From the website of the Diocese of Pittsburgh:
For most of its history, Trinity Cathedral has been a hub of Pittsburgh’s religious, social and political life, the center of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and the seat of our Bishop. However, during the tumultuous decade from 1999 to 2009, the bishop’s offices were relocated to the Oliver Building, and the historic suite on the third floor of Cathedral House was left largely vacant except for occasional meetings in the conference room and space for the diocesan archives.
Following the schism of 2009, the Standing Committee set up shop for Bishop Bob Johnson on the fifth floor of the Jonnet Building in Monroeville, from which Bishop Ken Price guided the diocese through the years leading to the election of the next permanent bishop.
Recognizing as essential the diocese’s connections to the heart of the city, beginning in 2012 Bishop McConnell began keeping office hours once a week at Trinity. Now, with the aid of a generous bequest, the move back home is to be made real and permanent.
Since the Golden Triangle is now being revitalized with massive new construction of residential and commercial space, there could be no better moment to re-introduce the full-time presence of our bishop. Finally, the symbolic importance of the cathedral, connecting all the parishes of the diocese together through the Office of the Bishop, is widely recognized among our clergy and people.
After years of struggle during the split, Trinity is entering a new period of stability under the leadership of Interim Dean Scott Quinn and is ready to recover its historic role as the Episcopal seat.
The move from Monroeville will be completed by the end of June, 2015.
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Photo credit www.episcopalpgh.org. Posted by Rosalind Hughes