Worship is at the center of everything we do at Saint Mark's, where we engage God, ourselves, others and all creation as we sing our praises and find spiritual nourishment to be the Body of Christ in the world. We offer diverse worship services that engage people through liturgy, spoken word, and music.

SUNDAY SERVICES

The Holy Eucharist

8 A.M. IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
Liturgy with sermon and hymns

9 A.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE

Liturgy with sermon, hymns, and music by the Saint Mark's Singers or the choirs of the Cathedral Choir School. Children's Chapel occurs during the 9 a.m. service, on the second Sunday of the month only. Childcare available.

11 A.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE
Liturgy and music reflecting the breadth and depth of the Episcopal tradition, with sermon, hymns and the Cathedral Choir. Childcare available.

7 P.M. IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
A contemplative Eucharist. There are times of silence for reflection, simple meditative music and lots of candlelight. For those who yearn for that place of quiet we hope you will find a home at this service.

 


Choral Evensong

4:30 P.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE (First Sundays, October through June)

The service of Evensong hails from the rich choral and liturgical heritage of the Episcopal and Anglican tradition. Sung in late afternoon or early evening as the light of day fades, Evensong offers psalms, hymns, prayers and canticles as a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for the day. The liturgy begins with a full procession of acolytes and incense. Sung by the Evensong Choir, including advanced choristers from the Senior Choristers and Cathedral Schola as well as auditioned adult singers, Choral Evensong is held on the first Sunday of the month, October through May at 4:30 p.m. Exceptions noted on the Choral Evensong page.

 


Cathedral Yoga

6 P.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE

In the sacred space of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, this spiritual practice is designed to improve health, release tension, and deepen spirituality. Read more here.

 


Compline

9:30 P.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE

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. 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. More information can be found at complinechoir.org.

WEEKDAY SERVICES

All regularly scheduled weekday services are in Thomsen Chapel, unless campus signage denotes a temporary change.

MONDAY
6:30 p.m.  Evening Prayer
7:15 p.m. Centering Prayer

TUESDAY
6:30 p.m.  Evening Prayer

WEDNESDAY
5:30 p.m. Holy Communion *note new time
6:30 p.m.   Evening Prayer

THURSDAY
7:00 a.m.    Holy Communion
6:30 p.m.    Evening Prayer

FRIDAY
6:30 p.m.   Evening Prayer

 


UPCOMING SPECIAL SERVICES

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 28 at 10 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with Prayers of Thanksgiving

 

Advent and Christmas

There are many special services and events in the Advent and Christmas seasons. Christmas Eve services are offered at 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., &11 p.m.; the Christmas Day service is offered at 10 a.m.  Please see the complete Advent and Christmastide liturgy schedule here. 


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 hypo-allergenic incense only 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.). For each of these there is an incense-free alternative service offered earlier the same day (with the exception of the Easter Vigil and "O" Antiphons service). All these services are live-streamed at saintmarks.org/livestream as well.