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Encyclopedia > Trinity Church, Houston

Trinity Church in Houston, Texas is an Episcopal parish in the Diocese of Texas. Location in the state of Texas City nickname: Space City Incorporated 1837 State Texas Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area  â€” Total  â€” Water 1,558. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ... The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the nations capital is the national cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ... A parish is a subdivision. ... The Episcopal Diocese of Texas is one of the largest dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ...


Founded in 1893 as a mission from Christ Church in a part of Houston then called the "Fairground Addition", now known as Midtown, Trinity was, at one time, one of the largest parishes in the Episcopal Church. Such notables as Walter Cronkite and Denton Cooley have been members of the parish. Its membership declined sharply as its parishioners moved to the suburbs in the 1950s and 1960s. In recent years, membership has grown steadily. 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Christ Church Cathedral, Houston is the cathedral church for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. ... Midtown Houston is just south of Downtown Houston, Texas, bordered by the Montrose area and U.S. Highway 59. ... Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. ... Dr. Denton A. Cooley (b. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The current building, which dates from 1919, is a neo-Gothic structure, designed by noted church architect, Ralph Adams Cram, whose Houston work also includes several buildings at Rice University and the Julia Ideson Building of Houston Public Library. 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person involved in the art of planning, designing and overseeing the construction of buildings, or more generally, the designer of a scheme or plan. ... Ralph Adams Cram, (December 16, 1863 - September 22, 1942), was an American architect of collegiate and ecclesiastic buildings of a gothic style. ... Rice University William Marsh Rice University, usually called Rice University, is housed in the Museum District of Houston, Texas. ... Houston Public Library is the public library system serving Houston, Texas. ...


Five rectors of Trinity have gone on to be bishops in the Episcopal Church. Another is currently dean of a cathedral. The current rector is the Reverend William B. Miller. The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... In religious terminology, a dean is a title accorded to persons holding cartain positions of authority within a religious heirarchy. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ...


Reference

Davies-Cooley, Gayle. Pillar of faith : Trinity Church at 100 : Trinity Episcopal Church, Houston. Houston. 1992. Trinity Episcopal Church


External link

Trinity Church Web site


 
 

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