Worship is at the center of everything we do at Saint Mark's, where we engage God, ourselves, others and all creation as we sing our praises and find spiritual nourishment to be the Body of Christ in the world. We offer diverse worship services that engage people through liturgy, spoken word, and music.

 

Schedule of Services for Holy Week and Easter may be found here.

Sunday Services

The Holy Eucharist

8 A.M. IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
Liturgy with sermon and hymns

9 A.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE

Liturgy with sermon, hymns, and music by Saint Mark's Singers* or Cathedral Choir School*. Children's Chapel occurs during the 9 a.m. service.** Childcare available.

11 A.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE
Liturgy and music reflecting the breadth and depth of the Episcopal tradition, with sermon, hymns and the Cathedral Choir.* Childcare available.

7 P.M. IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
A contemplative Eucharist. There are times of silence for reflection, simple meditative music and lots of candlelight. For those who yearn for that place of quiet we hope you will find a home at this service.

*Please note that the Cathedral Choir, Choir School, and Saint Mark's signers are currently on summer hiatus. Liturgies will feature soloists from the cathedral community as well as guest choirs and ensembles on certain Sundays. Regular choirs will resume September 15, 2019. 

**Children's Chapel is on summer hiatus. It will resume in September.

 

Choral Evensong

4:30 P.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE (First Sundays, October through June)

The service of Evensong hails from the rich choral and liturgical heritage of the Episcopal and Anglican tradition. Sung in late afternoon or early evening as the light of day fades, Evensong offers psalms, hymns, prayers and canticles as a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for the day. The liturgy begins with a full procession of acolytes and incense. Sung by the Evensong Choir, including advanced choristers from the Senior Choristers and Cathedral Schola as well as auditioned adult singers, Choral Evensong is held on the first Sunday of the month, October through May at 4:30 p.m. Exceptions noted on the Music Series page.

 

Cathedral Yoga

6 P.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE

In the sacred space of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, this spiritual practice is designed to improve health, release tension, and deepen spirituality. Read more here.

 

Compline

9:30 P.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE

The all-male Compline Choir leads this meditative choral service. You can listen to the live weekly broadcast on KING-FM, 98.1. For more information, check out the Compline Choir website. Recordings of the Compline service are available at the Cathedral Shop.

Weekday Services

All regularly scheduled weekday services are in Thomsen Chapel, unless campus signage denotes a temporary change.

MONDAY
6:30 p.m.  Evening Prayer
7:15 p.m. Centering Prayer

TUESDAY
6:30 p.m.  Evening Prayer

WEDNESDAY
12:00 p.m. Holy Communion
6:30 p.m.   Evening Prayer

THURSDAY
7:00 a.m.    Holy Communion
6:30 p.m.    Evening Prayer

FRIDAY
6:30 p.m.   Evening Prayer

 


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. For this reason, incense is used at Saint Mark's Cathedral only occasionally, and its use is announced in advance. As much as is possible, the cathedral tries to offer an incense-free alternative. Incense is always used at Choral Evensong, which happens once a month. However, at the Sunday morning Eucharist services, it is only used on major feast days like Pentecost and All Saints, and then only at the 11 a.m. service. The 9 a.m. Sunday morning is almost always incense-free. On Christmas Eve and Easter morning, typically the later service will have incense, while the earlier service will not. There are only a very few special services during the course of the year, such as the Great Vigil of Easter or the "O" Antiphons liturgy in Advent, when it is impossible to offer an incense-free alternative.