A Statement from the Trinity Vestry

As a religious institution, Trinity Cathedral, a member of the Episcopal Church in the United States, has much to repent of. We acknowledge that white privilege, an attitude of racial superiority, and the denial of true equal access to education, health care, housing, and jobs to nonwhite individuals, have perpetuated our sin and impaired individuals of color from full participation in the rights and life they deserve. We also acknowledge that the Cathedral stands on land previously under the stewardship of the Multnomah and Clackamas peoples.

 

Through the actions and negligences of our forebears, we have directly and indirectly benefited from participating in structural racism, and we have reinforced it on many levels. We have seen but failed to speak out or act in the face of redlining, mass incarceration, and repeated instances of police brutality at the local and national levels. We have failed to examine the implicit biases expressed in our music, liturgy, and ministry programming. Among our own congregation’s early leaders and prominent members were those whose public advocacy and participation in government helped set in place laws, policies, and practices that shaped Oregon’s troubled and troubling racial history. They argued in favor of slavery, supported exclusion laws, held membership in the Ku Klux Klan, and in various ways promoted discrimination. We have inherited this legacy.

 

We cannot forget our history, but we can work to ensure that our future is shaped by our values. We strive to follow Jesus of Nazareth, who began his teaching with these simple words, “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Of all these sins — “things known and unknown, things done and left undone” — we repent.

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Uncommon Warmth. Intellectual Curiosity.
Holy Compassion. Deep Beauty.

We are a progressive, urban Episcopal congregation in downtown Portland that aspires to radical hospitality: this altar is open to everyone, and the cathedral doors swing wide to embrace peoples of many faiths and no faith. We have carefully designed our services to comfort you where you hurt and challenge you where you may have grown complacent. In all that we do, we seek to equip one another in living out our faith, wherever we may be in our journey.

 

Everyone is welcome - no exceptions.

What's happening at Trinity?

Pilgrimage Visits
Tue, Sep 08
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Sep 08, 2020, 9:00 AM – Dec 31, 2020, 4:00 PM
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Join us at the cathedral for sessions of socially-distanced individual prayer, meditation, and Holy Communion. Open to everyone, regardless of faith tradition, belief, or lack thereof.
10:00 am Eucharist Livestream
Sun, Sep 13
Trinity Facebook Page & YouTube Channel
Sep 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – May 30, 2021, 11:15 AM
Trinity Facebook Page & YouTube Channel
Liturgy with music, prayers, readings, sermon, and Holy Communion, streamed live to the Trinity Facebook page & YouTube channel.
Trinity Connects: Community Conversations on Zoom
Sun, Sep 20
Zoom
Sep 20, 2020, 11:30 AM – May 30, 2021, 12:15 PM
Zoom
Join us every Sunday at 11:30 am for Trinity Connects, which brings newcomers and longtime Trinitarians alike together to learn and listen each week in community. Open to everyone!
5:00 pm Evensong Livestream
Sun, Sep 20
Trinity Facebook Page & YouTube Channel
Sep 20, 2020, 5:00 PM – Jun 06, 2021, 5:45 PM
Trinity Facebook Page & YouTube Channel
Liturgical feast of scripture & music led by the Cathedral clergy and Trinity musicians, streamed live to the Trinity Facebook page & YouTube channel.
Sunday Forums
Sun, Oct 04
Zoom
Oct 04, 2020, 9:00 AM – May 29, 2021, 12:30 PM
Zoom
Join us Sunday mornings for forums on a wide range of topics ranging from social justice to progressive theology to Non-Dual Christianity.
Church at the Commons
Sun, Oct 04
Zoom
Oct 04, 2020, 10:00 AM – Jun 07, 2021, 11:30 AM
Zoom
Church at the Commons comes to Zoom, every first Sunday starting October 4! It will be different than when we're all together in Kempton Hall, but while we're together on Zoom there will still be space to wiggle, music to dance to, and lots of smiles from our friends.
Organ Spooktacular: A Livestream Creepshow
Fri, Oct 30
YouTube & Facebook
Oct 30, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
YouTube & Facebook
Trinity's annual spooky Halloween tradition, livestreaming straight to your home!
Les Corps Glorieux: Music & Readings for the Eve of All Souls
Sun, Nov 01
YouTube & Facebook Live
Nov 01, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
YouTube & Facebook Live
Organists Katie Burk & Bruce Neswick will be joined by the Cathedral Chamber Singers for a liturgy centered around Olivier Messiaen's exquisite organ work Les corps glorieux, as part of our annual observance of the Feast of All Souls.
Election Eve Labyrinth Walk
Mon, Nov 02
Zoom
Nov 02, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Zoom
Join us as we carve out time for centering and praying for peace in our country at the end of a loud and hectic election season.
Election Day Service of Song and Prayer
Tue, Nov 03
YouTube & Facebook Live
Nov 03, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
YouTube & Facebook Live
With our political divisions so deep and the stakes so high, our upcoming election feels especially fraught for many of us. At times like this, it does us good to simply gather (virtually) to pray, sing, and reflect on our hopes and longings for this country we cherish.
Zoom Labyrinth Workshop: Light and Beauty in Difficult Times
Sat, Nov 07
Zoom
Nov 07, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Zoom
Kindness is not dependent upon external circumstances – it is an inner quality that can be cultivated and nurtured, even in difficult times.
St. Francis Term: Wednesday @ the Commons
Wed, Oct 21
Zoom
Oct 21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Zoom
Wednesday at the Commons is Trinity's midweek learning community, which offers classes that open us to new ways of thinking, push us to go deeper in our relationships and commitments, and offer us new insights into each other and God.

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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

147 NW 19th Avenue (at NW Everett)

Portland, OR 97209

503-222-9811

cathedral@trinity-episcopal.org

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