Trinity Sunday, June 12, 2022
Final Day of the Trinity Cathedral Centennial Year
The Trinity Cathedral Centennial celebrations came to a close on Trinity Sunday, June 12, with Bishop Jennifer Reddall celebrating at the morning services and Dean Troy Mendez preaching on the Trinity Prophet project and our hopes for the future of Trinity.
Listen to the sermon here
The Bishop and Dean recognized Centennial committee members, including chairperson Gail Browne and art director George Susich. A brochure describing the projects and individuals implementing them was inserted into the service bulletins. Bagpiper Sandra Voris led us into the Olney Gallery for a festive reception.
The day concluded with a beautiful Evensong for Trinity Sunday, sung by the Trinity Cathedral Choir.
Guest Preacher, the Right Reverent Kirk Stevan Smith, Fifth Bishop of Arizona
Sunday, May 15, 2022
The Right Reverend Kirk Stevan Smith, Fifth Bishop of Arizona and newly-named interim President of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, returned as guest preacher. In his sermon he reflects on the history of Trinity Cathedral and four key decisions that not only defined the soul of Trinity but also can determine the course of Trinity’s future.
Listen to the sermon here
Garfield Elementary School
Garden on the Corner
Sunday, March 20, 2022
The Trinity congregation enjoyed an afternoon at Garfield Elementary School to witness all the great work being done at school’s “garden on the corner” and the food pantry program. Doug Robson, owner of Gallo Blanco and Otro, provided a delicious lunch of paella. Participants had the chance to meet Garfield principal Sylvia Bernal, speak to Olney Gallery director Manny Burruel about his on-site mural, “Grizzly Pride, and paint a rock for the garden. All were amazed by the prolific corner garden (with 10 new garden boxes funded by Trinity) and delighted by the friendly garden chickens. Deacon Myra Kingsley and food pantry coordinator Kathryn Hudson organized the field trip with our partners, The Mollen Foundation.
The Right Reverend Nicholas Knisley, Bishop of Rhode Island
Sunday, March 6, 2022
The Right Reverend Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of Rhode Island and former Dean of Trinity Cathedral (2007-2012), preached at the morning services on March 6. Bishop Knisely, Dean Emerita Rebecca McClain ad Dean Troy Mendez participated in a written Q&A about what it means to be an Episcopalian and a part of a Cathedral community in today’s world.
“Make and Take” Lenten Gratitude Workshop
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Carolyn Warden and Dyane Welt led members of the congregation in a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to create four postcards expressing gratitude through the season of Lent. One card is to take away and three are to complete at home and bring back to church to share with members of Trinity.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Our annual Lessons and Carols service, sung by the Trinity Cathedral Choir, returned to the Cathedral (a recorded, online version was offered in December 2020). This year’s service featured a newly commissioned carol by Diné composer Michael Begay (which is also performed on Christmas Eve).
Friday, December 17, 2021
The Christmas Posada commemorates Mary and Joseph’s cold and difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter (“posada” means shelter in Spanish). The Trinity community met at the Cathedral entrance and processed from the Great Doors to the Bishop’s residence, the Diocesan offices, and the Olney Gallery entrance. The journey concluded at the Cathedral entrance where everyone entered to shared in a bilingual Eucharist.
Trinity Cathedral Show: 100 Years of Photographs
Friday, December 3, 2021
First Friday, Olney Gallery Opening Night
An exhibition of over 36 images and documents covering 100 years of Trinity Cathedral in downtown Phoenix were displayed throughout Olney Gallery. Photographs include construction of the Cathedral, Easter and Christmas in the 1940s and 1950s, manufacture of the stained glass windows and more. In keeping with the 1920s theme, a vintage Model T was on display in the courtyard, and Trinity historians were on hand to answer questions from visitors.
Rev. Ray Dugan “Trinity Cathedral in the First 39 Years of the 20th Century”
Sunday, November 14, 2021
In conjunction with the Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix: A Timeline project, Reverend Canon Ray Dugan presented a fascinating talk on the early years of Trinity and the city of Phoenix. Reverend Dugan’s long personal history with Trinity Cathedral made this presentation especially meaningful.
Indigenous Artistic Expressions: Unifying the Sacred
Friday, November 5, 6:00 p.m.
On First Friday we hosted a reception for Arizona indigenous artists, Averian Chee, David K. John, Deonoveigh Mitchell, and Jonathan Sky Duncan, who performed an amazing hoop dance for our visitors. The works in this exhibit, sponsored by the Cook Native American Ministries Foundation, demonstrates the duality of spiritual beliefs for Native people. (Exhibit dates October 29 to November 22)
Celebración Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration
Tuesday, November 2, 5 p.m.
We celebrated the creation of the altar, with beautiful and bright colors, sugar skulls, food, and photographs of loved ones who have left this world. It was a special evening to remember those who were a part of our lives and are still with us.
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church offered an inspirational message to us in our season of Centennial celebrations.
A Celebration of Latin America
Saturday, September 18
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Trinity Hispanic Ministry hosted a diocesan-wide celebration of Latin American culture, featuring an exposition with displays, food, typical costumes, and music.