EWTN Broadcast | Dedication of Christ the King Chapel
Christendom College’s new Christ the King Chapel was dedicated by Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington on Saturday, April 15, with Francis Cardinal Arinze in attendance. The chapel — which seats 544 people —...
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Christ the King Chapel
Christ the King Chapel was officially opened to the public on Friday, April 14, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the site of the chapel. Elected officials, special guests, benefactors, and more joined the college for...
EWTN to Broadcast Dedication of Christendom College’s Christ the King Chapel
EWTN will broadcast the Dedication of Christendom College’s new Christ the King Chapel on Saturday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. A culmination of years of work and generosity from so many, the new chapel will be dedicated by Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of...
Confessionals and Narthex Doors Installed
The interior of our new Christ the King Chapel is coming closer to completion! The beautiful woodwork for the confessionals is currently in progress, while the glasswork and narthex doors were recently installed as well.
First Look at Restored Stations of the Cross
The college's original Stations of the Cross are currently being refurbished and added to our new Christ the King Chapel. Begun by beloved late alumna Mandy Hain, the Stations have been updated with golf leaf and more, resulting in striking scenes of Our Lord's Passion.
Artisan Highlights | Crafting the Woodwork
Christendom's new Christ the King Chapel has been designed from the beginning to be a place of beauty and wonder, reflecting the majesty of Christ the King. Key to that vision is beautiful woodworking, inspired by the art seen in gothic...
Artisan Highlights | Painting the Chapel
Christendom's new Christ the King Chapel has been designed from the beginning to be a place of beauty and wonder, reflecting the majesty of Christ the King. Beautiful art is integral to that vision, with much of the art in the Chapel...
Artisan Highlights | Crafting the Organ
Christendom's new Christ the King Chapel has been designed from the beginning to be a place of beauty and wonder, reflecting the majesty of Christ the King. Sacred Music will be key to that goal. To that end, Christendom had a 2,850 pipe...
Construction Continues on Piazza of Christ the King
Work continues on the Piazza of Christ the King, located right outside of Christendom's new Christ the King Chapel. The piazza, once complete, will serve as a place of community and Catholic culture, welcoming all into the heart of our...
Artisan Highlights | Crafting the Thurible
Christendom's new Christ the King Chapel has been designed from the beginning to be a place of beauty and wonder, reflecting the majesty of Christ the King. Within the Chapel, hanging from the crossing tower, will be a neogothic-style...
Artisan Highlights | Sculpting the Statues
Christendom's new Christ the King Chapel has been designed from the beginning to be a place of beauty and wonder, reflecting the majesty of Christ the King. Key to that goal will be 10 original life-size sculptures, crafted by artisan...
Organ Installation Begins in New Chapel
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...
Chapel Flooring Installation Underway
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...
Ambo Installed in Chapel
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.
A New Home: Rescued High Altar Brings Joy to Former Parishioners
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 to Dedicate New Chapel Next April
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...
New Side Altars Installed
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...
Altar of Sacrifice Installation Begins
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...
More Windows Installed in Christ the King Chapel
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....
Cardinal Sarah Receives Tour of Chapel
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!
Chapel Sub Flooring Begins
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.
Work Continues on New Stained Glass Windows
Beyer Studio has made great progress on the Clerestory windows for our new Christ the King Chapel with the outside borders being painted for all five that are currently in-progress.
Company Aims to Restore Beautiful Music Through Organ for New Chapel
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was touring Rome with his father. As it was Holy Week, the two of them attended the Tenebrae services at the Vatican. He was mesmerized by Allegri’s Miserere but knew well that this piece was played only twice during the year, and that the...
New Walkway Around Chapel Makes Progress
As work on the Chapel continues, the new walkway around the chapel is making great progress. This 7-foot wide path will eventually circle the new Christ the King Chapel, providing a beautiful setting for Eucharistic and Rosary processions throughout the year. Made of...
Progress Made on Side Altars
Over the past month, great progress has been made on the side altars that will be featured in Christ the King Chapel.
Ceiling of Our Lady’s Chapel Completed
The ceiling of the Our Lady's Chapel is now complete! Painted by Artifice, Inc., Bryan King and alumna Mandy Hain, the ceiling depicts a beautiful star-field, drawing the eyes towards Heaven. The Our Lady's Chapel will be located behind the High Altar in Christ the...
New Chapel at Sunset Image
“I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” The Chapel has been particularly beautiful at sunset lately during this snowy time of year. Take a look!
Chapel in Snow
Happy snow day from our snow-covered campus! Christ the King Chapel looked especially beautiful after the recent snowfall.
Christmas Star Installed on Chapel
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” This beautiful star was installed on Christ the King Chapel and will illuminate each night during the Christmas season, reminding people of the Christmas Star.
Weathervanes Installed on Chapel
Another new addition came to our new Christ the King Chapel in December of 2021: weathervanes for the tops of the steeples! Both are marked with the college's seal, further beautifying the exterior of the Chapel.
New Interior Image from the Chapel
Work continues on the interior of our new Chapel! The ceiling of the Our Lady's Chapel, which will be behind the High Altar, is currently being painted blue with stars, similar to the stunning ceiling of the crossing tower.
New Chapel Sunrise Image
Good morning from Christ the King Chapel! Contractor Nate Collins snapped this gorgeous picture of the Chapel before going into work.
New “Sanctus” Lettering Finished
Alumnae Mandy Hain and Mary O'Reilly spent November painting in the crossing tower of the new Chapel, creating the beautiful "Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus" lettering that will be seen surrounding the High Altar. The lettering, which is complete with gold leaf paint, is...
Kegg Organ Builders is pleased to have been commissioned to build a new pipe organ of 47 ranks for Christ the King Chapel.
New Video: The Installation of the Steeples and Bells for Christ the King Chapel
Take a look back at the raising of the steeples and bells for Christ the King Chapel in this new, exclusive video.
Steeples and Bells Installed for New Christ the King Chapel
After much anticipation, the steeples and bells for Christendom’s new Christ the King Chapel were installed over the course of this past week, completing the exterior construction work on the new Chapel. “We look forward with great anticipation to hearing the steeple...
Stained-Glass Windows Installed in Christ the King Chapel
Christendom’s new Christ the King Chapel received an exciting new addition this past week: the installation of eleven stained-glass windows, including the new Rose window and the restored Sacred Heart window from Christendom’s original Christ the King Chapel. The...
The Crowning of Christ the King Chapel
Christ the King Chapel has been crowned! The "crowns" for the chapel's crossing tower were installed this past week, bringing the chapel another step closer to completion.
Christendom’s Choir in the New Christ the King Chapel
Christ the Lord is risen, alleluia! Enjoy the beautiful music of our Christendom College Choir, singing in our new Christ the King Chapel.
360 Tour: Christ the King Chapel
Look up, look down, look all around in this 360 degree tour of Christ the King Chapel, hosted by College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell!
First Look at Music Angel from Rose Window
Check out this first look at the “music” angel from the rose window of Christ the King Chapel! The window, which will be installed in the Chapel’s façade, will ultimately contain seven angels holding the images of the Liberal Arts, surrounding Our Lady, Seat of...
Transept Windows Installed
The Nativity and Resurrection stained glass windows are now installed in our new Christ the King Chapel. But how old are they and where do they come from? Find out those answers and more in our latest look at the construction of Christ the...
Baptized Bells of Christ the King Chapel to Bless the Faithful Throughout the Shenandoah Valley
The Christendom community gathered at the Christ the King Chapel construction site on Sunday, November 22 — the Feast of Christ the King — for a special milestone: the baptism of the 12 cast bronze bells that will ring out from the chapel...
New Bells Cast for Chapel
McShane Bell Company recently cast two of our three brand new bells for Christ the King Chapel. Check it out in this new video!
St. Claude Window Completed
Take an exclusive first look at the newly completed St. Claude window for Christ the King Chapel! The window will eventually go into the Sacred Heart side chapel, along with a window of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
Schola Performs in Christ the King Chapel
Christendom's Schola Gregoriana made a visit to the new Christ the King Chapel and sang from the choir loft. Take a listen!
October Flyover of Christ the King Chapel
Great progress has been made on the construction of the new Christ the King Chapel, both on the exterior and the interior. Work on the exterior is coming closer to completion, while artwork has been installed in the Chapel's crossing tower...
Alumni Artisans Contribute to New Christ the King Chapel
Famed author Dante Alighieri once wrote, “Art is the Grandchild of God.” God creates man, and then man creates art, making art just one more generation removed from God, so to speak. In modern architecture and art, that sense of art being an imitation of God’s...
Artwork Installation Begins in New Chapel
Christendom’s Christ the King Chapel took another exciting leap forward this past week, with artwork installation beginning in the Chapel’s crossing tower Beyer Studio, who is designing all of the stained glass for the Chapel, began installing 8,000 pieces of diamond...
Major Progress Made on Christ the King Chapel
Major progress has been made on Christendom’s new Christ the King Chapel, with the exterior of the Chapel now over half complete and the slate roof nearly complete as well. With the interior of the Chapel well underway, along with artwork as well, the beauty of the...
Stone Lettering Crafted for Entrance of Christ the King Chapel.
Check out Christendom alumni crafting the inscription “Haec est Domus Dei et Porta Coeli” (This is the House of God and the Gate of Heaven) for the entrance of the new chapel! Alumnus Michael Schmitt ’03 hand-carved the lettering into...
Outline for Rose Window Now Constructed
The outline for the beautiful rose window of our new Christ the King Chapel can now be seen! When complete, the window will symbolize the marriage between the Faith and the liberal arts.
New St. Paul Window
Happy Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul! The new Christ the King Chapel will feature a brand new aisle window of St. Paul, based off the sketch created by Beyer Studio. This incredible dedication opportunity, the last of the unclaimed aisle windows, is still available!...
Chapel Update: June 2020
Want to see what our new Christ the King Chapel currently looks like on the inside? Check out the new tour video with Project Manager Pat Haggerty!
New Views from Crossing Tower
Check out these new views from the Crossing Tower of Christ the King Chapel!
Organ Console Nearly Complete
Crafted by Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, the organ console for the new Christ the King Chapel is nearly complete! Its four manuals (keyboards) will operate the four divisions of pipes: Solo, Swell, Great, and Choir. The oak exterior of the console will be stained to match...
New Chapel Construction Photo
Check out the latest picture of construction on the new Chapel! We're continually inspired by the Chapel as it moves every day closer to completion.
New Interior Construction Shots
Check out these new interior pictures from Christ the King Chapel!
Installation of Slate Roof | April 2020
The installation of the beautiful slate roof for the new Christ the King Chapel is underway! The roof will consist of approximately 42,000 individual pieces of grey, grey-green, purple, and black slate for a color palette unique to the new chapel....
Timelapse Construction of Christ the King Chapel | March 2020
There has been a remarkable amount of progress made on our new Chapel over the past few months! Check out this timelapse recording, showing all that has happened so far.
Flyover of Christ the King Chapel | March 2020
During these uncertain times, it’s important to celebrate the good moments. Construction on our new chapel has been able to continue as planned, with the roof insulation and sheathing going up this week! We hope this symbol of hope raises...
Restoring the St. Joseph Window of Christ the King Chapel
In celebration of the solemnity of St. Joseph, here is a look from earlier this month at Beyer Studio’s restoration work of our beloved St. Joseph window. All the glass pieces have been cleaned and restored and are waiting to be fitted...
First Clerestory Window Complete
The first clerestory window for the new Christ the King Chapel is complete! Beyer Studio arrived on campus this week to set up the stunning St. Don Bosco window in a lightbox display in Regina Coeli Hall for the community and visitors to enjoy. With 68 clerestory...
Chapel Topping Out Ceremony
The final steel beam, signed by Christendom's faculty, staff, students, and alumni, for the new Christ the King Chapel was raised and installed on January 31, 2020. View more photos from the event here.
Construction Update | January 2020
The last and tallest piece of structural steel will be installed this Friday! Check out Project Manager Pat Haggerty’s update for an in-depth tour of the steel structure.
Take a 360° Tour of the Chapel
In these new 360° images, you can virtually tour the Chapel site. Starting...
Chapel Bell Removed
The McShane Bell Company is packing up the four bells in campus storage and removing the bell in the current chapel to prepare them for their future home in the new Christ the King Chapel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oY0nu_j6Mw
Crafting of First Clerestory Window Underway
Crafting of the St. Don Bosco clerestory window, the first to be built for the new Christ the King Chapel, is underway! Beyer Studio will begin selecting glass, the first step in an average month-long process of building a clerestory window.
Window Restoration Underway
Beyer Studio has begun the window restoration process! The Coronation window by the Tyrolese Glass Art Company of Innsbruck, Austria, is being taken apart piece by piece to be restored and placed in the Chapel of Our Lady.
Foundation Completed, Steel Structure of New Christ the King Chapel on the Rise
The construction of the new Christ the King Chapel has seen considerable progress in the last month. At the end of November, the majority of the underground utility piping installation was completed, the concrete footings and slab were completed, and now the...
Concrete Pouring Complete | November 2019
The General Contractor completed the final concrete pouring. With the concrete slab and footings completed and the arrival of the crane, the site is now prepared to begin building the steel structure on Monday.
Construction Crews Prepare for Final Concrete Pour
Construction crews are preparing for the final concrete pour next week. In the background, the elevator shaft leading to the choir loft is undergoing construction.
President’s Construction Update | November 2019
President Dr. O’Donnell gives us an update on chapel progress, standing in the nave on the recently poured concrete slab. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oBzvUZPxsc&feature=youtu.be
Concrete Slab Poured
A portion of the concrete slab of the new Christ the King Chapel has been poured.
Side Chapel to be Dedicated to Saint John Paul the Great
The new Christ the King Chapel will include a side chapel dedicated to Saint John Paul the Great. It will display the chalice and paten given to the college by John Paul II, a large version of the image that was displayed at his canonization, and stained-glass windows...
Construction Site Tour | October 2019
Construction Update | October 2019
The construction site for the new Christ the King Chapel is seeing significant progress! Project Manager Pat Haggerty updates us...
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Window in Design
The artists at Beyer Studio are hard at work sketching window designs for the new Christ the King Chapel. Below, artist Alec Stewart is drafting a sketch for the window of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque which will be displayed in the Side Chapel of the Sacred Heart of...
The construction team has begun pouring the concrete footings that will support the steel structure of the new Christ the King chapel.
Confessional Windows Will be Installed in New Chapel
Four brand new confessional windows will adorn the new Christ the King Chapel, nearly 5’ high, made of lightly colored, diamond patterned mouth-blown glass. A small symbolic medallion of the benefactor’s choice will be included in the center of the window
Well-Placed Parking Lot
Project manager Pat Haggerty reveals the chapel's well-placed parking lot.
Tour of the Building Pad
Project Manager Pat Haggerty gives a tour of the building pad for the new Christ the King Chapel.
Backlit Film Replacements
Beyer Studio installing backlit film to the empty spot of the Sacred Heart window in the current Christ the King Chapel. Film replicating the other eight windows that have also been removed will be installed in the coming...
“Christendom focuses on new chapel”
From the Arlington Catholic Herald: Christendom College in Front Royal began its 43rd academic year with a Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the King by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge Aug. 25. At Mass, the entire faculty made an oath of fidelity...
Building Pad in Place
This week our site contractor, GB Foltz finished clearing the building pad and began preparing the site for the parking lot. The footprint of our new Christ the King Chapel is now evident. In the video Dr. O’Donnell shares...
On Site: Preparing for the Foundation
Today, construction vehicles began preparing the site for the foundation. ...
General Contractor Selected for New Christ the King Chapel
Christendom College officially signed Hoar Construction as the General Contractor for the new Christ the King Chapel project. For more than 75 years, Hoar Construction has been a leader in the industry, with an impressive history of notable projects across the...
The New Chapel — A Reason for Hope
Author Jeff Minick featured Christendom’s new Christ the King Chapel in his latest article in the Epoch Times, titled “Our Need for Beauty: A Look at Architecture.” Pointing to Christendom and others as places where beauty is being brought back into architecture,...
Video: New Drone Footage of Chapel Site
Phase 1 of clearing the construction site for the new Christ the King Chapel is now complete! Check out this drone footage which provides a shot of campus from the Shenandoah River to the...
Video: Construction Has Started!
Construction has officially begun on the new Christ the King Chapel! Dr. O’Donnell shares some details about this exciting new milestone in the video above. Thank you to all those who made this...
Video: Site Preparation
The first stages of construction are underway for Christendom College’s new Christ the King Chapel, with equipment arriving onsite on May 8. The moment marks the end result of years of hard work and...
First Stages Begin for Construction of New Chapel
The first stages of construction are underway for Christendom College’s new Christ the King Chapel, with equipment arriving onsite on Wednesday, May 8. The moment marks the end result of years of hard work and generosity on the part of hundreds of donors, with the...
State and Local Governments Give “OK” to Proceed with First Steps on Chapel
In thanksgiving to God and the college’s loyal family of generous benefactors, having now raised the necessary funds to build the glorious new Gothic Christ the King Chapel, the college community is eager to begin the 16-19-month building process. At Christendom, the...
Kegg Pipe Organ Builders
We are excited to be working with Kegg Pipe Organ Builders for the new Christ the King Chapel. Click here to view a PDF of the organ's spec sheet and check out the video below!
Christ the King Chapel | Exclusive Preview
College Breaks Ground on New Chapel
Christendom College declared victory on its comprehensive $40 million campaign on Thursday, October 4, exceeding its original goal of $40 million with a final tally of over $45 million.
Inspired to the Priesthood Through Stained-Glass
A work of art often inspires wonder in those who admire it, and sometimes beauty can inspire something even greater. This is true for Fr. Noah Morey ’08, the parochial vicar of All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia, who was deeply impacted by the...
$1 Million Anonymous Donation
An anonymous benefactor generously donated $1 million to the Campaign for Christendom. The gift will go specifically to the restoration of the Sacred Heart window, located above the main altar in the current Chapel, in addition to sponsoring a brand new stained-glass...
Illuminated by the Liberal Arts
Rose Window to Pay Tribute to College's Authentic Liberal Arts Education Upon entering the new Christ the King Chapel, one of the most striking details will be directly behind you, illuminating the Chapel in a beautiful array of colors: the rose window. The window...
The Beauty of the Sacrament of Penance The Inspiration Behind the Support of Six Alumni Priests BY Fr. Anthony Stephens, CPM ’99 “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (John...