Amanda Millay Hughes joins the Chapel staff in January as the new director of development.
Duke Chapel will hold three Christmas Eve worship services in Page Auditorium on Duke's West Campus. The first worship service begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and is interactive for families with young children. A Service of Worship, with Christmas carols, Durham Children’s Choir, the Amalgam brass ensemble, and sermon from the dean, starts at 5:30 p.m. An opportunity for Holy Communion will be made available after this service.
We commit to building one another up in our prayer, work and common life, grounded in God’s love and being formed together as disciples of Jesus Christ
Worship Life and Prayer
The recipients of this year’s Humanitarian Service Award are Patricia James, founder of Durham Triple Play Long Ball Program, and Marcia Owen, director of the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. A reception Oct. 4 will honor them. Read more.
This past year as a Chapel PathWays Fellow has been wonderful in many ways. I was challenged to grow both spiritually in my faith journey and in my vocational discernment. As the year went on, they seemed to become more and more intertwined. The more I felt at ease of the uncertainty of my future and that God has a plan for my life that really is the best for me, the more His presence seemed to loom larger.
Duke Chapel stands at the center of the university, and music stands at the center of the university’s worshipping community. As such, the Chapel offers over 200 opportunities for worship each year, and organ and sacred choral music remain as a pillar in the spiritual life of the Chapel. Along with worship on Sunday morning, the Chapel is home to a regular rotation of services of prayer and meditation throughout the week. In addition to the long tradition of Thursday Choral Vespers the Chape
In the note below, Chapel Dean Luke Powery invites the Chapel community to participate in a new initiative called Duke Chapel Reads. The first book in the program, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, is available at Duke’s Gothic Bookshop and elsewhere. Students interested in participating should contact Joshua Lazard, the Chapel's C. Eric Lincoln Minister for Student Engagement.
by Luke A. Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel
Duke Chapel is always being re-stored. Notice that I did not say “the Duke Chapel building” is being restored. Let me explain.