Saint Andrew's Chapel at the Naval Academy

Last week during Spring Break, my husband, youngest son, and I took a trip to Virginia to see our middle son, Ian. While in Virginia, we decided to work in a trip to see the Naval Academy in not-too-far-away Maryland, and found a neat place of worship in the basement of the main chapel.

Naval Academy Chapel
On the floor below the main chapel is a smaller chapel named after the Apostle, Andrew. This small, cozy place of prayer holds some wonderful (and so appropriate!) sea-related religious art.

St. Andrew's Chapel

Hand-Embroidered Kneeling Pad


Stained Glass Window of St. Andrew

Another Stained Glass Window of St. Andrew


Kneeler embroidered with the symbol of the
Holy Trinity created by three connected fish,
flanked by cross-anchors.

Stained Glass Windows of 3 Sea-Related Saints:
Nicholas, Barbara, and Brendan


St. Paul in the midst of one of his seafaring journeys.

Sanctuary Chairs embroidered with decorations of a
fisherman ... perhaps the patron of the chapel - St. Andrew.

As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
~ Matthew 4:18


After touring the chapel, Ian and I enjoyed
some ice cream in the shipshape town of Annapolis.

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