This Sunday at Saint Mark's: The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Join us this Sunday, March 26 for our worship of God:

8 a.m. – Low Mass

A spoken service in traditional language in the Lady Chapel, with sermon by Mother Nora Johnson

9 a.m. – Family Mass

A contemporary-language service in the Nave, with the Choir of Boys & Girls, congregational hymns, and sermon by Mother Erika Takacs

10 a.m. – Christian Education for All Ages

Adult Forum: Scriptures of the Easter Vigil - Israel’s deliverance at the Red Sea. We’ll be looking at the Bood of Exodus, chapters 1–15, with a special focus on on chapters 1, 2, and 14:10–15:1. The crossing over of Israel out of bondage in Egypt is one of the central motifs in the Christian Scriptures.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us in the Library for Schola. Each week students sing together, play musical games, learn a bit of music theory, listen to Bible stories, and spend time in prayer. 

Pre-Schola is formation for our youngest disciples, aged 0-36 months. Join us at 10:15 a.m. in the Choir Room (upstairs, next to the Library) for 15 minutes of musical play and storytelling. Pre-Schola parents and children are then welcome to join Schola for a time of prayer at 10:30 a.m. 

11 a.m. – Choral High Mass

A contemporary-language service at the High Altar, with chant and incense, music by the Parish Choir, congregational hymns, and sermon by Father Sean Mullen

Coffee and refreshments in the Parish Hall follow the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses.

Posted on February 2, 2017 .

Coming Up at Saint Mark's...

Fridays in Lent, March 3 through April 7: Evening Prayer and Stations of the Cross, 5:30 p.m.

It has long been our custom to walk and pray the Stations of the Cross in Lent, which will follow Evening Prayer every Friday in Lent. This year, the meditations for the Stations will employ poems written by the girls of the Our Little Roses orphanage in Honduras, compiled by Fr. Spencer Reece. Fr. Reece will join us on Friday, April 7 for prayer and a screening of the film Voices Beyond the Wall: Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World, a documentary about his experience teaching the girls of the orphanage to write poetry.

Tuesday, March 21: Choral Evensong with the Choirs of National Cathedral School and Saint Albans School, 5:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Mr. Brandon Straub, members of the Chorale and Madrigal Singers from National Cathedral School and Saint Albans School will sing Choral Evensong at Saint Mark’s as the final stop on their spring tour. The full 160-voice coed Chorale comprises boys and girls from the coordinate music program of the independent Episcopal schools for girls and boys at Washington National Cathedral. Evensong repertoire will include works by Stephen Paulus, C.V. Stanford, and Charles Wood.

Saturday, March 25: Choral High Mass of the Annunciation, 11 a.m.

Join us for our parish celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation, with a time of fellowship following. Mother Nora Johnson celebrates and preaches, with music by the Parish Choir.

Sunday, March 26: Garden Work Day, 1 p.m.

Rescheduled from March 18. The first garden work day of the season is coming up! Join us for a few hours as we prepare our urban oasis for the arrival of spring - we’ll provide the tools and the gloves. For more information, contact Addie Peyronnin.


Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday, April 9

Low Mass, 8 a.m.

The Liturgy of the Palms and Family Mass, 9 a.m.

The Liturgy of the Palms and Choral High Mass with Chanting of the Passion, 11 a.m.

Fr. Spencer Reece, guest preacher at 11 a.m.

Wednesday in Holy Week, April 12

The Office of Tenebrae, 7 p.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 13

Choral High Mass with Foot-washing and Stripping of the Altars, 7 p.m.

Good Friday, April 14

Solemn Liturgies of the Day, 12 noon

Easter Eve, April 15

The Great Vigil and First Mass of Easter, 8 p.m.

Easter Day, April 16

Low Mass, 8 a.m.

Family Mass, 9 a.m.

Solemn High Mass, 11 a.m.

Posted on February 2, 2017 .

The Lion's Mark: February 2017

In this issue, reflections from Fr. Sean Mullen, music updates Robert McCormick and Clara Gerdes, and a look ahead to Lent, plus upcoming events and more. Click here to read!

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Posted on February 1, 2017 .