Treasures of the Cathedral: Virginia Maksymowicz’s Stations of the Cross

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Since Lent 2017, the Stations of the Cross by artist Virginia Maksymowicz have been displayed in the nave of Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle. Although they were originally commissioned by St Thomas Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA—a very different kind of church interior than Saint Mark's—their elemental quality and stark appearance resonate visually and spiritually with the nave of Saint Mark's. Many are surprised to learn that they were not created specifically for this space! In fact, they have only been on loan to the cathedral since their first appearance here in 2018.

Now, Saint Mark's Cathedral is happy to announce that these artworks are now a permanent part of the cathedral collection. They have been given as a gift by The Rt. Rev. Gregory Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, and Mrs Marti Rickel, to the glory of God and in loving memory of Bishop Rickel's father, Morris E. Rickel Jr. These Stations of the Cross will serve the cathedral community, the diocese, and wider community as a beautiful and prayerful aspect of our Lenten observances for years to come.

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Coffee with the Curate!

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SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

Rev. Linzi, the newest member of Saint Mark’s clergy team, is excited for the opportunity to gather with the people of the parish for this Sunday forum - her spouse, Troy, will be here too. Linzi will share some of her surprising story, which begins as an outspoken and committed atheist living and working in London, England, and she will also introduce the Cathedral Commons she’ll be leading later this month. Learn more about Linzi here. Bring your coffee and your questions!

Organ Meditation before Cathedral Yoga

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FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH, 6–6:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave

On Monday, March 14, 2022, beginning at 6 p.m., Saint Mark's Associate Organist John Stuntebeck will offer 30 minutes of drone-based improvisations on the Mighty Flentrop, as an aid to reflection and meditation, and as a prelude to yoga practice. Cathedral Yoga will follow immediately at 6:30 p.m.

Arrive at any time between 6 and 6:30, but note that the nave will not be open until just before 6 p.m.

You are welcome to stay for the organ prelude without attending the yoga class.

A very brief taste of the event may be heard in the video below:

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