Holy Week & Easter
From the dumbstruck silence of the tomb to the joy of the resurrection, Holy Week takes us through the heights and depths of the human condition as lived in the shadow of fear & death.
Through it all, we watch Jesus, unwavering. We see precisely how God’s love works in the face of human failing. Come with us, and discover the most powerful story ever told.
Watch livestreamed services:
Sunday, April 2, 2023
From the proud shouts of “Hosanna in the highest!” to the shameful cries of “Crucify him!” and the dumbstruck silence of the tomb, Palm Sunday takes us through the heights and depths of the human condition as lived in the shadow of fear, death, and political ambition.
The touchstones of the Triduum (the "three days" before Easter—Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday) open us to a deep and prayerful engagement with the drama of Holy Week.
We encourage you to find ways to engage in them in your daily life, as well as joining us in person at the cathedral – or online, wherever in the world you are.
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Join us as we participate in the ancient rituals of Maundy Thursday—the ritual Foot Washing, the Last Supper, and the Stripping of the Altar.
Friday, April 7, 2023
Bear witness as we encounter once again the wisdom of the ancients, borne through centuries of love divine and bitter loss.
Saturday, April 8, 2023
The first celebration of Easter, beginning with the kindling of the new fire, storytelling, and the first joyful proclamation of Easter – an ancient practice of keeping the Easter feast on this most holy and joyful night.
Easter at the Cathedral
Sunday, April 9, 2023
Join us with a skip in your step, because the war is over, the battle won! It’s time now to lay your burdens down and celebrate with those you love. We’ll sing the great songs of joy for Christ’s victory over the grave, and we will experience once again that eternal truth: nothing in this world can defeat the resurrection power of love.
Whoever you are and whatever you believe, you are most welcome here.
Holy Week Pilgrimages
Audio Stations of the Cross
An audio experience of the Stations of the Cross, blending scripture, poetry, prayers, and music. Led by the clergy of Trinity Cathedral Portland and priests from across the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon.
This series of audio reflections will help you learn to link the divine with your daily life. How might Jesus’ final hours feel different when considered on a walk in your neighborhood, or in a quiet corner at home, or while driving to pick up take-out?
Pause with us for a few short moments each day as we walk the road to the cross with Jesus, finding moments of reflection in the midst of the chaos of life.
Holy Week Urban Pilgrimage
This Holy Week, join Jesus on the Via Dolorosa on a pilgrimage to eight extraordinary places in Portland—all within walking distance of the Cathedral—where God’s presence has been witnessed despite political agitation and violence, pandemic and social isolation, desperate poverty and grief. In the midst of all that trouble, Trinitarians have been finding renewal, inspiration, and healing.
Audio pilgrims will be guided through a prayerful experience with these places of transformation:
Pioneer Square, the Federal Building, Burnside Bridge, Transitions Project, Legacy/Good Samaritan Hospital, Trinity Cathedral, William Temple House, and Forest Park.
Listening on your phone as you visit each of these sites, hear Trinity members reflect on their own profound experiences of awakening, prayer and healing. Grounding meditative music, commissioned from Portland composer Damien Geter, will help you connect more deeply to each place.