Beliefs & History

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Historic Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is the historic cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. As Episcopalians, we are part of Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Trinity Cathedral is a Eucharist-centered parish. Our ministry begins at the altar, where we …

History of the Episcopal Church in Davenport

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Trinity Episcopal Parish was established in 1841 worshiping in the residence of Dr. John Emerson at 219 East Second St. The first missionary was the Rev. Zachariah Goldsmith of Virginia. The first church that Trinity Parish erected was a small

Sacramental Practices at Trinity

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Sacraments are an important part of the faith and worship life in the Episcopal Church and at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The seven sacraments are Holy Baptism, The Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Confession, Anointing and Ordination.

Holy Baptism is offered five

What We Believe

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EPISCOPALIANS BELIEVE in the Christian religion as stated in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. We believe in the Holy Bible as the historical and classical expression of Christian faith and life, and regard the Holy Bible as our faith’s central …

Episcopal History Timeline

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1836    First Episcopal service in Iowa


1841    Trinity Parish organized, worshipped in the residence of Dr. John Emerson, 219 E. 2nd St. First church building of Trinity Parish on …