Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers Service

A daily service of Morning Prayers has been kept at Harvard since its founding in 1636. Held Monday through Saturday during term in Appleton Chapel, the service consists of music, prayer, and a brief address given by a member or friend of the University. This service, open to all, is designed to enable students and faculty to attend nine o'clock classes.

Music at Morning Prayers is provided by the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, who sing a wide selection of anthems and psalms in a variety of styles. On Saturdays, the music is provided by soloists, small ensembles, or instrumentalists.

Following each service on Wednesday, free coffee and snacks will be available at MemCafé from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. on The Porch, the steps of the Memorial Church across from Widener Library. All are welcome!

Upcoming Morning Prayers

2016 Aug 31

Morning Prayers: Drew Gilpin Faust

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Speaker: Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University; Lincoln Professor of History, FAS. Please note the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations. View Harvard map.

2016 Sep 01

Morning Prayers: Jonathan L. Walton

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Speaker: Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church. Please note the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations. View Harvard map.

2016 Sep 02

Morning Prayers: Lucy A. Forster-Smith

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Speaker: Lucy A. Forster-Smith, Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church. Please note the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations. View Harvard map.

2016 Sep 06

Morning Prayers: Alanna C. Sullivan

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Alanna C. Sullivan, Ministry Fellow, the Memorial Church. Please note the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations. View Harvard map.

2016 Sep 08

Morning Prayers: Patrick Jackson

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Patrick Jackson, Seminarian, The Memorial Church. Please note the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations. View Harvard map.

2016 Sep 09

Morning Prayers: Rakesh Khurana

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College. Please note the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations. View Harvard map.

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