- The Holy Eucharist is offered every Sunday at 8, 9, & 11 a.m., and 7 p.m.
- The Office of Compline is chanted Sundays at 9:30 p.m..
- Choral Evensong is offered at 4:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month, October through June.
- Daily Evening Prayer is offered Monday–Friday at 6 p.m. During Lent, the in-person offering is suspended, and all Evening Prayer liturgies will be online via Zoom only. Also during Lent, Saint Mark's is collaborating with St. Paul's, Seattle, to offer Daily Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m., Monday–Friday. Learn more here.
- Thursday Morning: At 7 a.m. on on the first, third, and fifth Thursdays of the month only, a service of Holy Eucharist is offered in person in Thomsen Chapel. A community breakfast follows. On the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, an online-only prayer service is offered at 7 a.m. instead.
UPDATE: At this time, masks are recommended (not required) in the cathedral buildings. Learn more here. The designated "distanced section" in the nave, where all must remain masked and distanced, remains available.
8 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Thomsen Chapel)
9 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Cathedral Nave)
11 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Cathedral Nave)
The 11 a.m. service will continue to be livestreamed indefinitely. The 8 & 9 a.m. services will not be livestreamed.
The Holy Eucharist is typically offered every Sunday morning. (On occasion, Morning Prayer has been offered instead.) The liturgy features Scripture, hymns, sermons, and musical offerings. Visit the video archive page to view video of recent services, and check out recent service leaflets to learn more about the liturgy.
7 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel
The 7 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist is a special liturgy in Thomsen with candlelight, meditative music, and lots of silence.
First Sunday of the Month, 4:30 p.m.
The ancient practice of singing evening prayers is a longstanding tradition in cathedrals throughout the world, particularly those of the Anglican tradition. The Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir, an intergenerational choir of children, teenagers, and adults, offers this beautiful service once a month. It is always livestreamed. During the pandemic it was sung by a small group of musicians, safely distanced. Beginning in October of 2021, the full choir resumed offering the service for an in-person congregation. Visit the Evensong page to learn more and to watch video of recent services.
9:30 P.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE, broadcast live on Classical KING, livestreamed, and offered as a podcast
A beloved Seattle institution since 1956, the all-male Compline Choir sings the last monastic office of the day every Sunday at 9:30 p.m. When the cathedral building is open, hundreds pack the nave each week for this meditative service, while thousands more listen to the broadcast on KING-FM, 98.1, streaming online at king.org, or via the podcast. It is now also livestreamed—video of recent services may be seen here.
During the closure of the cathedral building, the office is chanted by a small group of choir members, appropriately distanced. More information can be found at complinechoir.org.
OFFERED SEASONALLY AT 7 P.M. ON A TUESDAY, tn the cathedral nave and livestreamed
Prayer services in the style of Taizé are comprised of silence and song, candlelight and stillness, prayer and contemplation. The music is unique and distinctive. Beginning in the spring of 2022, the service is offered seasonally (approximately every two or three months), on a Tuesday evening. The service is also livestreamed. Learn more here.
2023 Taizé date:
- TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023, 7 P.M.
Daily Morning and Evening Prayer
EVENING PRAYER: MONDAY–FRIDAY, 6 P.M., ONLINE-ONLY VIA ZOOM
NEW! MORNING PRAYER: MONDAY–FRIDAY, 6 P.M., ONLINE-ONLY VIA ZOOM
Lay readers from Seattle-area congregations including the cathedral lead a spoken service of daily prayer following the form of the Book of Common Prayer 1979, every weekday evening at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
Join Evening Prayer using this Zoom link.
During Lent, the Wednesday in-person offering is suspended, and all Evening Prayer liturgies will be online via Zoom only. Also during Lent, Saint Mark's is collaborating with St. Paul's, Seattle, to offer Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m., Monday–Friday. Learn more here.
Join Morning Prayer using this Zoom link.
Evening Prayer (whether online or in person) is always cancelled when the cathedral office is closed for holidays or other reasons, or when a special liturgy is being offered in the nave on a weekday evening.
Please email Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer with any questions.
Thursday Morning, 7 a.m.
1st/3rd/5th THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH: THE HOLY EUCHARIST, IN-PERSON IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
2nd/4th THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH: MORNING PRAYER, ONLINE VIA ZOOM
At 7 a.m. on Thursdays, an in-person service of holy Eucharist OR an online prayer service is offered. Fellowship and a community breakfast follow the service.
On Thursdays when an online-only prayer service is offered via Zoom, join using this Zoom link.
MOST TUESDAYS, 7–8 P.M. (following in-person evening prayer), in the cathedral nave
This time of meditative prayer is open to anyone who yearns for a time to simply sit in the presence of the Divine—whether you sit regularly and miss doing it with others, are curious, or think you can’t do it, come, sit together and talk about it. There is no doing it right or wrong; there is only doing it. Read more here. These sessions will be led by Phil Fox Rose, who was introduced to centering prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault in the early 90s and has been practicing and sharing it ever since. Email Phil with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
LENT, HOLY WEEK, & EASTER AT SAINT MARK'S
PRAYER IN THE STYLE OF TAIZÉ
An evening prayer service with music in the style of Taizé is offered seasonally at 7 p.m.on a Tuesday evening in the cathedral nave. Learn more here. 2023 Taizé liturgies will occur on:
- TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023
- TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023
- TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023
- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023
A note on the use of incense
The use of incense in worship is extremely ancient, practiced continually for thousands of years, back to the time of the Hebrew scriptures and beyond. However, we acknowledge that the smoke causes respiratory difficulty for some people, and its use can, in practice, cause some people to feel excluded from worship. We use all-natural incense at monthly Evensong services, the 11 a.m. Sunday service on major feast days (Easter, Pentecost, All Saint’s Day), 11 p.m. Christmas Eve, the Great Vigil of Easter (8:30 p.m.), and the "O" Antiphons service in early December (7 p.m.). Occasionally services including the participation of the Bishop will also use incense, at the Bishop's request. On most of these occasions there is an incense-free alternative service offered earlier the same day. All these services are live-streamed at saintmarks.org/livestream as well.