Our primary liturgical gathering is the weekly Solemn Evensong and Holy Eucharist, held in Cannon Chapel at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday of the school year. While open to the entire Emory community, the liturgy serves as a training ground for the liturgical formation of students in the Episcopal Studies program, so the service is usually sung and formal, complete with incense (on the theory that it is better to train students to do everything they might possibly be called upon to do in a liturgy, rather than send them out unprepared).
All Candler students are welcome to volunteer their service in the liturgy. There is always a need for lectors (readers), which requires minimal training. Other roles require various degrees of training (plus vestments); please contact the Director of Episcopal Studies if you would like to be trained to serve as acolyte, thurifer, or one of the other liturgical roles. Students in the Episcopal Studies Certificate program often preach, and priests and deacons from the Emory community and around the Diocese of Atlanta are called upon as guest celebrants and preachers.
Other Episcopal worship opportunities are provided on campus by The Episcopal Church at Emory.
The rhythm of life at Candler is marked by daily worship in Cannon Chapel:
All worship services are planned by Candler students and faculty, representing the varieties of religious traditions that find their home in Cannon Chapel. The Office of Worship has multiple resources for planning and leading worship; Anglican students are invited and encouraged to participate in chapel planning teams. Recent chapel sermons are available on iTunesU.