Trinity Cathedral’s Wednesday evening programs resume Feb. 6.
Wednesday Evenings at Trinity begin with Evensong at 6 p. m., followed by supper ($5 donation) and a program at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the study series listed below, groups also meet for Tai Chi and other activities. Wednesday evening classes at Trinity include:
Bible Challenge Check-Ins
Held every Wednesday Note: Does not meet March 27
Discuss what you’ve been reading with Dean Lind and other Bible Challenge participants at these meetings. Even if don’t take the challenge, come and join a lively conversation about Holy Scripture! Bible Challenge check-ins are also held on the following Sundays at 10:10 a.m.: February 17, May 22 and June 9.
Women in the Hebrew and Christian Texts
May 1, 8
Think there are no Bible stories about women? You’d be wrong if you do. Women played decisive roles during the thousands of years covered by the sacred text narrative. Many found themselves defying male authority when it was unjust. Explore with us as we unveil the women of the Hebrew and Christian texts. Led by Dean Lind.
“The starting point of feminist theology is women’s experience, and the rejection of ‘patriarchy.’ Women, it is argued, will only become truly human, with the ending of patriarchy. The Bible is a patriarchal text through and through. Some feminist theologians regard the whole text as toxic; others believe that there is a core of helpful teaching that can be retrieved. In looking back over church history, many feminists challenge the sexism of, for example, the early church fathers and reformers, and they seek to recover the ‘hidden history’ of women. Surveying the field of academic theology, many would argue that it is and has been a ‘male-defined’ project.” (The Theology Network). Join us as we explore a feminists theology.
“The Bible: A Biography”
February 20, 27
Book Study of Karen Armstrong’s “The Bible: A Biography,” lead by Sean Bryan.
Everyone knows something about what’s contained in the Bible but what exactly is this unique thing called scripture? How did we get from inspiration, to oral tradition, all the way to the Today’s New International Version? In her 2007 book, Karen Armstrong presents a concise and accessible summary of the latest historical scholarship on this vast subject.
The Contemplative Underground
March 6, 13, 20
Lovingly referred to as the Contemplative Underground, individuals in our midst are striving to lead a contemplative lifestyle in our busy world. Is it possible to do so? What practices can lead to this possibility? Join us to explore the practices of Benedictine spirituality, spiritual journaling and Ignatian spirituality.
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You…Really!
February 6-27; March 6-20; April 3 & 10
Using the via media series, a video enhanced curricula designed to present the Episcopal Church in a contemporary context, we will explore 21st century questions on the minds of newcomers and long-time Episcopalians alike. Topics include: An Anglican Way of Being Christian; God and Creation: The Abundance of God’s Goodness; God in Jesus : An Incarnational Faith; God the Holy Spirit: the Breath of New Life; The Bible: The Word of God for the People of God; Sin: Roadblocks to Abundant Life; Thy Kingdom Come: The Promise of Christian Hope; and So What? The videos feature some well-known Anglican/Episcopal leaders discussing these topics, including our own Dean Lind. All are welcome to attend as many sessions as they like.
April 3, 10 & 17
The Interfaith series will introduce people to faiths other than their own and build an awareness of the faiths that are part of our community of Cleveland. We will explore the basic premises and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism. How do these faiths shape a persons life? What are the differences and similarities with Christianity? We will also explore meditative practices and other practices of these faiths. Presenters are local Clevelanders that both practice and teach in their faith. They include: Dr. Deepak Sarma, professor at Case Western Reserve University in South Asian religions and philosophies on April 3 to discuss Hinduism; Ani Palmo Rybicki, Tibetan Buddhist Nun on April 10 to discuss Buddhism; and Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Senior Rabbi at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple on April 17 to discuss Judaism. Learn more here.
Trinity also offers opportunities for faith formation and fellowship on Sundays. In addition, our Adult Journey programs—Confirmation, Culture of Call and Education Ministry—offer a deeper understanding of the life of faith.