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. As introduced last year, we are also encouraged to write or review our wills.

Please check back as additional information is added. 

LENT

February 14: Ash Wednesday

7 a.m.  •  Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes (in person only)

12 p.m. •  Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes (livestream and in person)

7 p.m. •  Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes (livestream and in person)

 

Thursday, February 15

7 a.m.  •  Thursday Morning Chapel Eucharist

 

Friday, February 16

6:30 p.m.  •  Clearing Space for God—A QuiC Lenten Conversation Series

 


February 18: The First Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist with Decalogue

in Thomsen Chapel

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

in the cathedral nave

10:10 a.m.  •  Sunday Forum on Spiritual Practices

in Bloedel Hall 

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

in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Eucharist

in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. •  Compline

livestream, broadcast, and in person

 

Online Morning and Evening Prayer, Cathedral Yoga, Tuesday Bible Study, Centering Prayer, and the Thursday morning liturgy are all offered as usual the week of February 19.

 

Monday, February 19

6:30–7 p.m •  Cathedral Yoga  •  Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the cathedral nave

 

Tuesday, February 20

12–1:30 p.m.  •  Tuesday Noon Bible Study 

Online via Zoom only. A weekly conversation about the lectionary texts for the coming week, led by a rotating member of the cathedral clergy or staff. Join early at 11:30 a.m. for social time and chat.

7–8 p.m.  •  Contemplative Prayer  

in the cathedral nave

7–8:30 p.m.  •  Creation Care Meeting & Presentation by Andrew Himes  

in Cathedral House Room 210 and via Zoom

 

Wednesday, February 21

6–6:30 p.m.  •  Community Dinner  •  $6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family

6:45–8:15 p.m. •  Contours of the Christian Life: Listening for God's Call in Scripture 

description TBA. 

 

Thursday, February 22

7 a.m.  •  Thursday Morning Chapel Eucharist

 

Friday, February 23

6:30 p.m.  •  Clearing Space for God—A QuiC Lenten Conversation Series

 

Saturday, February 24

7:30 p.m.  •  The Saint Mark's Music Series presents: Hallock at 100

 


February 25: The Second Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.    The Holy Eucharist 

in Thomsen Chapel; in person only

9 a.m. The Holy Eucharist  

in the cathedral nave; in person only

10–11 a.m.  Godly Play  

For ages 3 and up. In the St Nicholas Bldg., 2nd Floor

11 a.m.  Holy Eucharist  

in the cathedral nave; livestream and in person

3 p.m.  •  The Saint Mark's Music Series presents: Hallock at 100

7 p.m  Contemplative Eucharist  

in Thomsen Chapel; in person only

9:30 p.m  Compline

livestream, broadcast, and in person

 

Online Morning and Evening Prayer, Cathedral Yoga, Tuesday Bible Study, Centering Prayer, and the Thursday morning liturgy are all offered as usual the week of February 26.

 

Monday, February 26

6:30–7 p.m •  Cathedral Yoga  •  Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the cathedral nave

 

Tuesday, February 27

7–8 p.m.  •  Contemplative Prayer  

in the cathedral nave

 

Wednesday, February 28

6–6:30 p.m.    Community Dinner  •  $6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family

6:45–8:15 p.m. •  Contours of the Christian Life 

TBA

 

Friday, March 1

6:30 p.m.  •  Clearing Space for God—A QuiC Lenten Conversation Series

 

Saturday, March 2

1 a.m.–3 p.m. •  A Lenten Quiet Morning/Not-so-quiet Afternoon


March 3: The Third Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist  

in Thomsen Chapel; in person only

9 a.m. •  The Holy Eucharist 

in the cathedral nave; in person only

11 a.m. •  Holy Eucharist 

in the cathedral nave; livestream and in person

Newcomers' Coffee Hour with Clergy 

in person only; meet in the rear of the nave following the conclusion of the 11 a.m. liturgy

4:30 p.m.  •  Choral Evensong 

in the cathedral nave; livestream and in person

5:30 p.m.  •  Queer Conversations: Grief  

in Leffler House

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Eucharist  

in Thomsen Chapel; in person only

9:30 p.m. • Compline 

livestream, broadcast, and in person

 

Tuesday, March 5

6–8 p.m.  •  20s/30s First Tuesday Contemplative Prayer and Dinner 

Join members of the 20s/30s group for a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. in Leffler House, then join the Contemplative Prayer group from 7–8 p.m.

7–8 p.m.  •  Contemplative Prayer  

 

Wednesday, March 6

6–6:30 p.m.  •  Community Dinner  •  $6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family

6:45–8:15 p.m. •  Contours of the Christian Life 

TBA

 

Thursday, March 9

6:30 p.m.  •  Climate Conversations: Spring Cleaning

 

Friday, March 8

6:30 p.m.  •  Clearing Space for God—A QuiC Lenten Conversation Series

 

Saturday, March 9

 


March 10: The Fourth Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist  

in Thomsen Chapel; in person only

9 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist  

in the cathedral nave; in person only

10–11 a.m.  Godly Play  •  For ages 3 and up.

11 a.m.  •  Holy Eucharist  

in the cathedral nave; livestream and in person

12Second Sunday Book Group

Discussing A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini; in person in Room 210 and online via Zoom

7 p.m.  •  Contemplative Eucharist 

in Thomsen Chapel; in person only

7:30 p.m.  •  20s/30s Questioning Together 

in Leffler House

9:30 p.m.  • Compline 

livestream, broadcast, and in person

 

Monday, March 11

6:30–7 p.m •  Cathedral Yoga  •  Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the cathedral nave

 

Tuesday, March 12

3 p.m.  •  Third Act-ers Retirees Group

via Zoom

7–8 p.m.  •  Contemplative Prayer  

 

Wednesday, March 13

6–6:30 p.m.  •  Community Dinner  •  $6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family

6:45–8:15 p.m. •  Contours of the Christian Life 

with TBA

 

Friday, March 15

6:30 p.m.  •  Clearing Space for God—A QuiC Lenten Conversation Series

 


March 17: The Fifth Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist  

in Thomsen Chapel; in person only

9 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist 

in the cathedral nave; in person only

11 a.m.  •  Holy Eucharist  

in the cathedral nave; livestream and in person

7 p.m.  •  Contemplative Eucharist  

in Thomsen Chapel; in person only

9:30 p.m.  •  Compline

livestream, broadcast, and in person

 

Tuesday, March 19

7–8 p.m.  •  Prayer in the Style of Taizé  

Contemplative prayer is suspended 

 

Wednesday, March 20

6–6:30 p.m.  •  Community Dinner  •  $6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family

6:45–8:15 p.m. •  Contours of the Christian Life 

 

Friday, March 22

6:30 p.m.  •  Clearing Space for God—A QuiC Lenten Conversation Series

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.

HOLY WEEK


March 24: Palm Sunday

8 a.m.  •  Palm Sunday Liturgy

Liturgy of the Palms, Passion Gospel, and Holy Eucharist; in person only in Thomsen Chapel

9 a.m. •  Palm Sunday Liturgy   

Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist; in person only in the cathedral nave

11 a.m. •  Palm Sunday Liturgy 

Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist;  in person in the cathedral nave and livestreamed 

4:30 p.m. •  The Saint Mark's Music Series presents: Quartet for the End of Time

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Eucharist

in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. •  Compline on Palm Sunday

livestream, broadcast, and in person

 


March 25: Monday in Holy Week

7 p.m.  •  Contemplative Holy Eucharist

In the Cathedral nave.

NOTE: Cathedral Yoga is cancelled on Monday, March 25. 

NOTE: Regular weekday 6 p.m. online Evening Prayer and 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer online services are suspended throughout Holy Week. 

 


March 26: Tuesday in Holy Week

11 a.m.  •  Chrism Mass

The Episcopal Diocese/ELCA Synod Chrism mass will take place at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church this year.

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

In the cathedral nave.

NOTE: Tuesday Bible Study and Contemplative Prayer are canceled on Tuesday, March 26. 

 


March 27: Wednesday in Holy Week

7 p.m.  •  Tenebrae 

Chanted psalms and lamentation as darkness falls; in person in the cathedral nave and livestreamed.

NOTE: No Community Dinner or Cathedral Commons program on Wednesday in Holy Week.

 


TRIDUUM: THE SACRED THREE DAYS

 

March 28: Maundy Thursday

7 a.m.  •  Morning Prayer on Maundy Thursday

in person in Thomsen Chapel

7 p.m.  •  Maundy Thursday Liturgy 

In person in the cathedral nave and livestreamed. 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.

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

Bread and wine consecrated at the Maundy Thursday liturgy are left on the altar in McCaw until sunrise on Friday, and all are invited to spend an hour or more in prayer, inspired by Jesus' words in the Garden of Gethsemane, "could you not stay awake with me one hour?" This year, as in recent years, the vigil will once again be offered as an all night live video feed

 


March 29: Good Friday

11 a.m.  •  Stations of the Cross Liturgy 

12 p.m. •  Good Friday Liturgy 

in person in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

7 p.m.  •  Good Friday Liturgy 

in person in the cathedral nave and livestreamed.

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.

 


March 30: Holy Saturday 

12 p.m.  •  Holy Saturday Liturgy

A stark liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, in person in the cathedral nave only. Note that this liturgy will begin with 15 minutes of silent meditation, with the spoken liturgy commencing at 12:15 p.m.

8:30 p.m.  •  The Great Vigil of Easter 

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. Incense is used. In person in the cathedral nave and livestreamed.

Midnight Breakfast after the Easter Vigil

at Lost Lake Cafe on Capitol Hill. Hosted by the 20s/30s Group, but all are welcome!


EASTER

 

March 31: Easter Sunday: The Feast of the Resurrection of  Our Lord Jesus Christ

6:30 a.m.  •  Sunrise Service

A simple service of Holy Eucharist at dawn. 

8:30 a.m.  •  Festal Eucharist

Music by the Cathedral Choir with organ, brass, percussion, and handbells. In person in the cathedral nave only. 8:30 service is not livestreamed. Incense is not used.

11 a.m.  •  Festal Eucharist 

Music by the Cathedral Choir with organ, brass, percussion, and handbells. 11 a.m. service is in person in the cathedral nave and livestreamed. Incense is used at the 11 a.m. service only.

Easter Egg Hunts will be offered on the front lawn after the conclusion of the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. This year, instead of candy being inside the eggs, children will hunt for eggs, turn them in, and choose from a selection of special treats. They may then hide eggs for other children to find.

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:

TBA