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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.

 

Belden Lane at Saint Mark’s: Ravished by Nature’s Beauty
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022, 6:30–8:30 P.M. and SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom. Registration required. An offering from The Wisdom School at Saint Mark’s Ravished by Nature’s Beauty—Longing for God A two-part workshop led by Belden C. Lane The Christian mystical tradition can be deeply earthy and sensual in its yearning for union with the Divine. Hildegard of Bingen and Teresa of Avila found a wondrous God in trees and … Read More

An Introduction to Holy Week at Saint Mark’s
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A note about pandemic safety: The current state of pandemic safety precautions is explained in this message and video. There will be no pre-registration or screening at the door for any of this year’s services. Masks are now optional in the cathedral building, but a “masked & distanced” section is set aside on the south side of the nave. Spaces in the masked and distanced section are limited, and available on a first-come, first served basis. The following services will … Read More

A Message from Jaime, Keiko, and Yoshi
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Jamie, our guest in Sanctuary since March of 2019, his wife Keiko, and their son Yoshi have shared the following message of thanks to the cathedral community, as they begin the next stage of their journey. Dear Saint Mark’s community, After 3 years of living in Sanctuary at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Jaime is ready to transition back to our home in the Shoreline community where we built our life together. Looking back, we did not know what our journey would … Read More

Sound Bath Aural Meditation by Black Moon Company
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UPDATE: THIS WILL NOW BE A MONTHLY OFFERING, ON THE THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, STARTING JUNE 20, 2022.  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 7:30 P.M. (immediately following Cathedral Yoga) On the Monday after Easter, Cathedral Yoga will host a 30-minute sound bath/aural meditation by Black Moon Company, a Seattle musician and Reiki practitioner. The yoga class is offered as usual from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the sounds will begin shortly afterwards. You are welcome to attend the sound bath without … Read More

Stand with the Duwamish: A Forum with Duwamish Tribal Chair The Hon. Cecile Hansen
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Saint Mark’s supports the Duwamish Tribe’s struggle to restore their federal recognition. Click the button to learn more and sign the petition. UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 6:30–7:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed For over 35 years, Cecile Hansen has been the elected chair of the Duwamish Tribe. She is the great-great grandniece of Chief Si’ahl’. On Sunday, April 3, Cecile Hansen will speak at Saint Mark’s Cathedral on the efforts of the Duwamish Tribe to gain … Read More

Guest Preacher April 3, 2022: Indigenous Missioner of the Episcopal Church, The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, APRIL 3, at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Special “Friends Talking” Forum, 10:10 a.m. in Bloedel Hall, or via Zoom It is our delight to welcome The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff as Guest Preacher April 3. In 2018 he was called to serve as Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In his role, Hauff is responsible for enabling and empowering Indigenous peoples and their respective communities … Read More

Introducing: Taizé Prayer at Saint Mark’s
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed  Experience a new worship offering at Saint Mark’s: Taizé Prayer, on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the nave, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Four members of the Saint Mark’s community have been collaborating for the last 6 months in planning this service, and are delighted to add Taizé Prayer to the cathedral’s worship life. The service on April 5 will be a one-time offering, so … Read More

Easter Memorials & Thanksgivings, 2022
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Each year at this time, all are invited to make a special contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one, in order to help underwrite the beautiful flowers and music of the celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection, which this year includes a full complement of brass and percussion for Peter Hallock’s Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, a thrilling anthem written in 1983 especially for this space and this choir. Fill out the form below, or use … Read More

Lenten Ingathering for Mary’s Place
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On three Sundays—March 20, March 27, and April 3, 2022—Saint Mark’s is gathering needed supplies for Mary’s Place. Please bring your donations of disposable diapers (any size), baby wipes, travel-sized toiletries, or deodorant and place them in the large wicker baskets in the Coffee Corner, and they will be delivered to families at Mary’s Place. Learn more about the work of Mary’s Place here.

Knowing God Through the Body: Justice, Liberation, and Fullness of Life
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO TWO WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 23 & 30, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom A Forum with The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker Over the course of this two-week series, Rev. Linzi will explore embodiment as a way to come to know and love ourselves, each other, and God more fully; discussing together why this is essential for the mission of the Church. Drawing from interdisciplinary thinkers, Scripture, and spiritual practice, Rev. Linzi will frame this … Read More

“Choir Unvested”: An Evening of Music and Refreshment with the Evensong Choir
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SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 7:30 P.M., Bloedel Hall or join in via livestream Join the adults, teens, and kids of the Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir for CHOIR UNVESTED, an evening of brilliant entertainment, gourmet desserts, and a silent auction. Enjoy delicious treats by Chef Marc Aubertin and refreshing beverages as you listen to the members of the choir sing favorites from The Sound of Music, Godspell, Pippin, and other Broadway gems. Choir Unvested is a fundraiser for the choir’s upcoming pilgrimage … Read More

Special Parish Forum—St. Nicholas Redevelopment Report
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Final Report of St. Nicholas Exploratory Committee SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022, 6:30-8 P.M. (note evening time!), in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom The St. Nicholas Exploratory Committee has completed 18 months of study and reported its recommendations to the Vestry, which has received the report and adopted those recommendations. Next step is to report to the cathedral parish. Committee members will do so in a special forum to which all are invited. Final Report of St. Nicholas Exploratory Committee UPDATE: … Read More

Resuming the Common Cup
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MARCH 3, 2022 Dean Thomason has prepared this brief (~2-minute) video message, announcing that the cathedral will resume offering the cup of wine to the entire congregation at the time of Holy Communion, on a strictly optional basis, beginning this Sunday, March 6, 2022. Please watch, and email the Dean at sthomason@saintmarks.org with any questions you may have.

Blood Memory and Spiritual Inheritance: A Forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining
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(Click to enlarge) UPDATED WITH VIDEO TWO WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 9 & 16, 2022, 6:45–8:15 P.M. PACFIC TIME, via Zoom only, registration required.  In the last few years, scientists have discovered what indigenous communities have known for countless generations: that the emotional and physical lives of our ancestors will fundamentally affect our emotional and physical lives as well. Yet, this concept of generational spirituality is underexplored in our faith communities. In this two part series, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint … Read More

A Lenten Quiet Morning at Saint Mark’s, 2022
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SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022, 9 A.M.–12:30 P.M., at Saint Mark’s Cathedral This gathering is open to all and free. The morning is designed to help us move deeply into the sacred seasons with morning prayer, centering prayer, walking meditation, and unstructured time for reflection held in shared silence. Freewill donations gratefully accepted ($10–15 suggested). For more information, contact Canon Wendy Claire Barrie.

“Lent is a Good Time for Life Planning Work”—A Message from Dean Thomason
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MARCH 2, 2022 (ASH WEDNESDAY) Dear friends, For Christians, the Season of Lent offers a certain wisdom—that death is understood not merely as an event that occurs at the end of life, but also as an ever-present character in the story of our lives. Death is a mystery to be contemplated while we live. For the past few years, I’ve made an annual appeal at the beginning of Lent for each adult at Saint Mark’s to undertake the work of … Read More

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