Trinity Cathedral Announces The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston As Acting Dean

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Trinity Cathedral is pleased to announce that The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston, III is Trinity Cathedral’s new acting dean effective March 1, 2017.

“We are so pleased to have Dr. Gaston as Trinity’s acting dean,” said Amy Wentz, Senior Warden for Trinity Cathedral. “Throughout his 27-year ministry, he has served in an interim capacity with notable success. This, plus his exceptional pastoral skills and administrative experience, will assure a successful transition while Trinity Cathedral searches for its new permanent dean.”

The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston, III comes to Trinity Cathedral from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron, where he was priest associate. Previously, he had served several churches in the Diocese of Ohio including St. Mark’s, Canton; Christ Church, Hudson; St. John’s, Cuyahoga Falls; and St. John’s, Youngstown.

Dr. Gaston has been ordained for 27 years, serving in Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio as a “bi-vocational,” balancing ministry in the Church with work in higher education. A former provost at Kent State University, he is currently the university’s Trustees’ Professor, teaching English literature and higher education administration. He will retire from this position in May.

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A letter from The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston, Trinity Cathedral’s Acting Dean

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is a coincidence — but a fortunate one — that our ministry together begins on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, a season in which we emphasize self-examination, a focus on what matters most, and the anticipation of Easter. We seek a change of direction so that we may hear with joy, as though for the first time, the glorious news of the open tomb.

The message of Lent is therefore a positive one. As I will mention in my homily on Wednesday, the name of the season itself points (at least in our hemisphere) to the ever-longer (lengthening) days of what an Easter hymn refers to as “the queen of seasons.” That awareness in no way minimizes the importance of our traditional emphasis on reflection and repentance, but

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Dean Tracey Lind Chosen for Cleveland Scene’s 2016 People Issue

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Dean Tracey Lind was named by the Cleveland Scene’s 2016 People Issue as one of their 29 Clevelanders “working every day to make the city better, to drive it forward, to contribute to its successes and rectify its shortcomings.” The article includes observations about Trinity’s uniquely outward-facing mission, noting that “[Lind] isn’t your ordinary dean, and Trinity Cathedral isn’t your average church.” READ MORE 

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Circle the City with Love During the RNC

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CLEVELAND – Trinity Cathedral clergy and members will be among the thousands of people joining hands in silence for 30 minutes on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge on Sunday, July 17, the first day of the Republican National Convention. The event, called Circle the City with Love, is designed to be a highly visible, non-partisan demonstration of love and unity ahead of RNC, as well as a response to the recent violence in cities such as Baton Rouge, LA, Falcon Heights, MN, and Dallas, TX.   The event will take place on the Lorain-Carnegie (Hope Memorial) Bridge that unites Cleveland’s east and west sides. Participants will hold hands…

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Jim Obergefell, Author and Activist for Marriage Equality, to Speak at Trinity Cathedral Aug. 3

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CLEVELAND – Jim Obergefell, plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage across the U.S., and co-author, with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Debbie Cenziper, of Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality (William Morrow), will speak at Trinity Cathedral on August 3 at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend this free event. One year ago, on June 26, 2015, in a decision that drew headlines around the world, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right of gay couples to marry in all 50 states after decades of incremental rulings. The historic case, Obergefell v Hodges, began with…

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Frida Berrigan, Author & Activist, to Speak at Trinity Cathedral

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Contact: April Miller, 216-774-0479, amiller@dohio.org Frida Berrigan as well as her mother, Liz McAlister, are available for interviews.  Author and Activist Frida Berrigan Visits Trinity Cathedral Wednesday, March 25  7:30 p.m. CLEVELAND – Frida Berrigan, daughter of Liz McAlister and Phil Berrigan and author of It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing Into Rebellious Motherhood, visits Trinity Cathedral on March 25. All are welcome to this free event.

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Organ Extravaganza Kicks off Brownbag Concert Series, Feb. 4

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Contact: April Miller, 216-774-0479, amiller@dohio.org Todd Wilson, Trinity’s Director of Music and Worship, is available for interviews. TODD WILSON AND CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC ORGANISTS KICK OFF THE SPRING BROWNBAG CONCERT SERIES Spring season of this long-running, free concert series begins Feb. 4 CLEVELAND—Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral’s BrownBag Concert Series resumes Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 12:10 p.m. with an organ extravaganza. Todd Wilson and organ students from The Cleveland Institute of Music will kick off the spring season with a rousing program featuring organ music spanning more than 300 years, from J.S. Bach to John Philip Sousa and…

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Release: Messiah Sing at Trinity Cathedral, Dec. 17

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: April Miller, 216-774-0479, amiller@dohio.org Todd Wilson, Trinity’s Director of Music and Worship, is available for interviews. TRINITY CATHEDRAL’S ANNUAL MESSIAH SING: DEC. 17 Freewill offering CLEVELAND—Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral presents a Cleveland Christmastime tradition, the beloved Annual Messiah Sing. The free event will be held Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 12:10 p.m.

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