Construction has begun at Saint Mark’s CATHEDRAl

On April 17, 2017, the cathedral broke ground on a multi-million dollar preservation and renovation project—the exterior walls of the cathedral will be clad in limestone and the windows replaced with new energy-efficient models designed to match the old windows in style and color. Construction will continue through mid-December 2017. The cathedral will remain open throughout construction.

The office of Compline has been impacted slightly. The choir continues to sing from the organ loft due to interior scaffolding in place through mid- to late-November. Initial issues with sound quality affecting our the live broadcast on Classical 98.1 KING-FM have now been addressed, though road noise from I-5 and nearby city streets continues to infiltrate the cathedral, as nine of twelve windows have been removed. New windows will arrive in mid-September and installation will continue for six to seven weeks. Learn more about the project!

The Compline Window given in memory of Dr. Peter R. Hallock

window_smallThere are few features of Saint Mark’s Cathedral as prominent as its windows. Renovations of the cathedral have just begun and the massive windows of the “Holy Box” will be replaced with new, efficient ones while retaining the aesthetic of the present ones.

The cost of replacing the window in the Compline corner is $150,000. As of August 31, 2017, we have raised $137,000 from some 90 donors. If we are able to raise the remaining funds, the window will be named in loving memory of Dr. Peter R. Hallock, who founded the Compline Choir 61 years ago. You can be a part of this dedication by making a one-time or monthly gift to the Living Stones Capital Campaign. Any amount will be gratefully received. Learn more and donate now!

“The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.”

The men of the Compline Choir chant and sing the service to an audience of thousands who attend in person or by live media every Sunday night at 9:30 PM. The Compline Choir invites you to contemplation and reflection.