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

Apr 19

The Third Sunday of Easter

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: Giving Us a Hand
Text: “...and when he had said this, he showed him his hands and his feet.” Luke 24:40

Anthems: Ireland — Greater Love; Harris — Faire Is the Heaven 

Listen Live on WHRB, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

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Apr 26

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

11:00am to 1:20pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Daisy MachadoPreacher:  The Reverend Dr. Daisy Machado, Professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

Sermon: TBA

Anthems: Clausen — Set Me As a Seal; Hogan — We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace

Listen Live on WHRB, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

May 03

ARTS FIRST, Holy Communion, The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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: TBA

Anthems: Cooman — Missa Brevis (“Trottier”); Hampton — A Repeating Alleluia

Listen Live on WHRB, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

May 10

Mother’s Day, The Sixth Sunday of Easter

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Lucy Forster-SmithPreacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith, Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

Sermon: TBA

Anthem: Britten — Rejoice in the Lamb

Listen Live on WHRB, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

May 17

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

M. William HowardPreacher: The Reverend Dr. M. William Howard, Jr., Bethany Baptist Church, Newark, NJ

Sermon: TBA

Anthems: Viadana — Exsultate Justi; Palestrina — Exsultate Deo

Listen Live on WHRB, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

May 24

Senior Sunday, The Day of Pentecost Whitsunday

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: TBA

Anthems: Music Honoring the Class of 2015

Listen Live on WHRB, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.