From the Dean

Messages from Dean Tracey Lind

Clergy Staff Transition

A Note from Dean Lind

Photo: The Rev. Sahra Hardin


It is with mixed feelings that I announce a transition in our clergy staff. On July 31, the Rev. Sahra Harding will complete her three-year curacy at Trinity Cathedral. For those of you who might not know, a curate is a time-limited job for a newly ordained priest. Sahra came to us in the summer of 2011 and has served as our associate for children, youth, families and young adults. [Read more...]

A Letter from Dean Lind

Dear Trinity Members and Friends,

The time has come. Ever since the Rev. Will Mebane came to us as a transitional deacon in the late fall of 2009, I’ve known that one day I would have to write this letter. That is the case with newly ordained clergy – they usually move on to serve other congregations. [Read more...]

From the Dean: Hide-and-Go-Seek – The Shrove Tuesday Sacrament

HideAndSeekShroveTuesdayLast night Trinity Cathedral hosted our annual Shrove Tuesday party. This year we chose a Mardi Gras theme (most appropriate for 7 degree winter weather). Instead of pancakes, we had gumbo, jambalaya (meat and vegetarian), and cornbread, jelly donuts and king cakes. We had masks and beads, and we ate and danced to the music of eight-o’clocker Bob Gref’s band, The Dixielanders. Because of the extremely cold weather, we couldn’t use the Cathedral Hall, so we gathered in the cathedral itself.  Colorful round tables were set, the band used the altar platform as a stage, and the dinner buffet was in the east transept. But we had one challenge: where would we play our annual game of hide-and-go-seek? [Read more...]

From the Dean: “Be present, O merciful God”

EventideCandleImageLast week, I attended the annual conference of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Churches. It was a good meeting that provided an opportunity to see old friends and colleagues, learn from our peer congregations, and share the opportunities and challenges of congregational ministry in today’s increasing secular and religiously unaffiliated world. At this year’s conference, we also celebrated the election of Trinity Vestry member and Chancellor David Posteraro’s as President of the CEEP Board.  [Read more...]

Greetings From the Dominican Republic

CPGTLFeb2014A Note from the Dean:

I am in the Dominican Republic attending a Church Pension Fund Board meeting with the Bishops of Province 9. These bishops lead the Episcopal Dioceses in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Columbia. [Read more...]

Who Will Come to Bethlehem: Tales from Stable and City

WhoWillComeBethlehemCoverDownload a pdf of Who Will Come to Bethlehem: Tales from Stable and City by the Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean of Trinity Cathedral. Dean Lind dedicates the book to the children and their grown-ups of Trinity Cathedral.

Sermon: All Saints’ Sunday 2013

Sermon preached by the Very Rev. Tracey Lind on All Saints’ Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

At a dinner party this past week I was asked to describe the congregation of Trinity Cathedral. I said that Trinity Cathedral is home to almost 1,000 members who are looking for God in an inclusive, welcoming and diverse community of faith. We are people of different races, incomes, educational backgrounds, professions, and sexual orientations. [Read more...]

Dean Lind’s Remarks at Medicaid Expansion Press Conference

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind joined Governor Kasich Friday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic as he held a press conference to push for Medicaid expansion. Dean Lind’s remarks are below:

Good Morning, I am The Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and Co-Chair of Greater Cleveland Congregations. GCC represents more than 20,000 people, from 40 congregations and 13 schools in Northeast Ohio. GCC co-founded NEOMEC – the Northeast Ohio Medicaid Expansion Coalition. [Read more...]

From the Dean: Women of Faith Voices Against Violence

Dear friends:

I have been a part of an incredibly diverse and spiritually powerful group of women of faith meeting this summer to organize a response to the violence against women in Cleveland. This Sunday, Sept. 22 is our public witness – a multi-faith worship service at Old Stone Church and ceremonial walk around Public Square. [Read more...]

Medicaid Expansion Rally – Purpose

Remarks made by the Very Rev. Tracey Lind at the GCC Medicaid Expansion Assembly on Jan. 24, 2013

Good evening, and Welcome GCC! I am Tracey Lind, the Dean and Senior Pastor of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and I am honored to serve as one of the co-chairs of Greater Cleveland Congregations.

Tonight we are here together, over 1,000 members of our region’s faith, civic, and health care communities, to embody physically the widespread support for Medicaid Expansion in Northeast Ohio – and to move into action to make sure it becomes a reality for Ohioans.

Let me give you a quick recap of what has brought us to this moment: In 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, which sought to provide       access to life-saving health insurance coverage for over 30 million Americans. [Read more...]

Bible Challenge Invitation

Dear Friends in Christ,

I am delighted that so many of you have accepted the invitation to join me for the Trinity Bible Challenge, a one-year pilgrimage through Holy Scripture. We begin Monday, Oct. 8. If you have not signed up, or you want to recruit a companion for your pilgrimage, it’s not too late. You may register online. The Bible Challenge is open to all: friends, neighbors, coworkers – whether or not they attend Trinity. Even if they aren’t in the Cleveland area, they can subscribe online and participate remotely. [Read more...]

Lind: ‘We need to slow down, because we are moving too fast’

By Mary Lee Talbot
Reposted from The Chautauquan Daily

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.
Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da … Feelin’ groovy.

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind led the congregation in singing the first verse from Simon and Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” at the beginning of the Friday morning Devotional Hour. [Read more...]

Lind: ‘What matters is the quality of our relationships’

By Mary Lee Talbot
Reposted from The Chautauquan Daily

“Who is my mother? Who are my brothers and sisters? Is it my family of origin, choice or God? Jesus’ response affirms all three,” said the Very Rev. Tracey Lind at the Wednesday morning 9:15 a.m. Devotional Hour.

“Family Values” was the title of her sermon, and her texts were Mark 3:31-35 and Acts 10:44-48. [Read more...]

Lind: ‘God is so much wiser than we are’

By Mary Lee Talbot
Reposted from The Chautauquan Daily

“Love Your Enemies” was the title of the Very Rev. Tracey Lind’s sermon at the 9:15 a.m. Devotional Hour on Tuesday morning. “You have just heard some of Jesus’ more challenging words,” she said in reference to the scripture reading Luke 6:27-36. “This radical teaching is a commentary on our own lives.” [Read more...]

Lind: ‘There is always enough of whatever we need’

By Mary Lee Talbot
Reposted from The Chautauquan Daily

“We are trapped in the scarcity myth,” said the Very Rev. Tracey Lind at the 9:15 a.m. Monday Devotional Hour. “We have bought into the falsity of scarcity when God has provided enough for us not only to survive, but thrive.”

Her texts were 2 Kings 4:42-44 and John 6:1-14, and her title was “Busting the Myth of Scarcity.” [Read more...]