Sunday Services

Sunday Services

Sunday Worship Services are broadcast live during the Fall and Spring Terms via WHRB 95.3 FM, Harvard's student run radio station. 

WHRB has been broadcasting the Sunday services from The Memorial Church in Harvard Yard during fall and spring terms since the early 1960's. The services are known for engaging sermons given by preachers from Harvard and around the world, and for the high level of music under the direction of Gund Organist and Choirmaster Edward Jones.

Services begin at 11:00 a.m (eastern standard time), with the broadcast starting a few minutes earlier to exhibit some of the organ music that ushers parishioners to their seats. For those outside the Cambridge area, WHRB provides live Internet streaming from its web site

 

Upcoming Sunday Services

Nov 02

The Commemoration of All Saints and All Souls, Holy Communion, The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary


Jonathan L. WaltonPreacher:
 Professor Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church, Harvard University 

Sermon: What Do You See?
Text: “There we saw the Nephilim (the Anakites come from the Nephilim); and to ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.” Numbers 13:33

Anthems: Fauré: Requiem (excerpts)

Nov 16

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Emilie TownesPreacher: The Reverend Dr. Emilie M. Townes, Dean of the Divinity School, Vanderbilt University

Anthems: Brahms: “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” from A German Requiem; Phillips: The Risen Sun

Nov 30

The First Sunday of Advent

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

John Finley IVPreacher: The Reverend John H. Finley IV, Co-Founder and Head of Epiphany School, Dorchester, MA
Note: All money collected in the offering will be donated to Epiphany School

Anthems: Shumway: Schenectady; Ingalls: The Appletree

Dec 07

Holy Communion, The Second Sunday of Advent

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary


Jonathan L. WaltonPreacher:
 Professor Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church, Harvard University 

Anthems: Howells: Communion Service (Collegium Regale); Howells: A Spotless Rose

Dec 14

The Third Sunday of Advent

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Stephanie PaulsellPreacher: The Reverend Dr. Stephanie Paulsell, Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity School; Affiliated Minister in the Memorial Church

Anthems: Pettman: The Angel Gabriel; Goldschmidt: A Tender Shoot

Dec 21

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Preacher: Dr. William O. Paulsell, President, Emeritus, Lexington Theological Seminary 

Anthems: TBD

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