LITURGIES

 

LENT

February 26: Ash Wednesday 

7 a.m. •  Ash Wednesday Liturgy (Thomsen Chapel)
Noon •  Ash Wednesday Liturgy (Cathedral Nave)
7 p.m. •  Ash Wednesday Liturgy (Cathedral Nave)
The Holy Eucharist with imposition of ashes.

 

March 1: The First Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist Rite I with Decalogue (Thomsen Chapel)
9 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Great Litany in Procession (Cathedral Nave)
11 a.m. 
•  The Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Great Litany in Procession (Cathedral Nave)

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Eucharist (Thomsen Chapel)

9:30 p.m. •  Compline (Cathedral Nave)

 

March 8: The Second Sunday in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist Rite I (Thomsen Chapel)
9 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist Rite II (Cathedral Nave)

10 a.m.   •   Stations of the Cross Liturgy (Cathedral Nave)

11 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Cathedral Nave)

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Eucharist (Thomsen Chapel)

9:30 p.m. •  Compline (Cathedral Nave)

 

March 15, 22, and 29: Sundays in Lent

8 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist  (Thomsen Chapel)
9 a.m.  •  The Holy Eucharist  (Cathedral Nave)
11 a.m. 
•  The Holy Eucharist  (Cathedral Nave)

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Eucharist (Thomsen Chapel)

9:30 p.m. •  Compline (Cathedral Nave)

 

HOLY WEEK

 

April 5: Palm Sunday

8 a.m.  •  Palm Sunday Liturgy (Thomsen Chapel)
9 a.m.  •  Palm Sunday Liturgy (Cathedral Nave—gather on front patio)
11 a.m.
  •  Palm Sunday Liturgy (Cathedral Nave—gather on front patio)
Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist.

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Eucharist (Thomsen Chapel)

9:30 p.m. •  Compline (Cathedral Nave)

 

April 6: Monday in Holy Week

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Eucharist (Cathedral Nave)

 

April 7: Tuesday in Holy Week

7 p.m. •  Healing Eucharist (Cathedral Nave)
Prayers & anointing for healing will be available.

 

April 8: Wednesday in Holy Week

7 p.m. •  Office of Tenebrae (Cathedral Nave)
Psalms and lamentations chanted as the cathedral is gradually engulfed in darkness. "An extended mediation upon, and a prelude to" the events of the Triduum (in the words of the Book of Occasional Services). Sung by the adults of Evensong Choir.

 

TRIDUUM: THE SACRED THREE DAYS

 

April 9: Maundy Thursday

7 a.m. •  Morning Prayer (Thomsen Chapel)

7 p.m. •  Maundy Thursday Liturgy (Cathedral Nave)
We remember the Last Supper and Jesus' final teachings to his friends. Liturgy of Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar. Music by the Saint Mark’s Singers & Senior Choristers. Childcare is available.

 

April 10: Good Friday

11 a.m. •  Communal Walking of the Stations of the Cross (Cathedral Nave)

Noon •  Good Friday Liturgy (Cathedral Nave)

7 p.m. •  Good Friday Liturgy (Cathedral Nave)
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. Music at noon by noted Seattle musician James Falzone. Music at 7 p.m. by the Cathedral Choir. Childcare is available.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as “private confession” is available during Holy Week by appointment, and on a drop-in basis in Thomsen Chapel for one hour immediately following the 12 noon and 7 p.m. Good Friday services.

 

April 11: Holy Saturday 

12 noon •  Holy Saturday Liturgy (Chapel of the Resurrection)

8:30 p.m. •  The Great Vigil of Easter (Cathedral Nave)
The most solemn night of the Christian year. We begin in near-total darkness, then we kindle a New Fire & light the Paschal Candle; we chant the ancient Exultet; and we recount God's mighty acts in history as told in our sacred stories. We then welcome new Christians into the household of the church in the sacrament of Baptism. At the Bishop's proclamation of the Resurrection, the cathedral explodes into light, color, and harmony; we hear the Good News of Christ's triumph over death; and we share the first Eucharist of Easter. Incense will be used. Music by the Senior Choristers, Cathedral Schola, & the Cathedral Choir. No childcare; children are encouraged to participate in the service.

 

EASTER

April 12: Easter Sunday 

NOTE: Two services only on Easter Morning.

8:30 a.m.  •  The Feast of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Cathedral Nave)
11 a.m.  •  The Feast of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Cathedral Nave)
Festive Holy Eucharist with Renewal of Baptismal Vows. Music by the Cathedral Choir with organ, brass, percussion, & hand bells. The Easter Egg Hunt follows the 8:30 a.m. service. Incense will be used at 11 a.m. only. Childcare available.

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Eucharist on Easter Evening (Thomsen Chapel)

9:30 p.m. •  The Office of Compline on Easter (Cathedral Nave)

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

CATHEDRAL COMMONS

The Power of Vulnerability:
Moving Beyond Shame Toward Life

WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 4, 11, & 18, 6:45–8:15 p.m. Bloedel Hall. Free.

Facilitated by Canons Daugherty, Ross, and Chapman. Come early for Holy Eucharist with Service of Light at 5:30 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel, and/or optional Community Dinner at 6 p.m., $7

To risk being vulnerable is to risk discovering one’s true, authentic self. What does it take to be vulnerable? What gets in the way of authentic living, and why? Based on scriptural study and the work of Dr. Brené Brown, this series examines barriers that get in the way of authentic living, including how shame-honor cultures have promoted increasingly contorted experiences of self and others. We will also look at practices that foster a healthy framework of living. Truth that grows from love doesn’t bite or belittle—instead, truth nurtures the fullness of our being with each other, with ourselves, and with God. It is the kind of truth that thrives on real vulnerability. How is this work related to the Lenten journey? Join us as we engage in self-reflection, examining how barriers in our own lives affect us and how they can be transformed into new, better ways of living. Program is free with no registration required; optional Community Dinner at 6 p.m., $7.

 


Creating Burning Bushes:
Supporting Faith at Home and on the Road

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 12:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Bloedel Hall
Co-sponsored with Diocese of Olympia Children and Family Ministry

Join one of the most respected formation leaders in the Episcopal Church for lunch and learning together. Families are more often found on a sports field on Sunday mornings than in church, and home is the primary place where faith is nurtured and lived out. In today’s world parents and caregivers need all the support they can get, despite the overload of information. So how can we move beyond our reliance on a school approach and offer ways and tools to meet needs? How might we support families in creating an environment in which all generations are living out their baptismal promises in daily life without adding something new to what they are already doing? This interactive workshop will offer a variety of options for families to engage in faith practices amidst the busy-ness of their lives. Leave with creative ways for “burning bushes” to occur in the family car, during meals, and at celebrations in the lives of congregation.

RSVP to The Rev. Canon Cristi Chapman (cchapman@saintmarks.org) or Kelly Moody (kmoody@saintmarks.org).

 


Lenten Quiet Morning @ Saint Mark’s

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2019, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Cathedral Nave

This special quiet morning will help you to move deeply into the sacred season of Lent with morning prayer, centering prayer, walking meditation, and unstructured time for reflection held in shared silence. This is a wonderful time for inner reflection and regenerative stillness as Lent unfolds. This event is co-sponsored by Saint Mark’s Cathedral and The Center at Saint Andrew’s. Donations ($10-$15 suggested) gratefully accepted. Reservations are appreciated; please contact The Rev. Canon Nancy Ross, nross@saintmarks.org