Immanuel Chapel

Immanuel Chapel Consecration
All alumni are invited to the Consecration of Immanuel Chapel on Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. This year Alumni Convocation IS the Consecration. Almost all the traditional Convocation programming and events are suspended this year, with the exception of the Class Stewards and Class Reunion reception and dinner, and the Alumni Association business meeting.
Tuesday’s events include Consecration in the morning with lunch following, and a service of Choral Evensong in the afternoon followed by a reception. Between the two services time is set aside for hospitality opportunities organized by students, as well as the Alumni Association business meeting and an organ demonstration

> Click here for the full schedule. (Updated Aug. 1, 2015)

Class Stewards and Class Reunions Reception and Dinner - Monday, October 12, 2015

Class Stewards and classes celebrating reunion years (any year ending in "5" or "10") are invited to attend the Class Stewards and Class Reunions Reception and Dinner. The cost of $50 includes both the reception and dinner.

Time: 6:00 p.m. (Reception) 6:30 p.m. (Dinner) 
Location: Scott Lounge (Reception) Refectory (Dinner)
Cost: $50.00

Registration deadline: Friday, October 2, 2015

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Consecration Service Tent Seating & Lunch  - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church will be presiding and the Archbishop of Canterbury will be preaching. This registration is for tent seating in the grove with lunch following the service in the Refectory.

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: The Grove
Cost: Free

Event is free and everyone is invited to attend but please register to reserve your space.

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A Service of Choral Evensong Tent Seating and Reception – Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Grove
Cost: Free

A Service of Choral Evensong officiated by The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, followed by an address from Robert A.M. Stern, founder and senior partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, with introduction by Dean Markham. Reception immediately following in the Refectory.

> Register now for tent seating.

Courtyard Marriot Alexandria Pentagon South

For hotel accommodations, please call the Courtyard Marriott Pentagon South directly at (703) 751-4510. When speaking with Reservations, be sure to ask for the Virginia Theological Seminary group rate of $169 plus taxes.
Hotel cut-off is September 21, 2015. After that date, space and the special rate may not be available.

Parking and Shuttle Information—Personal Car for Tuesday, October 13

Parking on campus is extremely limited. We have arranged three satellite lots for October 13. At each site, there will be a white tent to gather under while waiting for the shuttle to VTS. Return shuttle service will begin at noon. The drop off and pick up point for the shuttle services on campus will be in front of the Welcome Center.
If you have a handicapped sticker and wish to park on campus, please email:
A team member will be in touch with you.
  1. 1.      Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill - 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22302
  1. 2.      Beth El Hebrew Congregation - 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22302
  1. 3.      First Baptist Church of Alexandria - 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
Parking and Shuttle information—From the Courtyard Marriott

Shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and VTS on both Monday and Tuesday. Shuttle schedules will be available at a VTS information table in the hotel lobby. 
Completed in 2015, Immanuel Chapel sits at the entrance to Virginia Theological Seminary, within a "Worship and Welcome Quad." Worship at Virginia Seminary is first and foremost a communal act of thanksgiving and praise of the God who has created and redeemed humankind through Jesus Christ. It is at the heart of what we do, central to understanding that theological education flows out of worship. The VTS community shares this holy space with the parishoners of Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill.


Formation for ministry, whether lay or ordained, involves the integration of knowledge and experience on many levels: intellectual, emotional, familial, and spiritual. At Virginia Seminary, we believe that formation occurs as students and faculty go about the daily rounds of prayer, worship, study, and participation in the life of the community. Chapel, classroom, and refectory: these arenas have long been known as places where formation occurs, as students and faculty seek to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Christian life.

For many people, these traditional means of formation are supplemented and enhanced by personal disciplines. Small groups are often formed for Bible study, prayer, and personal sharing. In addition, many students seek the guidance of a spiritual director, with whom they meet periodically to reflect on their relationship with God, and to discern the working of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Quiet Days:

Three Quiet Days are observed in each academic year, one in September and the other on Ash Wednesday. Classes are suspended and silence is observed for the day so that the community can draw together to hear meditations and to pray both corporately and individually. Freedom from speaking allows the other senses to be heightened and attentive to the presence and movement of the Holy Spirit.
Daily Worship
Morning Prayer
8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Location: Immanuel Chapel

Holy Eucharist
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Immanuel Chapel

Evening Prayer
5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Location: Immanuel Chapel
Immanuel Chapel