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....
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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!”