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

Sep 22

Morning Prayers: David Hempton

8:45am to 9:45am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: David Hempton, Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School

Sep 23

Morning Prayers: Huntington D. Lambert

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Huntington D. Lambert, Dean, Continuing Education and University Extension, Harvard University

Sep 24

Morning Prayers: Kevin J. Madigan

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Kevin J. Madigan, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Harvard Divinity School

Sep 26

Timothy P. McCarthy

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Timothy P. McCarthy, Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy; Program Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Sep 29

Morning Prayers: Anya Bernstein Bassett

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Anya Bernstein Bassett, Director of Undergraduate Studies,
Senior Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard College

Sep 30

Morning Prayers: Steven Pinker

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

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