This Sunday at Saint Mark's... April 27: The Second Sunday of Easter

8 am - Low Mass

Sermon -  Fr. Mullen

9 am - Family Mass

Sermon - Mother Takacs

Music: by the Boys & Girls Choir

10 am - Christian Formation

For Kids - Schola (in the Library)

For Adults - The Birth of Anglicanism: What do lust, greed, and politics have to do with it?  Barry Levis, Emeritus Professor of History. The gestation of Anglicanism took much longer than just the reign of Henry VIII.  While his effort to gain a divorce certainly proved decisive, what becomes the Anglican ethos really took shape over the following century. Through the course of these discussions, we will follow the path—at times tortuous—from the initial break with Rome to the formation of a distinctive Anglican attitude. Part three of a four-part series, continuing May 4.

11 am - Solemn High Mass

Sermon by Mother Johnson


Missa Secunda - Hans Leo Hassler
Set me as a Seal - William Walton
These things did Thomas count as real - Joseph Jackson

Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following the High Mass.

Posted on April 14, 2014 .

The Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist - April 28

7 pm - Solemn High Mass with Confirmation & Reception into the Church

We'll welcome our provisional Bishop, Clifton Daniel, to his first visitation of Saint Mark's.  Bishop Daniel will preach, and will confirm and receive people into the Episcopal Church.  

A Pot-Luck Supper will follow in the Parish Hall.


Communion Service Collegium Regale - Herbert Howells
The Church Floore - Daniel
How Lovely are the Messengers - Felix Mendlessohn
Te Deum in B Flat - Stanford

Posted on April 7, 2014 .

New Events for 20s/30s

20s/30s Simple Supper on Saturday, April 12
The 20s/30s group has started a new tradition here at Saint Mark's. Each month, we'll gather in someone's home for a simple home Eucharist, a delicious meal, and lively conversation. This month, we'll meet for tomato soup and gourmet grilled cheese at Kara and Jeff Cochran's home on April 12 at 6:00 pm. These dinners have involved a lot of our Saint Mark's 20s/30s - they are a great opportunity to get to know each other a little better and to invite some new friends to get to know us. Interested in joining us? Please contact Mother Takacs for directions and to RSVP.

20s/30s Film Night
Join the Saint Mark's 20s/30s for our first film night, Saturday, April 26, beginning at 4:30 pm at Solade and Alicia Thorpe's house in South Philly. We'll be watching "The Gospel According to Saint Matthew" by Pier Paolo Pasolini. See the film, share some food and drink, and discuss your experience of the film.

Posted on March 28, 2014 .

Saving A Treasure - Restoration & Preservation in 2014


Following years of preparation and planning, Saint Mark's is embarking on a project of restoration and historic preservation of the church exterior in 2014.  Funded in part by a grant from the National Park Service and National Trust for Historic Preservation, this project will address pressing needs for the restoration and preservation of the masonry, roofs, and glass of the church exterior.

More details will be posted on the website soon.  Meanwhile for more information, contact Cheryl Barber, Director of Development & Communications, in the Parish Office.

Posted on February 5, 2014 .

Fridays in Lent - A series on Britten's War Requiem

The Pity of War: Suffering and Solace in Britten’s War Requiem

Join Mother Takacs for a five week series on the music, history, and theology of the War Requiem of Benjamin Britten. This masterpiece of 20th century choral literature was composed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1962 after the original cathedral was destroyed during the Blitz in 1940. The work weaves the traditional Requiem texts with poetry by the prominent British war poet, Wilfred Owen, who was killed in action just days before the end of World War I. These texts, combined with Britten's profoundly moving music, makes the War Requiem a powerful commentary on life, death, war, and redemption.

The series will take place following Evening Prayer & Stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent, 6:30 - 7:30 in the Library on the Second Floor of the Parish House.  March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 

Posted on January 6, 2014 .