UPDATE, MAY 12, 2022: MASKS ARE AGAIN REQUIRED FOR ALL WHILE INDOORS. Learn more here.
- The Holy Eucharist is offered every Sunday at 8, 9, & 11 a.m., and 7 p.m.
- The Office of Compline is chanted Sundays at 9:30 p.m..
- Choral Evensong is offered at 4:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the Month.
- Daily Evening Prayer meets in person in Thomsen Chapel on Tuesdays only, and remains online-only on Monday and Wednesday–Friday.
- Morning Prayer on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. will remain online-only at this time.
- Thursday Morning Eucharist will be offered at 7 a.m. in person in Thomsen Chapel on the first and third Thursdays of the month only. On the second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays of the month, an online-only prayer service is offered at 7 a.m. instead. Find more information and Zoom links here.
8 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Thomsen Chapel)
9 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Cathedral Nave)
11 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Cathedral Nave)
The 11 a.m. service will continue to be livestreamed indefinitely. The 8 & 9 a.m. services will not be livestreamed.
The Holy Eucharist is typically offered every Sunday morning. (On occasion, Morning Prayer has been offered instead.) The liturgy features Scripture, hymns, sermons, and musical offerings. Visit the video archive page to view video of recent services, and check out recent service leaflets to learn more about the liturgy.
7 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel
The 7 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist is a special liturgy in Thomsen with candlelight, meditative music, and lots of silence.
First Sunday of the Month, 4:30 p.m.
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, an intergenerational choir of children, teenagers, and adults, offers this beautiful service once a month. It is always livestreamed. During the pandemic it was sung by a small group of musicians, safely distanced. Beginning in October of 2021, the full choir resumed offering the service for an in-person congregation. Visit the Evensong page to learn more and to watch video of recent services.
In-person attendance at Compline has now resumed.
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. When the cathedral building is open, 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. It is now also livestreamed—video of recent services may be seen here.
FIRST OFFERING: SATURDAY, MAY 28, 4 P.M., at the Ermoian/Kelly residence in north Ballard
ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Each month from May to October, Saint Mark's parishioners will be taking turns hosting a simple Neighborhood Eucharist in a backyard or park on a late Saturday afternoon. These are designed to be especially family-friendly, meaningful, and brief—a great way to strengthen the connections among us as well as to God's good earth. You are particularly encouraged to attend the Eucharist offered in your own neighborhood, but any community member may attend any event. The first will be hosted by Kristen Kelly and Ralph Ermoian in the Loyal Heights neighborhood of northwest Ballard. To RSVP, or to sign up to host one in your neighborhood in the coming months, please email Canon Barrie: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday, April 5, in the cathedral nave, a service of prayer in the evening with music in the style of Taizé was offered at Saint Mark's for the first time. Learn more here. Future Taizé services will be offered on:
Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 6, 7 p.m. (note change from previous announcement)
Tuesday, November 8, 7 p.m.
The practice of Centering Prayer at the cathedral was suspended indefinitely during the pandemic, but for the next four Tuesday evenings, we will gather for an hour in the nave at 7 p.m. 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
Daily Evening Prayer is offered each weekday, Monday through Friday, at 6:30 p.m.
Beginning Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the service will be offered in person in Thomsen Chapel on Tuesdays only.
Monday and Wednesday–Friday the service will remain online-only via Zoom. Join the online service using this Zoom link.
On the first and third Thursday of each month, a service of Holy Eucharist is offered in person in Thomsen Chapel, followed by a community breakfast.
On the second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays, an online-only service of Morning Prayer is offered via Zoom. On those Thursdays only, join using this Zoom link.
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 all-natural incense 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.). Occasionally services including the participation of the Bishop will also use incense, at the Bishop's request. On most of these occasions there is an incense-free alternative service offered earlier the same day. All these services are live-streamed at saintmarks.org/livestream as well.