Memorial Church

Faust at Baccalaureate
College

In Baccalaureate Address, Faust Asks Seniors to be ‘Noticers’

“My graduation wish for you is that we will have succeeded in making you noticers,” Faust told soon-to-be graduates on Tuesday.

Memorial Church
Harvard Divinity School

Memorial Church Re-Opens With Fanfare

Harvard’s Memorial Church held a festive reception for around 90 students Friday night to commemorate the re-opening of the Church after months of renovations.

Memorial Church
Memorial Church

Memorial Church

Harvard’s Memorial Church held a re-opening reception for students Friday after months of renovations.

Lifting To Heaven
On Campus

Lifting To Heaven

Renovation continues at Memorial Church, as a construction worker knocks off some of the building’s plaster with a large steel beam Monday. The project will increase accessibility and include safety upgrades, a remodeled lower level, and a climate control system.

Central Administration

Divinity School Dean Advocates for Peace at Morning Prayers

​As live organ music filtered through Holden Chapel on Wednesday morning, about 50 attendees greeted the usher, accepted a program and hymnbook, and sat in silent contemplation, waiting for Morning Prayers to begin.

College

Memorial Church Construction Continues, Forcing Groups to Relocate

Memorial Church’s programming has continued largely unhindered as Church staff gets creative with where they host events.

Remembering 9/11
College

Fifteen Years Later, Harvard Reflects on 9/11

The event, which nearly 100 people attended on the steps of Memorial Church, centered on the power of unity in the face of loss.

Race

Rev. Walton Expresses Support for NFL's Kaepernick at Morning Prayers

Jonathan L. Walton voiced support for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has drawn criticism for sitting down during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

Morning Prayers with Faust
On Campus

Morning Prayers with Faust

Drew G. Faust, the President of Harvard College, leads morning prayer in Holden Chapel Wednesday morning. Among other things, Faust spoke about utilizing Harvard’s past to build a better future.

Morning Prayers with Faust
Central Administration

Faust Calls for Confronting the Past Ahead of New School Year

University President Drew G. Faust explored the importance of “confronting difficult truths” at Wednesday’s Morning Prayers.

Eden Girma
On Campus

Eden Girma

Eden H. Girma '18 performs "Ella's Song", encouraging the crowd to join in on the refrain "we who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes".

Walton
On Campus

Walton

Pusey Minister of Memorial Church Jonathan L. Walton places an index card on the steps of Memorial Church. Those in attendance were invited to write down on colorful cards the actions they pledged to take to combat hate and violence in the future.

Baccalaureate Service
College

Baccalaureate Service

Members of the Class of 2016 process into Memorial Church to attend the annual Baccalaureate Service.

College

Humanists Honor Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher

Storm Troopers, Wookies, and Star Wars fans gathered to watch actress Carrie Fisher receive the Humanist Hub's Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism on Monday.

Gov. Deval Patrick, President Faust at Gomes portrait unveiling.
Central Administration

With Portrait Unveiling, Gomes Makes Harvard History

​As a professor and chaplain on Harvard’s campus for more than three decades, Reverend Peter J. Gomes was beloved as a thunderous Baptist preacher and staunch advocate for gay rights.