- The Holy Eucharist is offered Sunday mornings at 8, 9, & 11 a.m.
- The Office of Compline is chanted every Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
- Choral Evensong is offered at 4:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month, October through June only.
- A Contemplative Eucharist is offered in Thomsen Chapel Sundays at 7 p.m., mid-September through June only.
- Daily Morning Prayer is offered by St Paul's Seattle Monday–Friday at 8:30 a.m., online via Zoom only.
- Daily Evening Prayer is offered Monday–Friday at 6 p.m., online via Zoom only.
- Thursday Morning: At 7 a.m. on on the first, third, and fifth Thursdays of the month only, a service of Holy Eucharist is offered in person in Thomsen Chapel. A community breakfast follows. On the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, an online-only prayer service is offered at 7 a.m. instead.
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
NOTE: The Sunday evening Contemplative Eucharist will be suspended for the summer season, beginning June 11, 2023. It will resume as a weekly offering on Ministry Fair/Homecoming Sunday, September 10, 2023.
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, October–June, 4:30 p.m.
NOTE: Evensong is suspended in July, August, and September. It will resume on October 1, 2023.
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 in the cathedral nave. It is always livestreamed. Be aware that incense is always used at this service (see A Note on the Use of Incense below). Visit the Evensong page to learn more and to watch video of recent services.
Every Sunday since 1956, 9:30 p.m. in the cathedral nave
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. More information can be found at complinechoir.org.
MONDAY–FRIDAY, 8:30 A.M., online only via Zoom
Daily Morning Prayer is offered by St. Paul's, Seattle, weekdays at 8:30 a.m. Members of the cathedral community are encouraged to participate. Learn more here. Join Morning Prayer using this Zoom link.
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. Join Evening Prayer using this Zoom link.
Evening Prayer 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. Morning Prayer may also be cancelled occasionally—check St. Paul's website for information.
Please email Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer with any questions.
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.
MOST TUESDAYS, 7–8 P.M., in the cathedral nave
NOTE: Centering Prayer is suspended for the summer beginning June 2023. It will resume on September 19, 2023.,at which point it 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.
Contemplative Prayers is cancelled on Tuesdays when Taizé is offered (see above for dates), and occasionally due to other conflicts. Please check the cathedral calendar.
Email Phil with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAYER IN THE STYLE OF TAIZÉ
An evening prayer service with music in the style of Taizé is offered seasonally at 7 p.m. on a Tuesday evening in the cathedral nave. Learn more here. 2023 Taizé liturgies will occur on:
- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023
- TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2024, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2024, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2024, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2024, 7 P.M.
- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2024, 7 P.M.
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.