I was glad to hear that the "new" chapel at my seminary, Virginia Theological Seminary, was consecrated today with the help of our Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and also Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. It looks like a glorious new space, and I am thankful that the seminary has retained the shell of the "old" chapel and made it into a meditation garden. That chapel held a special place for me as I worshipped there every day for three years, and many significant moments happened there including the funerals of several VTS community members, the baptism of my son, and where I heard wonderful preaching, and where I myself gave my senior homily (with great trepidation). Blessings on the entire VTS Community! May Immanuel Chapel be a place of deep holiness, prayer, and peace.
~The Rev. Peter M. Carey