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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • Voices Uncovered: Music by Underrepresented Composers
    Oct 22, 2020, 4:00 PM – May 27, 2021, 8:00 PM
    YouTube & Facebook Live
    Organ works by Black, female, & other underrepresented composers, every Thursday at 4:00 pm!
  • Hymns Up Close
    Oct 24, 2020, 4:00 PM – May 29, 2021, 4:15 PM
    YouTube & Facebook Live
    Bruce Neswick & Katie Burk lead a deep dive into the Episcopal Hymnal 1982 as we preview our Sunday morning services - every Saturday at 4:00 pm!
  • Musical Moments
    Oct 27, 2020, 4:00 PM – May 25, 2021, 4:15 PM
    YouTube & Facebook Live
    Weekly musical gems featuring the many talented musicians of Trinity, every Tuesday at 4:00!
  • Pilgrimage Visits
    Jan 09, 9:00 AM – Aug 28, 2:00 PM
    Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Socially-distanced hour-long sessions of prayer, meditation, and reflection - open to visitors and parishioners alike, regardless of beliefs or faith tradition. Currently held every Tuesday & Saturday.

Online Offerings During Social Distancing

Livestreamed services

Classes, Formation & Fellowship

Weekly:

  • 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

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Monthly:

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. 

 
Liturgies 

 

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

503-222-9811

cathedral@trinity-episcopal.org

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