Christmas in Christ Chapel Airs Across the Nation

The 2016 and 2018 Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services are being shown on public television stations across the country this holiday season.
Posted on December 14th, 2018 by

Christmas in Christ Chapel 2018

For the second consecutive year, Gustavus Adolphus College’s Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services will air on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations across the nation this holiday season. This year, two Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services will be presented on television — the 2016 service, “Ubuntu, Jesu: From the Cradle of Humankind to the Ends of the Earth” is playing in addition to the 2018 service, “Visions of Divine Mystery.”

A listing of airings across nationwide PBS affiliates is available online. Check the schedule and tune in or set your digital video recorder! The 2016 and 2018 productions can also be streamed live on-demand at

In Minnesota, the worship service will be shown at the following times. Check your local listings for details:

Friday, December 21 at 8 p.m. (CT)
Saturday, December 22 at 2 a.m. (CT)
Monday, December 24 at 8 p.m. (CT)
Tuesday, December 25 at 9 a.m. (CT)
Tuesday, December 25 at 12 p.m. (CT)

About Christmas in Christ Chapel

A tradition since 1973, Christmas in Christ Chapel is a time for the Gustavus community to celebrate the holidays with one another. Approximately 350 students, faculty, and staff bring the program to life each year through the use of music, dance, spoken word, and the visual arts. A new theme is chosen each year in order to educate participants and audiences alike about faith and theological traditions. Choirs and orchestras lead the five services, with approximately 1,100 people attending each one.

Deep appreciation is extended to the Paul and Susan Breckner family for underwriting the cost of the public television broadcast.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin



  1. Tammy Farkes says:

    Such a beautiful concert. Just grand and it really added joy to my holiday season. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!

  2. Marvin Gatch says:

    Grew up in Iowa (close to Wartburg College) — learned about all the great music colleges in Minnesota — lived in Minneapolis for nine years in the 70’s — just watched this year’s concert on Rocky Mountain PBS here in Denver. What a treat — what a great gift to the nation — what a inspirational pleasure to see how diverse in the best of ways your college has become. Thank you.

  3. Robert Crytzer says:

    Thank you to everyone who participated, your program was the greatest of the season! Any chance this could be released on DVD or CD, et al?

  4. Linda Andrews says:

    I just listened to the Christmas in Christ Chapel performance on my PBS station, Channel 6 in Denver. The entire concert was really beautiful as was the interior of the Chapel. I was a student at Gustavus Adolphus in 1964-65 and I recall how lovely the chapel was, more than 50 years ago. Then, students were required to attend a 20 minute service five days a week so we all spent lots of time in that Chapel. Although I only was a student one year and have never returned to the GAC campus, I have many happy memories of the year I spent there.

    Thank you for the very wonderful and moving Christmas concert. What a special Christmas present for me to hear the magnificent music!


    Linda E. Andrews Steamboat Springs, Colorado