Christmas Eve worship services will be held on Dec. 24 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Free parking is available on a first-come basis in the Bryan Center Parking Garage. Overflow parking, which is also free, is available in the Chemistry Lot. Vehicles with an ADA pass may park in Bryan Center Surface Lot.
Seiben Magnificat Antiphonen & Nunc Dimittis
An Interpretation in Color, Movement and Texture
This series of paintings, created by Minnesotan artist Robyn Sand Anderson, was inspired by the musical compositions of Arvo Pärt, an internationally acclaimed Estonian composer.
Tickets are now on sale for the 84th year of performances of Handel’s masterwork, Messiah at Duke Chapel. Internationally renowned soloists join with an orchestra of North Carolina professionals and the Chapel Choir for three performances held Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 pm.
The Rev. Kevin Baker received this year’s Duke University Chapel Humanitarian Service Award. The award recognizes people with a commitment to service and simplicity. In describing Baker’s influence as a pastor, one person supporting his nomination wrote, “Kevin … has taught me how to be forgiving, entrusting, loyal, inclusive, selfless, and spiritually fulfilled.” Read more about this year's award recipient.
The Rev. Kevin Baker received this year’s Duke University Chapel Humanitarian Service Award at a reception on campus on Sunday (Oct. 2). The award recognizes people with a commitment to service and simplicity.
The Chapel's own Oscar Dantzler will be honored Thursday with the university's highest honor for distinguished service. Oscar will receive the University Medal along with former trustee Bruce Karsh during the annual Founders' Day ceremony.
Beloved by students, visitors and others, Oscar is the Chapel's custodian and unofficial tour guide and historian. He has served in the role for nearly two decades and in 2009 was profiled in the Philosopher Kings documentary on the insights of housekeepers at elite universities.
The Duke University Chapel Humanitarian Service Award aims to recognize individuals with a commitment to service and simplicity. The recipient of the award receives a grant of between $1,500 and $3,000 to further humanitarian efforts. Applications for this year's award are due Monday, August 15. The award will be presented during the university's Founders' Day celebrations, September 29 - October 2. An online application is available here.
In response to incidents of violence, the Chapel has been holding periodic times of silence, prayer and lament. The communal lament below is being used at those times, in addition to other prayers and songs. You are invited to pray these words with us. When used with a group, the words in bold are the congregational responses.