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Staff Update: Marisa Marflak

MarisaMarflakMarisa Marflak has joined Trinity Cathedral as operations assistant. She is a member of the Cleveland State University Scholar’s College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in management and labor relations. [Read more…]

2015 Lenten Meditations

During Lent, meditation booklets from Episcopal Relief & Development are available at the Cathedral. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18. The clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio have also contributed Lenten reflections and those are available by email.

The ER&D booklet may be viewed online or downloaded as a pdf from Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten resource page. This year’s devotional focuses on creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities, with a particular focus on empowering women.

Bishop’s Visit: March 8

The Rt. Rev. David C. Bowman will visit Trinity Cathedral on Sunday, March 8, at the 11:15 a.m. service. Bishop Bowman will confirm, receive and re-affirm individuals who have been prepared. Preparation usually includes participation in The Episcopal Church Welcomes You, Really class. To learn more about being confirmed, received or re-affirmed at the Bishop’s visit, contact the Rev. Kay Rackley or Ginger Bitikofer. An informational meeting will be held on Sunday, March 1, at 10:10 a.m. (during the last session of The Episcopal Church Welcomes You, Really).

Ash Wednesday: Feb. 18, 2015

AshWednesdayOn Feb. 18, 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. Kay Rackley presides at the 7:30 service; the Very Rev. Tracey Lind preaches at both the noon and 6 p.m. service. Following the 6 p.m. service, join us for a simple Lenten meal ($5 donation) in Cathedral Hall. Wednesday evening programs are canceled for the night and will resume on Feb. 25

In Memory: James D. Ireland III

Long-time gathered community member and supporter of Trinity Cathedral, James D. Ireland III died on Jan. 20. [Read more…]

2015 Medieval Feast Photo Album

The annual Medieval Feast, a fundraiser for Music & Art at Trinity, was held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The 200 guests enjoyed a night in medieval Spain, food from Luna Bakery Cafe and lots of entertainment during this successful fundraiser. Tickets for the 2016 Feast go on sale Feb. 1, 2015 with a ticket price of $100 until July 1. [Read more…]

January Lector Training

Training for lectors will be offered on the following dates:

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 12:45 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

If you would like to attend this training for volunteers who read the scripture in worship services, please attend one of the sessions and contact Judy Eckelmeyer in advance  to receive materials prior to the session.

A Note of Gratitude

GratitudeLetterSarahSShortly before Christmas 2014, the Cathedral received the following letter addressed to the congregation.

Dec. 11, 2014

Dear Trinity Cathedral congregation:

I am sending this $20.00 to you for the work you do with the homeless.

Thirteen years ago I was homeless because of physical illness. In the most desperate time of my life you comforted me so beyond what my words can express. [Read more…]

Pastoral Emergency Contact During Building Closure

Trinity Cathedral and Commons will be closed Dec. 29-Jan. 2. Should you have a pastoral emergency needing clergy assistance during that time, please call 216-644-8423.

Congress Extends IRA Rollover Tax Break

On December 16, Congress extended a tax break on charitable donations from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) retroactively to January 1, 2014. This provision allows individuals 70 ½ and older to donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization, such as Trinity Cathedral. The IRA charitable rollover is tax-free and not included in a donor’s adjusted gross income. [Read more…]

Photo Gallery: Messiah Sing 2014

It was a packed house with more than 550 guests at the Dec. 17, 2014 Messiah Sing. A beloved Cleveland tradition and a wonderful way to get in the Christmas spirit! Director of Music and Worship Todd Wilson conducted the Trinity Chamber Orchestra, soloists and audience in the massed choir! Sponsored by Stephen and Patricia Roberts. [Read more…]

A Thank You from the Dean

Dear Trinity friends,

Please accept this note of thanks for all the love, charity and patience you gave to Emily and me over the past couple of months. Your support while my mother was dying means more to me than words can express. [Read more…]

Thank You to Our Vendors

In this season of joy and gratitude, Trinity extends its appreciation to the following:

Burt Saltzman & Dave’s Market (Payne Avenue)
Allegro Realty Advisors LLC
Hobe & Lucas CPAs, Inc. [Read more…]

In Memory: Gloria Hazel Naji

Trinity member, Gloria Hazel Naji, died Sunday, Dec. 7.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Abdul; children, Eric; Loren; and Jamilla; and seven grandchildren. [Read more…]


Register for the Lenten Retreat: Seeking the Divine, March 14. Learn more.