Lent / Holy Week / Easter

  • 2020 Feb 25

    Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper & Pilgrimage Movie Night

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    The Student Oasis

    The staff of the Memorial Church will host a pancake supper in the Student Oasis starting at 6pm. Join us following the pancake supper at 7pm for Pilgrimage Movie Night. This event is free and all are welcome. 

  • 2020 Feb 26

    Ash Wednesday Service

    12:10pm to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary
    Lent begins with the Liturgy of the Day and the Imposition of Ashes, from 12:10 to 12:30 pm in the sanctuary of the church. All are invited.
  • 2020 Mar 01

    The First Sunday in Lent

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    The Rev. Ian Oliver, Senior Associate Chaplain for Protestant Life & Pastor of the University Church in Yale; Lecturer, Yale Divinity School. Anthem: Messe en cantiques, Guest director: Pedro Memelsdorff, Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

    Listen live on WHRB, Sunday at 11 a.m. A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond.  

  • 2020 Mar 08

    The Second Sunday in Lent

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary


    Professor Stephanie PaulsellPreacher: Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church; Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School. Anthems: Stopford, Drop, Drop, Slow Tears; Walker, God Speaks to Each of Us.

    Listen live on WHRB, Sunday at 11 a.m. A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond.... Read more about The Second Sunday in Lent

  • 2020 Mar 15

    The Third Sunday in Lent

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    Westley ConnPreacher: The Rev. Westley P. Conn, Ministry Fellow, The Memorial Church.

    Listen live on WHRB, Sunday at 11 a.m. A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond.  

  • 2020 Mar 22

    The Fourth Sunday in Lent

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    Professor Stephanie PaulsellPreacher: Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church; Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School.

    Listen live on WHRB, Sunday at 11 a.m. A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond.

  • 2020 Mar 29

    The Fifth Sunday in Lent

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    Preacher: Terry Tempest Williams, Author; Writer-in-Residence, Harvard Divinity School. Anthem: Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229.

    Listen live on WHRB, Sunday at 11 a.m. A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond. 

  • 2020 Apr 05

    The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    The Rev. Alanna C. SullivanPreacher: The Rev. Alanna C. Sullivan, Associate Minister, The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Anthems: Schubert, Hosanna Filio David; Palestrina: Missa brevis.

    Listen live on WHRB, Sunday at 11 a.m. A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond. 

  • 2020 Apr 07

    Holy Week Musical Meditation: Music of J.S. Bach

    7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary
    The Harvard University Choir presents a musical meditation for Holy Week on the work of J.S. Bach. Free and open to the public. 
  • 2020 Apr 08

    Organ Recital: David von Behren and Carson Cooman

    7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary
    David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster, and Carson Cooman, Composer in Residence, present a Holy Week-themed organ recital featuring Andreas Willscher’s “The Seven Last Words” and music by Messiaen, Walcha, Brahms, and Duruflé. Free and open to the public.

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