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COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Memorial Church, the Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE), and Windhover Contemplative Center are all currently closed. Students who wish to apply for a religious event exemption, click HERE for more information.

Banner image featuring  12/1978 Memorial Church, interior, mosaics, angel in pendentive. Credit: Chuck Painter / Stanford News Service

Holy Day Services at Memorial Church

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In addition to weekly services, we also hold occasional Holy Day services in a variety of traditions.

Christmas

The Christian celebration of Jesus’s birth. We traditionally hold both ecumencial and Roman Catholic Christmas Eve services on 12/24 as well as Roman Catholic Mass on Christmas day 12/25. 

Diwali

The Hindu Festival of lights, celebrating the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. We traditionally hold a Diwali celebration in the month of October or November in partnership with the Hindu Student Association. 

Easter

The Christian Celebration of Jesus’s Resurrection. We traditionally hold both ecumenical Christian and Roman Catholic Easter Services on Easter Sunday. 

Mawlid

The Muslim celebration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). We traditionally hold a celebration of Mawlid in the month of October in partnership with the Muslim Student Union.