Christ Chapel


Christ Chapel was completed in 1961 and dedicated in the College’s centennial year of 1962 as a final gift to Gustavus from the congregations of the Augustana Lutheran Church, which in that same year was merging into the Lutheran Church in America (LCA). Christ Chapel was dedicated on January 7, 1962, during the presidency of Edgar M. Carlson, who had long dreamed of building a proper chapel for the College. "It is located in the center of campus as a symbol of the central place of faith at this church-related college," says Chaplain Brian Johnson. "Glowing like a jeweled crown at night, reflecting the light of the sun in the morning, it is the Tent of Meeting for the Gustavus campus and extended family. Its walls, shaped like spires and shafts, remind us of the upward movement of prayer and the descending movement of revelation. It is a chapel with two kinds of windows, the colored panes which are the jewels of this crown and the clear glass. The light from within shines out onto the life outside, and the light from the world enters into the intimacy of worship. It is a place where we learn the subtle discipline of listening to other voices—to one another and to God."

Date Event
Today 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
Tomorrow 10:45 am to 3 pm GACAC Faith Conference Chapel and Alumni Hall
Apr 27 56 pm Worship Service of Holy Communion Chapel
7:309:30 pm The Choir of Christ Chapel Home Concert Chapel
Apr 28 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
Apr 29 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
Apr 30 MAYDAY! Chapel/Alumni Hall
May 1 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
May 2 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
May 4 3:305 pm The Lucia Singers Spring Concert Chapel
56 pm Worship Service of Holy Communion Chapel
May 10 1:303:30 pm The Gustavus Wind Orchestra Spring Concert with the Gustavus Choir and the Choir of Christ Chapel Chapel