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Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso

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The Chapel of the Resurrection is the centerpiece structure on the campus of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. It has been described as the largest collegiate chapel in the United States and the second largest collegiate chapel in the world. Because judgments about the relative size of such buildings can be difficult, other universities have made similar claims (e.g., Duke Chapel, Stanford Memorial Church).Primarily used to facilitate many Lutheran campus worship services, the Chapel of the Resurrection also serves as a site for convocations, musical performances, guest lectures, and commencement ceremonies.The chapel's chancel is 98ft high and is circular in shape; the roof of the apse is shaped like a nine-pointed star. The nave is 58ft high and 193ft long. The building capacity is around 2000, although this number is flexible depending upon the configuration of the chairs, which recently replaced the pews. To the southwest of the Chapel lies the Brandt Campanile, a 12-bell tower rising 143ft tall.Clearly visible from U.S. Route 30 and throughout the surrounding community, the building is located on the highest point of ground on the Valparaiso University campus and is a Northwest Indiana landmark.
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  • If you enjoy art, you will love this chapel. It's right across from the Brauer Art Museum and you can do both in less than an hour. Beautiful architecture. I think I heard it's the largest Chapel on a...  more »
  • The Brauer has a terrific permanent art collection and very interesting special hows. A real gem in Valparaiso.  more »
  • Our visit was during the summer so classes were out and there was plenty of parking. The chapel is a must see when you come to Valpo. The architecture, the stained glass windows, and the atmosphere ma...  more »

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