Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

A Progressive Congregation with Robber Baron Roots

Trinity Cathedral, the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, was designed by "Millionaire's Row" architect Charles F. Schweinfurth and built in 1901-07 of Indiana limestone in the Gothic style. It is connected to an older parish house built in 1895 and Trinity Commons, constructed in recent years. Trinity Cathedral's forerunner, Trinity Parish, was Cleveland's first church building.

The church has a long history of community outreach and social activism, reaching out through the Church Home for the Sick and Friendless as early as the 1850s. The cathedral transcended its socially prominent Millionaire's Row connection to embrace racial integration in the 1960s and has more recently ministered to the homeless; adopted a modern, ecumenical liturgy; and championed openness toward homosexuals in a time of denominational dissension.

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A Center Of Activity
Christine Branch and Ginger Bitikofer explain Trinity Cathedral's role in the city
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Being A Poet In America 1967
Cleveland Poet D.A. Levy reads his poem, "Jaywalking Blues", in 1967
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I Think You Call Us Negroes
Christine Branch recalls being asked about her ethnicity ~ Source: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection
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2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 ~ See official website for hours and other information.