Communal worship is intrinsic to theological education. A seminary is an academic institution, but a unique one in that our goal is to know God truly. As we learn about God in the classroom, we are compelled to glorify God–to devote ourselves ever more deeply in service and worship to the one we have come to know.
Chapel services at PTS are a time of corporate worship in which we gather–students, faculty, and staff alike–to glorify the Triune God through the proclamation of God’s Word, prayer, song, and Sacrament.
The Worship Program offers exposure to varied worship practices of different denominations, traditions, and cultures with the awareness that God transcends each of these practices. We come to know God more deeply and embody Christ’s body more fully as we engage a diversity of worship practices.
Invitation to Worship
All are welcome to the worship life at PTS–both from within and beyond the PTS community.
Corporate worship is held in Hicks Memorial Chapel Monday-Thursday when classes are in session.
Morning Worship 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Each Monday, we gather for worship in the style of the Taizé Community, a way of worship characterized by simple repetitive congregational singing, Scripture reading, and silent meditation. It is a peaceful, joyful, and contemplative way to start a busy week.
Tuesday and Wednesday
On Tuesday and Wednesday of each week, we engage a wide variety of worship practices including (but not limited to) Morning Prayer, praise and worship, services of the Word, services of healing and wholeness. These services are primarily led by students.
Thursday: Service of Word and Sacrament
Each Thursday, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. These services are primarily led by members of the PTS faculty and staff.
Evening Prayer 6:10-6:25 p.m.
Students also host Bible study and prayer groups on- and off-campus.
Special services are held throughout the academic year, which reflect the liturgical calendar and the life of the community.
Please see the Worship Calendar for a schedule of worship services.
Contact the Worship Program
The Rev. Kendra Buckwalter Smith
Director of the Worship Program
Michael P. Frank III
Explore the links below to learn more about the Worship Program at Pittsburgh Seminary.