Special Services


International Student Sunday

Sunday, September 18 ~ 11:00 a.m. ~ Marsh Chapel Nave

Come to Marsh Chapel for a Sunday service specifically dedicated to Boston University’s wonderfully diverse international students. Chaplain Jessica Chicka preaches a multicultural-themed sermon and a lot of tasty international snacks are served afterwards in the lower level of Marsh Chapel. This is a great opportunity for international students to make new friends and get better connected with the Marsh Chapel community.


Family and Friends Weekend Service

Sunday, October 23 ~ 11:00 a.m. ~ Marsh Chapel Nave

Family and friends of Boston University students are welcomed at this service, followed by a complimentary luncheon in the Marsh Room.


A “Blue Christmas” Service

Sunday, December 4 ~ 3:00 p.m. ~ Marsh Chapel Nave

This service is a time when we can recognize the “blue” feelings we may have during the Christmas season, acknowledge the reasons for them, and offer these feelings to God. In the midst of the surrounding holiday cheer, some of us mourn a loved one, or feel particularly lonely in our challenges, or struggle with the dark and the cold. In this service, we share in song, scripture, prayer, candlelight, reflection, and the solace and hope of knowing that we are not alone.


A Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols

Friday, December 9 ~ 6:00 p.m. ~ Marsh Chapel Nave
Sunday, December 11 ~ 11:00 a.m. ~ Marsh Chapel Nave

Join the Boston University community for the Forty-Third Annual Service of Lessons and Carols. The liturgy takes as its model the famous service from King’s College, Cambridge and is one of the most popular University events of the year. An open house at The Castle follows the Sunday service on Dec. 11.


Christmas Eve Services

Saturday, December 24 ~ 1:00 p.m./7:30 p.m. ~ Marsh Chapel Nave

Marsh Chapel’s annual Christmas Eve services are a time of quiet meditation and joyful celebration. In addition to our annual 7:30 p.m. service, we now offer a 1:00 p.m. service, convenient for families with children and Boston University employees leaving for the winter break.