2022 New Year’s Eve Labyrinth Walk and Midnight Eucharist

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Midnight Eucharist at the center of the labyrinth, observing the Feast of the Holy Name.

Since 1999, Seattle's most peaceful New Year's tradition.

As the old year passes and a new one begins, take time in the quiet, candle-lit space of the cathedral nave to pause, look inward, and experience a large indoor labyrinth laid out in the nave.

Invitations to other contemplative practices will be offered, and musical accompaniment will be provided by guest musicians throughout the evening. Drop by any time between 6 p.m. and midnight; stay for a few minutes or a few hours.

This year, activities especially appropriate for younger children will also be available. Tea and cookies will be served.

At this time masks are recommended inside the cathedral building. However, masks will be required while walking the labyrinth itself, due to the unavoidable close proximity to others that can occur while walking the path.

All are welcome. Suggested donation: $5 or $15/family.

Check out this 2015 Seattle Times article about the event!

At the stroke of midnight, a special, intimate service of Holy Eucharist is offered in the center of the labyrinth, observing the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus—a beautiful way to begin 2023. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty will preside.

2022 Musician line-up:

  • 6–7 p.m.  •  More Luck To Us, family folk group
  • 7–8 p.m.  •  Mel Butler (Saint Mark’s Canon Musician Emeritus), piano & viola
  • 8–9 p.m.  •  Seastar (Fay Wiedenhoeft & Ron Allen), Celtic-inspired heart music.
  • 9–10 p.m.  •  Deborah Brown, psaltery
  • 10–11 p.m.  •  Lynn Markova, solo vocals

4 Responses

  1. Via VJ
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    I’m so glad it’s back. This is our favorite New Years Tradition.

    • Saint Mark's Cathedral

      Thank you Via! See you there!

  2. Mike
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    will this be online?

    • Saint Mark's Cathedral

      Sorry to have missed your question, Mike. The Office of Compline was livestreamed as usual, with a little bit of extra time filming the labyrinth in silence. Other than that, it will be in person only.

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