The heart of our life together is offering praise to God, through worship in the Anglican tradition.
Anglican worship is participatory: the whole community is actively involved in the service, through serving in various roles, saying prayers and responses, standing and kneeling, and singing. It’s ancient, with patterns and prayers that stretch back hundreds or even thousands of years in Christian history. It’s sacramental, which means that we often let actions and objects (like bread, wine, and water) speak louder than words. At Trinity, we also try to make worship beautiful and inclusive. Our gifted choir and musicians, our altar guild, and the cathedral building itself contribute to beautiful worship that touches all the senses, while our greeters and our members make sure to convey that every person who comes to worship is welcome in the name of Christ. Whoever you are, you are most welcome to come worship with us at Trinity.
Our main services happen every Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. At both services, we listen to scripture, hear a sermon, pray for our needs and the needs of the world, celebrate the Eucharist, and receive communion. And at 10:30, we also sing hymns and listen to our one of our choirs. You can view more information on Sundays here.
Contemplative Holy Eucharist
Each Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. we gather for a contemplative, quiet Eucharist in the Cathedral. This time of worship and prayer creates space for silence and stillness in the midst of a busy week. All are welcome to this service in the cathedral on Wednesdays.
Weekday Chapel Services
If you're in the downtown area and looking for a spiritual oasis in the middle of your day, come to one of our weekday eucharists. Services are quiet and spare, and they typically last 20 minutes or less. You can enter our Nativity Chapel through the red door on Capitol Avenue.
Wednesdays 5:45 pm*
Thursdays and Fridays 12:10 p.m.
*Contemplative Holy Eucharist held most Wednesday evenings in the Nave, contact the Cathedral Office for scheduling details
reflective | spacious | peaceful
stillness, chanting, candle lighting
Compline – night prayer – is the final worship of the day in the monastic system of canonical hours. Dating from the fourth century, this contemplative office focuses on spiritual peace.
During the 35 minutes of sung Compline, no words are spoken; worshipers bathe in beautiful, timeless music, sung by Trinity’s Schola Cantorum. With lights dimmed and candles flickering, the calming ancient chants offer time and space for personal meditation and reflection. You will be invited to light a candle, offer prayers, and be still in God’s presence.
Again this year, we will gather on selected Sunday evenings. The liturgy is designed to bring a sense of deep inner peace as we begin a new week. Our Trinity Cathedral Schola Cantorum chants the Compline liturgy, and they also offer several unaccompanied anthems appropriate for nightfall and each liturgical season.
Enter the darkened cathedral, light a candle, and experience transcendence. Compline is offered once a month at 7:00 p.m. Contact our Canon Precentor, Marty Wheeler Burnett, or Brother James Dowd for more information.
We often have special worship services marking the church season or featuring wonderful choral music. There are also opportunities for you to serve in worship. You can browse upcoming events below, or view a complete list here.