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CARILLON 101 – Lesson 3b

THE CARILLON and TOWER – A GRAND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT In the summer of 1946, Professor Arthur Lynds Bigelow, then working in the Department of Graphics and Engineering Drawing at Princeton University, was secured as consultant for the Chapel’s carillon. Bigelow was Princeton University’s first carillonneur. He studied engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and went […]

CARILLON 101 – Lesson 3a

For a better understanding of our carillon and its place in the mission of the Chapel, I would like to share with you a series of short lessons on the history of the instrument and the art of the carillon. – Doug Gefvert, Chapel Carillonneur THE CARILLON – PHILADELPHIA CARILLONS When Dr. John Hart became […]

The Alexander Hamilton Window

By Gardiner Pearson The stained glass window over the pulpit and the door leading to the Cloister of the Colonies is the Alexander Hamilton Window. It bears the inscription: “To The Glory of God In Tribute To Alexander Hamilton And in Loving Memory Of William Brice This Window Is Given By His Wife Mary Regina […]

CARILLON 101 – Lesson 1b

For a better understanding of our carillon and its place in the mission of the Chapel, I would like to share with you a series of short lessons on history of the instrument and the art of the carillon. – Doug Gefvert, Chapel Carillonneur MORE BELLS A centrally located national carillon/tower with a bell representing […]

CARILLON 101 – Lesson 2a

For a better understanding of our carillon and its place in the mission of the Chapel, I would like to share with you a series of short lessons on history of the instrument and the art of the carillon. – Doug Gefvert, Chapel Carillonneur BUILDING THE CARILLON TOWER Dr. Hart, second Rector of Washington Memorial […]

THE CHAPEL’S PRAYER FOR DISCERNMENT & OUR SEARCH FOR A NEW RECTOR

THE CHAPEL’S PRAYER FOR DISCERNMENT Dear Lord, we beseech you, through your grace, to grant us the knowledge to ask, the wisdom to listen, the patience to hear and the courage and faith to follow your will as we journey along our path of discernment. Let us be strengthened to endure the low valleys and […]

CARILLON 101 – Lesson 2b

For a better understanding of our carillon and its place in the mission of the Chapel, I would like to share with you a series of short lessons on history of the instrument and the art of the carillon. – Doug Gefvert, Chapel Carillonneur ART OF THE CARILLON TOWER   The Philadelphia firm of Zantzinger […]

ST PAUL’S FOOD PANTRY

St. Peter’s Food Pantry in Phoenixville is still up and running! Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are many more people visiting the pantry than usual. Since we are currently unable to gather food on the first weekend of the month at Chapel services, we are suggesting that anyone who is able to help […]

CARILLON 101 – Lesson 1a

For a better understanding of our carillon and its place in the mission of the Chapel, I would like to share with you a series of short lessons on history of the instrument and the art of the carillon. – Doug Gefvert, Chapel Carillonneur BEGINNINGS Inspired by the founder of the Chapel, the Rev. W. […]

The Lafayette Window

By Gardiner Pearson The stained glass window next to the “Benjamin Franklin Window”, immediately to the right of the door to the “Porch of the Allies”, is the Lafayette Window. It bears the inscription: “To the Glory of God, in honor of Lafayette and in grateful tribute to Louis XVI of France and the French […]

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