Advent & Christmas

Trinity's doors are open wide to everyone all year long,
and our warm hospitality shines brightest at the holidays.

Join us for Christmas Eve services, Advent class and forum series, a podcast Advent Calendar, and festive annual musical events like the Advent Lessons & Carols and the Christmas Concert to celebrate this joyful season.

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Advent Season

Festive concerts, thought-provoking podcasts, special liturgies, and enriching classes help ground your experience of this season of expectation in the midst of the bustle of everyday life.

  • Multiple Dates
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    Nov 30, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral
    Join us every Wednesday evening for a wide variety of classes that open us to new ways of thinking!
  • Dec 04, 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM PST
    Zoom
    A daily podcast exploring all the ways in which human bodies have and continue to bear God in our world.
  • Dec 04, 5:00 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Join the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Choristers for a service of readings, prayers, and choral music for the Advent season. Free to the public.
  • Dec 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Meet us on the Trinity Labyrinth for this annual meditation for the beginning of Advent.
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    Dec 16, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Ring in the Christmas season as Trinity Music & Portland Baroque Orchestra present J.S. Bach’s spectacular Christmas Oratorio, presented over two nights!
  • Dec 17, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral
    Join the Rev'd Michael Ellick for a deep dive into the mysteries of the ancient practice of the rosary.
  • Dec 18, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral
    Join us for a special live reading of O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" in the Stearns Library.
  • Dec 21, 12:00 PM PST
    The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    Come hear the trebles, sopranos, and altos of the Cathedral Choir, as they present Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, with harpist Kate Petak.

Christmas Services

A Christmas pageant for all ages, stunning choral music, brilliant brass, hymns & carols, and a liturgy rich in tradition help us experience the mystery & beauty of this most holy night.

  • Dec 24, 4:30 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral
    Celebrate Christ’s birth with a no-rehearsal Christmas Pageant: all children & youth are invited to participate!
  • Dec 24, 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    The Trinity Choristers join the sopranos and altos of the Trinity Choir and harpist Kate Petak for Benjamin Britten's beautiful Ceremony of Carols.
  • Dec 24, 8:00 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Join us for one of the most beautiful services of the year!
  • Dec 24, 10:30 PM – 11:00 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    The Trinity Choristers join the sopranos and altos of the Trinity Choir and harpist Kate Petak for Benjamin Britten's beautiful Ceremony of Carols.
  • Dec 24, 11:00 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Join us for one of the most beautiful services of the year!
  • Dec 25, 10:00 AM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Come together in joyful community on Christmas morning for this beautiful service, with hymns & readings of the day.