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Nominating Committee Accepting Applications until March 1

The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations (deadline is March 1) for the following positions: Vestry; Cathedral Council; Delegate and Alternate at the 2016 Diocesan Convention; At-Large members of the Nominating Committee. Forms are available online and at Trinity’s reception desk. All elected Cathedral leaders must worship regularly at Trinity Cathedral; participate in the Cathedral’s ministry beyond worship attendance; make a financial commitment through an annual pledge; be baptized in the Christian faith; and be at least 16 years old. Learn more about Trinity’s governance here.

Ash Wednesday Services: Feb. 10, 2016

AshWednesdayOn Feb. 10, Trinity holds three Ash Wednesday services: 7:30 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Eucharist will be celebrated with imposition of ashes at all services. Trinity Cathedral Choir will sing at the 6 p.m. service. The Rev. Canon Kay Rackley preaches, and the Very Rev. Tracey Lind presides at all services. Following the 6 p.m. service, join us for a simple Lenten meal ($5 donation) in Cathedral Hall. Wednesday evening programs will resume on Feb. 17.

Job Opening: Communications Manager

Position Available: Communications Manager
Trinity Cathedral is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Description: Trinity Cathedral seeks an experienced and motivated individual for the full-time position of Communications Manager. The Communications Manager is responsible for day-to-day planning and execution of a comprehensive, strategic communications and marketing program for Trinity Cathedral and Trinity Commons, guided by the Cathedral’s mission, vision, and values. This position is also responsible for communications and marketing activities of Music & Art at Trinity, a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. [Read more…]

Message from Bishop Hollingsworth

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
Today’s statement from the Primates’ meeting, while not entirely unexpected, is deeply disappointing to me, as I suspect it may be to many of you. In the same breath that it professes a “unanimous desire to walk together,” it announced a decision “requiring that for a period of three years The Episcopal Church no longer represent [the Anglican Communion] on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they will not take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity.” [Read more…]

Staff Update: April Miller

Dear friends,

April MillerIt is with mixed emotion that I write to tell you that April Miller has tendered her resignation as Director of Communications effective the end of this month. April will be moving on to the Cleveland Clinic. We are sad to see her go, yet wish her every happiness in her new endeavor.

During her five-year tenure, April has been a consummate professional and a valuable member of the Trinity team. [Read more…]

Lent Madness is Coming!

LentMadnessWhat is Lent Madness? It’s a fun, engaging way for everyone to learn about the men and women who are included in the Church’s Calendar of Saints, during the season of Lent (this year, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10). Here’s the format: 32 “saints” are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Biographical information about each of the saints is shared and people vote for their favorite saints, on the Lent Madness website or using Facebook or Twitter. Things get more interesting in subsequent rounds— we find out a little more about the semifinal and final contenders– and ultimately one saint earns the coveted Golden Halo.  [Read more…]

In Memory: Marilyn McDonald

Trinity member Marilyn McDonald died Friday, Dec. 18 following a long illness. She is survived by her daughter Mimi McDonald, sisters Louise Cobb Phillips and Gretel Cobb Webster (Dennis), three nieces and three nephews.

A long-time member of the Cathedral, Marilyn was also a faithful member of the Daughters of the King. [Read more…]

In Memory: Mary Lou Calhoun

Trinity member Mary Lou Calhoun died Tuesday, Dec. 15, after a long illness; she was 73. Mary Lou is survived by husband Ora Calhoun; son Stephan Calhoun (Pam); daughters Heather Ransom (Jon) and Michelle Pomfrey (Mark); and seven grandchildren. [Read more…]


TrinityCathedralStewardshipLogoJoyfully and thankfully, we announce that 245 out of 444 parishioners have pledged $582,000 thus far. THE CAMPAIGN IS STILL OPEN. We are waiting to hear from the 51 households who pledged for 2015 and have not yet turned in their 2016 pledges. And most of all, we look forward to hearing from all households who DID NOT pledge in 2015. Let’s be #ALLinTRINITY for the holidays. Pledge online or contact Tony Wesley.

In Memory: Sammy Catania

Trinity member Sammy Ross Catania died Tuesday, Dec. 1. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Rocco.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Cathedral. The Very Rev. Tracey Lind will officiate. Family will receive visitors at 9:30 a.m. [Read more…]

Reflection by the Rev. Jay Sidebotham


A note from the Rev. Jay Sidebotham, guest preacher at Trinity Cathedral on Dec. 6, 2015. 

Several firsts for me this past weekend. I was invited by a friend and colleague, Tracey Lind, to teach and preach at the cathedral in Cleveland, where she ably and artfully serves as Dean. I’ve known of her courageous and creative work for years, in Cleveland and other places, I was pleased and honored to see the place in action for the first time, a vibrant, diverse, inclusive community. In my experience, church isn’t always like that. [Read more…]

Christmas Flower Remembrances

Deadline: Dec. 17

If you would like to remember or honor a loved one at Christmas with flowers on the altar, please make a contribution to the Christmas flower fund. Place a check in the offering plate, send your request to the church office or donate online by Dec. 17. Please include the name of the person you wish to remember or honor.

CSU Grad Student Coat Drive

New, or gently used (but cleaned), coats and scarves are being collected by the Cleveland State University Graduate Student Resource Center. Coats can be dropped off at the Trinity front desk as well as at several CSU drop-off locations. Questions? Please contact Trinity Cathedral Council member Lawrence Edem, 216-334-6425.

United Thank Offering Ingathering: Nov. 29, 2015

On Sunday, Nov. 29 Trinity will once again participate in The Episcopal Church’s United Thank Offering (UTO) campaign. There will be an information table in the promenade. Bring your blue box or envelope with you to church on Nov. 29 and place it in the offering plate. Since 1889, when The Episcopal Church Women first collected $87 at General Convention, UTO has been a way for Episcopalians to offer gratitude for the blessings in our lives. Every dollar gathered has been spent on the church’s mission and ministry, both here and abroad, and Trinity’s outreach ministry has received grants from UTO in the past. For more information, talk with Yvonne Harrold or Ginger Bitikofer (gbitikofer@dohio.org or 216-774-0407). [Read more…]

Dean Lind’s Sermon: The Sunday After… A Dream Still to be Realized

The podcast for Dean Lind’s Nov. 15 sermon is unavailable. Please read the transcript.

 Isaiah 65:17-25

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio

November 15, 2015


At 5 p.m. on Friday, as I was preparing to leave for the Diocesan Convention Eucharist, I learned of the first incident of terror in Paris.  I immediately called Lucinda Laird, my dear friend and Dean of the American Cathedral in Paris.  It was 11 p.m. Paris time.  She answered and I said, “Are you o.k?”  She said, yes, but she was already asleep so could she call me in the morning.  I asked her if she had heard what had just happened in Paris.  She hadn’t.  Explaining that there were some bombings and shootings in Paris, I realized that I was her wake-up call to a long night of terror.

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