During the current pandemic, public gathering places including Saint Mark's Cathedral are closed until further notice. Learn more here.

Please join us online on our livestream page at 11 a.m. Sunday morning for Holy Eucharist, and at 9:30 p.m. Sunday night for Compline.

Check out Saint Mark's Online Community Life page to explore other cathedral offerings during this time.


SUNDAY SERVICES

 

The Holy Eucharist

None of the services listed below will be offered in person until the current public health restrictions are officially lifted. The 11 a.m. Sunday morning Eucharist and the 9:30 p.m. Sunday night Compline service will be livestreamed.

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

The office of Compline will not be open to the public during the cathedral closure. It will be broadcast as usual on KING-FM 98.1 and king.org, as well as (for the first time) livestreamed at saintmarks.org/livestream

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

Daily Evening Prayer from Saint Mark's continues during the cathedral closure using the Zoom online teleconferencing platform. Click here to learn more.

 

I place of the regular 7 a.m. Thursday Morning Eucharist, A service of Morning Prayer will be offered each week at that time using the Zoom online teleconferencing platform. Contact Sarah Elwood using the address in the image if you'd like to participate.


At this time all weekday services in the cathedral building have been suspended until further notice. 

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

 

Lent, Holy Week, & Easter

At this time is it unknown whether the current closure of the cathedral building will still remain in effect for Holy Week and Easter. The 11 a.m. service on Easter Sunday will be livestreamed whether or not the cathedral is closed. Please check back for updates. 

 

There are many special liturgies in the Lent and Eastertide seasons. See the complete Lent, Holy Week, and Easter service schedule here.

The Great Vigil of Easter is 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. On the morning of Easter Sunday, April 12, there are two services only, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Easter Egg Hunt occurs between the two services, around 10 a.m.


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.