Welcome to St. Luke's Cathedral

Thank you for visiting our website and welcome to St. Luke's Cathedral in Portland, a vibrant and exciting city on the beautiful coast of Maine.  If you are looking for a new spiritual home or are just "visiting", we welcome you!

All our services are now LIVE STREAMED.To view our Sunday morning and other bulletins, click HERE.


Who we are

See the Presiding Bishop's video for a wonderful answer to what it means to be part of the Jesus movement.

What is the Episcopal Church? Check out "I am an Episcopalian" at Episcopal Church's website and "10 things I wish everyone knew about the Episcopal Church." What is St. Luke's?  St. Luke's is a cathedral - a place of worship, prayer, spiritual formation, and care that serves and transforms the city of Portland and the Diocese of Maine. It is a center of learning and compassion and growth, a beacon of hope and light and place of gathering that welcomes all people and then sends them out to be and build the Kingdom of God. It a place firmly grounded in the past, active in the present, and on the cutting edge of the future, with a spirituality formed in ancient practices and a theology from modern faith. It is also a church, a community of people who come together for comfort and spiritual growth, for times of joy and times of sorrow, and for healing and for hope. It is a thin place - a place where people can experience the holy in the sacraments in one another, where they discover who they are and whose they are, and where through the grace of Jesus Christ they can experience forgiveness, reconciliation and new life. We who call St. Luke's home believe in this place. We believe that people can find God and be empowered by God in this place. We believe this can happen to you and invite you to join us on the next step of your spiritual journey.

St. Luke's Mission

As a "believe out loud" community, St. Luke's shares in the Episcopal Church's mission "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Jesus Christ."  As a cathedral, St. Luke's is the seat of the bishop and the chief mission church of the Diocese and people of Maine.  As a congregation, St. Luke's continues in its 143 year tradition of reaching out to the city and people of greater Portland. The Cathedral Church of St. Luke is proud to be part of the 2 million member Episcopal Church USA and the 85 million member world-wide Anglican Communion. 


New to St. Luke's?  Curious to learn more about the Episcopal Church?  Interested in getting confirmed? Join us for a Inquirer’s group on Sunday mornings from 9-9:45 in the downstairs resource room.  All are welcome!  This class will culminate with confirmation, reception into the Episcopal Church or renewal of baptismal vows on May 7.


The Explorers are reading the last four (4) sections of the Road to Joy by Bishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama.  These two men come from opposing faith positions, and yet they have points of meeting, and, sometimes, even agreement. Their thoughts, clarifications and courage will enrich our lives into the future. We meet Sundays from 8:45 to 9:45 am, in the Chapter Room.


Heart of the Matter explores religious belief through the work of Joseph Campbell each week.   It’s a great place for those seeking new ways of understanding their relationship with their faith. Join us in Classroom 8 on Sundays from 8:45-9:45am.


Social justice is the theme of this year’s Lenten series.  Today’s topic is Invisible Maine. Bob Greene, an 8th generation Mainer, AP reporter, and Trustee of the Maine Historical Society, teaches black history at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Harriet Price (H.H. Price), co-author of Maine's Visible Black History, worked on Maine's Underground Railroad history and for two US Commissions on Civil Rights. We meet at 11:30 am  in the upper parish hall.


Youth Meeting After Church Today:  High school and middle school youth are invited to meet in the youth room with Anna Christie at 11:30 to discuss a youth ministry at St. Luke’s.


St. Luke’s Cathedral Invites You to Choral Evensong:Please join us for Choral Evensong this afternoon at 4:00 pm in the Cathedral.   Under the direction of Cathedral Musician, Albert Melton, and accompanied by organist, Randall Mullin, the Cathedral Choir will sing choral music by composers,  Richard Ayleward, Leslie Betteridge and Franz Xaver Witt.  Sunday’s Evensong marks the fifth and final Sunday in Lent.


Oboist to play at 5:15 Service Today: Kathleen McNerney is on the music faculty at both Bates and Bowdoin College.  She also teaches at the Portland Conservatory of Music and is co-artistic director for the chamber music ensemble VentiCordi.   A small reception will follow the service.  Dean Shambaugh will be the celebrant.

Holy Week (April 9-16)

  • Palm Sunday 7:30, 9:45 (procession), 10:00, and 5:15
  • Tuesday Chrism Mass 11:00
  • Maundy Thursay 7:00 pm
  • Good Friday 12:10 and 7:00 pm
  • Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil) 7:00 pm
  • Easter Day 7:30, 9:00, 11:00, and 5:15 pm

Believe out Loud



Upcoming Event Highlights

Tue, Apr 25, 12:10 PM:
12:10 Service & Bible Study
Wed, Apr 26 - Thu, Apr 6:
Tue, May 2, 12:10 PM:
12:10 Service & Bible Study
Tue, May 9, 12:10 PM:
12:10 Service & Bible Study
Wed, May 10, 5:45 PM:
Tue, May 16, 12:10 PM:
12:10 Service & Bible Study

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Worship Calendar

Tue, Apr 25, 12:10 PM:
12:10 Service & Bible Study
Wed, Apr 26 - Thu, Apr 6:
Sun, Apr 30, 7:30 AM:
7:30 am Holy Eucharist
Sun, Apr 30, 10:00 AM:
10:00 am Holy Eucharist
Sun, Apr 30, 5:15 PM:
Twilight in the Chapel

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