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President Drew G. Faust looks on as Pusey Minister in Memorial Church Jonathan L. Walton speaks. On Friday morning, Faust gave a speech during the morning prayers service reflecting on the time when she skipped her midterms as a college freshman to attend the voting rights march at Selma.
“No victory is absolute; we have to keep our eyes on the prize to hold on—even to the Voting Rights Act [of 1965] itself, which is being threatened and eroded at the same time we are celebrating its passage,” Faust said Friday at Memorial Church.
Workers clear the large icicles hanging on the side of Memorial Church on Thursday morning during another snow shower.
Religious leaders engage the congregation in a hymn during the Ash Wednesday service at Memorial Church.
Charles D. Moody, a fellow at Harvard's Advanced Leadership Institute, explored Memorial Church after receiving ashes at the Ash Wednesday service. "I love it," Moody said. "The whole service was great -- the beauty of the church and the energy of Harvard."
The congregation lines up to receive ashes on their foreheads in observance of Ash Wednesday at the service at Memorial Church. In celebration of the Lenten season, several people opt to give up something for Lent; according to service attendee Charles D. Moody and his wife Karla L. Moody, they will be giving up judgmental thinking.
Rev. Lucy A. Forster-Smith placed ashes on the foreheads of several individuals during the Ash Wednesday service. "It's always fun to see how community members come out for things like this," said Selena L. Tan, a manager at the Graduate School of Education. "It's great I can step out of work and have a space like this."
Prof. Jonathan L. Walton welcomes the congregation to the Ash Wednesday service at Memorial Church. The service kicked off the beginning of Lent, a period of preparation for Easter.
Prof. Jonathan L. Walton and Rev. Lucy A. Forster-Smith bless the ashes used during the Ash Wednesday service at Memorial Church. During the service, the religious leaders placed ashes on the foreheads of individuals in the shape of a cross.
A patron takes a pancake at Memorial Church Wednesday evening to commemorate Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent today. The organizers also collected used hats, gloves, and scarves for the Women’s Lunch Place, an organization where women who experience poverty or homelessness gather and get some of their basic needs met.
A sign requests that visitors remain quiet stood in front of the congregation area of Memorial Church on Monday evening during the 105th Annual Christmas Carol Service.