Even though the cathedral building is closed at this time, the community of Saint Mark's is vibrant and active. In addition to the regular offerings (including livestreamed liturgies, online prayer services, and children's offerings), here are some exciting upcoming special events:

An Invitation to the 2020 Diocesan Ordination Liturgy

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DIOCESAN LITURGY

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 6:30 P.M., on the Saint Mark's livestream page

God willing and the people consenting, four candidates will be ordained to the priesthood in a very special livestreamed liturgy this coming Tuesday. Stephen Crippen , who served as a Deacon at Saint Mark's several years ago, is one of them, along with Rong By, Natalie Johnson, and Hillary Kimsey. This extremely solemn and moving liturgy will be offered by Bishop Rickel, with many participants joining remotely.

Taking Up Our Responsibility for Racial Justice

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Photo by Tim Pierce via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0

OPENING PLENARY: WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 7–8:30 P.M.

SERIES: FOUR WEDNESDAYS, JULY 15 & 29, and AUGUST 12 & 26, 7 P.M

At this critical moment in our nation’s and community’s history, we are confronted again with fresh knowledge of longstanding racial injustice – in policing, the justice system, health care, housing, education, the Church, and many other sectors of our common life. Our faith community is grappling with important questions – what do I need to learn? How should I and our church respond?

We will undertake a four-week study and discussion series to confront racism—its theology, history, and presence in our lives today—and ways to move forward toward justice. The series is open to all, recognizing the responsibility for change falls on white people. A plenary session with Dean Thomason to learn more about the series was offered on July 1, 7-8:30 p.m. See video of this event below.


The in-depth series follows on four Wednesday nights (July 15 and 29, August 12 and 26) and will require advance registration and a commitment to attend all sessions and read/watch articles and videos in advance. More details to come soon, but you can get started by reading Ijeoma Oluo’s book, So You Want to Talk About Race. For questions or more information contact jkdaugherty@saintmarks.orgnross@saintmarks.org, or cchapman@saintmarks.org.

To commit to attending the full series, click here.


The syllabus for the four-session series, including required reading and viewing, may be downloaded here.

PDFs of the power point slides of the opening plenary may be downloaded here..

Compline with the Seattle Service Corps

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THURSDAYS, JUNE 18, & 25, 7:15 P.M., via Zoom
Join Seattle Service Corps for Compline during their last month in residence on the cathedral campus. Everyone in the Saint Mark's community is welcome! This simple, grounding prayer service from the BCP takes no more than 15 minutes and will be led by corps members with light instrumental accompaniment. All the text and responses for the office are included in a slide-show broadcast through a Zoom link, available by emailing aconley@saintmarks.org.

“Today Was A Good Day” — Watch Party with Director David Wild

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WEDNESDAY PARISH FORUM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 7 p.m., via Zoom

Join with the broad Saint Mark’s community for a watch party of parishioner David Wild’s documentary film, Today Was A Good Day. This 40-minute film offers different perspectives on the day-to-day life of a caregiver, as seen through the eyes of three Southeastern Michigan residents who have taken on the many roles and responsibilities of caring for an aging parent. Afterwards, we’ll have a chance to hear David reflect on the film and discuss the caregiver experience, including for those with dementia. Register using the link below. Watch the trailer here. Contact Canon Daugherty with questions: jkdaugherty@saintmarks.org.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION.