Advent/Christmas Worship Update—November 8, 2021

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Dean Thomason has prepared this brief (3-minute) video message below with important updates regarding the large Advent and Christmas liturgies.
In summary: five services—"O" Antiphons, The Pageant of the Nativity, and the Christmas Eve services at 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.—will require that worshippers register online in advance, have total attendance capped, and require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (PCR test administered less than 72 hours before the event) for those 12 and older. Other services, including Christmas Day, will not require pre-registration or screening.

Please Note

For the safety of all, The “O” Antiphons Liturgy, Pageant of the Nativity, and Christmas Eve services only will require pre-registration, and will follow King County guidelines for large indoor events—proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test* will be required for admission.

Register to attend The "O" Antiphons service here. Note that when you register, you will be given the option of sending your proof of vaccination in advance, which will speed up the check-in process on the evening of the event. Look for instructions in the confirmation email you receive when you register.

Pre-registration and screening will not be required for other events, including Christmas Day. All must be masked at all times while inside the cathedral buildings (except when leading worship).

The designated "distanced" and "undistanced" sections of the nave will remain. Unvaccinated worshippers are asked to sit in the "distanced" section, but it is available for anyone who wishes to stay apart from others for any reason. Please note, however, that for all services, including those which require pre-registration, the distanced section is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so you may wish to arrive early.

* Following King County guidelines, a negative COVID test must be a professionally-administered PCR test, with the test taken in the prior 72 hours. Rapid antigen test is not acceptable for admission.


Find the complete schedule of events, registration links, and the most up-to-date information at:

2 Responses

  1. Alan Carter
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    Is my vaccination card sufficient proof?

    • Saint Mark's Cathedral

      Yes! Just a photograph of the card is also enough.

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