Sunday, January 1, 2023:
The Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
8 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist
in person in Thomsen Chapel

9 a.m. • The Holy Eucharist
in person in the cathedral nave

11 a.m.The Holy Eucharist
in person and livestreamed

(Note: The Newcomers' Coffee, which would normally be offered on the first Sunday of the month, will this month be offered on January 8 instead.)

4:30 p.m.  • Choral Evensong
in person and livestreamed

7 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist
in person in Thomsen Chapel

9:30 p.m. • Compline
in person and livestreamed
Cover photo of the 2018 New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk by Kevin Johnson.

New details about this annual tradition

Explore contemplative practices in the Palisades

A hands-on workshop

Original works by James Falzone, written especially for the cathedral nave.

A concert from our neighbors the Nordic Chamber Music Series
Find the Christmastide Schedule of liturgies and other events here.
2022 New Year’s Eve Labyrinth Walk and Midnight Eucharist

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 6 P.M. to 12 A.M., cathedral nave

Midnight Eucharist at the center of the labyrinth, observing the Feast of the Holy Name

As the old year passes and a new one begins, take time in the quiet, candle-lit space of the cathedral nave to pause, look inward, and experience a large indoor labyrinth laid out in the nave. Invitations to other contemplative practices will be offered, and musical accompaniment will be provided by guest musicians throughout the evening. Drop by any time between 6 p.m. and midnight; stay for a few minutes or a few hours.

This year, activities especially appropriate for younger children will also be available. Tea and cookies will be served. At this time masks are recommended inside the cathedral building. However, masks will be required while walking the labyrinth itself, due to the unavoidable close proximity to others that can occur while walking the path.

All are welcome. Suggested donation: $5 or $15/family.

At the stroke of midnight, a special, intimate service of Holy Eucharist is offered in the center of the labyrinth, observing the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus—a beautiful way to begin 2023. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty will preside.

2022 Musician line-up:

  • 6–7 p.m. • More Luck To Us, family folk group
  • 7–8 p.m. • Mel Butler (Saint Mark’s Canon Musician Emeritus), organ and violin, with David Ritt (Seattle Symphony), trombone
  • 8–9 p.m. • Seastar (Fay Wiedenhoeft & Ron Allen), Celtic-inspired heart music.
  • 9–10 p.m. • Deborah Brown, psaltery
  • 10–11 p.m. • Lynne Markova, solo vocals
Sighs too Deep for Words with James Falzone

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023, 7:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave (ticketed livestream also available)

Join acclaimed clarinetist, penny whistle player, composer and improvisor (and Saint Mark’s parishioner) James Falzone for a night of original music composed specifically for the distinct acoustical environment of Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Joining James will be vocalist and sound artist Johnaye Kendrick; pianist, vocalist, and sound artist Kaley Lane Eaton; and Palestinian/American oud player and vocalist Ronnie Malley. Tickets: $20–25. Reserve tickets here.

More information and tickets for all upcoming Music Series concerts are now available here.
20s/30s Cooking Circle 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 6:30-9 P.M., Bloedel Hall. Registration required.

Prepare and share a meal together. The menu will have a Lebanese theme and we’ll learn several cooking techniques from trained chefs Luke Abdow, Marc Aubertin, and Deborah Person. Questions? Email Luke:

Fee: $15, includes resources and food. Financial assistance available if needed. Registration information to come. Register to participate here. Capacity will be limited to 12 attendees. 
Young Adult Contemplative Retreat from the Diocese of Olympia 

FEBRUARY 10–12, 2023

Get away from it all and experience a weekend of peace, prayer, and self-care with young adults from across the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. This casual retreat, held at the waterfront Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, just south of Seattle, is designed for adults in their 20s and 30s who are seeking to experience an array of contemplative practices from a Taizé service to lectio divina to centering prayer. Interested? E-mail to get onto the notification list.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Celebrate the Feast of the Holy Name of God's Incarnate Son by raising your voice in prayer and praise at sundown on the Eighth day of Christmas and the First day of 2023. In addition to the hymns sung by all, Saint Mark's Evensong Choir will offer a sturdy, extroverted setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in the key of C by Charles Villiers Stanford; and Herbert Howells' magical carol, Here is the little door.
MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 6 P.M., cathedral nave. Cathedral Yoga follows immediately at 6:30

Cathedral Yoga will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 2. Class will be led by Luna Miller. Before class, starting at 6 p.m. John Stuntebeck will offer 30 minutes of drone-based improvisations on the Mighty Flentrop. Learn more and hear a brief excerpt here.

Arrive at any time between 6 and 6:30, but note that the nave will not be open until just before 6 p.m. You are welcome to stay for the organ prelude without attending the yoga class.
January's Climate Conversation: 
Advocacy for Systemic Change

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 5:30 P.M., online via Zoom

When first announced, the Creation Care Ministry's Climate Conversations series was planned to conclude after December 2022. However, the response has been so positive, and the conversations so productive, that the offering will continue into 2023.

The topic of the presentation on Tuesday, January 3, will be Advocacy for Systemic Change. Join in a discussion on the many ways to make your voice heard for the care of creation, with co-presenters Richard Hartung and Kathy Minsch. Register here for the Zoom link (same link each month). Check out material and video from the entire Climate Conversations series here.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 6–8 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

The Pageant of the Nativity will now be offered on the Feast of the Epiphany, Friday, January 6, 2023, when the 12 Days of Christmas have just concluded and we celebrate the arrival of the Magi to Bethlehem. How fitting for our Magi Procession—always a boisterous highlight—to take place that evening! All the highly-anticipated elements of the Pageant—Scripture and spectacle, exquisite singing and spectacular brass—will be offered as planned. (This will now take the place of the previously-announced Epiphany event on that evening.)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 12:30–2 P.M., Room 210 and online via Zoom

Indigenous Theology and the Western Worldview: A Decolonized Approach to Christian Doctrine (2022) by Randy Woodley, is the book Saint Mark’s Book Group has chosen for its January discussion. Its title may sound formidable but Woodley's writing is accessible and conversational style. The author argues that Indigenous worldviews are closer to Jesus' teachings than the Western/European version. Learn more here. Questions, contact: Pearl McElheran. To get the Zoom link, contact Deborah Brown.
OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2023, 7–8 P.M., online via Zoom only

SMALL GROUPS MEET: ONCE A WEEK STARTING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 8, CONCLUDING FEBRUARY 19. Groups will meet online via Zoom OR in person. Register for a small group here.

The Radix Project is an opportunity to gather in small groups, share their stories, reflect on Holy Scripture and sacred art, and pray for one another with intention. This January, the theme for Radix 9 is Hope in Hard Times. See the full description and more details here.

The Plenary Presentation with Dean Thomason and the Radix Project team will be Sunday, January 8, 7 p.m., via Zoom only (all are welcome, whether in a small group or not). Join the plenary using this Zoom link.

Groups will meet weekly for six weeks beginning the week of January 8. When you register, you can choose a group that will meet on Zoom or in person. Deadline to register for a small group: Wednesday, January 4. Learn more about Radix groups and see video and materials from previous iterations here. Questions? Email
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 7:30–9 P.M., Leffler House

Note updated time!

How does our anticipation for the birth of Christ reflect the seismic significance of the incarnation? In this two-part series, we’ll explore the Advent and Christmas season in the context of the apocalypse and how this may change our preparation with Rev. Linzi Stahlecker and Fraser Reach. The time of this discussion has been moved later, but it will now be finished in time for the option to attend Compline together.

Dessert and warm beverages provided. Even if you didn't attend the first part of the discussion, you are more than welcome to join session 2 on January 8! Questions? Email:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2023, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family).

Cathedral Commons resumes in 2023 with this important conversation led by author, pastor, community builder Killian Noe. Most of us suffer from mistaken identity. We identify as the trauma we have endured or the behaviors that emerge from that trauma. The spiritual journey is the life- long journey of reclaiming our truest identity, which is Love. We will reflect on the many ways we numb our pain instead of staying present to and being transformed by our pain and we will celebrate the hope/joy of living from Love. Killian Noe is the Founder of the Recovery Café Network, and is the author of Finding Our Way Home and Descent Into Love. Read more about Killian here.

Program is free; register here for Zoom link; no need to register for in-person attendance.

20s/30s TGIF Coffee Break

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023, 7:30 A.M., at Saint Bread, 1421 NE Boat Street, Seattle

Start the day with fellowship and reflection at Saint Bread, a bakery and community space on the Portage Bay waterfront near UW in Seattle. Dress warm—we'll sit outside on a heated patio. Questions? Email: 

We shall overcome! Join Saint Mark’s parishioners at the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr March in Seattle on Monday, January 16, 2023. This year will mark the 40th year of the event honoring Dr. King's legacy. Stay tuned for more information about time and place soon. Find more information here.

Contact Eliacín at if you are interested in this event.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023, 9:30 A.M.–3:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom; registration required for either option

(Note change in time from original announcement.)

A pilgrimage is a spiritually transformative journey to a sacred place. Using photography, brief film clips on pilgrimage, contemplative music and other media, participants will explore this sacred work together. Please bring a journal, pen or pencil, and a favorite spiritual poem or passage pertinent to an upcoming journey. Learn more here.

Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, story consultant and editor, travel leader and inspirational speaker on myth in the modern world. He will also offer a "Friends Talking" Forum with Dean Thomason between morning services on Sunday, January 22. Learn more about the author here.

Fee $65, includes light lunch Saturday and snacks (scholarships available). Pre-registration required for in-person or online participation—find the registration form here.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 7:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

The next service of Prayer in the Style of Taizé will be offered on Tuesday, January 31, at 7 p.m. in the cathedral nave and livestreamed. This service will have elements observing the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas). Learn more here.
New Livestream Links

For the last year and a half, the regular Sunday morning and Compline livestreams have streamed to the same Vimeo URL each week. Those links will be updated for 2023. If you watch liturgies on the cathedral website, or on YouTube or Facebook, you should not notice any change. But if you have bookmarked the Vimeo links, those bookmarks will need to be updated. The new links can be found on the livestream page.
Ministry Leaders: Please Submit Your 2022 Annual Ministry Report

Ministry leaders, you should have recently received an email soliciting your ministry's written report of its activities in 2022, to be published in the cathedral's Annual Report. You are also invited at this time to revise and update the description of your ministry used on the cathedral's website and publicity. This year, submissions will be accepted via web form, rather than emailed directly. (A link to the form will be found in the email.) The deadline for submissions will be January 6. Thank you for your contribution to telling the story of all the exciting work happening in the place. Contact Greg Bloch with questions:
Masks Now Recommended (Not Required) in the Cathedral Buildings

Dean Thomason recently sent a message to the community about the high and increasing infection rates of COVID-19, influenza, and RSV in King County at this time. In response to the official advice from King County Public Health, wearing masks is now recommended but not required inside the cathedral buildings. In addition, the Dean reminds everyone to stay home if you feel ill, get your flu vaccine and COVID booster, and consider masking while at public events including holiday parties. Please read the Dean's full announcement regarding the current situation here.
Saint Mark's Medical Equipment Lending Library

Medical equipment is available for check-out from Saint Mark’s Medical Equipment Closet. We have canes, crutches, shower chair, shower stool, walkers (two and four wheel models), wheelchairs, and more. We welcome clean donations in good working order. For check-out or donation information. please contact Nancy Cleminshaw:
A Norwegian Epiphany from The Seattle Nordic Chamber Music Series

SUNDAY, JAUNARY 8, 2 P.M., at Ballard First Lutheran Church. Tickets: $30 (General Admission)/$10 (Student/Child)

Celebrate Epiphany enveloped by the festive sounds of trumpet, lur, soprano, organ, and piano and surrounded by holiday decorations. The Nordic Chamber Music 2023 series opens the season, like the arrival of the travelling Magi, exploring the supernatural and divinity of music filled with unlimited possibilities for the future. Joan Paddock and Debra Huddleston will fill the sanctuary with brilliant sounds with trumpet, a traditional Norwegian lur, piano, and organ and will be joined for part of the program by Nordic song and chamber music specialist and soprano (and Saint Mark's Concert Series Coordinator!), Laura Loge. More information and tickets may be found here.
Ways to Connect Virtually 

Recently the vestry has been discussing ways to engage in ministry at Saint Mark’s even when you can’t make it to campus. Click here to learn more.

A funeral for Hyde Tennis will be offered
TODAY, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2 P.M., in the cathedral nave

A funeral for Paul Balmforth will be offered
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2 P.M., in the cathedral nave

A funeral for Therese Day will be offered
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 10 A.M., in the cathedral nave

A funeral for Kit Herrod will be offered
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1:30 P.M., in Thomsen Chapel

A funeral for Roy Hughes will be offered
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 12 P.M., in the cathedral nave
Sunday, January 1, 2023:
The Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Download the service leaflets in advance here.
Join the 11 a.m. service via livestream here.

Read the Scriptures appointed for this Sunday here.

Numbers 6:22–27
Psalm 8
Philippians 2:5–11
Luke 2:15–21
Thomsen Chapel; in-person only
Presider & Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Angels, from the realms of glory [Hymn #93]
To the Name of our salvation [Hymn #248]
Dieterich Buxtehude, In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197
J.S. Bach, In dulci jubilo, BWV 608
J.S. Bach, In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
in-person only
Presider:  The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Good Christian friends, rejoice [Hymn #107]
Angels we have heard [Hymn #96]
Angels, from the realms of glory [Hymn #93]
In the bleak midwinter [Hymn #112]
To the Name of our salvation [Hymn #248]
Rebekah Gilmore, soprano
Benjamin Britten, A New Year Carol (Levy-Dew), from Friday Afternoons, Op. 7, No. 5
Max Reger, Mariä Wiegenlied [Mary’s Cradle Song]
Dieterich Buxtehude, In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197
J.S. Bach, In dulci jubilo, BWV 608
J.S. Bach, In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
in-person & livestreamed
Presider:  The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Good Christian friends, rejoice [Hymn #107]
Angels we have heard [Hymn #96]
Angels, from the realms of glory [Hymn #93]
In the bleak midwinter [Hymn #112]
To the Name of our salvation [Hymn #248]
Rebekah Gilmore, soprano
Benjamin Britten, A New Year Carol (Levy-Dew), from Friday Afternoons, Op. 7, No. 5
Max Reger, Mariä Wiegenlied [Mary’s Cradle Song]
Dieterich Buxtehude, In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197
J.S. Bach, In dulci jubilo, BWV 608
J.S. Bach, In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
Officiant: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker

Musician: Page Smith
A beloved Seattle tradition since 1956. Broadcast live on KING 98.1 FM, and; livestreamed on and Facebook and YouTube; and available as a podcast. Learn more here.

arr. Gregory Bloch, Ring out, wild bells
Peter R. Hallock, Nunc dimittis ("Marilyn" setting)
Bob Chilcott, The Shepherd’s Carol
Liturgy and repertoire information subject to change.
THE FIRST* SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, immediately following the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the back of the nave.

*NOTE: The January newcomers' coffee will be offered on January 8 rather than January 1.

On the first* Sunday of each month, a special coffee hour is offered especially for newcomers, guests, or anyone who has questions about the cathedral community and liturgies. Gather in the back of the nave immediately following the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Email if you cannot attend in person, or with any other questions. Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested!

Children's Chapel has returned in its familiar form during the 9 a.m. Sunday service. All children are invited to join the Gospel procession and gather around the Deacon as the Gospel is proclaimed. Then children pre-school through 2nd grade will process to Thomsen Chapel for storytelling, singing, and prayer. Parents are welcome to join their children. They return to their families in the nave at the Peace. If you have any questions or would like to help out, please contact Canon Wendy Claire Barrie at:
Each week, those for whom the community has been asked to pray are published each Friday afternoon in the Cathedral Prayer List, found as a PDF at

On that same page, find information about joining the cathedral's Prayer Chain, to receive emails about individual prayer requests as they are submitted.

The prayer list is now also available in printed form in the back of the nave.
Weekday Prayer Services

Daily Evening Prayer meets in person at 6 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel on Wednesday only, and is offered online via zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday.

Morning Prayer is offered on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m., via Zoom. This offering has been discontinued as of January 2023.

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. On the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, an online-only prayer service is offered via Zoom at 7 a.m. instead.
Saint Mark’s Cathedral acknowledges that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life all the Coast Salish tribes. [Learn more]
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