Last Updated: 19 July 2017
Gurukul Chapel is an outstanding example of indigenous architecture. It is built in the form of a Mandapam. The altar is constructed as a Sumaithangi to symbolise Christ’s call to all people to place their burden on Him. It is a memorial gift of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Toledo, Ohio in honour of Dr C.D. Schwan, a pastor at the congregation in Toledo and later a lifelong missionary in the South Andhra Lutheran Church.
Spirituality is the central focus of Gurukul. It aims at genuine and authentic spiritual formation as much as personal, academic and ministerial formations. The chapel continues to be the centre of life in Gurukul. It is a place of personal meditation, daily morning worship, midweek community worship, Sunday evening Community Worship, evening prayers, children ministry, retreats – at the beginning of each semester, and on Ash Wednesday are times to strengthen our spiritual formation. Efforts are made to create awareness in the worshippers of the need to relate one’s faith to the socio-economic, political, and cultural realities of today.
All the students and faculty attend the morning devotions and the Sunday Community Worship. The residents of the campus (family members, including children) are encouraged to attend the Sunday Community Worship. The Community Worship Service is held on every Sunday at 6:30 p.m., when the College is in session. Every first Sunday of the month is Holy Eucharist Service.
The day in the college begins with a morning chapel service, at 7:45 a.m. with a 15 minutes private meditation time. All the students and the faculty attend the morning devotion. On Wednesdays, the midweek community chapel service is held at 10:00 a.m., where the non-teaching staff and the maintenance staff also join for worship. Every third Wednesday of the months is Holy Eucharist Service.