Listen to the January 31 Dean’s Forum podcast as she introduces this year’s Diocesan Lenten Program. In this series, we will focus on God as the Chief Gardener of our soul, and we will seek out ways to grow into the fullness God desires for us. Just as stakes and lattices support the growth of young plants, so too can spiritual disciplines support the flourishing of our whole being. This series uses a tool from monastic spirituality called a ‘Rule of Life’ to help us cultivate our relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation. This is an exciting opportunity to…
Saturday, Feb. 20 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Inquirer’s Retreat is an opportunity to learn about the Episcopal Church and Trinity Cathedral. This class is for those who are new to the church and want to learn more about the Episcopal Church. It will also prepare those who seek to be received or confirmed in the Episcopal Church. The retreat is free but we do ask that you register in advance.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at 6 p.m. Registration deadline: Feb. 7 Register to attend On Feb. 9 join us for Shrove Tuesday. We’ll celebrate with a New Orleans-style jambalaya dinner, Mardi Gras beads, mask-making and a new band, the Zydeco Kings. A vegetarian entree will be available; kids can choose macaroni & cheese. Children, Youth & Young Adult Minister Chris Decatur will have activities for children and youth. Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday) marks the end of the season of Epiphany and is sometimes called Fat Tuesday. The penitential season of Lent begins the following day, so ShroveTuesday is…
Sunday, Jan. 17 & Sunday, Feb. 21 12:30 p.m. The Daughters of the King (DOK) invite all Trinity friends to join them in an in-depth study of The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World” by Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu and his daughter, Rev. Mpho A. Tutu. Feel free to bring lunch. Any questions about DOK, please contact co-chair Debbie Hunter.
At its December meeting, the Sacred Space group began discussing The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom by Christine Valters Paintner. The group will continue to meet and discuss the book on the following dates: Tuesday, Jan. 5 (chapters 3-6), Tuesday, Feb. 2 (chapters 7-10) and Tuesday, March 1 (chapters 11 & 12). All meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. and all are welcome to join the discussion of this inspiring book at any meeting. For questions on Sacred Space, contact Charlotte Nichols or the Rev. Kay Rackley.
Wednesday, Dec. 9 7:30 p.m. Free Written and performed by Jim Nagle This one-person, one-act play portrays the life and spiritual journey of Thomas Merton—his youth, conversion, monastic/hermit life and untimely death. We see the struggles, joys and challenges he embraced in becoming the deeply human monk, prophet, poet and spiritual writer God called him to be.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 12:10 p.m. Freewill offering Director of Music and Worship Todd Wilson conducts the Trinity Chamber Orchestra, soloists and audience in the massed choir! Trinity’s Messiah Sing includes all the beloved choruses and solos of Part I (the Christmas portion) of Messiah, and concludes with the Hallelujah chorus. Experience the thrill of singing this great music as part of a massed chorus with orchestra!
Saturday, Dec. 26 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. www.boarsheadcleveland.org The Boar’s Head Festival is a volunteer-run, 55 year-old Elizabethan Christmas experience. It has been a Cleveland tradition at Trinity Cathedral since 1960, celebrating the birth of Christ, and his Light entering the world. Extend your Christmas with us! Info line: 216-771-3630, ext. 392. Cast/Crew Help Needed: Extra volunteers are needed for Elizabethans – ages 14 and up; makeup help on Dec. 26 – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Yule Pages – ages 4-7. Call the info line above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity’s Women’s Group will visit the “Violins of Hope” exhibit at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood on Sunday, Dec. 13. Other Trinity members and friends are invited to join the group outing, after the 11:15 service. Attendees will have lunch at Trinity, about 12:30 p.m. (bring a brownbag lunch or pick up some food from Cafe Ah-Roma or Subway), and then depart for the museum; car-pooling will be available. Find out more about the Maltz Museum. Questions? Contact Debbie Hunter, or Ginger Bitikofer, 216-774-0407.