Be Thou My Vision: The Story of Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis (Paperback)
(This is a special order book which cannot be returned.)
Be Thou My Vision tells the story of Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, and how it grew from an underfunded, struggling, neighborhood church for wealthy suburbanites of a growing Midwest city to a well-funded, dynamic, inner city church important to The Episcopal Church at the diocese and national levels and a thriving center for urban ministry. To put the story of Trinity into context, the stories of the state of Indiana, the city of Indianapolis, and the church are woven together. Part One of this book tells how the state of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis came to be and how The Episcopal Church arose there in those early years. Part Two deals with Trinity in its original incarnation as the Church of the Advent and with Indianapolis during that time. Parts Three through Five tell the story of Trinity from the time of the creation of its existing English Gothic church building to its hundredth year. Appendices include a glossary of Episcopal terms, a piece written by a noted parishioner about her involvement in the concept, design, and construction in the existing church building that was predicted to stand for 2,000 years, a list of the bishops of Indiana and Indianapolis and the rectors and senior wardens of Trinity, and a list of maps and illustrations.