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Advent and Christmas

This page was last updated on December 27, 2013.

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. 16 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.

Neighborhood Carol Sing

Saturday, December 28, 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 29

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

7 pm Thomsen Chapel

New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk with Midnight Eucharist

Tuesday, 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.

Young Adult Christmas Party

Saturday, Jan. 4, 6 p.m.
Caleb & Dani Richmond's house, Richmond Beach (Shoreline)

Come curl up by the fire in front of our Christmas tree and join the party. Since it is hard to find a free date in December, this year we are trying something new. We're going to have our party during actual Christmastide, better known as the 12 days of Christmas.
We'll provide food but you are welcome to bring treats to share. Please RSVP to Caleb at by December 9th so we know how many to prepare for.

Twelfth Night Celebration

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

Celebrate the end of the Christmas season and the arrival of Epiphany! After Choral Evensong and a short recital from the Harvard Glee Club, we will tear down and burn greens from the Cathedral’s Christmas decorations and then sit down to a potluck meal together. Please bring a bough from your family’s tree or wreath to add to the fire, and a pot of soup, salad, or bread to add to the feast. It’s going to be fun, festive and family-friendly. Please join us. Contact: the Rev. Michael Carroccino, or 206.323.0300, x 227.

Cathedral and Office Hours during the Holidays

Cathedral Nave

Monday, December 23, 7 am - 7 pm

Tuesday, December 24, 7 am - 12 midnight

Wednesday December 25, 9 am - 11 am

Thursday, December 26 - Saturday, December 28, 7 am - 7 pm

Sunday, December 29, 7 am - 10:30 pm

Monday, December 30, 7 am - 7 pm

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

Wednesday, January 1, tbd

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

Office Hours

Tuesday, December 24, 9 am - 4 pm

Wednesday, December 25, Offices Closed

-Thursday-Friday, December 26-27, 9 am - 4:30 pm

Monday, December 30, 9 am - 12noon

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

Wednesday, January 1, Offices Closed

Wednesday, January 2, 9 am - 4:30 pm (normal schedule resumes)

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