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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.


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

Ministry Celebration & Blessing for Canon Cristi’s Departure
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 12:30 P.M., via Zoom Ministry Celebration & Blessing of Canon Cristi’s Departure Following the Service Corps presentation, during regular Virtual Coffee Hour on December 13, there will be a farewell blessing of The Rev. Canon Cristi Chapman and a celebration of her ministry among us, on the … Read More

Mirabai Starr Returns to Saint Mark’s
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UPDATE: The leaflet for the concluding liturgy of this event may now be downloaded here: Luminous Night: Concluding Liturgy   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 … Read More

Alternative Giving 2020: Online Christmas Giving Tree
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UPDATE!  The generosity of Saint Mark’s parishioners to the 2020 Alternative Giving opportunity was overwhelming. The cathedral ended up sending more gift cards to Casa Latina and Lowell Elementary than they asked for! For Lowell Elementary and Casa Latina, you gave $14,700—for a total of 588 gift cards, and that … Read More

“Pop-Up” Eucharist for Small Groups
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UPDATE: With the current surge in COVID cases, Pop-Up Eucharists have been postponed for safety’s sake. Please check back in the New Year, for rescheduling when it is safe to gather again. The cathedral buildings are closed, but the Saint Mark’s community remains active, connected, and committed to the spiritual … Read More

“Blue Christmas” Candlelight Prayer with Clergy
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UPDATE: At this time, all the slots on Thursday afternoon have been claimed. Please call Erik Donner at 206-323-0300 x217 to schedule an alternative time to come to the nave. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 4–8 p.m. by reservationor another day by appointment;. Saint Mark’s has a long-standing tradition of holding space … 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

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.

The 2020 “O” Antiphons Serivce
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UPDATE: The full video of this year’s service may be seen below. Download this year’s service leaflet here. Scroll down for more information! 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 … 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

Creation Care Interview: Dr. Lisa Graumlich
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Dr. Lisa Graumlich, in conversation with Seattle Service Corps member Kylee Krida Dr. Lisa Graumlich is an American paleoecologist who studies the interactions between the climate, ecosystems and humans. She studied Botany at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and earned a PhD in 1985 from Forest Resources at the University of … 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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UPDATE: The video had its premiere at the conclusion of the “O” Antiphons liturgy, and watching it was a meaningful and moving experience for many. Huge thanks to everyone who participated, including community members from across the country and around the world! The completed video can be seen below, or … Read More

Meet the 2020–21 Seattle Service Corps!
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Check out this video by and about the current Seattle Service Corps! The seven women of the 2020–21 cohort extend pandemic-safe hospitality with a virtual tour of their home. Learn who is who, where they’re from, and where they serve. Produced, directed, and edited by Stephanie and Caroline.

Stewardship Reflection and Community Discussion
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Each Tuesday during Stewardship Season, October 4–November 8, a member of the Stewardship Ministry is posting a brief reflection and invitation to discussion in the Saint Mark’s Community Life closed Facebook group. If you do not use Facebook, here is the final reflection from November 3, posted by The Rev … Read More

Erik Donner receives the Ky Chen Service Award
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Each year at Diocesan Convention, the Bishop recognizes a church employee in the diocese with The Ky Chen Employee Excellence “No Problem” Award, named after the staff member at Diocesan House who ran the print shop for 25 years, and famously replied “No problem!” to any request. At this year’s (virtual) … Read More

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