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

Oct 28

Morning Prayers: Jonathan Walton

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Jonathan Walton, Pusey Minister and Plummer Professor for Christian Moral, The Memorial Church

Oct 29

Morning Prayers: Xiao-Li Meng

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Xiao-Li Meng, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics, Harvard University

Oct 30

Morning Prayers: Michael Smith

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Michael Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Oct 31

Morning Prayers: Tamara Rogers

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Tamara Rogers, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development, Harvard University

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