The traditional handcrafted pipe organ for Christendom’s new Christ the King Chapel arrived on Monday, January 30, with assembly of the organ beginning immediately after delivery. The organ, which was generously funded by anonymous donors, will take approximately...
Another exciting Chapel update! The new Chapel flooring is currently being installed in the main nave and the north and south transepts. The transepts and nave center aisles will be a black walnut wood floor lain in a Versailles pattern, with a large portion of the...
Another new addition has arrived in Christ the King Chapel: the marble ambo! The ambo was recently installed in the sanctuary after being cleaned, polished, and receiving pink marble additions which make it match the color palette of the high altar of repose.
This past spring, the beautiful marble high altar for the college’s new Christ the King Chapel was installed, transforming the interior of the chapel in a dramatic way. During the college’s Homecoming Weekend in October, many alumni were able to tour the Chapel for...
Christendom College will dedicate its new Christ the King Chapel on April 15, 2023, the Vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday. A culmination of years of work and generosity from so many, the new Chapel will be consecrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington...
Work continues on the interior of the new Christ the King Chapel as Rugo Stone has begun installing the two remaining side chapels' marble altars. The Crucifixion side chapel's altar is made up of Rosso Jasper marble from Egypt and white marble known as Statuario...
Adorning the chapel
The highest beauty of the new Christ the King Chapel will be the Eucharistic Presence of our Lord and His people gathered there to worship. Through the Sacred Art Project, we seek to glorify the kingship of Christ by adorning His dwelling place with sacred art that reflects His majesty.
ABOUT the Chapel
Stained glass windows
Foot tall gothic tower
The new Christ the King Chapel will provide much needed space for our growing student body. Constructed at the highest point of our campus it will serve as our the spiritual, intellectual, and social heart of our academic community.
This is the most ambitious building project we have ever undertaken. The new bell tower and spires will rise out of the valley along the shores of the Shenandoah River on our campus. The chapel will be visible for miles and serve as the outward expression of our role as the standard for fidelity and authentic liberal arts education with Christ at the center of all we do.
"It’s very beautiful!"
– Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI blessed the cornerstone for the Christ the King Chapel on March 5, 2008. Upon seeing the plans for the new chapel, he exclaimed: “It’s very beautiful!”