The Saint Mark's Cathedral building is closed to the public at this time. Learn more here.
Please join us online on our livestream page at 11 a.m. Sunday morning for Holy Eucharist. Other online liturgical offerings are described below.
Compline is broadcast every Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on KING 98.1 FM and king.org.
Check out Saint Mark's Online Community Life page to explore other cathedral offerings during this time.
The Holy Eucharist
None of the services listed below will be offered in person until the current public health restrictions are officially lifted. The 11 a.m. Sunday morning Eucharist and the 9:30 p.m. Sunday night Compline service will be livestreamed.
8 A.M. IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
Liturgy with sermon and hymns
9 A.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE
Liturgy with sermon, hymns, and music by the Saint Mark's Singers or the choirs of the Cathedral Choir School. Children's Chapel occurs during the 9 a.m. service, on the second Sunday of the month only. Childcare available.
11 A.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE
Liturgy and music reflecting the breadth and depth of the Episcopal tradition, with sermon, hymns and the Cathedral Choir. Childcare available.
7 P.M. IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
A contemplative Eucharist. There are times of silence for reflection, simple meditative music and lots of candlelight. For those who yearn for that place of quiet we hope you will find a home at this service.
4:30 P.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE (First Sundays, October through June)
The service of Evensong hails from the rich choral and liturgical heritage of the Episcopal and Anglican tradition. Sung in late afternoon or early evening as the light of day fades, Evensong offers psalms, hymns, prayers and canticles as a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for the day. The liturgy begins with a full procession of acolytes and incense. Sung by the Evensong Choir, including advanced choristers from the Senior Choristers and Cathedral Schola as well as auditioned adult singers, Choral Evensong is held on the first Sunday of the month, October through May at 4:30 p.m. Exceptions noted on the Choral Evensong page.
6 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. Read more here.
9:30 P.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE
The office of Compline will not be open to the public during the cathedral closure. It will be broadcast as usual on KING-FM 98.1 and king.org, as well as (for the first time) livestreamed at saintmarks.org/livestream
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. Hundreds pack 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. More information can be found at complinechoir.org.
COMPLINE LIVESTREAM UPDATE:
I place of the regular 7 a.m. Thursday Morning Eucharist, A service of Morning Prayer will be offered each week at that time using the Zoom online teleconferencing platform. Contact Sarah Elwood using the address in the image if you'd like to participate.
A note on the use of incense
The use of incense in worship is extremely ancient, practiced continually for thousands of years, back to the time of the Hebrew scriptures and beyond. However, we acknowledge that the smoke causes respiratory difficulty for some people, and its use can, in practice, cause some people to feel excluded from worship. We use hypo-allergenic incense only at monthly Evensong services, the 11 a.m. Sunday service on major feast days (Easter, Pentecost, All Saint’s Day), 11 p.m. Christmas Eve, the Great Vigil of Easter (8:30 p.m.), and the "O" Antiphons service in early December (7 p.m.). For each of these there is an incense-free alternative service offered earlier the same day (with the exception of the Easter Vigil and "O" Antiphons service). All these services are live-streamed at saintmarks.org/livestream as well.