Sunday Services

Sunday Services

Sunday Worship Services begin at 11:00 a.m. during Fall & Spring Terms; 10:00 a.m. during the Summer Term.

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. For those outside the Cambridge area, WHRB provides live Internet streaming from its website

Please note that Sunday Worship Services are not broadcast live during the Summer Term. Recordings of the service are typically available the following Monday on our Sunday Services Archive page.

 

Upcoming Sunday Services

Feb 07

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Holy Communion

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Gail O'DayPreacher: The Rev. Dr. Gail R. O’Day, Dean and Professor of New Testament and Preaching, Wake Forest School of Divinity
 
Sermon: It Is Good for Us to Be Here
Text: “They appeared in glory…” Luke 9:31

Anthems: Howells — Communion Service (Collegium Regale); Mawby — Ave verum Corpus

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

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Feb 14

The First Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

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

Anthems: Purcell — Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences; Tallis — Purge Me, O Lord

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

Feb 28

Junior Parents Weekend, The Third Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Associate Professor of African American Religion and Director of the Black Church Studies Department, Princeton Theological Seminary

Anthem: Finzi — Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice

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

Mar 06

The Fourth Sunday in Lent, Holy Communion

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. M. Craig Barnes, President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary

Anthems: Lassus — Missa Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera; Byrd — Ave verum Corpus.

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

Mar 13

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Preacher: Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., President, Morehouse College.

Mar 20

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

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

Mar 27

Easter Sunday

8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Jonathan L. WaltonThere will be two services for Easter Sunday — 8 a.m. & 11 a.m.

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

Anthems: Mozart — Missa Brevis in C, KV 220 (“Spatzen-Messe”; Cooman — Easter Day

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

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