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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  • Guests are often amazed to find such a large and beautiful place of worship in a town of 40,000. The chapel's stained glass and sculpture rank among some of the loveliest in the country.  more »
  • We have been at the Chapel for several weddings, and also concerts at Christmas. It is an absolutely beautiful chapel and very large. We also attended an art exhibit in the narthex of the chapel. It i...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful Chapels I have seen. Deb did a great job at keeping us organized. Perfect wedding  more »
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  • The biggest University chapel in the United States. It is a very calm and quite place to sit and meditate. They have different services available for those who want to attend worship services... it is one of its kind in the States and a good place to visit. I have seen people from different religion spending quite time there meditating...
  • Nice place. My sister was graduating with her Master's degree.
  • This is great place. Love it
  • Gorgeous chapel with unique architecture.
  • Awesome Vespers service
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