Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers Order of Worship on the podium of Appleton Chapel

A daily service of Morning Prayers has been kept at Harvard since its founding in 1636. Held Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring Term, the service consists of music, prayer, and a brief address given by a member or friend of the University. This service, open to all, is designed to enable students and faculty to attend nine o'clock classes.

Music at Morning Prayers is provided by the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, who sing a wide selection of anthems and psalms in a variety of styles. 

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Seminarians Speak from Their Hearts and Minds

KMarie Tejeda speaks at Morning PrayersMemorial Church Seminarian KMarie Tejeda MDiv III speaks at Morning Prayers in Appleton Chapel on Sept. 25. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications

Morning Prayers at the Memorial Church often features the thoughtful voices of our seminarians. During the week of Sept. 23, we invited our three Harvard Divinity School students, KMarie Tejeda, Sally Hammel and Grace Killian to share their words and life experiences in the lectern of Appleton Chapel.... Read more about Seminarians Speak from Their Hearts and Minds