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Christian Holiday Services


Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 5 and 8 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

In partnership with the Department of Music, the Chaplaincy will hold the 44th annual Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sun., Dec. 10, at 5 and 8 p.m. in the Chapel. The university's Schola Cantorum and Women's Chorale will present new and familiar Christmas carols and anthems in the tradition of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols that was first held at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England, on Christmas Eve 1918. The services conclude with the lighting of candles by the congregation and the singing of Silent Night. Prelude music will begin thirty minutes before each service.

Note to guests: The 5 p.m. service tends to attract a standing-room-only crowd. If you are able to adjust your plans to attend the 8 p.m. service, you may wish to do so in order to guarantee seating.

Lend Thy Light: A Time of Reflection on the Season
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12-1 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

December is a month marked by the hectic pace of holidays and exams. It is also a season when we pause to reflect on all that has occurred throughout the year. This time of reflection offers an opportunity to consider your joys and thanksgivings, sorrows and hurts, and to remember in prayer those who have been significant in your journey this year. During this hour, seasonal music will be played, and a candle lighting station will be available for those who wish to acknowledge prayers or intentions. There will be no formal service, and you may come and go as needed. All are welcome.


Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 5 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

The Chaplaincy will lead an ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service from 5-6 p.m. on February 14, in the Chapel. 


Palm Sunday Mass
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 5 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

Palm Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on March 25, 2018, in the Chapel. The Mass will begin with the blessing and procession of palms.

Good Friday Service
Friday, March 30, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

The Chaplaincy will hold a Good Friday service at 12:30 p.m. on March 30, 2018, in the Chapel.  

Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
Columbarium Garden

The Easter sunrise service will be held at 6:45 a.m. on April 1, 2018, in the Columbarium Garden, adjacent to the Chapel. The service will include scripture, prayer, traditional Easter hymns, and a homily. A light breakfast reception will follow in the Wilton Center Multifaith Room.

Easter Mass
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 5 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

Easter Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on April 1, 2018, in the Chapel.

For additional information, contact:

Office of the Chaplaincy