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Help Welcome CSU Students Back to School

Tuesday, Sept. 1
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Trinity will host its annual “Welcome Back Block Party” for students and faculty of Cleveland State University on Sept. 1. Volunteers are needed to assist with grilling and welcoming students to Trinity. We are also seeking food donations. If you are interested, please contact Christopher Decatur at 216-774-0478 or cdecatur@dohio.org.

Sacred Space Discusses Soul Vows

Tuesday, Sept. 1  6:30-8:30 p.m.

“Vows” is the theme of the next Sacred Space meeting. Group leader Charlotte Nichols is reading Soul Vows: Gathering the Presence of the Divine In, Through You, and As You, by Janet Conner and that will inspire the conversation. Reading the book is not necessary to participate in the discussion as it is not a book study. For more information on Sacred Space, contact Charlotte or the Rev. Canon Kay Rackley.


Ice Cream Social: Sept. 6

On Labor Day weekend, we hope to see you for our end-of-summer Ice Cream Social, on Sunday, Sept. 6, after the 10 a.m. service. It’s never too early for an ice cream sundae! Lactose-free ice cream will be available. Families with children can register for Sunday School and youth group, too. Planning to attend the 8 a.m. service that day? We’ll have a Doughnut Social after the early service. Sponsored by the Cathedral Life Team.

Poetry Reading: Jericho Brown & RA Washington

Wednesday, Sept. 9
7 p.m.

This event is presented in partnership with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, presented by the Cleveland Foundation and co-hosted by Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery.



Jericho Brown, one of two Anisfield-Wolf Book Award poetry winners this year, will give a poetry reading on Sept. 9 at Trinity Cathedral. He was awarded for his second poetry collection, The New Testament.

Jericho Brown was born Nelson Demery III, raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated magna cum laude from Dillard University in New Orleans. He worked as a speech writer to the city’s mayor and completed an MFA from the University of New Orleans before earning his doctorate in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston. [Read more…]

Cathedral Concerts Welcomes A Man At Work Grammy Winner Colin Hay Will Appear At Trinity Cathedral Oct. 29

Familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter and vocalist of pop sensation Men At Work (“Down Under,” “Who Can It Be Now,” “Overkill”)

ColinHayCLEVELAND (August 25, 2015) – Cathedral Concerts, recognized by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as “one of the most unusual (and diverse) endeavors to hit the city in some time,” is back this fall at the gorgeous Trinity Cathedral.

The concert series, exclusive to Cleveland, announced today that Grammy Award winner Colin Hay will perform at Trinity Cathedral on Thursday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. [Read more…]

Discovery Day

Sunday, Sept. 13   Services: 8, 9 & 11:15 a.m.
Kids Fair: 10:10 a.m.

Discover all that Trinity has to offer—small groups, ministries and volunteer opportunities—as we kickoff the program year. Indoor and outdoor games for the kids, including a bouncy house obstacle course. Don’t miss Discovery Day! Sponsored by Cathedral Council.

Blessing of the Animals 2015

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015   9 a.m.

BlessingAnimalsPuppyAll creatures great and small are welcome to be blessed at this annual service. Festive coffee hour follows to celebrate the significance of pets in our lives.

We use this day to celebrate all of creation through the prayers of St. Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), historically regarded as the patron saint of animals because of his deep affinity with nature. Born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone, this wealthy aristocrat desired a simpler life. Francis is known best for his preaching to birds and taming of wolves. Francis was made a saint in 1228 and the Franciscan holy order he established is still active today.

A Season of Expectation: A Day of Reflection on what God has in Store for this Holy Season

Advent Retreat
A Season of Expectation: A Day of Reflection on what God has in Store for this Holy Season
Led by The Rev. Jay Sidebotham
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration: $35
To register, please contact the Rev. Canon Kay Rackley, 216-774-0410

Advent is a season of expectation and anticipation about what God will do. Often there is a passivity associated with the season. But what if that anticipation calls for our participation, a kind of active waiting? What are you expecting in this season? What might be expected of you? How might you participate in a life more deeply rooted in Christ? How does a contemplative season lead us to action? Stories of Isaiah, John the Baptist and Mary help us answer these questions, with plenty of time for quiet throughout the day. [Read more…]

Sacred Space Meets Aug. 4

Tuesday, Aug. 4
6:30 p.m.

The theme for the August Sacred Space meeting is “Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Blooms: A Celebration of Summer.” If you like, bring an image, object, poem or story to share with the group. Each season has wonderful gifts that nourish our spirits when we stop to pay attention to them. Let’s share the gifts of summer. All are welcome to attend. To learn more about Sacred Space, contact Charlotte Nichols or the Rev. Canon Kay Rackley.


20s/30s Picnic

T23, Trinity Cathedral’s 20s/30s will hold their welcome back picnic potluck on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bring one of your favorite dishes to share! Meet in the garden on Prospect and E. 22nd Street. Contact Christopher Decatur with any questions.

Education for Ministry Sign-Up

Sunday, Aug. 23
9 – 10  a.m. & after 10 a.m. service

Enroll for Education for Ministry (EfM). If you are interested in EfM, talk with Jim Bolce and Toni Ponzo, Trinity’s EfM Mentors, on Aug. 23. You can enroll for the coming year, pay your tuition or just talk to them about the program. They will be glad to answer any questions. [Read more…]

Sacred Space Meets July 7

Tuesday, July 7
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sacred images is the theme for the next Sacred Space meeting. Bring an image to share that represents the sacred for you. It need not be a traditionally religious image (although it can be). It can be a photograph, painting, drawing, greeting card–whatever. We will participate in an exercise for allowing the images to speak to us. You may want to bring a journal. For more information on Sacred Space, contact Charlotte Nichols or the Rev. Canon Kay Rackley.

2015 Pride Parade Rescheduled for Aug. 8


Cleveland Pride Festival’s original June 27 date was canceled, due to heavy rain and wind that day. The festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8th. The Trinity community and friends are invited to march in the parade at 12 p.m.; the Festival at Voinovich Park will take place 12-8 p.m. We will have a booth at the festival, to share Trinity Cathedral with the many people attending there– we need volunteers to welcome everyone who stops by. Visit the Pride table in the Promenade this Sunday or let Dan Senger know if you can march and/or take a shift at the booth. The Pride t-shirt deadline has been extended to Sunday, July 26. Order one (each is $15) at church this Sunday or contact Ginger Bitikofer.

Where To Meet

The staging area will be located on Ontario Street between St. Clair Avenue and Lakeside Avenue (between the Cuyahoga County Justice Center on the west and the Center for Health Innovation and the soon-to-be completed Convention Center Hotel on the east). The parade will proceed east down its traditional route of Lakeside Avenue to East 9th Street where it will turn north and end at Al Lerner Way in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The parade will step off onto Lakeside Avenue promptly at 12 noon.

Trinity folks should meet in the staging area at 11:15 a.m. Park near the parade’s starting point, or near the end point (Voinovich Park, at the end of E. 9th St.). There are surface lots and garages in both areas. There are several construction areas downtown, so give yourself extra time to arrive and park. Questions? Contact Dan Senger, dansngr@gmail.com or Mark Malloy, 216-773-2314.

Cuyahoga River Water Walk: Every Step is a Prayer

Trinity Cathedral in partnership with Bright Waters Rising is celebrating Cleveland’s 2015 Year of Clean Water. Several events will take place the week of the Cuyahoga River Water Walk.

Water Walkers: Healing our Waters
Ohio_RiverWalk_SharonDay_720_540_80Sunday, June 21
Dean’s Forum: 9 a.m.
Sharon Day, Ojibwe water walker from Minnesota, will lead the Cuyahoga River Water Walk. [Read more…]

Sacred Space: Transition and Transformation

Tuesday, June 2
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

“Transition and transformation” is the theme of the next Sacred Space meeting. We all go through times of transition in our lives:  job changes, health challenges, relationship changes, loss of loved ones, moves to new homes, and more. We go through collective transitions, also. Our city is in a time of transition. Transitions are often difficult, but they can be times of profound transformation as well. At this meeting, we will explore practices that can support us during times of transition. For more information on Sacred Space, contact Charlotte Nichols or the Rev. Canon Kay Rackley.


Poetry Reading: Jericho Brown & RA Washington. Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Free. Learn more.