Summer Worship

Nashotah House is notable for its strong emphasis on formation, accomplished through the practice of regular attendance of services and prayer.  Day in and day out, Morning and Evening Prayer and the Holy Eucharist are offered, with the only exception being Sunday mornings, when our students are encouraged to be involved in the greater community through their local parishes. 

St. Mary's Chapel

But what about during the summer? Even now, when Nashotah’s campus is quiet, our cycle of chapel services continues. During the summer months, except when distance students are on campus, services are in the chapel of St. Sylvanus, commonly known as the “Red Chapel.” A small team of Summer Sacristans keeps things going, serving our community so that each day, our round of services continue. 


Our community continues. Residential Students and their families come and go throughout the summer as CPE and parish field assignments begin and end. Distance and post-gradute students arrive mid-summer, and our faculty and staff work hard preparing for the coming academic year. Our Summer Sacristans make it possible for all to come to chapel and worship. 

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In the same way as the presence lamp burns continuously in front of the Tabernacle, a flame which constantly reminds us that Christ is present; the continued prayers of the faithful are symbolic that the church’s heart continues to beat, and also is that heart; the prayers and praises of God’s people. 


About nashotahhouse

Located in Nashotah, Wisconsin, Nashotah House Theological Seminary is the oldest institute of higher education in the state of Wisconsin. Founded in 1842 by a Missionary Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Nashotah House belongs to the Anglican tradition of worship, theology and spirituality. That is, Nashotah House traces her roots to the Church of England and locates herself within the worldwide Anglican Communion. Comprehending the fundamental disciplines of Holy Scripture, Theology, Church History, Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry, the curriculum at Nashotah House not only roots our students in the ancient wisdom of the Church, it prepares and empowers them to communicate the Gospel to the world today.