Kramer Chapel

One building stands out on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary: Kramer Chapel. Rising over one hundred feet above the Upper Plaza, Kramer Chapel is the physical and spiritual center of the campus. Theological formation begins in the chapel and is centered there. Every weekday the seminary community gathers in the chapel to receive the gifts of life and salvation, pray, sing and make music to the Lord. It is in the chapel that the seminarian is shaped as a child of God, and it is where future pastors learn to worship, lead the liturgy, sing, and preach.

Kramer Chapel is used for worship instruction, classes and workshops, and choral and organ practice sessions. For scheduled times of private confession with a local pastor and for your personal devotions, there is a small prayer chapel (the Chapel of the Transfiguration) located below the Narthex. This is open when Kramer Chapel is open and is available to all who would like to use it.

We invite you to worship with the seminary community at Kramer Chapel. Attendance at chapel services is encouraged but not required. Preparing for the Holy Ministry is as individual as it is corporate. Your attendance at the chapel is an opportunity to be formed each academic year by Christ's presence through his Word and Sacrament, and through his ongoing presence at daily Matins, Morning Prayer, Vespers and Compline.