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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral!

Trinity is an urban congregation of 1,500 members who live in neighborhoods all over the greater Portland area. We are a people committed to worshipping God, nurturing Christian community, and proclaiming the Gospel by working for justice and peace in the world. The Cathedral is known in the broader community for superb music, broad educational programming for all ages, and outreach ministries to the city and beyond. Trinity is also home to the Trinity Bookstore. Since the pioneer days of the Oregon Trail, Trinity has been among the largest Episcopal congregations in the Pacific Northwest.

As a tangible expression of Jesus’ openness to all, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral welcomes all persons regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic circumstance, or religious background to our welcoming community and Eucharistic table. We welcome all who seek God and invite you into our efforts to be a strong moral voice in our city, the diocese, and the larger world around us.

If you would like to make a pledge or donation to Trinity, click here.


2014-2015 Trinity Commons Catalog

Find out what classes, events, gatherings and volunteer opportunities are currently available at Trinity in this easy-to-use reference catalog. Click here to download the 2014-2015 Commons Catalog.


The Red Door

The third issue of Trinity's journal of literature and art, The Red Door, is back for those who might have missed it and those who might want to enjoy it again. Click here to download the third issue. We will begin work on a fourth issue soon. If you would like to join the editorial board and help select and edit work for that issue, please send your name and contact information to Mariane Schaum at



Purchase Trinity's New History Book

For your Christmas gift-buying, consider purchasing the new Trinity history book “The History of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral: Fulfilling the Promise, 1851-2014”. The cost is $20 per copy and can be bought in the Trinity Bookstore.






Support Trinity Food Ministries

Trinity food ministries are now linked to both the Fred Meyer Community Rewards and Amazon Smile programs. By registering with these programs, a percentage of your purchases are automatically sent to Trinity to benefit our food ministries. You still earn your rewards!


To register with Fred Meyer go to: Our non-profit number is 92537.

To register with Amazon Smile, hit the button above. Thank you for your support


Trinity Cathedral

You are invited to La Posada

Saturday, December 20, 5:00 p.m., Kempton Hall
Come to this traditional Posada at Trinity Cathedral! Join the journey as Mary and Joseph search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. Stay for a fiesta with piñatas and homemade tamales following the service. All are welcome!



Trinity Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Services

December 24 Services:

  • 4:30 p.m. A Christmas Pageant and Eucharist with the Trinity Choristers. This service is for everyone. We’ll celebrate Christ’s birth with a no-rehearsal Christmas pageant all children and youth can participate in, followed by the Eucharist and traditional carols. Please bring a package of diapers and leave them in the bins in the narthex. The diapers will be donated to NW Children’s Outreach. Childcare is available.

  • 8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist with the Coventry Singers and members of the Cathedral Chamber Singers. This liturgy will be similar to the 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service. It will be led by Trinity’s youth choir and cham¬ber singers, and will include lots of congregational hymn and carol singing. Childcare is available.

  • 10:30 p.m. Prelude of Carols with the Trinity Cathedral Choir. The full Trinity Choir will offer beautiful hymns and carols.

  • 11:00 p.m. Festival Eucharist with the Trinity Cathedral Choir.

December 25 Service:

  • 10:00 a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist with members of the Trinity Cathedral Choir.


New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk at Trinity

Wednesday, December 31, 8:30 p.m. to Midnight, Kempton Hall. Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve Labyrinth Walk and enter a time of intimate prayer in an ancient tradition. Attendees can enter when they want and leave when they want. A simple bell ringing marks the first moments of the new year. This is the only time during the year when 112 lunations on the outside of the labyrinth are candle lit. For more information,
contact Elizabeth Goeke at or Barbara Schondelmayer at


Choral Evensong

Sunday, January 4, 5:00 p.m., Cathedral. Choral Evensong anticipating the Feast of the Epiphany. The Cathedral Chamber Singers offer the music of John Blow and Carols of the Season.


Sacred Living and the Rebirthing of God with John Philip Newell

Friday Evening Lecture, January 9, 7:00 p.m., Cathedral. Free and open to the Public.

Saturday Morning Workshop, January 10, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Kempton Hall, $50 per person. Click here to register.

Internationally respected spiritual leader and author John Philip Newell challenges us to explore a new beginning for Christianity. Speaking directly to the heart of all Christians—as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions—he invites people of faith to be part of a new holy birth of sacred living. In the Saturday workshop, ‘The Rebirthing of God’ he will ask what it would look like if the true depths of our lives were to come forth in radically new ways, and will challenge participants to ask what Christianity’s blessing for the world could be if there were to be a fresh birth from deep within. John Philip is the former Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland and internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, including his best-known titles, Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality. He has authored over 15 books, including Christ of the Celts, Praying with the Earth, and A New Harmony. He is an ordained minister in the Church of Scotland with a passion for ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. His most recent book is The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings.


Wednesday Night Art - Multi-Generational Art Classes

These art classes, sponsored by Trinity’s Art Committee and Family Ministries Commission, are offered to parents, grandparents, guardians, aunts and uncles, joined by their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other kid friends. Trinity artists will guide hands-on experience with a variety of media:

Drawing with Randall Vemer

Wednesdays, January 7-January 21, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bishop Scott Room, Free.
This drawing class is taught by Randall Vemer. This class is FULL.

Printmaking with Liz Capps

Wednesdays, January 28-February 11, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bishop Scott Room, Free.
Click here to register for this class. The class size is limited to 20 participants. This printmaking class is taught by Liz Capps.

Ceramics with Chris Baskin

Wednesdays, February 25-March 25, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bishop Scott Room, Free
Click here to register for this class.
The class size is limited to 20 participants.
This ceramics class is taught by Chris Baskin.

Silkscreening with Allan Oliver

Wednesdays, April 8-29, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bishop Scott Room, Free
Click here to register for this class.
The class size is limited to 20 participants.
This silkscreening class is taught by Allan Oliver.

Textiles with Gerrie Congdon

Wednesdays, May 6-27, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bishop Scott Room, Free
Click here to register for this class.
The class size is limited to 20 participants.
This textiles class is taught by Gerrie Congdon.

This promises to be a rich and rewarding inter-generational artistic experience, involving the interaction of adults and kids in the creative process. Kids must be 11 and older, but their adult partners can be any age. The class size limit is 20; we hope to have spots available for individuals without kids. No fee is required.  






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Holy Eucharist - Rite I
8:00am, Trinity Chapel

Spiritual Formation

Holy Eucharist - Rite II
10:00am, Trinity Cathedral



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Most First Sundays of the month
Kempton Hall



Second Sunday of the Month, 5:00pm, Trinity Cathedral





April 11, 2015, 6:00 p.m., Kempton Hall
God Bless the Child: An Alternative Liturgy Featuring the Music of Billie Holiday





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