Archbishop to preach at Virginia Theological Seminary


Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will preach at Virginia Theological Seminary in the US tomorrow. 

Archbishop Justin will deliver the sermon at the consecration of the seminary's Immanuel Chapel, which will be livestreamed at 3pm BST. 

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, will be the celebrant for the consecration, which is expected to draw around 1,000 guests.

Later that day the Archbishop will officiate at a special choral evensong service, which will be livestreamed at 9pm BST.

The event marks the official completion and blessing of Immanuel Chapel. The Chapel, designed by New York-based Robert A.M. Stern Architects, was built to replace the Seminary’s 1881 Chapel that was destroyed by fire in October 2010.

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