CATHEDRAL PRAYER LIST
See a pdf of each week's cathedral prayer list by using the links below:
Older prayer lists may be found on the newsletter archive page.
"Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." —Philippians 4:6
To submit a prayer request to be added to the Cathedral Prayer List, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.323.0300 x314
Requests will typically be (1) emailed to the prayer chain (see below), (2) added to the printed prayer list (above), and (3) read out during the Prayers of the Assembly during Sunday morning liturgies. If you wish, you may specify where exactly you would like your prayer request to appear or not appear (e.g. read out loud and emailed but not printed, printed and emailed but not read out loud, emailed only, etc.).
To request that a name be included in the prayers read out during the Office of Compline, please contact the Compline Choir directly: email@example.com
The Prayer Chain is a group of Saint Mark's community members who receive the names of those for whom prayers have been requested, as they are submitted. Each member prays in their own way. Prayer requests may come because of a death, illness, job loss, military service, or struggles with children or parents. Prayers of thanksgiving for joyous events like births and marriages are also submitted. The Prayer Chain is here for any and all who desire or need the support of a praying community.
To be added to the Prayer Chain list, contact Erik Donner: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.323.0300 x217
Do you or someone you know need urgent spiritual care? Please call the 24/7 Pastoral Care Hotline at:
206.323.0300 ext. 100
...and our on-call chaplain will respond as quickly as they are able. Note that this number has recently changed.
In addition, Clergy are available for individual pastoral appointments, and when desired, administration of sacraments including anointing and confession. To schedule an appointment, please call the main office at 206.323.0300. Learn more more about Pastoral Care here.
REGULAR PRAYER PRACTICES
MORNING PRAYER: MONDAY–FRIDAY, 8:30 A.M., ONLINE-ONLY VIA ZOOM (hosted by St. Paul's Seattle)
EVENING PRAYER: MONDAY–FRIDAY, 6 P.M., ONLINE-ONLY VIA ZOOM
Lay readers from Seattle-area congregations including the cathedral lead a spoken service of daily prayer following the form of the Book of Common Prayer 1979, every weekday evening at 6 p.m. Learn more here. St. Paul's Seattle offers online Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m., Monday–Friday, and members of the cathedral community are encouraged to attend.
Join Morning Prayer using this Zoom link.
Join Evening Prayer using this Zoom link.
Evening Prayer (whether online or in person) is always cancelled when the cathedral office is closed for holidays or other reasons, or when a special liturgy is being offered in the nave on a weekday evening.
Please email Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer with any questions.
MOST TUESDAYS, 7–8 P.M., in the cathedral nave
NOTE: Starting September 19, 2023, the gathering known as "Centering Prayer" will relaunch as Contemplative Prayer. The gatherings will still begin with a period of silent meditation, followed by discussions on a variety of contemplative practices including Centering Prayer
This time of meditative prayer is open to anyone who yearns for a time to simply sit in the presence of the Divine—whether you sit regularly and miss doing it with others, are curious, or think you can’t do it, come, sit together and talk about it. There is no doing it right or wrong; there is only doing it. Read more here. These sessions will be led by Phil Fox Rose, who was introduced to centering prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault in the early 90s and has been practicing and sharing it ever since. Email Phil with questions: email@example.com
Note: Contemplative Prayer is always suspended on the Tuesdays when a Taizé service is offered (see below), and occasionally for other events in the nave.
Thursday Morning, 7 a.m.
1st/3rd/5th THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH: THE HOLY EUCHARIST, IN-PERSON IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
2nd/4th THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH: MORNING PRAYER, ONLINE VIA ZOOM
On Thursdays when an online-only prayer service is offered via Zoom, join using this Zoom link.
OFFERED SEASONALLY ON TUESDAY EVENINGS, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed
A service of prayer in the evening with music in the style of Taizé is offered at Saint Mark's on a seasonal basis. Learn more here.
2023 Taizé services:
- TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, MAY 9, 7 P.M.
- SPECIAL SUNDAY TAIZÉ SERVICE HONORING PAULI MURRAY: JULY 2, 2023, 4:30 P.M.
- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 7 P.M.
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, OCTOBER–JUNE, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed
The ancient practice of singing evening prayers is a longstanding tradition in cathedrals throughout the world, particularly those of the Anglican tradition. The Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir, a intergenerational choir of children, teenagers, and adults, offers this beautiful service once a month. All are welcome. Learn more and see the complete schedule for the current season here.
EVERY SUNDAY, 9:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave, livestreamed, and broadcast
A beloved Seattle institution since 1956, the all-male Compline Choir sings the last monastic office of the day every Sunday at 9:30 p.m. In normal times, hundreds join together in the nave each week for this meditative service, while thousands more listen to the broadcast on KING-FM, 98.1, streaming online at king.org, or via the podcast. The service is now livestreamed on the cathedral website, Facebook, and YouTube. More information can be found at complinechoir.org.
On New Year’s Eve each year, and on other special occasions, we lay down a giant labyrinth in the nave to give individuals the space to experience the peace, the quiet and the balance that the labyrinth path can bring. And, of course, the cathedral’s long-anticipated outdoor labyrinth is now available at any time for a prayerful meditation walk. Learn more here.
EVERY MONDAY, 6:30–7:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave
In the sacred space of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, this spiritual practice is designed to improve health, release tension and deepen spirituality. It is a gentle practice, and the instructors guide the group in ways that welcome newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Learn more here.