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Seattle Service Corps 21/22 Program Year Reflections
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, MAY 1, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Join the Seattle Service Corps for reflections and Q&A about their experiences of the program year so far, impressions of Seattle, and a discussion of what’s next as they look toward the end of the year on June 30. Questions? Email Adam Conley at aconley@saintmarks.org A video may be seen below:

Jerusalem Greer Visiting and Preaching at Saint Mark’s
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATE! “FRIENDS TALKING” FORUM, 10:10 A.M., Bloedel Hall We are delighted to have Jerusalem Greer as our guest preacher on May 8. She serves as the Presiding Bishop’s Staff Officer for Evangelism, and a member of the Way of Love leadership team for The Episcopal Church. She is a renowned preacher and teacher, and has a passion for connecting the rhythm of everyday life with timeless wisdom of scripture and our tradition. … Read More

Centering Prayer Returns to Saint Mark’s
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FOUR TUESDAYS, BEGINNING MAY 3, 7 P.M., (following in-person evening prayer) in the cathedral nave The practice of Centering Prayer at the cathedral was suspended indefinitely during the pandemic, but for the next four Tuesday evenings, we will gather for an hour in the nave at 7 p.m. Each session we will sit together in silence for 20 minutes, followed by discussion. This time of meditative prayer is open to anyone who yearns for a time to simply sit in … Read More

Treasures of the Cathedral: The Cathedral Windows
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by Gregory Bloch, Director of Communications What are the defining architectural elements of Saint Mark’s Cathedral? I think the most common answers would be the glass and steel screen behind the altar, our reredos, or its counterbalancing visual element, the mighty Flentrop organ. But it seems that for some the building can be represented by an element that is, at least superficially, less attention-grabbing—the cathedral’s massive windows. Two examples have appeared recently, both related to the concerts produced by Abbey … Read More

Group Viewing of “Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water” at SAM
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SATURDAY, MAY 21, 10 A.M. TO NOON, Seattle Art Museum Come explore the vast connections of water in the context of artwork at a new exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. A group from Saint Mark’s is planning to attend on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. and then discuss the art afterward at SAM’s cafe, MARKET. Interested in meeting up? Email Wayne Duncan (duncan.sw@gmail.com) or Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com). This exhibit closes May 30, and It’s what SAM calls “an experiment in artistic … Read More

Forum on the Psalms with Canons Barrie and Kleinschmidt
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 6:45–8:15 P.M., online only. Please join Canon for Cathedral Music Michael Kleinschmidt and Canon for Intergenerational Ministries Wendy Claire Barrie for learning and conversation about the psalms—how and why we read, chant, and sing them. After an outline of the history and structure of the Book of Psalms itself, Canon Barrie will explore why we read these ancient Jewish poems and how we understand and pray them in our Christian context today. Then Canon … Read More

A Creation Care Message from Dean Thomason
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Dean Thomason has shared the following massage with the cathedral community:

Intergenerational Hike at Discovery Park
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SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2:30 P.M., meet at the Discovery Park North Parking Lot For the next intergenerational hike, we will be exploring Discovery Park! The walk will include the park’s nature trails as well as the Daybreak Star Cultural Center. A brief liturgy of prayer and song will be offered on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Participants in the previous intergenerational hikes have found them a fun opportunity to connect with community members in a new way. If you … Read More

Art by Coast Salish Artist Peter Boome on Exhibit in the Cathedral Nave
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ON EXHIBIT APRIL 24–JUNE 5, in the cathedral nave UPDATE: Now extended through JULY 10 SUNDAY MORNING FORUM WITH THE ARTIST: APRIL 24, 10:10 A.M., in Bloedel Hall UPDATE: A complete video of the forum may be seen below. OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 12:30 P.M., cathedral nave The Visual Arts Ministry of Saint Mark’s Cathedral and Saint Mark’s Creation Care Ministry are delighted to co-sponsor an exhibition of works by Peter Boome, Coast Salish Artist and member of the … Read More

PSALMATHON!—An Evensong Choir UK Pilgrimage Fundraiser
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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 9 A.M. to 12 P.M., cathedral nave Do you have a beloved psalm? Join with the Evensong Choir for PSALMATHON 2022, a fundraiser for the choir’s 2022 UK Pilgrimage. Over 3 hours, we will sing 50 of our most beloved psalms, proclaiming them in a variety of musical forms. Parishioners are encouraged to sponsor one of our singers for a dollar amount per psalm or join in the singing with a sponsor of your own! Mark your … Read More

Liturgical Ministers Training—Eastertide 2022
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 6:45–8:15 P.M., online via Zoom ONLY; registration required You are invited! The next Liturgical Minister Training will be on Wednesday evening, May 4. We are offering this training for the first time at a Wednesday Evening Forum, and it will be online only via Zoom so that as many people as possible can attend. The format will be abridged from Liturgical Minister Trainings in past, as follows: 6:45-7:30 p.m.: Plenary and Theological Reflection led by Dean Thomason 7:30-8:15 p.m.: Breakouts by Liturgical Ministry, led by ministry leaders All Liturgical Ministers, or those interested in joining a … Read More

Beyoncé Mass at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle
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FRIDAY, MAY 6, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave, registration required This groundbreaking Christian worship event, hosted and co-sponsored by Saint Mark’s, was created in 2018 by a team led by The Rev. Yolanda M. Norton (Disciples of Christ). Beyoncé Mass is a worship service rooted in womanist theology that uses the music and personal life of Beyoncé as a tool to foster an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, their bodies, and their voices. What if “Flaws and All” was a … Read More

Cathedral Commons—Middle East Children’s Alliance: The Maia Project
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UPDATE WITH VIDEO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 6:45 p.m.–8:15 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom Join Zeiad Shamrouch, Executive Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance, as he discusses MECA’s Maia project, which is supported by Bishop Rickel and the Diocese of Olympia. The Maia Project began in 2007 when the Student Parliament at the UN Boys’ School in Bureij Refugee Camp, Gaza were given the opportunity to choose one thing they most wanted for their school: They chose to … Read More

An Easter Message from Dean Thomason
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Alleluia! Easter blessings to you, my friends! Each year at the Easter Vigil, the choirs of Saint Mark’s gather in the gallery to sing a special anthem at the Offertory, as we turn into the first Eucharist of Easter and hold for a moment the splendid ways that God is working out divine purpose in our lives, and in the world. It is a setting of a Kyivan/Kievan chant melody written by the Russian composer Pavlev Gregorievich Chesnokov more than … Read More

“Easter Uprising” by Doug Thorpe
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We will go into the future as a single sacred community or we will perish in the desert. —Thomas Berry People in Gaza rely on water from public filling stations. —Pollution on tap in Gaza It’s Shrove Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras—the night before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. As I’m waiting for a friend, a message on my phone alerts me to the information that it’s World Water Day. Water scarcity in the West Bank and Gaza is … Read More

Altar of Repose 2022: Online and In Person
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The Night Watch at the Altar of Repose will be offered via livestream and in person this year. After Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday, some of the consecrated bread and wine of the Eucharist are placed on the altar in McCaw chapel, where they may be a focus for prayer and meditation through the night. We remember the agony of Jesus’ final night before his crucifixion, and we remember his challenge to the disciples: “Could you not keep awake one … Read More

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