School Life

Chapel and Spiritual Life

Trinity's Spiritual Life Mission Statement

Trinity's spiritual heritage is rooted in the Episcopal faith as expressed in Scripture, tradition and reason.  We encourage every member of our community to discover his or her spiritual path.  We strive for open hearts and open minds and seek to affirm and learn from everyone whom God has placed within our school family.  Some specific aspects of our spiritual life in action include chapel, community service, religion courses, spiritual life groups, and our daily interaction with one another.

The Weekly Chapel Program

Each Monday the school gathers together with a guest speaker, faculty member or student speaker to engage with issues around spiritual life, societal participation and character development. Guest speakers from a broad range of spiritual traditions are invited to create opportunities and inter-faith education and dialog. Students, teachers and guests share their experiences in the world, from community service to mission travel to meditation and mindfulness.

Chapel explores and reinforces Trinity community's values, including citizenship, stewarship, gratitude, honor, service. The Chapel program involves all members of the Trinity community. Strong student, faculty and parent involvement binds Trinity's community together in a spirit of fellowship, learning and discovery.

Twice a year, the community gathers for a Eucharist service, following the Episocpal liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer. As with all Chapel programs, students are welcome to participate and engage at whatever spiritual level is most comfortable for them.

Trinity's Episcopal Identity

Trinity's a long history of partnership with the Episcopal Church dates back to its inception, when many of its founding members were closely associated with the Episcopal Church. Trinity believes in involving students in the Episcopal experience, holding weekly chapels with students, faculty and staff.

Trinity’s Episcopal identity is one of spiritual inclusion, as articulated below:
  • God is love.
  • God loves all people.
  • God is active in our daily lives and in the world. 
  • Our community strives to operate in grace.
  • Our community strives to embrace all students.
  • Trinity engages religious pluralism. (We explore multiple faith traditions, not just the Episcopal tradition)
  • Trinity promotes the use of Episcopal liturgy as articulated in The Book of Common Prayer.

Visiting Speakers

Chapel Schedule 2018-19

List of 11 items.

  • A Prayer for Trinity

    Almighty God, the source of all knowledge and wisdom:  we thank You for Trinity Episcopal School, and for the learning and growing we enjoy here.  Bless all who are connected with this school.  Grant us curiosity in the classroom, sportsmanship and camaraderie on the playing fields, and integrity and compassion in all our dealings with others; and further grant, we pray, that those who teach and those who learn may continue to find Your love, glory, and truth revealed in all of Your creation; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Guide.  Amen.
  • August/September 2018

    August 20
    Head of School Address - Mr. Short 

    August 27
    Honor Chapel (Dress Up)

    September 3
    Labor Day - No Chapel

    September 12
    Eucharist (Dress Up) - Mother Phoebe Roaf, St. Philips Episcopal Church

    September 17
    Mindful Monday Small Groups #1

    September 24
    Mr. Griffen
  • October 2018

    October 1
    Service Chapel - Ms. Weiler

    October 8
    Columbus Day - No Chapel

    October 15
    Healthy Relationships - Ms. Ryan Morris, YWCA

    October 22
    "Trinity Through the Ages" - Development Office

    October 29
    1/2 Day Schedule
  • November 2018

    November 5
    Junior Work Week Chapel - Students & Mr. Childress

    November 12
    IB Chapel - Students & Ms. Truman

    November 19
    Gratitude Chapel - Rev. Doug Forrester, Reveille UMC

    November 26
    Mindful Monday Small Groups #2
  • December 2018

    December 3
    Advent Chapel - Rev. Becky McDaniel & Andy Russell, St. Stephens 

    December 10
    Christmas Music Chapel - St, Michael's Choir
  • January 2019

    January 9
    Epiphany Eucharist (Dress Up Day) - Rev. Becky McDanie & Andy Russell, St. Stephens 

    January 14
    Honor Chapel II (Cancelled - Snow Day)

    January 21
    MLK Day - No Chapel

    January 28
    Honor Chapel II
  • February 2019

    February 4
    Cultural Awareness Association Club

    February 11
    Convergance - Rev. Kendra Grimes, Randolph Macon College 

    February 18
    Presidents Day (No Chapel)

    February 25
    Unite Club Chapel 
  • March 2019

    March 4
    Ardon Locher - TES Alumn 

    March 11
    Spring Break

    March 18
    Mindful Monday Small Group #3

    March 25
    The Power of Encouragement - Mr. Mercer
  • April 2019

    April 1
    "Advocating for Children" - Dr. Gail Newton

    April 8
    Safe Harbor - Ms. Elena Brooks-Perkins 

    April 15
    Holy Week Chapel - Mr. Griffen

    April 22
    Easter Monday (No Chapel)
  • May 2019

    May 1 
    Senior Chapel (Dress Up Day) 

    May 6

    Advisee Meetings - No Chapel

    May 13
    Awards Ceremony (Dress Up Day)

    May 20
    Extra Tutorial Time - No Chapel
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