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,… Read More
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.
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
Tufts University Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2014 On January 23, 2014 at 6:00p.m. the Office of the President, the University Chaplaincy, and the Africana Center held a powerful and meaningful celebration of the… Read More