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.
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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.
Choral Evensong in Remembrance
Sunday, November 2, 5:00 p.m., Cathedral. To remember those who have gone before us, please come to a special service of music, prayer, and quiet, honoring those we love but see no longer. In remembrance for All Souls, the Trinity Choir will offer Herbert Brewer’s soaring Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in E flat, Heinrich Schutz’s “Selig sind die Toten,” and other choral offerings composed for Evensong. All are invited to bring photos and mementos of their loved ones to be placed around the altar during the service. Please join us for wine and warm conversation in Kempton Hall following the service. Pastoral Care Team members will have handouts and recommended books for those who are mourning and will be available for conversation at the reception.
Wednesday at the Commons Classes
The next set of classes for the All Saints Term (November 5, 12 & 19) include:
Lessons from The Piano Lesson. Sponsored by the Trinity Racial Action/Information Network (TRAIN); facilitated by Fred Thompson. Click here to register. Additional information about this class can be found below.
How Do I Abide? The Coen Brothers Guide to Ethical Living in Challenging Times. Led by Greg Harris. Click here to register.
Intentional Living and The Rule of St Benedict. Led by Abbot Elaine Harris and members of the Cornerstone Community. 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).
Lessons from The Piano Lesson
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, & 19, Morrison Room. Sponsored by the Trinity Racial Action/Information Network (TRAIN); facilitated by Fred Thompson. This spiritual formation program uses The Piano Lesson, a play by African-American playwright August Wilson, as a springboard for heightening racial awareness. Wilson is one of the most compelling modern voices in the world of imaginative literature, with six New York Drama Circle Critics Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes to his credit. One of those Pulitzers was for The Piano Lesson. It dramatizes an African-American family’s struggle with the tension between honoring their ancestors and building a brighter future free of the chains of racism. At the same time it asks each of us: "What is your legacy from your own ancestors? How shall you best put it to use?" Click here to register.
The play will be performed this fall from September 24 to November 2 by Portland Playhouse. Come to the play and then come to this program. Seeing Portland Playhouse’s production of Wilson’s play will be foundational to the course. Participants will want to secure their tickets early as the production is likely to sell out. Trinity has reserved a total of 40 play tickets for the November 1 performance. About twenty remain. Tickets are $38 each. Please register for the program by clicking the link above. Once you have registered for the program, contact Shannon Tilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-478-1223 to reserve and pay for your ticket(s). Your program registration will be confirmed by e-mail as soon as your play tickets have been paid for. If you can't attend the play on November 1, please e-mail email@example.com for guidance on other dates.
10th Annual Artisan Invitational Fair
Saturday, November 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 9, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Admission: 2 cans of food or $2. Benefitting The Cathedral Arts Program and Trinity Outreach Food Pantry. Free parking.
Celebrate the season and the works of 30 talented local artists: Blown glass, bonsai, brooms, bags, calligraphy, cards, felted toys and ornaments, woven scarves, fiber art, fiber art clothing, fused glass, garden art, graphic illustrations, icons, jewelry, journals, knitted toys, metal art, notebooks, wood carved ornaments, photography, quilts, soaps, and stained glass will be offered.
For additional information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-478–1213 with a message.
Leonard Cohen Liturgy
Saturday, November 15, 6:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Join Trinity for an alternative liturgy set to the songs of popular music’s saint of solitude, prophet of the heart and brother of mercy. From “Hallelujah” to “Tower of Song,” Leonard Cohen stands with Bob Dylan as one of the world’s most fascinating and prophetic songwriters. But this Alt.Liturgy will show that he also stands with David in the Psalms, constantly asking, “Can you hear my song?” A freewill offering will benefit Trinity’s hunger ministries.
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).