The mission of Friends of Trinity Cathedral is to increase awareness of and support for the restoration of historic Trinity Cathedral, and to maintain and preserve the Cathedral properties and grounds for generations to come.
The treasure that is this Cathedral requires our guardianship at this moment in time, just as it required the guardianship of those who came before us. As we pass through the great wooden doors of this historic Cathedral, we must do all that we can to ensure this magnificent landmark endures for generations to come.Your annual support of Friends of Trinity Cathedral provides the core financial resources essential to addressing the immediate critical restoration priorities of the Cathedral and to ensuring the Cathedral's long-term preservation.
As a member of Friends of Trinity Cathedral, you will receive discounts at the Cathedral Gift Shoppe; invitations to Cathedral programs and concerts, Friends special events and activities, and annual donor recognition events; the Friends newsletter; and special updates on the Cathedral restoration. For as little as $50, you can become a Friend of Trinity Cathedral right now!
Trinity Cathedral's Mediterranean-inspired Romanesque Revival building, the church's third structure, is recognized as one of Miami's most architecturally significant historic buildings and sacred spaces. Constructed in 1925, Trinity Cathedral has survived hurricanes, the Florida land bust, the Great Depression, and much more. But time, weather and salt water have taken their toll, and this historic Cathedral is in immediate need of repair and restoration.
Two immediate priorities are securing the Cathedral's structural foundation beneath the altar and repairing and restoring the Cathedral's stained glass windows. Considerable settling has occurred since the Cathedral was originally constructed in 1925, leaving approximately four feet of space between the concrete foundation slab and the soil level. In addition, the reinforced concrete columns in the crawl spaces below the slabs are significantly deteriorated.
Many of the Cathedral's inspiring stained glass windows have warped and cannot be closed, and the frames of many windows have deteriorated so much so that rain water simply pours in through the openings. In addition, several of the beautifully hand-crafted Italian mosaics have begun to separate from the wall surface, and some hand-painted tiles are cracked or missing. Interior walls and decorative molds have cracked and broken with time. The Cathedral's magnificent historic Aeolian-Skinner organ, installed during the Cathedral's construction, requires immediate critical restoration to maintain its exquisite and distinctive quality.
You can help restore and preserve this historic landmark and community treasure by becoming a Friend of Trinity Cathedral today. Click here to now donate now.
SAVE THE DATE!
Friends of Trinity Cathedral Annual Preservation Gala
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012
(Click here for more photos of the 2011 Gala)
An elegant and intimate evening of festive choral music and fine dining to benefit the restoration, preservation and ongoing support of historic Trinity Cathedral. Call now for table sponsorships.
For more information on this and other events, and on supporting the restoration and preservation of historic Trinity Cathedral, contact Friends of Trinity Cathedral, at 786-888-6694 or firstname.lastname@example.org.