April 14: Palm Sunday

8 a.m. in Thomsen Chapel
9 & 11 a.m. in the Cathedral Nave
Palm Sunday Liturgy Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist.

7 p.m. Comtemplative Eucharist (Thomsen Chapel)

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


April 15: Monday in Holy Week

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


April 16: Tuesday in Holy Week

10:30 a.m. •  Bishops’ Chrism Mass (Cathedral Nave)
Episcopal and ELCA Bishops and clergy join to bless the oil of anointing for the coming year, with renewal of clergy vows. All are welcome.

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


April 17: Wednesday in Holy Week

12 noon •  Holy Eucharist (Thomsen Chapel)

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.


April 18: 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 19: Good Friday

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

12 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 20: 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 will baptize six new Christians at this service (including performing the first baptisms by immersion in the history of Saint Mark's Cathedral). 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.


April 21: Easter Sunday

8:30 a.m. & 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, & handbells. 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 Invitation to Wisdom and Grace

WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 13, 20, & 27, 6:45–8:15 p.m. Bloedel Hall. Free.

Community dinner: 6–6:30 p.m. (adults $7, children $5, max family $20.) Facilitated by Dean Thomason.

Drawing on the works of Richard Rohr, Ken Wilber, Kathryn Tanner, and the great mystics Teresa and Julian and others, the invitation to wisdom and grace involves work of self-awareness, disruption, and transformation. Using Rohr’s rhythm of spiritual journey described as “Order—Disorder—Reorder” as the paradigm, our understanding of God unfolds, from tribal and idolatrous features, into the true character of mercy, justice and love, experienced as grace. All are welcome. Program is free with no registration required; optional Community Dinner at 6 p.m., $7.



Lenten Quiet Morning @ Saint Mark’s

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 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,