Christian Chapels

Brandeis University has two Christian chapels: Bethlehem Chapel is used for Catholic Mass; Harlan Chapel, named for John Marshall Harlan, the late associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, is for Protestant worship.

These chapels are open every day for private prayer and meditation.



The Christian community at Brandeis is served by Rev. Matt Carriker, Protestant Chaplain, and Allison Cornelisse, Pastoral Associate for Catholic and Spiritual Life.

Rev. Carriker provides services for the Protestant community. On every other Wednesday at 7 p.m., there is an ecumenical  "Soul Feast" gathering in the Harlan Chapel.  Rev. Carriker also helps with other Christian groups who meet together in the Christian Lounge (Room 147), Usdan Student Center.  In addition, he coordinates several Bible study programs that are held at various times throughout the week.

Both chaplains are also available to students, faculty, and staff for private meetings.

The chaplains are active in Brandeis' interfaith life of the university and actively take part in dialogues and panels on religion and spiritual life. Both chaplains also lead a group of students every other week to provide a meal for the homeless in Boston.

The Christian chaplains are deeply committed to promoting dialogue among all religions. They are available to be of assistance to anyone of the Brandeis community regardless of their faith community.