Trinity News

Current happenings at Trinity Cathedral

Votive Candles During Holy Week

Many people come into the Cathedral to say their prayers and will often light a votive candle as a symbol of their prayer. This is especially true during Holy Week.

During Holy Week we remember and enact the story of Jesus’ final week on earth. The various services of Holy Week are designed to help us engage with the story of Jesus’ final the journey to Jerusalem. [Read more…]

Green Team: Year of Clean Water

_MG_8222Trinity’s Green Team is helping to raise awareness of Sustainable Cleveland’s Year of Clean Water. On March 15, church guests were able to view an interactive display on water conservation and clean water. Worshippers had the opportunity to find their community’s watershed and its link to local rivers and Lake Erie, thanks to a large watershed map. They were also able to learn about rain barrels at a table where rain barrel painting was demonstrated. [Read more…]

Easter Flowers

If you wish to remember or honor a loved one at Easter with flowers on the altar, please make a donation to the Easter flower fund. You can put a check in the offering plate, send it to the church office or donate online by March 31. Please include the name of the person you wish to remember or honor.

2015 Easter Offering

Your Easter offering supports Trinity Cathedral’s hunger ministries.

Trinity Cathedral’s mission: to proclaim in word and action God’s justice, love and mercy for all creation.

One way we live our mission at Trinity is to reach out to Clevelanders who are in need.

• Every Sunday without fail, up to 200 hungry Clevelanders come to Trinity for a hot, nourishing meal. “A Place at the Table” is the only no-questions-asked Sunday meal assistance program in Downtown Cleveland and will provide more than 9,000 meals in 2015. [Read more…]

Nominating Committee Accepting Applications until March 15

The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations (deadline is March 15) for the following positions: Vestry; Cathedral Council; Delegate and Alternate at the 2014 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.

Dean Lind at TEDx Cleveland State University

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.


Good Friday Concert: Bach's The Passion according to St. John. Learn more.