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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.

 

The Stations of the Cross at Saint Mark’s
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The cathedral is blessed to be able to display the stunning sculptural interpretation of the traditional fourteen Stations of the Cross by artist Virginia Maksymowicz in the nave once again this year. This beautiful video of the “Way of the Cross” liturgy from the Book of Occasional Services was directed and edited by filmmaker and community member David Wild—it is available to used as an aid to prayer at any time. The leaflet for this service may be downloaded and … Read More

Prayer Banners for Lent
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What Lenten prayers are on your heart? We may be distanced from each other in these times, but we can share our prayers, a piece of ourselves, in community. All in the Saint Mark’s cathedral community are invited to contribute to a display of prayer banners around the labyrinth—a tangible and tactile expression of our prayers, both personal and communal. UPDATE: On Maundy Thursday all the banners will be gathered together, collectively blessed at the evening liturgy, and offered up … Read More

Choral Evensong on the Third Sunday in Lent
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SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2021, 4:30 p.m. Saint Mark’s will offer Choral Evensong via live stream with the most singers permitted since the COVID lock down began in Seattle almost one year ago to the day. Twelve members of the Evensong Choir, fully masked anat least 9′ apart in all directions, will offer a chant-based setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Canadian composer, Healey Willan; and Johannes Brahms’ ravishing setting of Paul Flemming’s prayer, “Let nothing ever grieve thee” … Read More

Lent at Home, 2021
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The season of Lent has provided a certain rhythm to the lives of Christians for twenty centuries now. Through thick and thin, Lent is a steadfast part of the journey for people of all ages. Of course, this year will be different, but there is also an opportunity to return to our roots in the early Christian community, before church buildings became normative, and the home was the principal place for gathering and growing in faith. Here are some resources … Read More

The Rubric: Winter 2021 Issue
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The new issue of The Rubric contains stories, reports, and reflection by, from, and about the community of Saint Mark’s during these extraordinary times. Read full-screen using the reader below, or download a full pdf here. Click the titles below to read individual stories. Contents of the Winter 2021 issue include: A GIFT FOR THE FUTURE the story of the largest gift in Saint Mark’s history GOD’S UNQUENCHABLE DESIRE FOR HEALING the sacramental rite of Unction THEOLOGIAN-IN-RESIDENCE welcoming The Rev. … Read More

Cathedral Yoga Resumes Monday March 1!
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Cathedral Yoga Returns as a Monthly, Zoom-based Offering BEGINS MONDAY, MARCH 1, 5:30 P.M., via Zoom Last year on March 1 the final Cathedral Yoga gathering of 2020 was offered on the altar platform of Saint Mark’s. The following week, the class was suspended. Now, one year later to the day, Cathedral Yoga will begin again as a once-a-month live Zoom offering from the cathedral nave direct to your living room! Ministry leader Irene Beausoleil, a longtime parishioner of Saint … Read More

Ash Wednesday 2021
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 LIVESTREAM LITURGIES AT NOON and 7 P.M. Service leaflets for these services: Noon service | 7 p.m. serivce Ash Wednesday will look and feel different this year, but its meaning is more relevant than ever. In this brief (4-minute) video, Dean Thomason explores the significance of this observance, and invites you to fully participate from home. As the Dean says in the video, small containers of ashes are now available to be picked up from the cathedral … Read More

Lent & Easter Schedule of Services and Events
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The schedule of Lent and Easter special liturgies, events, and opportunities can now be found on the Lent, Holy Week, and Easter 2021 page on the cathedral website. There are some events that are still being finalized, so check back for more information as the season unfolds. Highlights include: Ash Wednesday, February 17, livestream services at noon and 7 p.m. Palm Sunday, March 28, livestream service at 11 a.m. Maundy Thursday, April 1, livestream service with at-home component at 7 … Read More

Dismantling Racism Training from Absalom Jones Center
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TRAININGS VIA ZOOM RUN FROM 6 A.M. TO 1 P.M. PACIFIC TIME SELECTION OF DATES AVAILABLE, BEGINNING APRIL 17 CATHEDRAL DISCUSSION GATHERING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 While the world is meeting via Zoom, the Saint Mark’s community has an opportunity to participate in Dismantling Racism Trainings with The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta, Georgia, focused on increasing racial understanding, healing, and reconciliation. Let’s take advantage of this significant resource – and then share our learning and … Read More

Ensemble Singing Returns to Saint Mark’s Cathedral
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Quartets resume February 17, at the 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday liturgy. After a three-month hiatus during which only vocal soloists were permitted to sing during religious services, updated guidelines now once again allow small groups of singers to sing in harmony. (See Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25.12 and the updated Religious and Faith-Based Organizations reopening guidance.) While the updated guidelines allow for choirs of up to 15, livestreamed services at Saint Mark’s will feature a quartet of singers beginning with the evening … Read More

NEW! A Service of Morning Prayer— Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.
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BEGINS FEBRUARY 24, then EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 8:30 A.M. via Zoom Beginning on February 24, Saint Mark’s will offer an additional service of Morning Prayer each week! At 8:30 a.m. on February 24, and every Wednesday thereafter, join us on Zoom for Morning Prayer, led by one of the lay worship leaders from Saint Mark’s. (Thursday Morning Prayer at 7 a.m. continues as usual.) Occasionally, one of our priests will also join us and lead us in prayer. We will … Read More

Inquirers’ Class for Spring 2021
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BEGINS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021, 12:30–2 P.M., via Zoom A series for newcomers and inquirers. Please visit the Inquirers Class page for complete description and additional updates. The current series will meet at 12:30 p.m. on: February 14 February 21 February 28 March 7 March 14 March 21 March 28 Some participants in the spring Inquirers’ class choose to receive the rite of Confirmation at the conclusion of the series. This year confirmations will be offered at the Easter Vigil, … Read More

Mideast Focus 2021 Film & Discussion Series—”Who’s at the CHECKPOINT?”
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The Mideast Focus Ministry’s eighth annual series of film screenings and discussion begins February 19! The theme of this Film Series is “Who’s at the Checkpoint?” Like most of the previous series, all events will be via Zoom. This year’s programming has a difference. In response to the U.S. apartheid-like parallels to Palestine in our own country, we will spend some evenings linking to Black Lives Matter and the story of Indigenous people in America. See the complete schedule with … Read More

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras 2021
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The Closing of the Doors, Shrove Tuesday 2019 Let’s COOK and EAT together by Zoom as we say farewell to our Alleluias for Lent! Pancake Making, Alleluia Scroll Burying, “Closing of the Doors” Litrugy and Palm Burning TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021, join using this Zoom link See below for suggestions about what to prepare in advance of the event. 5:30 p.m. • COOK TOGETHER Visit each other’s kitchens as we cook together virtually! Inspired by the success of the Youth … Read More

Raincoat Donation Drive
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FEBRUARY 8 – 19 Donate your new or used raincoats! Saint Mark’s will collect and deliver raincoats (men’s and women’s) to Community Lunch, a service that provides free meals and survival services to hundreds of homeless and low-income people of Seattle. To donate, come to Hoerster Annex (Saint Mark’s office entrance), Monday-Friday, 9-5. Come to the door (masks are required), ring the bell, and a staff member will come out to receive the donation. If you are unable to arrive during … Read More

Virtual Easter Hymn Project
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Once again, you—yes, YOU—are invited to be part of a video offering of “Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!”—the tune known as “Easter Hymn.” The video will resemble the virtual choir & congregation video of “O come, O come, Emmanuel” offered by this community last Advent, a video that was profoundly moving to many who saw it. No matter if you have no experience in choirs, if you think your voice isn’t good enough, if you’ve only recently connected with … Read More

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