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...
The High Altar of Repose was completed at the end of May and the Altar of Sacrifice is now being installed. Notice the gorgeous Chi Rho mosaic in the center! The altar platform is also being installed and the beautiful marble altar rail will go up following the...
This week, Beyer Studios came to campus and installed eight stained glass windows in the new Christ the King Chapel. The St. Therese of Lisieux window is a brand new piece of art while the other seven windows were refurbished from the old chapel: St. Anthony, St....
During his visit to Christendom for the college's 2022 Commencement Ceremonies, Cardinal Sarah also received an exclusive tour of the college's new Christ the King Chapel — including a look at our now constructed high altar!
This week in our new Christ the King Chapel, teams are working on sub flooring, which is a structural surface made of plywood. It creates a foundation on which the interlacing wooden panels for the actual flooring will eventually go.
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!”