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Advent and Christmas

This page was last updated on December 23, 2014.

Advent at Saint Mark's Cathedral

We invite you to join us for events and activites offered at the Cathedral during the season of Advent and Christmas (and at all times of the year). Sunday service times remain the same throughout the month.

For Christmas Eve, click here.

You might want to bookmark this page so you can check back regularly. This page will be updated as events are scheduled and information becomes available. For a full schedule of Cathedral activities please see the online calendar.

Christmas Memorial and Thanksgiving Gifts

Help underwrite the beautiful flowers and music of the season by making a special contribution in honor or memory of someone. Names submitted by Dec. 17 will be included in the service bulletins for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Make your gift online here.

Or you can write a check payable to Saint Mark’s Cathedral and note on the memo line "for Christmas Memorials/Thanksgivings". Place a list of the names (as you would like them to appear in the bulletin) together with the check in the offering plate or return by USPS to:

Attn. Christmas Memorials
Saint Mark’s Cathedral
1245 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Opportunities for Prayer and Contemplation

Throughout advent, we continue to offer our regular services throughout the week including weekday times for prayer and contemplation.


Christmas Eve
The Feast of the Nativity of our Lord

Wednesday, December 24
Cathedral Nave

4 p.m. Holy Eucharist
Families with children especially welcome.
Featured music by The Boys and Girls Choir

7 p.m. Festive Gathering Music and Carols
7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
The Very Rev. Steve Thomason, Dean and Rector, preaching. The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, presiding. Featured music by the Youth Ensemble and Gallery choir

10:15 p.m. Festive Gathering Music and Carols
11 p.m. Holy Eucharist
The Very Rev. Steve Thomason, Dean and Rector, preaching. The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, presiding. Featured music by the Cathedral Choir


Christmas Day

Thursday, December 25,

10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Carols
Cathedral Nave

The Rev. Canon Dr. Nancee Martin, Associate to the Rector, will preach and preside. Choral music by the Saint Mark's Singers.


Celebrating the Feast of St. Stephen

Friday, December 26, 7 pm
Thomsen Chapel


Celebrating the Feast of St. John the Evangelist

Saturday, December 27, 12 noon
Cathedral Eucharist


Neighborhood Carol Sing

Saturday, December 27, 4 - 6 p.m.
Cathedral Nave

We invite our friends and neighbors to join us for our annual informal Christmas Carol sing with Mel Butler at the piano and Flentrop organ. Please, join us at any time and stay as long as you can!


Service of Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist

Sunday, December 28

8 am Thomsen Chapel

9 am Cathedral Nave with the Saint Mark's Singers

11 am Cathedral Nave with the Saint Mark's Women's Choir


New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk with Midnight Eucharist

Wednesday, December 31, 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Cathedral Nave

Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve labyrinth walk. Spend the evening in quiet meditation, dwelling in that space between what is past an what is to come. Suggested donation of $5/person or $15/family accepted at the door.

Feast of the Holy Name: Midnight Eucharist At conclusion of Labyrinth walk, as the new year begins, we will ring bells and celebrate Eucharist.


Choral Evensong and Burning of the Greens

Sunday, January 4, 5 p.m.
Cathedral Nave

Choral Evensong with music by the Peregrine Medieval Vocal Ensemble, followed by a community celebration and bonfire.


Feast of the Epiphany

Tuesday, January 6, 7 p.m.
Thomsen Chapel


Cathedral and Office Hours during the Holidays

Cathedral Nave

Wednesday, December 24, 8 am - 12 midnight

Thursday, December 25, 9 am - 11 am

Friday, December 26 - Saturday, December 27, 8 am - 7 pm

Sunday, December 28, 8 am - 10:30 pm

Monday, December 29, 8 am - 7 pm

Tuesday, December 30, 8 am - 7 pm

Wednesday, December 31, 7 am - 12 midnight for the Labyrinth walk and Midnight Eucharist.

Thursday, January 1, tbd

Friday, January 2, 8 am - 7 pm (normal schedule resumes)

Office Hours

Wednesday, December 24, 9 am - 4 pm

Thursday, December 25, Offices Closed

Friday, December 26, Offices Closed

Monday, December 30, 9 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, December 31, 9 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, December 31, 9 am - 1 pm

Thursday, January 1, Offices Closed

Friday, January 2, Offices Closed

Monday, January 5, 9 am - 4:30 pm (normal schedule resumes)

Saint Mark's Cathedral
1245 Tenth Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
206.323.0300