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5:30 p.m. Dedication Liturgy of Memorial Benches

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


On the first Sunday in August, at 5:30 p.m., you are invited to attend (via livestream or in person) a brief service of dedication and blessing of four benches that have been placed around the perimeter of the labyrinth on the front lawn of Saint Mark’s Cathedral.

These benches are given in loving memory of four long-time members of the cathedral who have recently died—The Rev. Canon Mike Jackson, Randy Revelle, Kathie Moen, and The Rev. Canon Timothy Nakayama. Their families will be on hand for the occasion, and we hope that many in the parish community will gather around them, masked and socially distanced of course, as we remember these beloved people and give thanks for their lives, and place into service these four benches designed to be seats of urban rest around the mystical beauty of the labyrinth. This is one more way we intend to say to the world: wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here…

Following the brief rite of dedication of the benches, a brass ensemble, led by longtime Cathedral Choir member and professional trumpeter Bob Gale, will gather on the cathedral front terrace and offer a brief but festive recital for those present.

In order to meet the public health directives and the governor’s decrees, you must pre-register to attend this event, and the number of people to attend is restricted per those guidelines. We ask that you bring lawn chairs for yourselves that no one else would touch. Each person is to wear a mask throughout the gathering and maintain distancing. You will receive additional instructions when you register. The narthex bathrooms will be open for use, one person at a time. The nave will remain strictly off-limits.


Registration for this event is now closed. Please join in online at saintmarks.org/livestream.


August 2
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm