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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.

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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



Come Celebrate the Release of Trinity's New History Book

Sunday, November 23, after the 10:00 a.m. service, Kempton Hall. Come have some refreshments and goodies at a special coffee hour to celebrate the release of “The History of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral: Fulfilling the Promise, 1851-2014”. The book costs $20 per copy and will be available for purchase after the 10:00 a.m. service in Kempton Hall for those paying with cash or checks and in the Bookstore for those paying with credit cards.

A special forum at 9:00 a.m. in the Bishop Scott Room will also be held. Be the first to see the newly published history of Trinity when members of the History Guild book committee talk about researching and writing the illustrated history.


Advent Fair

Sunday, November 30, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kempton Hall. All are invited to begin the season of Advent with brunch, music, crafts, alternative gift ideas, free devotional resources, and the opportunity to make an Advent wreath to use at home. Wreath forms $6, candles $8, free will offering to cover other costs.




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


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Wednesday at the Commons Classes

The next set of classes for the Advent Term (December 3, 10 & 17) include:  

Unpacking Lessons & Carols

7:00 p.m., Stearns Library. Canon Pastor Raggs Ragan and Canon for Cathedral Music Michael Kleinschmidt will lead this class. Click here to register.

W.H. Auden’s For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio

7:00 p.m., The Morrison Room. Portland-based playwright and director Claire Willett leads this examination of Auden’s poem. Click here to register.

For full class descriptions, click here. Wednesday at the Commons begins with a common meal at 6:00 p.m. (suggested donation of $9).


Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols

Saturday, December 6, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 7, 5:00 p.m. FREE. Childcare is available on Sunday. The Trinity Choir sings this beloved annual meditation on Advent themes of longing and joyful expectation. Carols and motets, both fresh and familiar, by Rachmaninoff, Gardner, Dove, Palestrina, and Wishart, among others, are sung in alternation with readings for the season and hymns sung by all. Help us prepare the way for the Nativity Feast! A good will offering will be taken.


Handmade Gifts and Goodies

Sunday, December 7, after both services, Kempton Hall. Martha’s Guild invites you to their annual Christmas Gift and Goodies Bazaar. Beautiful, hand-made needle arts and delicacies from the kitchen will be available for purchase. Martha’s Guild supports a Christmas stocking project at New Avenues for Youth with proceeds from the Bazaar, as well as other good works. We ask the parish to bring baked goods to sell at the Bazaar. Please bring to the kitchen on Saturday, December 6, labeled Martha’s Guild, or to the sale on December 7. Should you also have fine crafts to contribute, they would be most welcome and needed by December 2. Questions? Contact Anita Holt at 503-350-0504 or Betsy Winslow at 503-288-2520. The second, and last, hand-knitted crèche will be auctioned on December 7 (see picture upper left).


Christmas Concert and Wassail Party Tickets on Sale Now!

To Purchase Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets online or call 503-478-1230.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, the Oregon Symphony Brass with organ and percussion will open and close the program with seasonal favorites and fanfares. In between, harpist Jennifer Craig with the sopranos and altos of the Cathedral Chamber Singers will offer A Ceremony of Carols – Benjamin Britten’s intimate, sparkling cycle of medieval English carols. Join us at the conclusion of the service for a traditional Wassail Party in Kempton Hall, included in the price of your ticket!


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
Click here to register for this class. The class size is limited to 20 participants.

This drawing class is taught by Randall Vemer.

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
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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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