Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday's Church: Quarry Chapel At Kenyon College

Although, like Trinity College in Hartford, Kenyon College in Ohio takes great pains to pretend that it has no affiliation with the Episcopal Church [or with Christianity at all], it is one of the handful of Episcopal colleges in the United States.  It was also the loving creation of one of the most powerful and prolific of the church's early clergymen, Philander Chase, of whom we have written before in The Coracle.  His feast day is upcoming on September 22nd.

So serious was Chase about providing Christian witness on the frontier that he imported English stonemasons to build the college.  They stayed and their immediate descendants built this chapel.  More of the chapel may be found at this link.