Advent and Christmas
This page was last updated on December 26, 2012.
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.
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
Episcopal Church Young Adult Ministries is offering Advent Meditation Blogs at:
Youth ministries Office is offering the d365 daily devotional, for Advent through the Feast of the Epiphany in January. Named Following the Star, the devotions are presented through an ecumenical partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Presbyterian Church USA. Available at www.d365.org
From the Episcopal Church Office of Communications and the Society of Saint John the Evangelist enjoy a new beautiful image, an Advent word and a meditation for each day of Advent. (Starts December 2nd, 2012.)
Saturday, December 29, 4 - 6 p.m.
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!
Sunday, December 30
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
Liturgy in the Round
On Sunday, December 30 at the 9:00 and 11:00 services , we will be adapting our seating into a circle as a one time experiment. Why sit in a circle? When we sit in a circle we can see each other. The dynamic of our interactions changes dramatically. Instead of staring at the back of people’s heads, we see each other’s faces. The ministers of the liturgy who normally sit on the platform are more clearly members of the assembly, called forth to do specific ministry at particular moments. We have a better sense of being one body and of our involvement in worship, i.e. we are active participants, rather than observers. It helps us remember we are gathering around our central symbols.
More information about today’s trial use of chairs and information about offering feedback can be found here.
Monday, December 31, 6 p.m. - 12 midnight
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.
Monday, December 24, 7 am - 12 midnight
Tuesday, December 25, 9 am - 11 am
Wednesday, December 26 - Saturday, December 29, 7 am - 7 pm
Sunday, December 30, 7 am - 10:30 pm
Monday, December 31, 7 am - 12 midnight for the Labyrinth walk.
Tuesday, January 1, tbd
Wednesday, January 2, 8 am - 7 pm (normal schedule resumes)
Monday, December 24, 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, December 25, Offices Closed
Wednesday-Friday, December 26-28, 9 am - 4:30 pm
Monday, December 31, 9 am - 12noon
Tuesday, January 1, Offices Closed
Wednesday, January 2, 9 am - 4:30 pm (normal schedule resumes)