Trinity Episcopal Church strives to be an intentional, multicultural community of reconciliation, transformation, and love. From its beginning in 1919 in the historically black neighborhood of Vinegar Hill to our current location at Preston Ave, people have come to worship and serve at Trinity from all walks of life, creating a diverse and close-knit community.
Trinity is part of Region XV in the Diocese of Virginia. The Diocese is part of the Protestant Episcopal Churchin the United States which is part of the wider Anglican Communion. World-wide this includes churches in 165 countries.
We gather together for worship each Sunday, and follow one of several liturgical options found in the Book of Common Prayer and the Lectionary of the Episcopal Church. We celebrate communion every Sunday in a service and welcome all to our communion table. We offer communion to anyone who has been baptized, and blessing to anyone not baptized.
What do we believe?
We have a simple but comprehensive statement called the Nicene Creed:
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.