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Comfort and Peace at Christmas: A Service of Healing for Aching Hearts

December 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave Thomsen Chapel (note change of location)

Saint Mark’s has a long-standing tradition of holding space for prayerful care and companionship for those who find the holiday season a difficult time—for many who have experienced loss, grief, or hardship, the “festive season” can in fact be particularly painful and alienating. The liturgy, called “Comfort and Peace at Christmas” (known in previous years as “Blue Christmas”), will be offered this year on Sunday evening, December 17, at 7 p.m., in lieu of the Contemplative Eucharist that day.

This special service of scripture, candle lighting, and healing prayer is intended to honor whatever you may be going through, while offering the hope of light and peace. This year, the liturgy will be offered in the cathedral nave. UPDATE: The liturgy will be offered in Thomsen Chapel, as in previous years. It is not livestreamed. Dean Steve Thomason will preside, and Rev. Linzi Stahlecker will offer a reflection. All are welcome.


December 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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