The Christmas Season
Join us at St. Mark's to celebrate the season of the Incarnation and Nativity of Our Lord.
This is an unusual year because the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve fall on the same day.
- The First Three Sundays of Advent (Dec. 3, 10, and 17)—Holy Eucharist at 9:30 am. This season's liturgies help prepare us for Jesus' birth in our lives and for Jesus' return at the end of the age.
- Blue Christmas—Wednesday, December 20, 7 pm. This non-traditional "Longest night" observance offers space for remembrance and hope for those who may be hurting this season—or for those who simply like a quieter, more reflective celebration of the holiday
- The Fourth Sunday of Advent—December 24, 9:30 am. A contemplative, acapella sung Eucharist.
- Christmas Eve, 5 pm—Christ Mass with children in mind, including a simple enactment of the Christmas Gospel by the children
- Christmas Eve, 10:30 pm—Carol sing
- Christmas Eve, 11 pm—Festal Christ Mass with choir and special music
- Christmas Day, 11 am—Quiet Christ Mass with focus on the mystery of the Incarnation rather than solely on the events in Bethlehem