Top 8 Sites to See at Virginia Theological Seminary
If you're visiting the DC Metro Area, be sure to swing by Virginia Theological Seminary and check out these unique campus sites.
1. Stained Glass Windows - Immanuel Chapel's latest addition of three stained glass windows that represent the Holy Trinity were dedicated to the Seminary by the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Also in Immanuel Chapel are three stained glass windows from renowned glass artist, Rowan LeCompte.
2. Oakwood - Built circa 1790, this is the oldest building on Holy Hill.
3. The Cemetery - Established in 1876, the cemetery is the final resting place of Episcopal luminaries such as Professor William Sparrow, the Right Rev. William Meade, the 3rd Bishop of Virginia, the Most Rev. Henry St. George Tucker, the 19th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Charles Price.
4. St. Cyprian's Labyrinth - Surrounded by bricks from the 1881 Chapel and unused bricks from Immanuel Chapel, St. Cyprian’s Labyrinth invites you to bring your burdens to God in this meditation-inspiring maze.
5. Sculpture of "Mary As Prophet" - This unique interpretation of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary sits outside of the Chapel Garden.
6. Civil War Graffiti - Civil War buffs will enjoy the Yankee graffiti left on the walls when the church was turned into a military hospital.
7. The Flamingo - The Flamingo is the on-campus coffee shop that also serves tea, scones, and other treats for the VTS community. Having orinigally started as a student-run initiative in 2016, The Flamingo has become a cherished space to engage in life-giving conversations by providing radical hospitality. During campus construction, The Flamingo is currently located in one of the oldest campus houses known as "The Wilderness", the one-time home of Phillips Brooks, author of "O Little Town of Bethlehem".
8. Phillips Brooks Bust - This alum wrote the famed Christmas carol, "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and now greets visitors that enter the Bishop Payne Library.
Virginia Theological Seminary is the flagship seminary of the Episcopal Church. Founded in 1823, VTS prepares women and men from around the world for both ordained and lay service in the Church. VTS offers Masters and Doctoral level degrees, non-degree diplomas, and Continuing Education programs.
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