At The Lord’s Chapel, we welcome diversity! Our community is a rich and varied gathering of seekers and sages from all walks of life.
A woman of vision, Suwaylu Anniah is the founder and Minister of The Lord’s Chapel. With a strong background and long history as a Minister in more conventional settings, Suwaylu had a vision to build a chapel (The Lord’s Chapel) to provide her community with a charismatic spiritual venue of worship. For over 37 years she has provided the congregation and welcomed guests her in-depth knowledge of the practices and beliefs of religions and spiritual practices from around the world. Her unique style of Sunday Service including invocation, communion and healing circle all create an energy within each individual and synergy within the group.
In addition to her work with The Lord’s Chapel, Suwaylu is the founder and steward of The Land Celebration, the Chapel’s 40 acre recreational facility located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Over the past 20 years Suwaylu has transformed this property into a sacred spiritual experience with overnight accommodations for up to 50 people (plus camping). Many groups and organizations use The Land Celebration as their retreat destination.
Professionally, Suwaylu offers spiritual consult to individuals and groups. Pulling from her extensive background in spiritual practice and community service, Suwaylu listens, counsels and leads in a way that honors each person’s uniqueness helping them to integrate mind, body and spirit into their personal journey, fostering growth in each step. With her conviction in our connection to Mother Earth as Spirit manifesting in form, Suwaylu facilitates others connection with Spirit through a variety of sacred rituals including guided meditation, prayer, affirmation, personal expression, drumming circles, ceremonies honoring solstices and equinoxes, sweat lodges and rites of passage.
In all that she does, Suwaylu projects the vision that we are all One, worthy and evolving perfectly into the divine spiritual beings we are intended to become. There is only a thin veil that separates us from our divine selves and that veil is easily removed when compassion and unconditional love are present.