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Wednesday at the Commons
The Yogic Prayer of St. Francis-Workshop of Awakening
February 17, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Kempton Hall
Led by Mirka Scalco Kraftsow. Awaken your inner channel of spirit through a yogic encounter with St. Francis of Assisi. Internationally renowned yoga therapist and trainer Mirka Scalco Kraftsow will guide participants in a gentle engagement with the prayers and witness of St. Francis, using the inner yoga of body prayer, guided meditation, and pranayama to open the heart to God. No experience with yoga is necessary for this workshop. This will primarily be an encounter with “Inner Yoga” – using conscious relaxation, simple body movement and guided meditation. Please bring a mat, blanket, and/or pillow – whatever you might need to feel comfortable while lying on the floor.
Born and raised in Italy, Mirka blends a lifelong devotion to the Christian saints with advanced training in the yoga sutras, movement, psychology, and meditation. Mirka has studied with some of the great yoga masters of our time, including Sri Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar and Gary Kraftsow, with whom she co-founded the American Viniyoga Institute.
Mirka has trained hundreds of yoga teachers and yoga therapists around the world. Now based in Sebastopol, California, she leads retreats, seminars, and workshops in the United States and Europe, including semi-annual yoga pilgrimages to Assisi. Her teaching balances experience with intuition, tradition with creative innovation.
2018 Lent Reads
Sundays, February 18-March 18
Make spiritual formation part of your Lenten practice this year, by attending a Lent Read class on Sunday mornings. Below is a list of each book and who is leading the discussion. Copies of all the books are available for purchase in the Trinity Bookstore. Please register below.
Begin at the Beginning: A New Translation of Mark
9:00 a.m., Morrson Room. Led by Dean Nathan LeRud. This Lent, return to the earliest days of the Christian tradition. Dean LeRud leads a five-week discussion of David Bentley Hart's 2017 translation of the Gospel According to Mark, the earliest of the four gospels to be written. Hart’s “piteously literal” translation (available in the bookstore or in weekly class hand-outs) seeks to render Mark’s idiosyncratic language “as if doctrine is not given,” revealing the strangeness of a world and writer that may surprise contemporary readers who are accustomed to hearing scripture through the lens of later Western traditions. We’ll seek to re-discover the radical nature of the first Christians, encountering the strange figure of Jesus of Nazareth as if for the first time. Click HERE to register.
The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times
9:00 a.m. Stearns Library. Led by Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith. Explore the time-honored spiritual wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola through reading and practices that bring his wisdom into dialogue with contemporary challenges...including those within our own souls! Together, we’ll be reading The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times, a contemporary perspective on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises written by a Jesuit scholar based in El Salvador. Additionally, participants can take part in a simple daily practice of Ignatian prayers using the devotional guide Sacred Space for Lent 2018. Click HERE to register.
9:00 a.m., Bishop Scott Room. Led by Canon Matthew Lawrence. Marilynne Robinson is widely regarded as one of the great novelists of our time - and happily for us, her writing is saturated with lyrical, luminous spirituality. Her Gilead trilogy, profiling two early 20th Century pastors and one of their wives in a small town in Iowa, will likely stand as a literary masterpiece for the ages. Each of the three novels stands beautifully on its own. This Lent we will dive into the third book in the trilogy, named after its central character, Lila. It is not necessary to read the first two novels to fully love the third- in fact, since it is set chronologically prior to the other two novels, an argument can be made for beginning the trilogy with this book. The novel paints a memorable portrait of an abandoned girl who survives a childhood and young adulthood of extreme poverty to become the unlikely wife of one of the trilogy’s two pastors. It’s spiritual depth saturates each page, especially as we dive in to the work together. Click HERE to register.
Monday, February 19. The Cathedral is closed in observation of the President's Day holiday.
LGBTQ+ Fellowship at Trinity: Wine Tasting at Domaine Serene
The Fellowship is a social group for LGBTQ+ parishioners, as well as their friends and relatives, gay or straight. The Fellowship seeks participation by singles and couples, men and women, of all ages.
Saturday, March 10, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Kempton Hall. Free childcare will be available. Kempton Hall will be transformed into an elegant yet family-friendly Italian trattoria with candlelight, checkered table cloths, uniformed youth waiters, live music and four pasta sauces prepared by talented chefs from Trinity. Plus wine! This all-ages spaghetti dinner, with its silent auction and paddle raise, provides essential funding for Trinity’s Youth Ministry programs.
Tickets are $20 per person or $50 for a family of three or more (from the same household). Purchase tickets HERE.
This year's event features many exciting auction items, including a chance to win a stay at an Oceanside beach home, a Gulf Coast Seafood Boil on a Columbia River houseboat, and two tickets to the hottest show in town, Hamilton!
McMenamin's Choir School Fundraiser
Tuesday, March 13, 5:30 p.m. to Close, McMenamin's Blue Moon Tavern, 432 NW 21st Avenue. The final Trinity Choir School Fundraiser of the year! Head down to the Blue Moon for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship as you support the choristers of the Trinity Choir School. 50% of all sales benefit the Choir School, so bring a friend, or five.
The Courage of Kindness: A Labyrinth Workshop
Saturday, March 17, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $10 per person. Click HERE to register.
We invite you to join us for a workshop supporting self-reflection and experiencing kindness and gentleness so important in this time. There will be time to reflect on your own yearning for kindness and gentleness, to share your experiences with others and explore the courage to give yearning a voice for change by walking the labyrinth. This workshop builds on the creation of an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual space to listen and respond to each other with encouragement and compassion. We are all in this together and companionship of even two or three kindred spirits can lead to courage for change. The Labyrinth, an ancient pattern of walking meditation, allows us to naturally contemplate deeply. In listening to our own inner guides we can connect with qualities necessary for change. Molly Osborne is becoming a facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal. Patricia Newton is a certified labyrinth facilitator and a member of the Trinity Labyrinth Guild. We are physicians developing healing communities with thanks to Trinity Cathedral.
Hat Making Class with Elise Sandusky
Saturday, March 17, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Morrison Room, $40 per person. Come enjoy a potlElise Sandusky, one of Trinity's wonderful sextons, will once again teach you how to make a fascinator for yourself. To register and pay, click HERE.
LGBTQ+ Fellowship at Trinity: An Evening with Cellist Kevin Kunkel
The Fellowship is a social group for LGBTQ+ parishioners, as well as their friends and relatives, gay or straight. The Fellowship seeks participation by singles and couples, men and women, of all ages. Everyone is welcome!
J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
April 13 & 14, 7:00 p.m., Cathedral
Trinity Music & Portland Baroque Orchestra. David Hill, conductor
Click HERE to purchase tickets or call 503-478-1236
Crozier Concert: Christopher Young
May 11, 7:00 p.m., Cathedral
Acclaimed organ recitalist and faculty member at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music
Free to the public
Register for SPARKS: Service in the City Camp at Trinity
July 9-20, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Trinity. Cost $500 per person. Please pay the $50 deposit by June 1.