Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cadet Chapel at West Point-CROSS -from an Aerial View...

The Cadet Chapel at West Point is shaped like a cross - aerial view..


Old Cadet ChapelAlthough Congress provided in 1818 for the appointment of a civilian Protestant clergyman at West Point, there was no regular chapel building until construction of this neo-classical edifice in 1836. Hence, making the Old Cadet Chapel the first house of worship at the Academy. Originally located in the vicinity of the cadet barracks, because of the sentiment attached to this building after construction of the "new" cadet chapel, it was removed stone by stone to its present location in 1910.

The interior is the repository for many unusual plaques and other memorabilia including a plaque to the infamous Major General Benedict Arnold.

Because of its location at the entrance of the cemetery, many Funerals and Memorial services are held here. It has also been the home for Lutheran services for many years. (10:30 a.m. Sundays 8:00 a.m. in summer) It is open for meditation and prayer daily from 8:15 a.m. till 4:15 p.m.



Z said...

Go, Lutherans!
(what's the tie-in there with West Point?)
No mention of the mosque, Carol..that email you sent me with THAT info put me off dinner! :-) OH, is that disturbing.
as if there are enough muslim cadets to warrant one! Hilarious.
I hope there's a synagogue.

BEAUTIFUL cross-shaped building..just beautiful ..thanks. I hope to go there some day. While it's still there.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Shhh -- don't tell this to the Libs! They'll demand a demolition order post-haste!

christian soldier said...

Z-2002 there were few Muslim Cadets-their numbers have grown exponentially-a mini-mosque was est. for them-

Yes-there is and a Roman Catholic Chapel as well...


Bryan said...

"The Cadet Chapel at West Point is shaped like a cross..."

"For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:" (Phil 3:18.)

Keep pressing on!

christian soldier said...

B-I will and ditto to's our mandate from Christ...