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

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  • 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 2022

    August 22rd
    Opening Chapel - Mr. Griffen

    August 29th 
    Head of School Address - Mr. Short 

    Tuesday, September 6th 
    Chapel Ceremony In Honor Of Trinity's 50th (Dress Up)

    September 12th 
    Honor Chapel (Dress Up) 

    September 19th 
    DEI Advisory Chapel 

    (Wed.) September 28th 
    Eucharist Service (Dress Up) - Rev. Jeunee Godsey 
  • October 2022

    October 3rd
    Spirit Week Chapel - Christian Hansen

    October 10th 
    Indigenous Peoples Day - No Chapel   

    October 17th 
    Padre Mario Melendez, Diocesan Latino/a/x Missioner 

    October 24th 
    RVA Rapid Transit - Richard Hankins '13

    October 31st 
    "Developing A Growth Mindset" - Rasheed Wright 
  • November 2022

    November 7th 
    VCIC Chapel #1

    November 14th
    Small Group Chapel 

    November 22nd
    Gratitude Chapel - Pastor Chris DeRoco

    November 28th 
    Advent Chapel - St. Michael's Episcopal School Chorus
  • December 2022

    December 5th 
    Small Group Chapel

    December 13th 
    Christmas Music Chapel 
  • January 2023

    (Wed) January 11th
    Epiphany Service - TBD 

    January 16th 
    MLK Day - No Chapel

    January 23rd
    Honor Chapel II 

    January 30th 
    PALM Chapel - Club Officers 
  • February 2023

    February 6th 
    BAI Chapel - Club Officers

    February 13th 
    GSA Chapel - Club Officers

    February 20th 
    Junior Work Week Chapel - Mr. Childress 

    February 27th
    VCIC Chapel #2
  • March 2023

    March 6th
    Spring Break  

    March 13th 
    Small Group Chapel 

    March 20th
    Southside Releaf

    March 27th
    TBD
  • April 2023

    April 3rd 
    Holy Week Chapel - Mr. Griffen

    April 10th 
    Easter Break 

    April 17th 
    Earth Week Chapel - SEA Club

    (Wed.) April 26th  

    Senior Chapel (Dress Up Day) 
  • May 2023

    May 1st
    Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 8th 

    No Chapel - Extra Tutorial Time

    May 15th 
    No Chapel - Extra Tutorial Time 

    May 22nd 
    No Chapel - Extra Tutorial Time 
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Contact

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    Brian Griffen 

    Religion Teacher; Chaplain
    (804) 327-3120