The Chapel of our Merciful Savior, located on the corner of 15th and G Streets recently has been renovated to provide a flexible space for worship, meditation, concerts, weddings and other programs.
The Chapel of Our Merciful Savior at Christ Church is home to the stunning series of watercolor paintings of the Stations of the Cross by local artist and iconographer, Kathrin Burleson. In this fresh and unique mystical approach, the stations draw one into ever deepening levels of meaning.
Kathrin writes: “The Way of the Cross is the way of each of us, for it is indeed the journey of the soul. While the life of Jesus is extraordinary, and he was hardly ‘any man,’ the remarkable thing is that he lived life as one of us. He shows the way for each of us, because in him and his story we see ourselves and the challenges and suffering that we all face. Through him and his teaching, we discover the possibilities of redemption and the transforming power of love. There is no right or wrong way to practice this devotion. Various Stations may speak to us at different times and a given station may hold a new and unexpected meaning. Be patient and simply follow your heart.”
The redwood paneling has been restored and provides a beautiful setting for Kathrin Burleson’s expressive watercolor paintings.
The floor has a subtle labyrinth painted on it. A window wall on the north end of the Chapel frames a view of the magnificent magnolia tree and the St. Francis statue created by one of our parishioners.
The chapel is used for worship services, discipleship classes, Centering Prayer, and as a place for silent and guided spiritual meditation.