Saint Mark's Cathedral marks the journey through Lent with liturgies and a variety of other offerings.

As in previous years, Dean Thomason has encouraged everyone to create or review their funeral plans during the Lenten season, and to share those plans with their loved ones and with the cathedral. New this year, we are also encouraged to write or review our wills. See Dean Thomason's message on this subject here, which includes links to resources to help with these holy tasks.

Each year, Bishop Rickel selects a book or books as his Lenten recommendation to the entire Diocese. See this year's selections here.

Beginning March 13, 2022, the Second Sunday in Lent, masks are no longer required in the cathedral building in most circumstances. There are some important caveats; see the Dean's announcement about this change here.

This video of "The Way of the Cross," a liturgy from The Book of Occasional Services, premiered during Holy Week 2020, and is available to be engaged with a aid to prayer at any time. It features the sculptural interpretation of the traditional Stations of the Cross by artist Virginia Maksymowicz and music by James Falzone. It was directed and edited by David Wild. Learn more about the Stations here.

LENT

 

March 2: Ash Wednesday

7 a.m.  •  Ash Wednesday Liturgy  •  in person only

Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

12 p.m. • Ash Wednesday Liturgy  •  livestream and in person

Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

7 p.m. • Ash Wednesday Liturgy  •  livestream and in person

Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

 


March 6: The First Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist with Decalogue  •  in person only

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist with The Great Litany in Procession  • in person only

10:10 a.m.  •  Intergenerational Lenten Gathering  •  in Bloedel Hall

All ages are invited to explore some new prayerful practices for Lent. 

11 a.m. • Holy Eucharist with The Great Litany in Procession  •  livestream and in person

4:30 p.m. • Choral Evensong  •  livestream and in person

7 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist  • in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. • Compline  •  livestream and in person

 

Wednesday, March 9

6:45–8:15 p.m. •  Blood Memory and Spiritual Inheritance: A Forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining (part 1)online only

 

Friday, March 11

7 p.m. •  Mideast Focus Film Discussion: Blind Trustvia Zoom only

7:30 p.m. •  Saint Mark's Music Series Presents: Northwest Art Song—"Heaven & Earth"in person or ticketed livestream

 


March 13: The Second Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist  •  in person only

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist  • in person only

10:10 a.m.  •  Sunday Forum: "Meet the Curate"  •  in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

11 a.m. • Holy Eucharist  •  livestream and in person

1 p.m. Second Sunday Book Group  •  in person or via Zoom

5:30 p.m. •  A Holy Thread: Lenten Reflection & Connection for 20s/30s •  in person only

7 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist  • in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. • Compline  •  livestream and in person

 

Monday, March 14

6–6:30 p.m. •  Organ Meditation before Cathedral Yoga

Regularly-scheduled Cathedral Yoga is offered every Monday at 6:30 p.m., except 4/11

 

Wednesday, March 16

6:45–8:15 p.m. •  Blood Memory and Spiritual Inheritance: A Forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining (part 2)online only

 

Friday, March 18

6–7 p.m. •  Dean Thomason to Preach at Temple De Hirsch Sinaiin person or livestreamed 

 

Saturday, March 19

9 a.m.–12 p.m. •  The Spirituality of the Mealin person only

 


March 20: The Third Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist  •  in person only

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist  • in person only

10:10 a.m.  •  Sunday Forum on Contemplative Practices  •  in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

11 a.m. • Holy Eucharist  •  livestream and in person

5:30 p.m. •  A Holy Thread: Lenten Reflection & Connection for 20s/30s •  in person only

7 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist  • in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. • Compline  •  livestream and in person

"Organ by Night" follows Compline on March 20

 

Wednesday, March 23

6:45–8:15 p.m. •  Evening Forum with The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker • in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

 

Friday, March 25

6:30–11 p.m. •  Welcome Back #KeepJaimeHome Dance Party Fundraiser • in Bloedel Hall

7 p.m. •  Mideast Focus Film Discussion: Objectorvia Zoom only

 

Saturday, March 26

9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. •  A Lenten Quiet Morning • in person only

7–9 p.m. •  Choir Unvested!—Evensong Choir Cabaret • in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

 


March 27: The Fourth Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist  •  in person only

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist  • in person only

10:10 a.m.  •  Vestry Forum on Mutual Ministry Goals  •  in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

11 a.m. • Holy Eucharist  •  livestream and in person

5:30 p.m. •  A Holy Thread: Lenten Reflection & Connection for 20s/30s •  in person only

6:30–8 p.m. •  Special Parish Forum—St. Nicholas Redevelopment Report •  via Zoom only 

7 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist  • in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. • Compline  •  livestream and in person

 

Wednesday, March 30

6:45–8:15 p.m. •  Evening Forum with The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker • in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

 


April 3: The Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Rev. Dr. Bradley Hauff, Missioner for Indigenous Ministries of the Episcopal Church, will offer a sermon at the 9 and 11 a.m. services on April 3

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist  •  in person only

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist  • in person only

10:10 a.m.  •  "Friends Talking": Dean Thomason and The Rev. Dr. Bradley Hauff  •  in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom

11 a.m. • Holy Eucharist  •  livestream and in person

12 p.m. • Newcomers' Coffee with Clergy  •  via Zoom or in person

UPDATE! Beginning April 3, Newcomers' Coffee will again be offered in person! Zoom option still available; find the link here.

4:30 p.m. • Choral Evensong  •  livestream and in person

7 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist  • in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. • Compline  •  livestream and in person

 

Tuesday, April 5

7 p.m. •  Taizé Prayer Service • in the cathedral nave

 

Wednesday, April 6

7 p.m. •  Levertov Award: Reading and Celebration with the Rt. Rev. Rowan Williams • in the cathedral nave

 

Friday, April 8

7 p.m. •  Mideast Focus Film Discussion: GAZAvia Zoom only

 


HOLY WEEK

NOTE: Short descriptions and explanations of each of this year's Holy Week liturgies can be read here: An introduction to Holy Week at Saint Mark's

 

April 10: Palm Sunday

8 a.m.  •  Palm Sunday Liturgy  •  in person only 

Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist.

9 a.m. •  Palm Sunday Liturgy  •  in person only 

Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist.

11 a.m. •  Palm Sunday Liturgy  •  in person and livestreamed 

Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist.

~12:15 p.m.  •  Bilingual Stations of the Cross Liturgy  •  in Spanish and English. Begins after the 11 a.m. Palm Sunday liturgy has concluded. 

7 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist  • in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. • Compline  •  livestream and in person

 


April 11: Monday in Holy Week

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Holy Eucharist

In the Cathedral nave.

NOTE: Cathedral Yoga is cancelled on Monday, April 11. 

NOTE: Regular weekday 6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer is suspending during Holy Week. 

 


April 12: Tuesday in Holy Week

7 p.m. •  Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing

In the Cathedral nave.

NOTE: Tuesday Bible Study is canceled on Tuesday, April 12. 

NOTE: This year the Interdenominational Chrism Mass occurs on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 11 a.m. at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church (7500 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle 98103).

 


April 13: Wednesday in Holy Week

8:30 a.m. •  Morning Prayer  •  Zoom only

7 p.m. •  Tenebrae  •  livestream and in person

Chanted psalms and lamentation as darkness falls.

 


TRIDUUM: THE SACRED THREE DAYS

 

April 14: Maundy Thursday

7 a.m. •  Morning Prayer on Maundy Thursday  •  online via Zoom only

7 p.m. •  Maundy Thursday Liturgy  •  livestream and in person

We remember the Last Supper and Jesus' final teachings to his friends. Liturgy of The Word; Washing of Feet; Holy Eucharist. The service concludes with the Stripping of the Altar.

Altar of Repose  •  begins at the conclusion the Maundy Thursday Service, ends Friday morning

Details of the vigil at the Altar of Repose are TBD. Learn about last year's version here.

 


April 15: Good Friday

11 a.m.  •  Stations of the Cross Liturgy 

Noon •  Good Friday Liturgy  •  livestream and in person

7 p.m. •  Good Friday Liturgy  •   livestream and in person

Recalling the suffering and death of Jesus Christ, the Good Friday liturgy is out-of-joint. There is no Eucharist. The Passion Gospel; Solemn Collects; Contemplation of the Cross.

 

It is the tradition at Saint Mark's to offer The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as “private confession,” on Good Friday. If this is something you would like, please contact any member of the clergy.

 


April 16: Holy Saturday 

12:15 p.m. •  Holy Saturday Liturgy  • in person in the cathedral nave

8:30 p.m. •  The Great Vigil of Easter  • livestream and in person

The most solemn night of the Christian year. Lighting of the New Fire and Paschal Candle; Exsultet; Baptisms, First Eucharist of Easter. Music by the Senior Choristers, Cathedral Schola and Cathedral Choir.


EASTER

 

April 17: Easter Sunday: The Feast of the Resurrection of  Our Lord Jesus Christ

8:30 a.m.  •  Festal Eucharist  |  in-person, in the cathedral nave, not livestreamed

~10 a.m.  •  Easter Egg Hunt! on the front lawn after the conclusion of the 8:30 service

11 a.m.  •  Festal Eucharist  |  in-person, in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Music by the Cathedral Choir with organ, brass, percussion, and handbells (both morning services). Incense is used at the 11 a.m. service only.

7 p.m.  •  Contemplative Eucharist  | in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. •  The Office of Compline on Easter Sunday  |  in-person, livestreamed, and broadcast

 


EASTERTIDE

 

Easter is the great feast of the Christian year, and its observance stretches for 50 days from the Easter Vigil to the Day of Pentecost.

A selection of the special offerings at Saint Mark's in this season of Resurrection include:

April 20 & 23: Special Eucharist services in the Chapel of the Resurrection

April 20: Forum with the Middle East Children's Alliance

April 22–23: visit of Belden Lane

April 29–May 1: Women's Retreat

May 1: National Lutheran Choir presents "The Earth Sings Beauty" (online only)

May 1: Choral Evensong on the Third Sunday of Easter

May 6: Beyoncé Mass: A Community Womanist Worship Service

May 7: Cathedral Day!

May 8: Visit of Jerusalem Greer

May 11: Forum on Sustainable Fashion

May 13: All-Bach Recital on the Flentrop with Alexander Weimann, organist

May 18: "Wisdom Practices" forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

May 22: Visit of Rabbi Daniel Weiner

May 25: Community Movie Night

June 5: The Day of Pentecost