Cathedral in Pandemic

The Cathedral building & campus are closed to the public until further notice. Learn more and explore our current online offerings below.

We are still committed to being an Open & Welcoming space,

even during this time of fear & isolation. We're here for you.

Current/Upcoming Offerings:

  • 10:00 am Eucharist Livestream
  • Trinity Connects: Community Conversations on Zoom
  • 5:00 pm Evensong Livestream
  • Sunday Forums
  • Church at the Commons
  • Voices Uncovered: Music by Underrepresented Composers
  • Hymns Up Close
  • Musical Moments
  • Pilgrimage Visits

Online Offerings During Social Distancing

Livestreamed services

Classes, Formation & Fellowship


  • Trinity Connects - Sunday mornings, 11:30 am

    • Weekly conversation around a variety of topics, for longtime members, newcomers & visitors alike

    • See Newcomers page for topic schedule 

    • On Zoom

  • Godly Play on Zoom - Sunday afternoons, 1:00 pm

    • A live story for children of all ages, followed by wondering time, family prayer, and optional work time together

    • On Zoom



Phase One Protocols

Effective Sunday, June 21, until further notice

After reviewing state and county protocols and in conversation with Bishop Hanley and diocesan leadership, Trinity Cathedral will implement the following new “Phase One” protocols, pending Multnomah County approval for Phase One reopening:

Continue social distancing; gatherings must be fewer than 25 people. 

  • Staff may return to offices, practicing social distancing, but are encouraged to work from home when possible. Weekly staff meeting will continue to happen on Zoom and not in person. 

  • Food Pantry continues operation under current restrictions and location. 

  • Cathedral offices remain closed to the public. 

  • Prayer books, hymnals, and other extraneous materials will be removed from the pews, and the Cathedral thoroughly cleaned following use in accordance with diocesan guidelines. 



Sunday services at the Cathedral remain closed to the general public, and all parishioners are encouraged to join in streaming liturgies from the safety of their own homes.


Ushers and greeters as well as Lay Eucharistic Ministers should continue to worship from home, however the following participants may return to normal scheduling, provided that those in the most vulnerable populations are encouraged to make prudent decisions in respect to their own health and safety: 

  • Vested clergy may be expanded to include up to three ministers (officiant, preacher, assistant). 

  • Musicians should be restricted to no more than four, and an appropriate distance (15’ recommended) maintained when singing or rehearsing. 

  • Up to three lectors per week may return to read lessons, and should sit in the nave at least a 6’ distance from one another.  

  • One or two vergers and up to three acolytes may return to lead processions. 

  • Seating in the chancel shall be arranged to keep all participants at least a 6’ distance from each other, and when not reading or singing, masks should be worn by service participants. 

  • Communion (bread only) will be distributed from one standing station at the altar rail. A tray with individually packaged gluten-free wafers will be pre-set at the crossing, and the officiant will come down to say the words of administration as each communicant takes a wafer from the tray. Communicants must maintain distance when coming forward (spots in the main aisle will be marked) and the officiant will sanitize both before and after distributing. 

  • The total number of participants and technicians may not exceed twenty-five people. 

  • Weddings, funerals and other liturgical events outside Sunday morning will be subject to current diocesan guidelines. 


Cathedral Pilgrimage  


Even though Cathedral liturgies will remain closed to the public during Phase One, the Cathedral will be opened to individuals and families who make a prior reservation for certain open hours during the week during designated Cathedral Pilgrimage times.


During pilgrimage visits, two volunteers will be stationed to provide masks and hand sanitizer, and pilgrims may come into the Cathedral, light a candle, and spend time in prayer. A tray of consecrated wafers, pre-packaged as on Sunday, will be available at the altar for those who desire to communicate, and the Memorial Garden will be open for those who wish to spend time there.  

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

147 NW 19th Avenue (at NW Everett)

Portland, OR 97209


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