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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.

 

Saint Mark’s Music Series 2020–21 Season Announcement
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The 2020–21 Saint Mark’s Music contains a variety of offerings, from beloved annual traditions to encounters with the unfamiliar. You can read the series announcement email here. This year, all the event on the Music Series will be livestreamed and viewable for free.   Details of the complete series may … Read More

Ministry Blessing Sunday and Ministry Fair (Online)
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, before, during, and after the morning worship service.   Check out the Ministry Guide page here, including video introductions by ministry leaders!   Here is the slideshow of cathedral ministries presented before the service on Sunday morning, including live organ accompaniment by Canon Michael Kleinschmidt: The building … Read More

Night Prayer with the 20s & 30s Group
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SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH BEGINS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 7 P.M. The 20s & 30s at Saint Mark’s will be hosting prayer together over the phone on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. The first service will be Night Prayer (from the New … Read More

Reopening Plan is now available
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On Wednesday, September 8, an email message was sent to the cathedral community with information concerning the eventual reopening of the cathedral building and resumption of in-person worship. Dean Thomason announced over four months ago, in May, that “we will not be among the first churches to reopen.” As of … Read More

Tuesday Bible Study Returns
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EVERY TUESDAY, 12–1 P.M., currently meeting via Zoom  Tuesday Bible Study provides a weekly conversation around the scripture readings for the following Sunday. It has recently re-launched using the Zoom platform. Each week a discussion is facilitated and lively conversation ensues as people share their thoughts about the lessons. For more … Read More

Feeding Ministry Update Summer 2020
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Saint Brigid’s Banquet/Saint Martin de Porres Ministry Report Saint Marks Episcopal Cathedral, August 2020 Hello to all the supporters of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral’s ministry to the Saint Martin de Porres shelter on Alaskan Way in Seattle! I hope that you are enjoying your summer. I wanted to report to … Read More

A Season of Creation
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SEPTEMBER 1–OCTOBER 4, 2020 Saint Mark’s and the greater Episcopal Church joins Christian churches across the world in celebrating the Season of Creation September 1 – October 4. From the Season of Creation website: “The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator through repenting, repairing, and rejoicing … Read More

Statement on Hiroshima Anniversary
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SAINT MARK’S CATHEDRAL CALLS FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT AT 75th ANNIVERSARY OF BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI This August marks the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima, on August 6, and Nagasaki, on August 9, 1945. As the world community remembers and addresses the ongoing threat of nuclear aggression, … Read More

Dedication Liturgy of Memorial Benches
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 5:30 P.M. 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 … Read More

Cathedral Bees Update
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The cathedral building has two beehives on the roof of Bloedel Hall. Thanks to beekeeper Rob Reid, our bees are thriving! Scroll down to view pictures. Your prayers for the health of our hives are welcome. For more information about protecting pollinators, visit this link. If you are interested in … Read More

Flentrop Organ Workshop Open House
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The Flentrop Orgelbouw, founded in Zaandam in the Netherlands in 1903, created the organ for Saint Mark’s Seattle in 1965, and is still producing world-class instruments in 2020. On Saturday, July 18, 2020, the firm presented a virtual open house via YouTube livestream, during which they presented a tour of … Read More

A New Liturgical Pattern for Summer
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UPDATE 8/18: With the return of a Sunday Morning service of Holy Eucharist on August 23, the cathedral’s experiment with Morning Prayer has concluded. Eucharist will be continue to be offered every Sunday as we enter the fall season. Please reach out to the cathedral or to Dean Thomason directly … Read More

Taking Up Our Responsibility for Racial Justice
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Photo by Tim Pierce via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0 THIS SERIES MET IN JULY AND AUGUST, 2020 Although this offering is now concluded, you are invited to view the video of the plenary presentation, and explore course materials below.  At this critical moment in our nation’s and community’s history, we … Read More

The Women’s Compline Choir Returns
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TWO SUNDAYS, JULY 19 & 26, 9:30 P.M., broadcast live on KING-FM, and livestreamed  After the historic and moving all-women Compline services offered last summer, plans were made for a repeat offering in the summer of 2020. The 21 women who participated last year cannot gather now, but a choir consisting only … Read More

Sandra Smith: A Reflection on Mask Worry
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Back in March, Sandra Smith submitted the very first reflection posted on the cathedral website on the events that were then rapidly unfolding, from her perspective as an immune-compromised person. Now, three months later, she has submitted the following thoughts about the current situation. I believe all people in our … Read More

The Wisdom of Children: An Audio Project from Saint Mark’s
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The Wisdom of Children is an audio project recorded in June, 2020, featuring the voices of the children of the Saint Mark’s Cathedral community. Listen now using the embedded player below, or read on for other ways to listen. LISTEN NOW: A MESSAGE FROM DEAN THOMASON Dear friends, Several weeks … Read More

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