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. 
Snow Policy: If the Portland Public Schools are closed, our office is closed and all programs and activities are cancelled. We do not usually cancel the Sunday morning 10:00 service. If other services are cancelled, that will be announced both here and on our facebook page.
Read the Annual Report (including the 2017 budget) and the minutes from the annual meeing here.

Update from Haiti. The newest Haiti Newsletter can be found here! Photos have been posted in e-flashes and the cathedral facebook page. While the old school and church building in Duny has suffered enormous damage, the new school has survived. To help Haiti, please continue to bring quarters for the school food program.

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. 


The Annual Meeting will be held after the 10am service this Sunday, January 29. We'll start at 11:30 with a potluck luncheon in the chapel followed by the annual meeting, which will include elections and an Appreciative Inquiry/Visioning process. For those in need of childcare, the nursery will be open during the meeting. Please join us.
Nominations for election:
For Senior warden (a second two-year term): George Cooper For Vestry (a three-year term): Georgia Bancroft, Michael Brennan, Michael Courts.
For Delegate to the Diocesan Convention in October (first five are delegates, the others are alternates. Note that in previous years, most alternates have served): Sam Allen, Lisle Blind, Donna Bolden, George Cooper, Fred Fowler, Carter Jedry-Irvin, Misha Pride, Jack Swanton.

As always, additional nominations may be made from the floor.

Read the Annual Report (including the 2017 budget) on the cathedral's website.

Believe out Loud



Upcoming Event Highlights

Sun, Feb 26, 5:15 PM:
Twilight in the Chapel
Tue, Feb 28, 5:00 PM:
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Sun, Mar 5, 5:15 PM:
Twilight in the Chapel
Sun, Mar 12, 5:15 PM:
Twilight in the Chapel
Sun, Mar 19, 5:15 PM:
Twilight in the Chapel

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Worship Calendar

Sun, Feb 26, 7:30 AM:
Holy Eucharist Rite I
Sun, Feb 26, 10:00 AM:
Holy Eucharist Rite II
Sun, Feb 26, 5:15 PM:
Twilight in the Chapel
Wed, Mar 1, 5:45 PM:
Taize or Contempletive Prayer
Sun, Mar 5, 7:30 AM:
Holy Eucharist Rite I

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