Morning Prayers will start 15 minutes earlier, beginning Oct. 1

September 20, 2018
Haley Curtin ’18 speaks at Morning Prayers in Appleton Chapel as part of the Senior Talks Series.

With the recent implementation of a new course schedule by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which has both united and impacted the entire Harvard community, the Memorial Church of Harvard University is changing the daily schedule for Morning Prayers.

Historically, the service of Morning Prayers, which has been kept at Harvard since its founding in 1636, was scheduled at the beginning of the day before classes began to allow students to start their day with prayer and contemplation. In order to welcome all to partake in the daily service going forward, the Memorial Church must also adjust to the changing demands of the University.

As such, the service of Morning Prayers will begin 15 minutes earlier each weekday starting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The new service time will be 8:30 – 8:45 a.m., Monday – Friday in Term, in Appleton Chapel.

The end of the seven-minute passing period, known as “Harvard Time,” began with the new academic year on September 4, and classes now begin promptly at 9 a.m. The shift in schedule to an earlier start time will allow our Choral Fellows, students, faculty and staff to arrive at classes on time.

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