A Video for Good Shepherd Sunday

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The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as "Good Shepherd Sunday" because each year the Gospel selection is on the theme of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, and Psalm 23 ("The Lord is my shepherd") is always appointed as the psalm for the day.

Saint Mark's and our amazing videographer Chris Brown have now been livestreaming cathedral liturgies for over 5 years, and in that time the choirs of the cathedral have sung Psalm 23 in many different guises: Anglican chant, Hallock settings, hymn paraphrases, and more. Greg Bloch has gathered a selection of these settings into a compilation video as an offering to the community. The wide variety of settings serves as another reminder of the variety that can be expected at the Psalmathon on May 14!

Belden Lane at Saint Mark’s: Ravished by Nature’s Beauty

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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022, 6:30–8:30 P.M.
and SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom. Registration required.

An offering from The Wisdom School at Saint Mark's

Ravished by Nature’s Beauty—Longing for God

A two-part workshop led by Belden C. Lane

The Christian mystical tradition can be deeply earthy and sensual in its yearning for union with the Divine. Hildegard of Bingen and Teresa of Avila found a wondrous God in trees and flowing water. Catherine of Siena and Ignatius Loyola were drawn by the wild energy of fire and the darkness of the cave. These mystics call us back to a “Great Conversation” with the natural world, reconnecting our spiritual lives with the earth. Renowned theologian and best-selling author Belden Lane will guide this wholesome exploration through images, storytelling, poetry, and guided meditation.

The confluence of Earth Day, the Easter Season, and springtime delight affords a spectacular opportunity to engage in conversation with nature, and through it, with God. Dr. Lane will offer four reflections:

  1. The Great Conversation: Listening to Trees
  2. Wilderness, Storytelling, and the Power of Place
  3. Catherine and Teresa, Women of Spirit: Fire and Water (Feeding one’s Desire for God)
  4. Ignatius Loyola and the Cave as Teacher

Space and time are integrated to allow contemplative time in the urban green space, journaling, and plenary conversations. Fee is $60 which includes snacks and light breakfast and lunch Saturday for those in Bloedel Hall.

Advance registration required. Fee: $60. 

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Resuming the Common Cup

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MARCH 3, 2022

Dean Thomason has prepared this brief (~2-minute) video message, announcing that the cathedral will resume offering the cup of wine to the entire congregation at the time of Holy Communion, on a strictly optional basis, beginning this Sunday, March 6, 2022.

Please watch, and email the Dean at sthomason@saintmarks.org with any questions you may have.

Blood Memory and Spiritual Inheritance: A Forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

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TWO WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 9 & 16, 2022, 6:45–8:15 P.M. PACFIC TIME, via Zoom only, registration required. 

In the last few years, scientists have discovered what indigenous communities have known for countless generations: that the emotional and physical lives of our ancestors will fundamentally affect our emotional and physical lives as well. Yet, this concept of generational spirituality is underexplored in our faith communities. In this two part series, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint Mark’s 2022 Theologian-in-Residence, will explore the role of our ancestors in shaping our lives as well as how we might help heal ourselves and others. Join us for a combination of scholarship and experience in community!

Participants are invited to read Rev. Raining’s article on spiritual inheritance and gratitude here. Learn more about Rev. Raining here.


SPIRITUAL GENOGRAM

Rev. Raining has invited participants to construct their own "Spiritual Genogram" before the second session on March 16. Here some resources to guide you:

The Spiritual Genogram Participant Handout

Spiritual Genograms

Standard Genogram Symbols

Genogram Relationship Symbols

 

A complete video of Part 1:

A complete video of Part 2:

“Lent is a Good Time for Life Planning Work”—A Message from Dean Thomason

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MARCH 2, 2022 (ASH WEDNESDAY)

Dear friends,

For Christians, the Season of Lent offers a certain wisdom—that death is understood not merely as an event that occurs at the end of life, but also as an ever-present character in the story of our lives. Death is a mystery to be contemplated while we live.

For the past few years, I’ve made an annual appeal at the beginning of Lent for each adult at Saint Mark’s to undertake the work of planning your own funeral. Scores of people have done so; many have expressed how deeply meaningful this work is. If you have done so already, take time this Lent to dust off your plan, review and update it if needed. If you’ve not yet taken this work on, I exhort you to include this work this year in your observance of a holy Lent. It is indeed holy work. The clergy are happy to assist you in any way you find helpful.
Here are the documents that will serve as resources for you:

These documents are also available at saintmarks.org/funeral. Ideally, you would complete this planning form (or as much as you’d like to complete) and provide a copy to the Dean’s office, where it will be kept on file, and held in confidence, until the time it is needed (hopefully a long time from now!) Of course, you can retrieve it, amend it, or replace it at any time (and many of us do).

This year, I want to broaden this invitation to include preparation (or review) of your will. My granddaughter was born earlier this year, and her birth has prompted my daughter and her wife to prepare their wills. They are in their 30s; Kathy and I did much the same when our first child was born. It is never too soon to give thought to that part of end-of-life planning, including provision for heirs and designating legacy gifts for charitable agencies to which you are committed. Again, Lent is a particularly poignant time to undertake this work, or to conduct an annual review of your estate documents. For some with complex estates, an attorney will be needed. For others, this can be a straightforward exercise, and the Cathedral Foundation and the Diocese of Olympia have partnered with Freewill, a free online resource designed to help guide your decisions around estate planning and will preparation.

Kathy and I rewrote our wills a few years ago—maybe the fifth time in our lives—and we will review them again this Lent as a spiritual practice that evokes gratitude—for the blessings in our lives, for our children, and for Saint Mark’s, our alma maters, and other organizations we want to support with planned gifts.

This is holy work, my friends, wherever you are on the spiritual journey of life, wherever you are in the course of life. I hope you will embrace it as part of your Lenten observance.

Blessings and peace,

The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason
Dean and Rector

Treasures of the Cathedral: Virginia Maksymowicz’s Stations of the Cross

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2022 marks the fifth year that the Stations of the Cross by artist Virginia Maksymowicz have been displayed in the nave of Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle. Although they were originally commissioned by St Thomas Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA—a very different kind of church interior than Saint Mark's—their elemental quality and stark appearance resonate visually and spiritually with the nave of Saint Mark's. Many are surprised to learn that they were not created specifically for this space! In fact, they have only been on loan to the cathedral since their first appearance here in 2018.

Now, Saint Mark's Cathedral is happy to announce that these artworks are now a permanent part of the cathedral collection. They have been given as a gift by The Rt. Rev. Gregory Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, and Mrs Marti Rickel, to the glory of God and in loving memory of Bishop Rickel's father, Morris E. Rickel Jr. These Stations of the Cross will serve the cathedral community, the diocese, and wider community as a beautiful and prayerful aspect of our Lenten observances for years to come.


About the Stations of the Cross

Religious imagery depicting Jesus' journey to Golgotha and the tomb dates back to the 13th century. The artistic tradition began as a way to replicate the experience of pilgrims in Jerusalem, who would walked the Via Dolorosa—traditionally believed to be the route Christ walked in final hours—pausing at prescribed "stations" to reflect and pray. For her interpretation, Maksymowicz worked with a variety of models, culled from a wide range of ages and ethnicities. She explains, "I wanted the narrative of Christ’s passion and death to be represented in a way that is tensioned between the 'specific' and the 'universal.'"

Read a statement and a journal article by the artist.

Read the article in the Episcopal Journal about the Stations.

Check out the feature in Saint Mark's quarterly magazine, The Rubric.


Stations of the Cross Liturgies

At this time two communal liturgies engaging with The Stations of the Cross are planned for Holy Week 2022:

SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 5:30 P.M. (following Evensong)

Youth Stations event with Bishop Rickel. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 10 A.M.

20s/30s Stations of the Cross Event

PALM SUNDAY: APRIL 10, 2022, following the 11 a.m. service (approx. 12:15 p.m)

Bilingual Stations of the Cross Liturgy in Spanish and English. 

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2022, 11 a.m.

Stations of the Cross Liturgy 

Additional liturgies may be announced; please stay tuned.


The Way of the Cross: A Liturgy on Film

In March of 2020, just after the closure of the building due to the pandemic, a team at Saint Mark's led by filmmaker David Wild created this video liturgy, showcasing the Stations in the context of the "Way of the Cross" liturgy from The Book of Occasional Services:

Coffee with the Curate!

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SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

Rev. Linzi, the newest member of Saint Mark’s clergy team, is excited for the opportunity to gather with the people of the parish for this Sunday forum - her spouse, Troy, will be here too. Linzi will share some of her surprising story, which begins as an outspoken and committed atheist living and working in London, England, and she will also introduce the Cathedral Commons she’ll be leading later this month. Learn more about Linzi here. Bring your coffee and your questions!

Join using this Zoom link.

Intergenerational Hike to Tradition Lake

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2 P.M., meet at the Tradition Lake trailhead

For the second intergenerational hike, intrepid hiker Betsy Bell has chosen a route that’s friendly to seniors and preschoolers. We’ll meet at the Tradition Lake trailhead at the end of the road at High Point exit off I-90. This includes the Swamp Trail which has a fun series of story boards about Zoe and the creatures in the area, the Ruth Kees Big Tree and Tradition Lake trails, about 2.5 to 3 miles with almost no elevation gain and a couple of good places to stop for prayer and song.

See a map of the trail route here.

Check out photos and materials from the previous Intergenerational Hike to Twin Falls here.

Questions or RSVP to Canon Wendy Claire Barrie: wbarrie@saintmarks.org

Please note: If you are interested in going, please email Canon Wendy Barrie in advance, and she will reply with her cell phone number. 

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Shrove Tuesday 2022

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 6–7:15 P.M., in the cathedral nave. Register here. Suggested donation: $5/person, $20/family.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Closing of the Doors

Please join us on Shrove Tuesday, March 1, in the cathedral nave, to end the season after Epiphany in the traditional way—by gathering in community, eating pancakes, and having fun! There will be live music, crafts, and games. Chef Marc Aubertin and the youth will be preparing our meal, and the members of the Seattle Service Corps will be decorating and assisting in the celebration.

The evening will conclude with a brief liturgy to bury the Alleluias and close the great doors until Easter. (This is a tradition to unique to Saint Mark's—see a glimpse of what the Closing of the Doors has looked like in previous years below!)

Please register in advance here. Children 5 and under are very much welcome! Everyone older than 5 must be vaccinated or provide a recent negative PCR test. When you register, you will be encouraged to provide your proof of vaccination in advance, simply by emailing an image to Canon Barrie at wbarrie@saintmarks.org

(Registration will also be available at the door, but advance registration will aid in planning, and providing proof of vaccination in advance will speed up check-in.)

The Closing of the Doors, 2019
The Closing of the Doors, 2020
(If the player above doesn't work, try this link.)

Meet the Salahi Family

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above: The Salahi family asked to attend the 11 p.m. Christmas Eve service, during which they were introduced to the congregation.

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A complete recording, slides, and other material from the event are now available below. At the forum, the Salahi family introduced themselves, told the harrowing story of their departure from Kabul and arrival in the United States, and talked about their current needs and their hopes for the future.

Saint Mark’s has been asked to support the Salahi family in a few ways. Please prayerfully consider how you might help:

  1. Rent subsidy. We have committed funds from the Clergy Discretionary Fund to help with their rent this first year.
  2. Immigration lawyer. Parishioners have facilitated initial work with lawyers on long-term visa paperwork.
  3. Education Expenses. Two will attend Community College; one will be a grad student at UW.
  4. A car. The family has relocated to the north end, and needs to secure a vehicle. If you have one to donate, let us know.

If you’d like to know more, or to make a gift in support of Saint Mark’s Ministry with Afghan Refugees, contact Dean Thomason or Erik Donner or Ginna Brelsford.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2022, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom

Last August the Salahi family—Razia, her three adults sons Solaiman, Zobair, and Harris, and daughter-in-law Rohanya—fled their native Afghanistan on a moment’s notice, and after four arduous months in transitional facilities, relocated to Seattle in December. Just last week they transitioned to permanent housing in Shoreline. Saint Mark’s Cathedral has committed to supporting them as they begin their new lives here. Their story is at once harrowing and inspiring, and they are eager to share it with us as we seek to deepen the relationships with this most remarkable family.


The presentation slides from the forum may be seen here.

The video of Afghanistan presented during Solaiman's presentation may be seen below (only the first 5 minutes were played Wednesday evening):

A complete video of the forum may be seen here:

Annual Parish Meeting, 2022

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Click the cover to read the report.

UPDATE: A COMPLETE VIDEO OF THE MEETING MAY BE SEEN BELOW.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 12:30–2 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom.


The new Vestry members elected to three-year terms at this meeting were:

  • Scott Hulet
  • Wayne Duncan
  • Kristen Kelly
  • Justin Mills

In addition, Doug Thorpe was appointed to serve a one-year term filling a vacant position.

The Dean annonnced the appointment of Emily Meeks as Senior Warden for this year.

The Pro Christo Et Ecclesia Award was presented to:

  • Virginia Lenker
  • Molly Henderson

The video presented at the meeting introducing the members of the staff and clergy may be seen below:

This year, in the interest of time (and considering that there will be no food served), two reports that would normally be presented at the meeting have been pre-recorded. Please view them at your convenience.

Complete video of the Annual Meeting:

The Spirituality of the Meal

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SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022, 9:30 A.M.–12 P.M., in person only. Registration required—limited to 20 attendees.

Facilitated by Chef Marc Aubertin & Dean Steve Thomason

An offering from The Wisdom School at Saint Mark's

Food is a profound portal into spiritual growth even as it often carries trappings of stress and shame for many. It doesn’t have to. Sharing a meal is a holy experience, if we avail ourselves of the opportunity to practice presence and to see the bounty before us as opportunity to practice gratitude. Brief reflections across the day will include history of the meal, reflecting on food as spiritual metaphor, and participants will engage in sensate tasting and will share a meal prepared by all present.

Register by submitting the form below, or at this link.

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Choral Evensong observing the Feast of Presentation of Christ in the Temple

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 4:30 P.M.

In this service, we join our voices with those of Anna and Simeon when the boy Jesus was presented to them by Mary and Joseph in the Temple: "For mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared for all people." The Evensong Choir will offer an effervescent setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G major by the English composer, Herbert Sumsion; and a contemplative setting of the beloved spiritual, "This little light of mine," by the African-American composer, John Wesley Work III.

Learn more about the Evensong Choir here.

Following Jesus to a New Counter-Cultural, Post-Pandemic Normal

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall OR online via Zoom

A Saturday gathering led by Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

The year 2022 is already being called “the year of all things,” as the world attempts to catch up on two years of pandemic postponements. But Jesus, ever attentive to the present moment, calls us to liberation from the tyranny of being overcommitted and offers us the invitation to rest, heal, and be well. This workshop will explore the resources of our faith tradition for grounded and connected life and ministry for all of God’s people.

Besides Saturday's Wisdom School forum, the visit to Saint Mark's of the Bishop of Indianapolis, The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, also included a workshop for clergy, Sunday morning preaching, and a "Friends Talking" Sunday Forum in Bloedel Hall.

UPDATE: Watch the Video of Bishop Baskerville-Burrows' Wisdom School Forum below.

View the Workshop Slides here. (Thanks and credit for workshop slides to @blackliturgies)

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Saint Mark’s at the 2022 Seattle MLK Jr. Day Rally & March

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MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022, 11 a.m. Rally; 12:30 p.m. March Starts

At the Garfield High School Front Parking Lot on 23rd

Grab your walking shoes and join us at the 2022 MLK Jr Rally and March in Seattle on Monday, January 17. This year will mark the 39th year of the event honoring Dr. King's legacy.

Due to COVID, Garfield High School is CLOSED. There will be porta-potties (including an accessible unit), so please plan accordingly. Please dress warm and wear comfortable shoes.

More info here. Contact Canon Rosario-Cruz if you are interested in this event.

PLEASE NOTE: While this is an outdoor/outside event, as always, during this time of COVID, use your best judgment and wisdom in deciding how comfortable you are participating in large/crowded events.


How to get there:

At this point in the pandemic, the cathedral is not going to organize carpool/ride-sharing.

If you decide to use Public transportation, these are the directions for using public transportation from Saint Mark’s:

  1. Leave Saint Mark's at 10:10 a.m. on the #49 headed to University District station
  2. Get off at NE Campus Parkway and Brooklyn Ave NE
  3. Walk three minutes to 15th Ave NE & NE 40th St.
  4. Catch the #48 headed to Mount Baker Transit Center (departs from 15th Ave NE & NE 40th St. at 10:30 a.m.)
  5. Reach Garfield High School 10:50 a.m.

Returning to Saint Mark’s from Federal Building downtown (this is where the march have ended in the past).

  1. Walk 10 minutes to Westlake Station
  2. Catch the Northgate train to Capitol Hill station
  3. Catch the #49 headed to University District station, which goes past the cathedral on 10th and Galer

For public transportation fees and/or alternative routes check Metro website: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro.aspx 


If you would like to participate from home:

The Seattle Martin Luther King Organizing Coalition will offer online/Zoom workshops all through the day on Monday 1/17.

Use the link below to find  information and sign-up forms for the workshops.

https://www.seattlemlkcoalition.org/workshop-topics-2022 

Sledding & Snowballs & Snow Angels

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2:30–4:30 P.M.

Middle School and High School youth (and families) are invited to a sledding, snowball fight, snow angel extravaganza up in the mountains after church at the end of the month.

When: Sunday, January 30th, 2:30PM-4:30PM (We will meet at the Easton Reload Parking area).

Where: Easton Reload Sno-Park *subject to change based on conditions so RSVP! About 75-90min from Seattle

RSVP here (Even a "maybe" is helpful so we can communicate changing plans as needed with weather/Covid)

How to get there: At this point in the pandemic, the cathedral is not going to organize ride-sharing. Families can choose to drive their own youth up to the sno-park OR can make their own carpooling arrangements. This location is over Snoqualmie Pass so 4wheel/All Wheel Drive is recommended or have chains with you. Parents, just come hang out and chat with each other and maybe deck your kid with a snowball.

Release of Liability: Youth need to come with the release of liability form filled out by a parent. Emailing it to me ahead of time would be the BEST.

What to bring: Release of liability, sled or saucer, snow gear (boots, coats, hats, gloves, pants), warm change of clothes, snacks, water.

Sno-Park One Day Pass: To park at the Sno-Park you must either have a seasonal Sno-Park Permit or purchase a day use $25 Sno-Park permit for your vehicle. To purchase a permit early, you can do it here and print it.  I would recommend waiting until a few days ahead when the weather outlook is more stable. There is a pay-station in the State Park to buy one but that will be likely be out of your way.

Mark you calendars for the snowball fight of the decade...or snow angels if that's your speed.

Following the Magi: Exploring and Celebrating Dimensions of Culture

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TWO WEDNESDAYS: JANUARY 19 AND 26, BOTH 6:45-8:15 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

The season of Epiphany is a time of unveiling, light, and revelation. On Wednesdays, January 19 & 26, we will gather in the spirit of the Magi following the bright star, exploring and celebrating 9 dimensions of culture. The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will facilitate our conversation.

On Wednesday, January 19, we will explore the following dimensions of culture:

  • Power Distance
  • Uncertainty Avoidance
  • In-Group Collectivism
  • Institutional Collectivism

On Wednesday, January 26, we will explore the following dimensions of culture:

  • Gender Egalitarianism
  • Assertiveness
  • Performance Orientation
  • Future Orientation
  • Humane Orientation

A complete video of Part 2 may be seen below. (Part 1 was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience.)

The Radix Project Returns, January 2022

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OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 6:30–8 P.M. via Zoom (Note: this link is for the presentation only. Groups will each have their own Zoom link, issued separately.)

GROUPS MEET: STARTING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 24.

The seventh series in The Radix Project is titled Doing Justice, Loving Mercy, and draws inspiration from selected scripture stories and accompanying artwork to invite reflection on current events and how we live and move and have our being in this time.

The six-week series will launch the week of January 24 and run through early March. Once again, we will set things up with an opening plenary, via Zoom, scheduled for Sunday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. Join the plenary using this link.

Given the recent surge in pandemic infections, all groups will gather via Zoom this iteration. Groups begin meeting the week of January 24, and will meet once a week for six weeks. [Note: Sunday groups will begin January 30. Wednesday groups will skip March 2 (Ash Wednesday) and finish March 9]

Learn more about The Radix Project, and view materials and video from previous iterations, here.

Whether you participated in the past or not, you are welcome and heartily encouraged to join a small group this season. We do ask, if you sign up, that you prioritize these dates in your calendar so you are present for all (or most) of the meetings. The deadline to register is January 17, 2022.


UPDATE: Watch a video of the opening presentation below:

The first few minutes of the presentation were not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Download the slides from the opening plenary presentation here.

Choral Evensong on the Ninth Evening of Christmas

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 4:30 P.M.

On the eve of the first full work week of 2022, come raise your voice with the Evensong Choir in gentle prayers and songs of Christmastide. The choir will offer canticles by Healey Willan, and all will join in hymns, including Once in royal David's city. The anthem will be the moving Appalachian carol I Wonder as I Wander, as arranged by British composer Richard Shephard, who died earlier this year.

Twelfth Night Bonfire and Burning of the Greens

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022, 6:30 P.M. - 8 P.M.

In our tradition, the celebration of the Feast of Christmas lasts twelve days, beginning December 25 and ending on January 5 (that is, the day before the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6). The evening of the last day of Christmas is known as “Twelfth Night,” and is an opportunity for festivity and reflection. Come together in the cathedral nave on January 5 for a brief rite to bid farewell to Christmastide and to usher in the Season of Epiphany. Then, we’ll have a bonfire of the Christmas greens in the lower parking lot, followed by hot drinks and festive snacks for all.

Portions of this event will be livestreamed.

Winter Solstice Poetry Reading with Creation Care

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 10:10 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Winter solstice brings the first day of winter and a return of more sunlight. Drawing from a selection of poems connected to light, parishioner and English professor Doug Thorpe will guide us in a time of reading and reflection to discover creation themes. A slideshow of light-inspired photos from Saint Mark's parishioners will also be shared.

Download the poems from the event here (pdf).

Download the slides from the program here (pdf),

Sunday Forum: Sabbatical Reflections with Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 10:10-10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall or watch live below

Canon Daugherty returns from her three-month sabbatical on December 1 and is looking forward to sharing her experiences and learning with the Saint Mark’s community. Join her on December 12 for the Sunday Forum, in which she will talk about her Celtic pilgrimage to Ireland, Iona, and the Isle of Skye, as well as time spent in other holy places in the United States. Sabbatical time is meant for rest, renewal, and cultivation of creativity and curiosity for the benefit of the faith community. All of that happened and she is very glad to be returning to Saint Mark’s. Come be part of her early reflections on her time away; there will be much to share in the coming months.


A complete video of this event may be seen below:

A Conversation about Intersectionality by Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021, 6:45 P.M.–8:15 P.M, Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

“We will work to adopt an intersectional approach in all aspects of our common life, remembering that all forms of oppression are connected. We look to educate ourselves, and share with others, the many places where our privilege blinds us from being compassionate to others.”

—from Saint Mark's Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action

“Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects. It’s not simply that there’s a race problem here, a gender problem here, and a class or LBGTQ problem there. Many times that framework erases what happens to people who are subject to all of these things.”

—Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw

Join Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz Wednesday evening for a conversational presentation about Intersectionality and its importance in our congregational life and ministries in the world.


Download the slides from this presentation here.

Check out the short video of Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw that was shared during the forum here.

Watch a video of the presentation below. (Note: the first few minutes of the event are missing from the recording. We apologize for the inconvenience.)

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