Past Events

  • 2021 Dec 02

    Compline

    9:00pm to 9:30pm

    Location: 

    Appleton Chapel

    Based upon the traditional evening liturgy of scripture, music, prayers, and silence, this ancient, brief service is sung in the candlelit space of Appleton Chapel by members of the Harvard University Choir. All are welcome. After 5 pm please enter Harvard Yard through Johnston Gate, Widener Gate, Thayer Gate, or Solomon Gate (formerly the Lamont Gate). 

    The Memorial Church is following health and safety guidelines for the wellbeing of the Harvard and surrounding communities. Face coverings...

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  • 2021 Dec 02

    Morning Prayers: John Finley IV '92, MDiv '98

    8:30am to 8:45am

    Location: 

    Appleton Chapel

    Speaker:  John Finley IV '92, MDiv '98, Co-founder and Head of School, Epiphany School.

    The Memorial Church is following health and safety guidelines for the wellbeing of the Harvard and surrounding communities. Face coverings continue to be required in all indoor University spaces for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. This is an ever-changing situation, so please review the latest guidelines before attending services or other events on campus.

  • 2021 Dec 01

    Morning Prayers: The Rev. Matthew Ichihashi Potts

    8:30am to 8:45am

    Location: 

    Appleton Chapel

    Speaker:  The Rev. Matthew Ichihashi Potts Ph.D., Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Faculty of Divinity.

    The Memorial Church is following health and safety guidelines for the wellbeing of the Harvard and surrounding communities. Face coverings continue to be required in all indoor University spaces for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. This is an ever-changing situation, so please review the latest guidelines before...

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  • 2021 Nov 30

    Morning Prayers: Kent French MDiv '07

    8:30am to 8:45am

    Location: 

    Appleton Chapel

    Speaker:  Kent French MDiv '07, Senior Pastor, The United Parish in Brookline.

    The Memorial Church is following health and safety guidelines for the wellbeing of the Harvard and surrounding communities. Face coverings continue to be required in all indoor University spaces for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. This is an ever-changing situation, so please review the latest guidelines before attending services or other events on campus.

  • 2021 Nov 29

    Morning Prayers: The Rev. Calvon Jones

    8:30am to 8:45am

    Location: 

    Appleton Chapel

    Speaker:  The Rev. Calvon Jones, Assistant Minister, the Memorial Church.

    The Memorial Church is following health and safety guidelines for the wellbeing of the Harvard and surrounding communities. Face coverings continue to be required in all indoor University spaces for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. This is an ever-changing situation, so please review the latest guidelines before attending services or other events on campus.

  • 2021 Nov 28

    First Sunday of Advent

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    Preacher: The Right Rev. Carol Gallagher, Canon, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Anthems: Plainsong: Drop Down, Ye Heavens; Plainsong: Ad te levavi.

    A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond.

    The Memorial Church is following...

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  • 2021 Nov 28

    Faith & Life Forum

    9:30am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    Buttrick Room, Ground Level

    Speaker: The Right Reverend Carol Gallagher, Canon, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.

    The Faith & Life Forum of the Memorial Church explores matters of faith and public life. Each week we explore themes such as love, justice, suffering and salvation in relation to the world in which we live. We learn from scholars and practitioners of religion, religious intellectuals, writers, activists and artists whose work captures conceptions of the sacred and wrestles with the mysterious dimensions of life. The discussion is accessible in-person at the Memorial Church, or...

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