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Although the cathedral building is closed, the community of Saint Mark's continues! In the words of Dean Thomason, "I wonder if we might see this time as not only a challenge but also an opportunity—to see it as being afforded a time in which life is changed, and to ask ourselves, for what purpose?" 

This page will contain reflections to read, video to watch, suggestions of activities to engage in, invitations to virtual meet-ups, and more. Check back often, as new content will be added all the time. Click on the title or images to see each post's own page, or to leave a comment.

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.


 

Women Clergy at Saint Mark’s Panel Discussion Video
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On Sunday, May 24, The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty moderated a panel discussion with three women priests who served at Saint Mark’s, Seattle, in three different decades: The Rev. Carla Berkedal Pryne, the first woman priest at Saint Mark’s, who served in the 1980s, The Rev. Kate Kinney, who … Read More

Heritage Sunday Slide Show
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Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs for the Heritage Sunday Slideshow, shown immediately before the livestreamed liturgy on May 24, 2020. Please note: The photograph at 5:50 depicting the Saint Mark’s Habitat for Humanity Team was not, as the caption says, taken in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It … Read More

Heritage Sunday at Saint Mark’s Cathedral
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SUNDAY, MAY 24 DEAN’S FORUM AT 10 A.M., via Zoom SPECIAL LITURGY AT 11 A.M. FESTIVE COFFEE HOUR AT NOON, via Zoom In 2019 Saint Mark’s began what was intended to be an annual tradition: Heritage Sunday, an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for all the generations who have … Read More

The Home Altars of Saint Mark’s
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Earlier this week, the people of Saint Mark’s were invited to create home altars to serve as a focal point for their Holy Week observances. Visit this post for details. Below are some of the photographs that members of the community have sent in to the cathedral or shared in … Read More

Making your Home Altar
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We are about to enter a Holy Week like none other any of us have ever experienced. We are all anxious to feel the joy of the Feast of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, but it is a core part of our tradition that we must, with intention, walk through … Read More

A Special Video for Choir Members
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The music program at Saint Mark’s Seattle, somewhat famously, involves seven different choirs (Saint Mark’s Singers, Cathedral Choir, Evensong Choir, Compline Choir, Junior Choristers, Senior Choristers, and Schola). During this time when choirs are neither singing for liturgies nor meeting weekly to rehearse, choir members are feeling separation and absence … Read More

Share your Dinner Wednesday night!
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Let’s gather virtually and have fun staying connected! This Wednesday, March 25, on our usual Cathedral Commons night, visit the Saint Mark’s Seattle Community Life during the Closure group and post a photo of your dinner table or what you’re eating. Some members of the group tried this last Wednesday, and it was … Read More

Jo Ann Bailey: Help Medical Workers by Making Fabric Masks
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Community member Jo Ann Bailey, a professional seamstress and teacher of sewing, submitted this report below about making fabric masks for healthcare workers. (Last week on the cathedral’s Facebook Group, there was a call from Providence Hospitals for help sewing masks, but they have subsequently engaged manufacturers, including a Mukilteo … Read More

Dean’s Letter: One Body, Many Parts
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As we approach two weeks since the first public health directives upended our normal routines, with many in the interim faced with job loss, school closures, and the threat of illness coming too close, I am keenly aware that the stress of this disruption and the weight of the burgeoning … Read More

Morning Prayer, 7 a.m. Thursdays
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For many years, a devoted congregation has gathered each Thursday morning for a weekday service of Holy Eucharist. Similar to daily Evening Prayer, the Thursday Morning Eucharist will likewise be replaced at this time by a service of Morning Prayer offered each week using the Zoom online teleconferencing platform. The … Read More

Daily Evening Prayer Online
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Join us for Daily Evening Prayer via Zoom, every weeknight at 6:30 p.m! For many years, Saint Mark’s has offered a spoken service of Daily Evening Prayer in Thomsen Chapel most weekdays at 6:30 p.m. (Read more about the history of this service here.)  While the cathedral building is closed, … Read More

The Labyrinth is Open!
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While the cathedral building is closed, don’t forget that the cathedral’s outdoor labyrinth is open and available for a meditative, spiritual walk at any time. (Be sure to practice social distancing when you visit.) If you are new to walking the labyrinth as spiritual practice, The Veriditas organization is a … Read More

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