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.
To submit a prayer request, send an email to email@example.com or call 206.323.0300 x314.
"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
The Prayer Chain receives the names of members, family and friends who have requested prayer. Seventy-plus members pray, each in their own way, for parishioners, family and friends who have requested prayers of various concerns. These may come because of a death, birth, illness, job loss, military service or struggles with children or parents.
Requests may be made so that only the prayer chain members offer prayers. Others may wish their requests included in the Prayers of the People in the Sunday and weekday liturgies. The Prayer Chain is known in the Saint Mark's community as being present and here for any and all who desire, need, count on prayer support. 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
WEDNESDAY, 6 P.M., IN PERSON IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, & 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.
The service is now in person in Thomsen Chapel on WEDNESDAYS only. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, join 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. (following in-person evening prayer), in the cathedral nave
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: Centering Prayer is suspended on November 8, due to the quarterly Taizé service that evening.
Wednesday Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 8:30 A.M., via Zoom
ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, 8:30 A.M., service is offered in-person in Leffler House AND online via Zoom. (On other Wednesday mornings, the Zoom-only offering continues.)
Join together on Zoom at 8:30 a.m. for Wednesday Morning Prayer, led by one of the lay worship leaders from Saint Mark's. Occasionally, one of our priests will also join us and lead us in prayer. All are welcome.
Starting in September through the end of 2022, the Wednesday Morning Prayer office will be offered as hybrid—via Zoom as well as in person—on the first Wednesdays of the month. Join us in person in Leffler Living Room at 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesdays of September, October, November, and December. We will have Books of Common Prayer (and coffee!) available for those joining us in person. Zoom-only Morning Prayer will continue on the second, third, fourth, and last Wednesdays of the month. If you have questions about this service, please email Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join using this Zoom link (the same link used for other online services of Morning and Evening Prayer).
Thursday Morning, 7 a.m.
1st & 3rd THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH, 7 A.M.
THE HOLY EUCHARIST, IN-PERSON IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
2nd, 4th, & 5t THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH
MORNING PRAYER, ONLINE VIA ZOOM
An in-person service of Holy Eucharist is offered at 7 a.m. in Thomsen Chapel, led by a member of the clergy, on the first and third Thursdays of the month only. On other Thursdays (second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays), online-only Morning Prayer will continue via Zoom.
Fellowship and a community breakfast follow the service.
On the second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays of the month only, Join using this Zoom link.
OFFERED SEASONALLY ON TUESDAY EVENINGS, 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.
Upcoming Taizé services:
- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 7 p.m.
- TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023, 7 p.m.
- TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023, 7 p.m.
- TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023, 7 p.m.
- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023, 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.
Service will resume as an in-person offering on October 3, 2021.
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.