Advent and Christmas will look different during this extraordinary time of pandemic and isolation. Saint Mark's Cathedral will continue to offer livestreamed liturgies, virtual events, and opportunities for safe in-person worship and prayer, as we remember the coming of the Divine into the world in the person of Jesus Christ, and the continued presence of God within and among us even during the most difficult times.
All services below will be livestreamed at saintmarks.org/livestream, unless otherwise noted.

Check out the Advent at Home page for suggestions and invitations to engage in prayer practices for the season.

Advent

First Week of Advent
Sunday, November 29

11 a.m.  Holy Eucharist

7 p.m. The "O" Antiphons Service 
    Advent Liturgy with lessons and carols. 

9:30 p.m.  Compline
    Ancient nighttime prayers—a Seattle tradition since 1956. At this time KING-FM 98.1 is broadcasting archive recordings of the service. Learn more here.

Saturday, December 5
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (via Zoom)
Luminous Night: A Spirituality of Loss, Grief, and Hope
    Workshop with Mirabai Starr and liturgy with cathedral clergy


Second week of Advent
Sunday, December 6

11 a.m. Holy Eucharist

4:30 p.m. Advent Evensong

9:30 p.m. Compline


Third week of Advent
Sunday, December 13

11 a.m. Holy Eucharist

12 p.m. Seattle Service Corps "Blossom Abundantly" Storytelling Fundraiser

4:30 p.m. Advent Hymn Sing with Canon Kleinschmidt and Dean Thomason

9:30 p.m. Compline

Thursday, December 17
4–8 p.m., inside the cathedral, by appointment
"Blue Christmas" Candlelight Prayer with Clergy 


Fourth week of Advent
Sunday, December 20

11 a.m.  Holy Eucharist

7 p.m. Nativity Pageant Reprise in Pandemic, hosted by Dean Thomason

9:30 p.m. Compline

Christmas

PLEASE NOTE: All liturgies are livestream only while the cathedral building remains closed.

CHRISTMAS EVE
Thursday, December 24

4 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service with Holy Eucharist
    Canon Nancy Ross presiding, Dean Steve Thomason offering homily for children and adults

7:15 p.m. Musical Prelude and Carol Sing

7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Carols
    Bishop Greg Rickel presiding, Dean Steve Thomason preaching

10:30 p.m. Prelude of Christmas Music for Organ

10:45 p.m. Carol Sing

11 p.m.  Festal Holy Eucharist for the Feast of Christmas
    Bishop Greg Rickel presiding, Dean Steve Thomason preaching

CHRISTMAS DAY
Friday, December 25

10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Carols
    Dean Steve Thomason presiding, Canon Nancy Ross preaching


The Twelve Days of Christmas

As noted below, certain special services in this season offered via Zoom, allowing for a more personal connection with other participants, and offering an opportunity to chat briefly with one another following the liturgy. For the Eucharist services on 12/26, 12/28, and 1/6, the Zoom meeting with be simultaneously livestreamed, offering the option to participate without joining the Zoom meeting, if desired.

Saturday, December 26
6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist on the Feast of St. Stephen (via livestream and Zoom)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86943741700?pwd=Z2ZzZm1yRnFBYjdnNTJKbC9MTlU0dz09
Meeting ID: 869 4374 1700; Passcode: 435638

 

The First Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 27

11 a.m. Holy Eucharist on the first Sunday after Christmas

4:30 p.m Christmastide Hymn Sing with Dean Thomason & Canon Kleinschmidt

9:30 p.m. Compline (rebroadcast)

 

Monday, December 28
6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist on the Feast of St. John (via livestream and Zoom)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82293349397?pwd=V0kxTmUwQTB4TStSWWYyckRKanRBQT09
Meeting ID: 822 9334 9397; Passcode: 954389

 

Tuesday, December 29
6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Holy Innocents (via Zoom, using the usual Daily Evening Prayer link)

 

Wednesday, December 30
6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer (via Zoom, using the usual Daily Evening Prayer link)

 

Thursday, December 31

New Year’s Eve Outdoor Labyrinth Walk

The outdoor labyrinth on the cathedral’s front lawn remains open and accessible around the clock. Walking the labyrinth on New Year’s Eve is a long-standing tradition at Saint Mark’s, and you are invited to pay a visit any time. From 9 p.m. on December 31, the labyrinth will be decorated with candles and luminaria, weather permitting. (The indoor labyrinth is closed this year due to the pandemic.)

11:59 p.m. Midnight Eucharist for the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (via livestream only)

 

The Second Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, January 3

11 a.m. Holy Eucharist on the second Sunday after Christmas

4:30 p.m. Christmastide Evensong

9:30 p.m. Compline (rebroadcast)

 


Epiphany

Wednesday, January 6 
6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist on the Feast of the Epiphany (via livestream and Zoom)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88274875448?pwd=c2dabUhJYUVxZlMzcjJWa0hkWHdadz09
Meeting ID: 882 7487 5448; Passcode: 751200

 

The First Sunday after the Epiphany (The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ)
Sunday, January 10

11 a.m. Holy Eucharist

9:30 p.m. Compline (rebroadcast)