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Saint Mark’s Returns to PrideFest

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 11 A.M.–8 P.M. Capitol Hill PrideFest is Back… and so is the Saint Mark’s booth! We will have a tent and display on Broadway during Pride weekend on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. on toward evening. Just like last time—pre-pandemic—we will have fun talking with festival attendees about Saint Mark’s and handing out info and souvenirs. PrideFest is a great time and a great way to represent your faith community to a variety of folks looking … Read More

Taizé Prayer, June 6, 2022

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Candlelit Prayer with Music from Taizé  | Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m. Service Leaflet  | Direct Vimeo link LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Compline on the Day of Pentecost, 2022

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Compline on the Day of Pentecost | June 5, 2022  The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at: https://complineunderground.wordpress.com/2022/06/04/compline-2022-day-of-pentecost-whitsunday/   June 5, 2022 • Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost ORISON: Veni Sancte Spiritus – Plainsong, Mode I PSALM 104:25-32, 35-37 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014) HYMN: O thou who camest from above (Tune: HEREFORD) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876) NUNC DIMITTIS – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-c. 1573) ANTHEM: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit – Thomas Tallis (c. … Read More

Choral Evensong on the Day of Pentecost, 2022

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Choral Evensong on the Day of Pentecost, 2022  Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Responding to Gun Violence

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Photo of the June 2, 2022, Interfaith March and Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence by photographer Mark White, via Faith Action Network. Click to enlarge. Alliance for Gun Responsibility The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) works to end the gun violence crisis in our community and to promote a culture of gun ownership that balances rights with responsibilities. Saint Mark’s Cathedral and Dean Steve Thomason collaborated with other civic leaders to create the Alliance in 2013 to support policy, … Read More

The Day of Pentecost, 2022

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The Day of Pentecost, 2022  Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

“Scripture & Empire”: A 20/30s Summer Study and Discussion Series

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THREE MONDAYS: JUNE 6, JUNE 20 & JULY 4, 7–8:30 p.m., via Zoom How does understanding the historical and cultural context of empire shape our faith and create opportunity for new liberation? Reading list This summer we will examine the tensions between political power and justice through scripture and supplemental texts with opportunity for reflection and discussion. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will join us in exploring these themes together.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all three sessions but it is not … Read More

Climate Conversations

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FIRST TUESDAYS, BEGINNING JUNE 7, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., online via Zoom Looking for practical ways to reduce your impact on the environment? Saint Mark’s Creation Care Ministry is hosting Climate Conversations about everyday things in our lives. These monthly conversations will be held on environmentally-friendly Zoom on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Here’s the schedule for the next few months. June 7: What you can do about Food (with Marc Aubertin & Richard Hartung) The slides from … Read More

Ride/Run/Roll at Seward Park on Trinity Sunday

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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 3:30-5:30 P.M., Seward Park, Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle Calling all bikers, scooters, walkers, rollerbladers, runners, unicycles and so forth to join in a Trinity Sunday Ride/Run/Roll around Seward Park in Southeast Seattle. We will meet on the lawn near the Seward Park Playground at 3:30. Look for a St. Mark’s banner and table to find us! From there, we will head around the Seward Park 2-mile paved and flat loop. Celebrate the turn to Ordinary Time … Read More

Compline on the Seventh Sunday of Easter, 2022

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Compline on the Seventh Sunday of Easter—The Sunday after Ascension Day | May 29, 2022  The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at: https://complineunderground.wordpress.com/2022/05/28/compline-2022-the-seventh-sunday-of-easter/   May 29, 2022 • The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day PRAYERS FOR UVALDE, TX: Jesus, Son of Mary – (Tune: ADORO TE DEVOTE) PROCESSIONAL: O clap your hands – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014) PSALM 68:1-20 – Peter R. Hallock HYMN 220: O Lord Most High, eternal King (Tune: AETERNE … Read More

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day, 2022

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The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day, 2022  Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

Starting Over in Prayer with Fr. Martin L. Smith

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom, registration required These difficult COVID years have left many of us in need of a “reboot” in our prayer. Join us for a time of reflection, prayer, and discussion, about being emotionally honest with God just now, and open again to more real intimacy with God. Fr. Martin L. Smith is well known throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his roving ministry … Read More

Interfaith Prayer Vigil and March Decrying Gun Violence

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THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 6:30 P.M, starting at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1511 East Pike St. On Thursday, June 2, all people of faith are invited to come together in a prayer vigil for the victims of the massacre in Uvalde. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. at Temple De Hirsch Sinai at 1511 East Pike Street, and then march to St. James Cathedral where we will continue to pray, remember the victims, and strengthen our resolve to end the scourge of … Read More

20s & 30s Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission

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SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 4:30–6:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle Join with the 20s30s Group at 4:30 p.m. on June 26 at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission (located in the chapel of Epiphany Parish Seattle, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). Father Andriy Matlak has been working tirelessly to raise awareness and coordinate relief efforts with the support of Epiphany Seattle. We’ll talk with him about his church, about Ukrainian Orthodoxy, and about how we can … Read More

Made in Faith: Forum on Clothing and Sustainability

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO AND SLIDES WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 6:45-8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only Join Creation Care for a special forum featuring parishioner Clara Berg, fashion historian and curator, and Richard Hartung, sustainable writer/blogger to discuss connections between clothing, the environment and our faith. We’ll share ways to buy less, choose well and make clothes last. UPDATE: The slides form this presentation may now be seen here. A video can be seen below:

Dean’s Message on the School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas (May 25, 2022)

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UPDATE: Bishop Greg Rickel’s message to the Diocese about the shooting may be read here.  Dear friends, “Shocked-but-not-surprised…” That’s the sad truth of the reaction many have expressed in the wake of another mass shooting in this nation—the 213th of this year. According to the Gun Violence Archive, the numbers tell a certain story: 213 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2022 through May 24 (the 144th day of the year) [source; source] 693 mass shootings in 2021 Mass shootings … Read More

Spiritual Practices as Balm for the Soul: A Forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

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UPDATED WITH SLIDES AND VIDEO WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 6:45–8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only We are living in a moment of great cultural and spiritual change. At times it can feel like there are countless factors working against us to add stress to our lives. Yet, in our spiritual traditions we have a great wellspring of practices that can ground us in the Holy Sprit if we turn to them. In this presentation, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint Mark’s 2022 Theologian in … Read More

Compline on the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 2022

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Compline on the Sixth Sunday of Easter | May 22, 2022  The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at: https://complineunderground.wordpress.com/2022/05/22/compline-2022-the-sixth-sunday-of-easter/   May 22, 2022 • The Sixth Sunday of Easter ORISON: God himself is with us (Tune: TYSK) – from Psalm und Choralbuch, 1719; arr. Gregory Bloch PSALM 97 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary (Tune: FISK OF GLOUCESTER) – Thomas Foster (b. 1938) NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Tallis … Read More

The Sixth Sunday of Easter, 2022

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter, 2022  Service Leaflet LEAFLETS The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home. NEWSLETTER The weekly cathedral newsletter contains important announcements, offerings, and events. Click here to add yourself to cathedral emails lists. ARCHIVES  Video of past services can be seen here. Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

20s/30s Behind the Scenes with The Mighty Flentrop

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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, meet in Leffler House at 12:15 p.m., with tour in the Organ Loft to follow at about 1 p.m. All 20s/30s are invited to join Canon Michael Kleinschmidt for a fabulous “back-stage” pass experience of Saint Mark’s famous Flentrop Organ. First, we’ll gather after the 11 a.m. service for light refreshments and conversation after the service at Leffler House. At 1 p.m., we’ll head back to the cathedral where Michael will offer a “tour” and demonstration of … Read More

Rabbi Daniel Weiner of Temple De Hirsch Sinai

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO GUEST SERMON: SUNDAY, MAY 22, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services “FRIENDS TALKING” FORUM: 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Rabbi Daniel Weiner has led the congregation of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, our neighbors on Capitol Hill, since 2001. Among his many roles and accomplishments he has placed a special emphasis on interfaith and ecumenical efforts, and has collaborated with Dean Thomason on multiple occasions over the last ten years. In March, Dean Thomason preached at Temple De … Read More

20s & 30s Contemplative Practice

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SUNDAY, MAY 29, 10:10–10:50 a.m., Leffler Living Room “Be still and know that I am God.” On May 29, 20s & 30s are invited to join Fraser Reach for a contemplative practice in between Sunday services. At 10:10 a.m. in Leffler, Fraser Reach will lead a Lectio Divina (sacred reading) of Psalm 46, followed by a short and simple guided meditation. The goal is to compliment the Sunday worship experience while learning a simple practice that can be used at … Read More

Beekeeper Forum & Blessing of the Hives

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SUNDAY, MAY 29, 10:10–10:50 a.m., Bloedel Hall  The cathedral beekeepers will share about their ministry and the current state of the bees who live on the roof above Bloedel, and we’ll conclude with a blessing of the hives. Note: Doreen Tudor’s birthday celebration, previously announced for this time, will be rescheduled for a later date. See a video introduction to the beekeeping ministry from Fall 2020 below:

A Rogation Day Liturgy

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person only, outdoors on the cathedral grounds Rev. Stahlecker, Canon Rosario-Cruz, and Canon Barrie will lead this intergenerational, prayerful exploration of the tradition of Rogation days, an ancient practice, dating from the 5th century, of blessing and giving thanks for the earth which sustains us. The service begins with a blessing of Leffler House gardens, followed by a procession with stations, and concludes with the Great Litany (including the Supplication for use “in times … Read More

Compline on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, 2022

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Compline on the Fifth Sunday of Easter | May 15, 2022  The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at: https://complineunderground.wordpress.com/2022/05/15/compline-2022-the-fifth-sunday-of-easter/   May 15, 2022 • The Fifth Sunday of Easter ORISON: ‘O Light, O Way, O Truth, O Life’, from Ten Orisons – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004) PSALMS 148 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN 623: O what their joy and their glory must be (Tune: O QUANTA QUALIA) – mel. from Antiphoner, 1681; harm. John Bacchus Dykes … Read More

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