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.
Dean Shambaugh will be on Sabbatical from April 16-September 16. We welcome the Rev. Canon Sam Henderson who will be covering while he is away. You may reach Father Sam through the cathedral office 774-5434.

 Note from Rev. Canon Sam Henderson

I wanted to take a brief moment to introduce myself to you and tell you how pleased and honored I am to be among you as your priest and pastor while Dean Shambaugh is taking his well-deserved vacation and sabbatical.
We'll be together in this relationship for about five months- long enough so I hope that you will contact me (confidentially if you wish) to discuss any matters that are heavy on your heart. Oftentimes, just letting someone else know what's going on is a beginning of the healing process.  
Once again, I'm here and available to you and I thank you for your trust and support.  I may be reached through the parish office at 772-5434.
The Reverend Samuel Henderson

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. 


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
Note that Dean Shambaugh will be on Sabbatical from April 16-September 16 and will resume e-pistles, sermons, and other materials upon his return.

Believe out Loud



Upcoming Event Highlights

Mon, Jul 24, 4:30 PM:
The Artist's Way Book Study Group
Tue, Jul 25, 12:10 PM:
12:10 Service & Bible Study
Mon, Jul 31, 4:30 PM:
The Artist's Way Book Study Group
Tue, Aug 1, 12:10 PM:
12:10 Service & Bible Study
Mon, Aug 7, 4:30 PM:
The Artist's Way Book Study Group
Tue, Aug 8, 12:10 PM:
12:10 Service & Bible Study

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Worship Calendar

Sun, Jul 23, 7:30 AM:
7:30 am Holy Eucharist
Sun, Jul 23, 10:00 AM:
10:00 am Holy Eucharist
Sun, Jul 23, 5:15 PM:
Twilight in the Chapel
Tue, Jul 25, 12:10 PM:
12:10 Service & Bible Study
Sun, Jul 30, 7:30 AM:
7:30 am Holy Eucharist

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