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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  • What a beautiful way to have begin the Christmas Season! A lovely concert with vocalists and instrumental music in an outstanding chapel. Would highly recommend making this an annual tradition!!!  more »
  • Built in the late 1950s to replace the school's original chapel/auditorium destroyed by fire in 1956, this is a masterpiece of mid-century modern architecture. Supposedly the largest university...  more »
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  • This place is an artistic marvel, there are many hand made works of sculptures. It was was so beautiful I took a model there for a photo shoot. Top shelf environment for the whole family.
  • Stellar musical everything! Organs, (multiple) acoustics, the whole thing. Looks stellar too.

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