Trinity Cathedral

Traditional Worship, Contemporary Ideas. Phoenix, AZ
Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral

Who We Are

Welcome to the diverse community that is Trinity Cathedral.

Our faith family includes people of all ages, interests, languages, and points of view. We come from all parts of the valley to worship together. We celebrate life by enjoying the art in our galley and music concerts and invite the greater community to join us. We are eager to learn and engage in lively study-group and forum discussions, which are enriched as we share diverse ideas and faith traditions. At the same time we embrace the Episcopal notion of the three-legged stool to describe our beliefs: Holy Scripture, Tradition, and Reason. Our diversities are united in communal worship through the rich liturgies provided in The Book of Common Prayer. Children and youth are integral members of our family. Age appropriate instruction is provided, and the children participate fully in worship and service to the community.

The Trinity Community demonstrates its values by supporting various outreach projects. Members follow Scripture’s call to social justice by caring for the abused, the homeless, the working poor, and prisoners. We also support efforts to reduce malaria, provide healthy births, empower women, and educate children in places far from Phoenix.

There is so much more to tell about our community. Please check back soon to see our new website. Or, better yet, come visit us.

About Us

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Medium

Founded
1888

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
100 W Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone
(602) 254-7126

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Trinity Cathedral is the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. The Episcopal Church is heir to the Anglican Tradition stemming from the ancient practices and Benedictine Spirit of the Church of England. Our Worship is at the center of our lives and forms the anchor for our prayer, study and outreach - in short it represents the core from which all other daily activities flow. Our liturgies are vehicles for the journey of faith and encounters with the Divine. They are also offerings of beauty that reveal God's grace and hope in the world. As a Cathedral, we seek to have our liturgies be as soaring and expansive as the space in which they are offered. They point to God through images of the heavenly banquet that invite and celebrate the incarnational nature of our faith in Christ. Over the years, our forms of worship have included both traditional and contemporary expressions, and range from choral worship to services performed solely by our children. While The Book of Common Prayer is our mainstay, we occasionally include alternative forms of Liturgy from various sources. As a church community, we embrace a variety of expressions of worship and wish to explore greater musical diversity , honoring traditions without being bound to them. Our one proviso is that we want them to be done creatively, and competently.

What is the community like?
Trinity Cathedral is a center of community life - for community groups in Phoenix, the Episcopal Diocese or Arizona, and local arts organizations. Nearly all concerts at the Cathedral are sponsored by The Cathedral Center for the Arts, an unaffiliated presenting organization that supports music and the visual arts through hosting concerts and art gallery events. We are the rehearsal home of many local musical groups. The Phoenix Chorale,one of the finest choral ensembles in the United States, has earned a worldwide reputation for their rich sound, precise singing, and inspiring performances. Their administrative offices are located in the Cathedral complex, and the Cathedral is their home performing venue. Other groups like the Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix and Cantemus both rehearse at the Cathedral on a weekly basis during their regular season. The Cathedral opens its doors to a wide variety of community nonprofit organizations and government agencies, like Valley Interfaith Project, Interfaith Worker Justice,two 12-step groups, and Maricopa County Air Quality Department, among others. Look through the menus on the left for schedules of upcoming events, and don't hesitate to call our office - we'll be happy to tell you more!

What if I'm not a Christian?
As the Cathedral church, Trinity plays a vital role in the heart of Phoenix. Trinity Cathedral seeks to be a place where all people encounter the living God, the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the transformative power of the Holy Spirit. Life, worship, ministry, and the miraculous and mysterious work of God are intertwined here. If you are visiting Trinity Cathedral,know that we welcome you warmly in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Trinity Cathedral seeks to be a holy place of hospitality, where the stranger is welcomed as a beloved child of God. Whatever circumstance brings you to join us, whether in worship on Sunday morning, visiting our church for one of our many music and arts events, stopping by during an out-of-town visit to see our beautiful nave, spending a moment of quiet prayer in our labyrinth area and meditation garden - whatever the reason- know that there is a place for you at Trinity Cathedral. Absolutely everybody is welcome in our Cathedral.

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Troy Mendez
Dean

The Very Rev. Troy Mendez was called to serve as the fourteenth dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and began his term in January 2014. Prior to his arrival in Phoenix, Dean Mendez served at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, CA, and previously at the historic Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel, CA. A native of Houston, Texas, Dean Mendez moved to Los Angeles in 1994 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, and held positions in sales and marketing with Delta Air Lines and General Mills. Troy became an active parishioner at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, and his involvement in the choral and liturgical ministries of the parish led him to discern a call to ordained ministry. Dean Mendez attended Virginia Theological Seminary from 2006-2009, and graduated Cum Laude. In 2012, Troy was honored to be elected to the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Theological Seminary, a term which continues until 2017. Having experienced the transformation of congregations while on pilgrimage, Dean Mendez continues to be active in ministries concerning the Holy Land. Seeing the value in preserving the native Christian community’s presence in Israel/Palestine, Troy continues to promote pilgrimage and peace by serving as treasurer of the North American Committee of St. George’s College, Jerusalem. Dean Mendez’s main call to ministry centers on guiding people into and through a life-long journey of partnering with the living God. Troy exudes tremendous joy and is widely respected as a pastor, teacher and preacher. He is committed to and passionate about seeing the Church offer all people a sense of belonging, dignity, community and the grace of new life given to us in Jesus Christ.

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