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Carol Service

Watch the Carol Service on NBC on Christmas

December 21, 2018

The 108th Annual Christmas Carol Service will air on NBC stations throughout the country on Christmas.

We are pleased to announce a special airing of last year's 108th Annual Christmas Carol Service, in collaboration with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, to broadcast on Christmas on NBC affiliated television stations throughout the U.S.

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Epiphany by Janet McKenzie

Christmas at the Memorial Church

November 30, 2018

The Christmas Season is here! Save the date for our upcoming Christmas services.

Christmas Carol Services

The 109th Annual Christmas Carol Services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec.11 at 8 p.m. Doors will open one hour before each service. Admission is free and open to the public; an offering for charity is collected. The Dec. 9 service will be broadcast live on Harvard's radio station WHRB 95.3 FM and via Internet streaming at whrb.org

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Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue

Statement from the Professor's Desk

October 29, 2018

Friends of the Memorial Church Community:

We just experienced a tragic week in what has been a tumultuous year of a traumatic decade. Politically motivated pipe-bombs, the assassination of two Kentucky residents by a white supremacist, and the unconscionable slaying of eleven Jewish sisters and brothers inside of their synagogue have left all people of goodwill breathless. We live in a theatre of terror. That the leadership of this nation appears to inflame rather than extinguish the embers of anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and discrimination only pours salt in our...

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Sacred Spaces, Memorial Church

Harvard’s sacred spaces

October 9, 2018

New and old spots encourage pause and reflection, for religious and mindful communities alike.

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow gives Morning Prayers address

Bacow Stays in the Moment at Morning Prayers

September 5, 2018
With the intensity and nonstop pace of the fall semester set to commence, President Larry Bacow on Tuesday encouraged members of the Harvard community to carve out time in their harried schedules for “contemplation and reflection.”