Frequently Asked Questions

What We Believe

Trinity Cathedral is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio . This means that Trinity is part of the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion Anglican Communion whose members trace their spiritual lineage to the Church of England.

Frequently Asked Questions

All are welcome, regardless of faith, creed, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and age. Not to put too fine a point on it: all are welcome.
By all means! Trinity Cathedral is family-friendly, and your children may either remain with you during services or you may take advantage of Sunday nursery care. Our Sunday morning 9 a.m. Mostly Jazz Mass is particularly kid-friendly, and there you will find many (but not all) of our families with children. There are also a number of Sunday education opportunities for children, youth and adults of all ages.
There are theological differences between the two churches – some subtle, some not so subtle. There are several key differences, though: The Pope is not the head of the Episcopal Church, although we recognize him as the head bishop of another branch of the Christian Church. In the Episcopal Church, women, as well as men, including gay men and lesbians, can be priests and bishops, and priests can also be married and/or partnered. Moreover, all Christians are welcome to take communion in Episcopal churches, not just Episcopalians.
When the Church of England (the mother church of the Episcopal Church) was established in the 16th century by Queen Elizabeth, it was conceived as the “middle way” between Catholicism and the Protestant Reformation that was sweeping Europe. And so, the Episcopal Church traditionally has been a place where many points of view – and many questions – are welcomed as part of the life of faith. That faith is based on what we call the “three-legged stool”: Scripture, tradition and reason.

We will always have questions, but in the two foundational statements of faith – the Apostles’ Creed used at baptism, and the Nicene Creed used at communion – we join Christians throughout the ages in affirming our faith in the one God who created us, redeemed us, and sanctifies us.

At Trinity Cathedral, the clergy regularly invite all present to partake in Communion. If you have questions or wish to know more about Communion, one of the principal sacraments of the Episcopal Church, speak with any member of our clergy following a service or contact a member of the pastoral staff .
Every Episcopal parish has their own requirements for weddings. We welcome those who wish to be married or have their same-sex unions/marriages blessed at Trinity Cathedral. We require four months’ notice prior to a wedding, and at least one of the parties must be a baptized Christian. Premarital counseling is required by the canons of the Episcopal Church. In the case of a divorced person who wishes to remarry, permission from the bishop is required. Learn more about getting married at Trinity Cathedral here.