One of the most important aspects of training for Christian life is vigorous, inspiring and varied participation in corporate worship. Services of preaching, Eucharist, and prayer are at the center of our community life as we gather for weekly worship eleven times each week during the academic year.
Services of Morning Prayer (7:45 – 8:20 a.m.)
Monday - Friday
Services of Preaching, Prayer, and Eucharist (11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Services of Noonday Prayer (12:25-12:45 p.m.)
Services of Evening Prayer (5:15 – 5:45 p.m.)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
About Our Worship Services
Services of Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer offer space at the beginning and end of the day to center hearts and imaginations on God through Scripture and prayer. We are united with Christians around the world in these daily offices using the rites from the Book of Common Prayer.
At Services of Preaching, Prayer, and Eucharist, students, staff and faculty members share responsibility for leading services, which mirror the variety of liturgical and denominational traditions represented at Duke Divinity School.
Services of Noonday Prayer are led by students representing the Houses of Study, utlilizing a variety of denominational resources.
Music and Dance Ensembles
Three different sacred music ensembles, the Divinity Choir, the Gospel Choir, and the Chapel Band provide ministry through music. The Sacred Dance ensemble offers inspiration through liturgical dance. Participation in these ensembles is open to singers, musicians and dancers of all abilities without audition. Students share leadership for the Chapel Band, Gospel Choir and Sacred Dance. Brian Schmidt conducts the Divinity Choir, and Christopher Jacobson serves as organist for the congregation. For more information, contact the chaplain's office.
Goodson Chapel Organ
Goodson Chapel’s pipe organ was constructed by Richards, Fowkes & Co. and contains 1,837 pipes. It was inspired by historic 18th- and 19th-century European organs designed for congregational singing. Watch a video about the organ.
The organ was installed in 2008 and was made possible by a gift from Duke alumni Katie and Aubrey McClendon.