Festive Christmas Vespers 2022

Festive Christmas Vespers: Greetings blessed one, the Lord is with you.

A service of readings, prayers and music in preparation for Christmas.

Dates: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022

Location: Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University

Tickets: Through VUCA box office or in person at the University Center for the Arts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


$15 adult, $10 senior/non-Valpo students (children under 2 are admitted free if they sit in a parent’s lap)
Free to Valpo students, faculty and staff (both current and emeritus)
1 complimentary ticket for each high school musician that attends (email music@valpo.edu)
Performing student musicians will receive 2 comp tickets


  • Valparaiso University Chorale
  • Kantorei of the Chapel of the Resurrection
  • Vox Lucis
  • Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band
  • Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra

This year’s theme “Greetings blessed one, the Lord is with you” is centered around the angel Gabriel’s declaration over Mary as he shared the news that she was to be the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. The featured artwork for this year’s program is from a 19th-century icon, painted in a community south of Ukraine across the Black Sea in what is now the country of Turkey. In 1916, just 27 years after its making, the community from which it sprang suffered a genocide. This icon with all its beauty is somewhat of a refugee among us. As such its presence is a reminder of the tenaciousness of Christian hope. 

Missed it?

View the Livestream from Saturday’s Vespers.