January 2023  
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234
56789
This Week's Events

 Contact Us  Join our Mailing List  2023 Pledge Card  



About 30 years ago, I lived in the northwest corner of Connecticut when a severe tornado touched down, hitting the village of Cornwall.  At the time, I was dating a woman who was the physician in the area who lived in the middle of the village with her 3 young children.  In trying to get to her in order to extricate her, the children, and the nanny, I got to experience the devastation first hand.  Only by the grace of God was no one killed.

One of the great pride and joy of the people of Cornwall was a stand of Cathedral Pines that were about 100 years old which stood in the middle of the village.  They were all destroyed – looking like a giant hand mixer had come down from the sky and twisted them in grotesque shapes.  

As the cleanup was underway, people grieved the loss of these beautiful trees.  At one point, the doctor expressed her grief as a loss for her children who would never know the beauty of these majestic pines.  While I agreed with her that it would be a great loss for them, I reminded her that there were people in the village who were old enough to remember the Cathedral Pines as saplings!  While I don’t know the life span of a pine tree, I did know that her children would remember the new pines being planted and, as they and the pines grew, would have a new experience of them.

A question which her oldest daughter asked me was, “Why would God do this to the poor trees?”  While I in no way believe that God sent that tornado, I was able to explain to her the difference between “Chronos” and “Kairos.”  Chronos is humanity’s time – the second, minutes, hours, days, and years that make up our lifetimes.  Kairos is God’s time.  Psalm 90:4 tells us:

For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past and like a watch in the night.

God’s time is not our time.  Our brief sojourn on this earth (our Chronos) is but the blink of an eye in God’s time (Kairos).  The doesn’t mean we should squander the time we do have!  Henri Frederic Amiel, a Swiss philosopher, poet, and critic in the late 1800’s has said:

Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us. So be swift to love, and make haste to be kind. And the blessing of God, who made us, who saves us and who travels with us, be with you now and forever. Amen."

Father Joseph Krasinski

Regular Schedule  

Sunday

  • Holy Eucharist
    – 8:00 AM
  • Holy Eucharist - With Music
    – 10:00 AM
  • La Santa Eucaristía
    – 12:15 PM
Announcements

Food Pantry Collection

It is more blessed to give than to receive

These are difficult times and many struggle to make ends meet. Our ability to do direct outreach is limited because of the pandemic. When you come on Sundays, please consider bringing one or more items of canned or boxed food.  Items to consider include canned goods, peanut butter, packaged cereals, paper products, dish and laundry soaps, and boxed dinners. Please remember that we can not accept expired food or items that need refrigeration.

Contact Us  
Trinity Cathedral
464 NE 16th Street
Performing Arts / Omni District
Miami, Florida 33132
Phone 305-456-8851
Contents © 2023 Trinity Cathedral - Miami • Church Website Builder by mychurchwebsite.netPrivacy Policy