Category Archives: Old Glideshow

April Carillon Tune

The carillon tune sounding from Goddard Chapel’s tower this month honors our planet home, in anticipation of Earth Day on April 22nd. “All things bright and beautiful” was first published in 1848 in a collection called Hymns for Little Children. Penned by Irishwoman Cecil Frances Alexander (who famously also wrote the beloved Christmas hymn “Once … » read

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May Carillon Tune

The May Day Carol resounds from Goddard Chapel’s carillon this month. Popular in England and America, particularly within the Appalachian tradition, this carol alludes to the traditional pagan May Day custom. In the ancient custom, young men and women would rise very early on the first day of May and make music with horns and … » read

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January 2017 Carillon Tune

This month, as we begin a new calendar year, Goddard Chapel’s carillon features the traditional new year carol “Levy-Dew.” Originating in the southwestern Welsh county of Pembrokeshire, the song has been a customary element of a start-of-year ritual in which children, using a fresh sprig of evergreen, will sprinkle newly-drawn well water on passers-by. The … » read

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August 2016 Carillon Tune

As the evening news and our twitter feeds seem to tell of violence and terror with increasing frequency this summer, the Goddard Carillon offers a counter message this month: “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”

This song, penned by the husband and wife team of Sy Miller and Jill Jackson in 1955, was first introduced to a group of purposefully diverse high school students on retreat together in the California mountains. » read

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April 2016 Carillon Tune

The carillon tune sounding from Goddard Chapel’s tower this month honors our planet home, in anticipation of Earth Day on April 22nd. “All things bright and beautiful” was first published in 1848 in a collection called Hymns for Little Children.

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Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life 2015

On Monday April 6, 2015, the University Chaplaincy invited The Reverend Janet Cooper Nelson, G72  to deliver the annual Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life. We welcome you to view a video of the lecture, including introductory remarks by Tufts Chief of Staff Michael Baenen, by clicking the image.

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February Carillon Tune

Goddard Chapel’s carillon presently features the tune “St. Columba.”  The melody is presumed to be an ancient Irish church melody, and received its name from a beloved 6th-century Irish saint credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland. 

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The Road to Freedom and Justice

On January 23, 2014 at 6 pm the Office of the President, the University Chaplaincy, and the Africana Center held a powerful and meaningful celebration of the legacies of both Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Students, faculty, and staff gathered for song, poetry, and reflection on these two great social justice … » read

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Mindfulness Meditation

The University Chaplaincy is partnering with Tufts’ new faculty and staff Wellness Center, led by Kathy Hewes, MS, RD, LDN. » read

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Hindu Students Council Moves Weekly Puja to Chapel

Since September, weekly HSC pujas have taken place in Goddard on Tuesday nights. » read

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