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 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

Nov 03

Morning Prayers: Sarah E. Thomas

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Sarah E. Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library, Harvard University

Nov 05

Morning Prayers: Tara Benedict

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Tara Benedict, Senior Program Director, Office of the University Marshal, Harvard University

Nov 06

Morning Prayers: Claudia Highbaugh

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Claudia Highbaugh, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, Connecticut College

Nov 07

Morning Prayers: Francis Clooney

8:45am to 9:00am

Location: 

Appleton Chapel

Speaker: Francis Clooney, Parkman Professor of Divinity and Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School; Affiliated Minister, The Memorial Church

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