Worship and Spirituality

Photo: The Rev. Canon Will Mebane

The Rev. Canon Will Mebane celebrates communion

All that we do at Trinity is grounded in worship and prayer. As Anglicans, our theology is manifest in our worship; what we believe is set forth in how we do liturgy together.

We at Trinity Cathedral are spiritually fed by different expressions of the Eucharist and other forms of Anglican worship. Trinity has four Sunday services, Wednesday Choral Evensong, and a Thursday mid-day Healing Service, each with its own style in the Anglican tradition:

Sundays

Early Communion, 8 am

This quiet early service in the Chapel provides the opportunity to worship with a small group.

Mostly Jazz Mass, 9 am

The Gateway Band plays hard-hitting, spiritually evocative jazz each week at this lively, energetic celebration. The congregation gathers around the altar as the Eucharist is celebrated, and children often dance and sing.

Choral Eucharist, 11:15 am

The Trinity Cathedral Choir offers excellent music in the Anglican tradition at this more formal service that includes music played by Director of Music and Worship Todd Wilson, one of America’s leading concert organists.

Solemn Sung Eucharist, 5 pm (first Sunday of the month, October-June):

This formal service includes incense, bells, plainsong and the ceremonies of an Anglican high church service.

Compline, 5 pm (October-May; not held first Sundays of the month)

This short evening service (about 30 minutes) is one of psalms and hymns that dates back to the Middle Ages. There is no sermon; candles are lit and the Cathedral is darkened. It’s simply an opportunity for quiet prayer and inward reflection listening to simple plainsong and choral music.

Wednesdays

Evening Prayer Service (no choir), 6 pm (Sept. 11, 18 & 25, 2013)

Choral Evensong, 6 pm (October-May)

This sung evening service, rich with contrasts between light and dark, is sung by the Trinity Cathedral Choir or the Trinity Chamber Singers. Each evensong commemorates a saint from Holy Women, Holy Men, the Episcopal Church’s book of saints. Click here for the current Choral Evensong schedule.

Thursdays

Healing Service and Eucharist, 12:10 pm

This quiet, intimate mid-week service offers a brief respite from the pressures and frenetic pace of the world around us. Words of encouragement are offered and space is made for prayers of thanksgiving, intercession and petition. All are invited to participate in Holy Communion and those so desiring may receive an anointing for healing of themselves or others.