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June Carrilon Tune

Monday, June, 5th, 2017 University Chaplaincy Stories

Resonating from the tower of Goddard Chapel is a beacon hymn of the Gay Pride movement, “We Are the Church Alive”. Penned in 1980 by Jack Hoggart and David Pelletier, it has become a favorite of Christian congregations that celebrate Gay Pride with intentional services and liturgies during the month of June. Speaking of the… Read More

April 2016 Carillon Tune

Monday, April, 11th, 2016 Old Glideshow University Chaplaincy Stories

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.

February 2016 Carillon Tune

Tuesday, February, 2nd, 2016 University Chaplaincy Stories

This month’s carillon tune commemorates the Anglican Church’s February 27th feast day of metaphysical poet George Herbert. Herbert was born in Wales in 1593, and became one of the most influential British devotional writers in history. As a student at Trinity College in Cambridge, he reveled in language, rhetoric, and music, attracting the attention of… Read More

January 2016 Carillon Tune

Tuesday, January, 5th, 2016 University Chaplaincy Stories

In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday this month, Goddard Chapel’s carillon features one of the civil rights leader’s most beloved songs, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” This poignant song was penned by the Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey upon the death, in 1932, of the composer’s wife and infant son during childbirth. In… Read More

December Carillon Tune

Thursday, December, 10th, 2015 University Chaplaincy Stories

Goddard Chapel’s carillon currently features the beloved Christmas carol, “Angels we have heard on high.” A carol of French origin, the common English text (as translated by Catholic Bishop James Chadwick in 1862), references the story of Christ’s birth as told in the biblical Gospel of Saint Luke. The tune’s memorable melodic refrain relays in… Read More

November Carillon Tune

Thursday, November, 12th, 2015 University Chaplaincy Stories

Goddard Chapel’s carillon currently features an excerpt from Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata on the Thanksgiving hymn, “Now Thank We All Our God.” After arriving at his career-defining post as Cantor in the German city of Leipzig, in 1723, Bach composed and performed a large-scale, multi-movement church cantata almost every week for several years. Many of… Read More

A Revolution of Values: Poverty, Peace, and Power

Friday, February, 27th, 2015 Past Programs 2014-2015 University Chaplaincy Stories

On Thursday January 21st, Tufts University hosted its annual celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the theme, “A Revolution of Values: Poverty, Peace, and Power.” The Reverend Dr. King is well known for his role in the civil rights movement, but fewer are aware of his focus on poverty, peace, and power. The annual celebration reflected on what it would mean to undergo a revolution of these values through the words of both the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Tufts students. The event included musical performances by Tufts University’s S-Factor and the Chaplaincy’s organist Dr. Janet Hunt. To see a recording of the event, please click on the video below: