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Members of the cathedral community (wherever they may be) are encouraged to join the private Facebook group Saint Mark's Cathedral Community Life during the Closure. In this group members can connect and share in a more informal way. For those who do not use Facebook, content from the group will be posted on this page regularly.


An Advent Message from Dean Thomason
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Please take a moment to watch a brief video message from Dean Steve Thomason, reflecting on the season of Advent that is about to begin, and highlighting a few of the cathedral’s upcoming offerings. See the complete schedule of events, and stay up to date with the changing situation at: … Read More

Advent At Home, 2020
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This simple form of evening worship is intended to be used during the lighting of the Advent wreath or other table candles at home from November 29 to December 24. It can be used at the daily evening meal, or another time. The entire form will take no more than … Read More

Alternative Giving 2020: Online Christmas Giving Tree
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DEADLINE TO GIVE: DECEMBER 7! Yes! Saint Mark’s is still sharing Christmas joy with families from Casa Latina, Lowell Elementary School, and Mary’s Place even though we can’t meet in person! This year, we need donations for gift cards.   Donations for Casa Latina, Lowell Elementary School, & Mary’s Place … Read More

2020 Advent/Christmas Schedule of Events
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The schedule of special liturgies, events, and offerings, from The First Sunday of Advent on November 29, to the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord on January 10, is now available. Highlights include the return of Mirabai Starr on December 5, another Hymn Sing with Canon Kleinschmidt and Dean … Read More

The 2020 “O” Antiphons Serivce
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 7 P.M., livestreamed at saintmarks.org/livestream The annual “O” Antiphons Liturgy is considered by many to be a highlight of the liturgical year at Saint Mark’s. The particular form of this liturgy that we use was invented here, first presented in 1986, and is today used by churches … Read More

Advent Hymn Sing! Hosted by Dean Thomason and Canon Kleinschmidt
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 4:30 P.M., via Zoom Dean Thomason and Canon Kleinschmidt’s first Hymn Sing was so much fun, they’ve decided to throw another one! They invite you to join in singing Advent hymns and carols via Zoom. Do you have a favorite hymn that expresses the Advent themes of … Read More

A Message of Gratitude from the Saint Mark’s Stewardship Ministry
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The members of the Stewardship Ministry of Saint Mark’s Cathedral have made the following video message to express their gratitude for all who have participated in this year’s annual Stewardship campaign. Please take a moment to watch, including a bit of special music played by Canon Kleinschmidt at the end.

Blossom Abundantly—SSC Storytelling Fundraiser
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 12–12:30 P.M. (during regular virtual coffee hour), via Zoom. The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. — Isaiah 35:1–2a JOIN US December 13 at 12 p.m. … Read More

Personal Prayer Time in the Cathedral for Advent
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WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY AFTERNOONS IN ADVENT Register for a 20-minute time period. Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16, or 23 between 12 and 2 p.m. Sundays, December 6, 13, or 20 between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. There are two slots available in each time period. A party of individuals from the … Read More

Mirabai Starr Returns to Saint Mark’s
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 9:30-11:30 A.M., via Zoom (no fee; registration required) Hosted by Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Luminous Night: A Spirituality of Loss, Grief, and Hope Renowned interspiritual teacher Mirabai Starr returns to Saint Mark’s on December 5 to offer a virtual workshop on loss, grief, and hope.  She will … Read More

“Pop-Up” Eucharist for Small Groups
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The cathedral buildings are closed, but the Saint Mark’s community remains active, connected, and committed to the spiritual journey together. As we turn toward Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, one new way to give thanks to God and nurture our common life is through hosting a “Pop-Up” Eucharist! Parishioners are invited … Read More

“Blue Christmas” Candlelight Prayer with Clergy
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 4–8 p.m. by reservation or another day by appointment; call Erik Donner at 206-323-0300 x217. Saint Mark’s has a long-standing tradition of holding space for “Blue Christmas” – prayerful care and companionship for those who find the holiday season a painful or difficult time. This year, we … Read More

Altar in the World: A Pre-Thanksgiving Offering of Service and Prayer
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 10–11:30 A.M. (mini-pilgrimage), 12 P.M. (prayer service) Watch video of the concluding prayer service: Service Leaflet As the season changes and the weather becomes colder, Saint Mark’s offers an opportunity to remember and be of service to those in our community who lack safe and secure shelter. … Read More

Cathedral Bees Update—Fall 2020
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We are happy to report that we continue to have two thriving hives on the roof of Bloedel Hall. We are especially grateful for the steady help and interest of Jaime Rubio. He has given our bees the extra daily attention they’ve needed this season. It’s been enjoyable to watch … Read More

Hymn Sing! Hosted by Dean Thomason and Canon Kleinschmidt
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 4:30-5:30 P.M. Join in an old-fashioned Hymn Sing via new-fashioned Zoom. Hymn requests from any hymnal will be welcomed. (For this occasion, please do not request Advent or Christmas hymns; opportunities to sing those are coming soon!) The Zoom link for this event is found here. Use this form to request ONE favorite … Read More

YOUR Voice is Needed—O Come O Come Emmanuel
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You—yes, YOU—are invited to be part of a video offering of “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” the closing hymn in Saint Mark’s beloved annual tradition, the O Antiphons liturgy. The video will resemble one of the virtual choir videos our choirs have offered from time to time since the pandemic … Read More

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