preaching

8 a.m.  Early Eucharist

9 a.m.  Mostly Jazz Mass

11:15 a.m.  Choral Eucharist [Read more…]

Join the Trinity Green Team

RainBarrelProjectUHThe Trinity Green Team has been recently reactivated. Stop by the Green Team table at church on Sunday, March 15 or during the Spring Ministry Fair on Sunday, March 22. See rain-barrel painting and learn how you can join in the efforts to protect our environment here at Trinity and at home, especially our most precious resource – water. For more information about the Green Team, contact Linda Lee[Read more…]

The Airborne Toxic Event Hits Trinity Cathedral March 13

AirborneToxicEventAn Intimate One-of-a-Kind Live Audio/Visual Concert Experience Comes to Cleveland

CLEVELAND (Feb. 25, 2015) – Just a day after The Airborne Toxic Event surprised fans with the release of not one, but two new albums, the band has announced that they will join Cathedral Concerts and perform at Trinity Cathedral on Friday, March 13, as part of their Dope Machines Tour. [Read more…]

Sacred Space Discusses Hospitality

Hospitality is the theme for the Tuesday, March 3 Sacred Space meeting at 6:30 p.m. Some members of the group have been reading Radical Hospitality by Fr. Daniel OSB and Loni Collins Pratt, although it is not required for the meeting.

Hospitality has many facets. It can be about opening our homes, our church, and our hearts to others—both friends and strangers. It is also about opening our hearts to ourselves (particularly those disowned parts of ourselves). I believe they are all connected. [Read more…]

Cathedral Concerts Adds Five-Time Grammy Award Winner Mary Chapin Carpenter to Spring Lineup

One of Nashville’s Most Admired Singer-Songwriters to Perform at Trinity Cathedral on April 30

Mary_Chapin_Shot_C_0486_B_FinalCLEVELAND (Feb. 24, 2015) – Cathedral Concerts, a new concert series exclusive to Cleveland, announced today that renowned American musician Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform at Trinity Cathedral on April 30.

The show is part of Carpenter’s 2015 acoustic trio tour, a series of intimate performances during which she will sing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog. [Read more…]