Anglican Church in North America – Berlin, Maryland

Q: What to expect when I visit?

A: At Holy Trinity you will meet a wonderful caring family of believers who are welcoming and ready to serve. Our worship is authentic (in keeping with the way the church has worshiped for 2000 years); it is biblically-cetered, Spirit-filled and sacramental. Our music is both ancient and modern using the great hymns of the past as well as contemporary praise. Children and young people are very welcome in our service as well as our SonKids Sunday School ministry. We also have a beautiful nursery staffed by Holy Trinity moms and dads for infants and toddlers.


Q: Why should I come to worship?

A: You may have heard it said, “I can worship God anywhere. I don’t need four walls and stained-glass!” It is true that we can worship God anywhere… and should! The question is, do we? In addition, God desires for us to worship Him not simply as individuals, but as a family, a body, a church. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 12, “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!'” As we sing together, pray together and hear God’s word together we are encouraged and strengthened in our faith and our desire to be the people God has called us to be.


Q: Is Holy Trinity “kid friendly?”

A: Very much so. We know and believe the children are a gift from the Lord and seek to be a blessing to them in our various programs, like our weekly SonKids Sunday School and our Vacation Bible School.


Q: Is Holy Trinity traditional or contemporary?

A: You will find both to be true at Holy Trinity. Our worship blends both the pattern of worship in the early church as well as contemporary praise. The nature of our worship service is not entertainment of an audience but praise and adoration of the God who so loved us that He gave His One and Only Son for our salvation.


Q: Does Holy Trinity believe the Bible is the word of God written?

A: Yes! As St. Paul said in 2 Timothy, we believe the Holy Scriptures “are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus;” and, that “all Scripture is God-breathed.” or inspired. We believe “Holy Scripture contains all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.”


Q: Why a Cathedral?

A: When people hear the word “cathedral” it stirs images of the great stone edifices of the past with their towering spires, flying buttresses or gothic towers. But the term “cathedral” isn’t primarily a reference to a style of church architecture. It comes from the Latin and it refers to a seat or a throne and in particular to the seat of the Bishop of a Diocese. Our Bishop has chosen Holy Trinity as his cathedral church and his seat of authority is here.