Category: News

Marsh Chapel Summer National Preacher Series 2012

May 8th, 2012 in News

Apocalypse Then: Historical and Theological Reflections on New Testament Apocalyptic Texts

This summer we are excited to present eight sermons, in June, July and August, which intend to provide reasoned, historical and theological reflection on some of the apocalyptic passages and themes in the New Testament. Our hope is to provide  publicly accessible yet theologically responsible perspectives on these texts, in contrast to some other current and popular forms of interpretation. We are privileged to present preachers from the Boston University School of Theology, each of whom brings particular interest and expertise in this area.  The preachers and dates for our series are as follows. More information about each guest can be found on the Boston University website.

June 17 and 24: Dr. Robert Allan Hill

July 8 and 15: Dr. Jennifer Knust

July 22 and 29: Dr. James Walters

August 5: Brother Lawrence A. Whitney, LC+

August 12 and 19: Dr. David Schnasa Jacobsen

August 26: Dr. Robert Allan Hill

Saint John Passion

March 21st, 2012 in News

SJP_Postcard_2012The Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium present:

Johann Sebastian Bach

Conducted by Scott Allen Jarrett, Director of Music

March 24. 2012
8pm in the Nave of Marsh Chapel

$10 General Admission
Free with student ID

Matthew Anderson, Evangelist
James Bass, Jesus
Graham T. Wright, Pilate

Margot Rood, soprano
Kira Winter, soprano
Emily Marvosh, alto
Patrick Waters, tenor
Andrew Shryock, tenor
Michael Dauterman, baritone

Finish the Dissertation!

January 30th, 2012 in News

A weekly gathering of doctoral students and advisors who are committed to helping doctoral students making clear and specific progress on finishing dissertation research and writing.  Hosted by Douglas Reeves live in the basement of Marsh Chapel, Boston University.  Open to all students from all universities.

This Webinar is held every week on Friday, from:

Feb 3, 2012 to Jun 1, 2012 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Register Now at:

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.


System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Groundhod Day Ice Skating

January 30th, 2012 in News

You are invited to join Dean Hill and members of the Marsh Chapel community for an afternoon of ice skating on the Frog Pond to celebrate Groundhog Day, February 2.  We will meet at 1 p.m. at the entrance to the skating rink, located in the Boston Common.  All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome, so bundle up, bring a friend, and join us for some winter fun!

We hope to see you there!

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Opening Ecumenical Worship Service

January 17th, 2012 in News

We hope you can join us for the third annual Ecumenical Event at Boston University, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Opening Ecumenical Worship Service, at 6PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in the Nave of Marsh Chapel. More information is available in the flyer.

Les Sirenes

January 17th, 2012 in News

Our ensemble in residence, Lorelei, will be performing a concert entitled Les Sirenes this Saturday at 8pm in the Nave of Marsh Chapel.  For more information, click here.

Weekly Schedule Resumes

January 17th, 2012 in News

The Marsh Chapel weekly schedule resumes this week:



Morning Study Group: Rediscovering Values – 9:45-10:45AM, Thurman Room

For more information about this class, please contact Liz Douglass.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship - 11AM, Nave of Marsh Chapel

Our weekly service of ordered worship. An hour long poem of liturgy, music and homily.

Bible Study Group - 12:30-1:15PM, Thurman Room

Please join Rev. Dr. Mark Yoon, our University Chaplain for Evangelical Students, in a weekly study of the Scripture with the title, "Jesus, the Beautiful". No need to prepare.  Just show up, listen, discuss and learn. For more information contact Mark.

Servant Team Weekly Gathering – 5:00PM, Marsh Room


Community Dinner – 6PM, Marsh Room

Our heart for service compels us to provide meals for hungry students. The table is set and all we need is you to make our joy complete.


Community Lunch – 12-1PM, Marsh Room

Drop by between classes for a sandwich, chips, cookies and drink. Can’t stay? Don’t worry! Take it with you.


STH Worship – 11:15AM-12PM, Nave of Marsh Chapel

The School of Theology hosts a weekly worship service in the nave of Marsh Chapel.

Ecumenical Evening Prayer with Communion – 5PM, Nave of Marsh Chapel

Our worship is marked by quiet liturgy, rousing singing and intimate community.


Common Ground Communion – 12:30PM, Marsh Plaza

Marsh Chapel Choir Rehearsal – 6:30-9PM, Nave of Marsh Chapel

Intercession Services

December 19th, 2011 in News

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Saturday, December 24 - 7:30 p.m. in the Nave of Marsh Chapel

Marsh Chapel's annual Candlelight Christmas Ever service serves as both a time of quiet meditation and an occasion for joyful celebration. Dean Hill offers a Christmas message entitled "Christmas Reverie."

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25 - 11:00 a.m. in the Nave of Marsh Chapel

Regular Sunday Interdenominational Worship Service, with Dean Hill preaching a sermon entitled "WordFlesh."

New Years Day

January 1, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. in the Nave of Marsh Chapel

Regular Sunday Interdenominational Worship Service, with Dean Hill preaching a sermon entitled "Grace to Start."

The 38th Annual Service of Lessons and Carols

December 5th, 2011 in News

Friday, December 9 at 6 p.m.



Join the Boston University community for the thirty-eighth 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.

Led by the Rev. Dr. Robert Allan Hill, with music provided by the Marsh Chapel Choir, Seminary Singers, and Majestic Brass.

The service will be repeated on December 18, 2011 at 11am.

Blue Christmas

November 29th, 2011 in News

Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m. in the Nave of Marsh Chapel

This service is a time when we can acknowledge the "blue" feelings we 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 solace of knowing that we are not alone.