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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.

 

Trinity's Canon Theologian Marcus Borg Dies After Prolonged Illness

Trinity's beloved Canon Theologian, Dr. Marcus J. Borg, died at home in Powell Butte, Oregon on Wednesday, January 21 at 7:05 a.m. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis was the diagnosis, and he died peacefully and without pain. His wife Marianne was at his side. As she noted, "Marcus rose before the sun."

There will be a memorial service honoring Marcus' life at Trinity on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 in the afternoon. Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, will officiate. Please plan on joining us for this celebration of an incredible life well lived.

 

Organ Recital & Candlemas Evensong

Sunday, Feburary 1, 4:30 p.m., Cathedral. Join us for a special Organ Recital & Evensong to celebrate the Feast of the Presentation. A brief recital will be offered by acclaimed organist Mark Williams, Director of Music at Jesus College Cambridge, at 4:30 p.m., followed at 5:00 p.m. by a Candlemas Evensong with the Cathedral Chamber Singers offering music of C.V. Stanford and Robert Parsons. Evensong will be conducted by Blake Applegate, director of Cantoris in Ecclesia. Evensong will incorporate the traditional annual blessing of candles for worship.

 

 

Three Clergy and a Wedding: Marriage, Divorce and Re-Marriage in Our Three Religious Traditions

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m., St Mary’s Cathedral, 1716 NW Davis, Portland.

Join Msgr. Patrick Brennan of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel and Trinity’s own Canon Nathan LeRud for this conversation about Roman Catholic, Episcopalian and Jewish understandings of marriage, divorce and remarriage.

 

Valentine’s Cabaret

Friday, February 13, 7:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Are you looking for a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join members of the Trinity Choir for an evening of wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, chocolate, and, of course, beautiful music, featuring songs ranging from American jazz standards to classic musical theater and beyond. Tickets are $25, and all proceeds will help support the music program at Trinity. Tickets will be on sale after the 10:00 a.m. service on January 25, February 1, and February 8, and can also be purchased by contacting Arwen at 503-478-1236 or arwen@trinity-episcopal.org or online by clicking HERE.

 

Shrove Tuesday

Tuesday, February 16, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Join us for a traditional pancake feast as we get ready for the fasting of Lent. This is an event for the whole parish. We will burn palms from last year to make ashes for Ash Wednesday and make Alleluias to carry into the Cathedral for a short liturgy at about 6:40 p.m. In that liturgy, the Choristers will sing and we will hide our Alleluias away before lighting candles to light our way into the growing season of Lent. All are invited.

 

 

Lenten Retreat: Uncommon Prayer with Michael Plekon

Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., $25 person. Click here to register.

Fr. Michael Plekon, a professor at Baruch College and priest in the Orthodox Church of America, has written widely on the ordinary, diverse shapes of holiness in our time. His books Saints As They Really Are and Hidden Holiness introduce readers to an unlikely cast of contemporary saints – both Christian and not – and explore questions of faithfulness in daily life. His Lenten Retreat will focus on finding God and living a life of prayer in everyday situations.

 

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: www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Our non-profit number is 92537.

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

 

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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:

Printmaking with Liz Capps

Wednesdays, January 28-February 11, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bishop Scott Room, Free.
This printmaking class is taught by Liz Capps. This class is FULL.

Ceramics with Chris Baskin

Wednesdays, February 25-March 25, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bishop Scott Room, Free
This ceramics class is taught by Chris Baskin. This class is FULL.

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.  

 

Art in a New Land

Paintings by Farouk Hassan and Haifa Al-Habeeb

Exhibit: Thru March 1, Kempton Hall
Hassan and Al-Habeeb, husband and wife, were in the top rank of artists in their homeland of Iraq. They fled the war in 2010, leaving behind a lifetime of artwork and fame. Since arriving in Portland, they have been in gallery shows and Hassan has appeared on Oregon Art Beat. This exhibit allows us to appreciate the creative spirit which transcends adverse circumstances.

 

 

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TRINITY'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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MAKE A PLEDGE OR DONATION TO TRINITY

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SUNDAY SERVICES & SPIRITUAL FORMATION

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

Spiritual Formation
9:00am

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

 

SUNDAY SERMONS & SERVICE LEAFLETS

Click here to access Trinity's weekly sermons and service leaflets

 

CHURCH AT THE COMMONS SERVICES

Most First Sundays of the month
10:00am
Kempton Hall

 

TAIZE SERVICE

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

 

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ALTERNATIVE LITURGIES

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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NEWS AND EVENTS

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TRINITY'S WEEKLY

E-MAIL UPDATE

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MUSIC E-MAIL BLASTS

If you would like to receive Trinity's music e-blasts, please send an e-mail to Pam Knepper by clicking here.

 

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WEDNESDAY AT THE COMMONS CLASSES

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