April 5: Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

5:30 p.m.  •  Cook Pancakes and Eat together over Zoom. Learn more here.

6:30 p.m.  •  Liturgy of the Closing of the Doors. Learn more here.
with Farewell to Alleluias and Burning of Palms.  

 

LENT

 

February 17: Ash Wednesday

Learn about participating in this service from home here.

Noon  •  Ash Wednesday Liturgy (watch here
Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist.

7 p.m. •  Ash Wednesday Liturgy (watch here)

 

SUNDAYS IN LENT

(February 21 & 28; March 7, 14, & 21)

11 a.m. •  The Holy Eucharist

4:30 p.m. Monthly Evensong (March 7 only) 

9:30 p.m. • The Office of Compline

 

WEDNESDAYS IN LENT

4:30 p.m. • Weekly Wednesday Evensong, via Zoom
During Lent only, February 24 through March 24, choristers of the Choir School will lead a Zoom-based liturgy of Evensong at 4:30 p.m. (Regular 6:30 p.m. Daily Evening Prayer continues as usual) Join using this Zoom link.

 

Sunday, February 28

1–2 p.m.  •  Jesus and the Disinherited Introductory Presentation
Theologian-in-residence Canon Walter Brownridge invites the community into Howard Thurman's foundational text.

 

 

HOLY WEEK

 

March 28: Palm Sunday

11 a.m.  •  Palm Sunday Liturgy (watch here
Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist.

4:30 p.m. •  Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time (more here)

9:30 p.m. •  Compline (watch here)

 

March 29: Monday in Holy Week

7 p.m. •  Contemplative Holy Eucharist
A service from Thomsen Chapel. Join either via livestream or the Zoom teleconference platform. 

 

March 30: Tuesday in Holy Week

11 a.m. •  Chrism Mass
Bishop Rickel presides at this service, at which oil of anointing is blessed for the Diocese for the year. Further details TBA.

7 p.m. •  Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing
A service from Thomsen Chapel. Join either via livestream or the Zoom teleconference platform. 

 

March 31: Wednesday in Holy Week

7 p.m. •  Tenebrae
Chanted psalms and lamentation as darkness falls. [Tentative, please check back for details.] 

 

 

TRIDUUM: THE SACRED THREE DAYS

 

April 1: Maundy Thursday

7 p.m. •  Maundy Thursday Liturgy (watch here)
We remember the Last Supper and Jesus' final teachings to his friends. Liturgy of The Word; Invitation to ritual washing. The livestreamed liturgy will then pause as members of the congregation at home, alone or with others, engage in sacred washing and a holy meal. The livestream will re-commence at 8:15 p.m. for the Stripping of the Altar.

 

April 2: Good Friday

Noon •  Good Friday Liturgy (watch here)

and

7 p.m. •  Good Friday Liturgy (watch here)
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 3: Holy Saturday 

Noon •  Holy Saturday Liturgy (tentative, please check back for updates)

8:30 p.m. •  The Great Vigil of Easter (watch here)
The most solemn night of the Christian year. Lighting of the New Fire and the Paschal Candle; chanting of the Exultet; Holy Scripture. Renewal of Baptismal vows and sprinkling rite. Then the Proclamation of the Resurrection; opening of the doors; and the first Eucharist of Easter.

 

EASTER

April 4: Easter Sunday 

7 a.m. •  NEW! Sunrise Service (Stay tuned for more details)

11 a.m.  •  The Feast of the Resurrection of  Our Lord Jesus Christ (watch here)

9:30 p.m. •  The Office of Compline on Easter (watch here)

The Lent at Home page contains a collection of resources and suggestions for observing a holy Lent in your own home, including a order of service for an at-home liturgy, and an invitation to contribute to the Lenten prayer banners in front of the cathedral building.

During Lent, Theologian-in-residence The Rev. Canon Walter Brownridge is inviting the community of Saint Mark's to read and engage with Howard Thurman's foundational 1949 text, Jesus and the Disinherited. An introductory presentation will be offered Sunday, February 28. Learn more here.

During Lent, The Community of Saint Mark's is encouraged to register for Dismantling Racism Training from the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing. Learn more 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.