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 2021

    August 23rd
    Opening Chapel - Mr. Griffen

    August 30th 
    Head of School Address - Mr. Short 

    September 6th 
    Labor Day - No Chapel

    September 13th 
    Honor Chapel (Dress Up) 

    September 20th 
    DEI Advisory Chapel 

    (Wed.) September 29th 
    Morning Prayer Service (Dress Up) - Rev. Jeunee Godsey 
  • October 2021

    October 4th 
    Small Group Chapel 

    October 11th 
    Indigenous Peoples Day - No Chapel  

    October 18th 
    Shields In Service Chapel

    October 25th 
    Spirit Week Chapel - Lucy Perry '17
  • November 2021

    November 1st 
    Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Chapel 1

    November 8th 
    Small Group Chapel 

    November 15th
    IB Chapel 

    November 22nd 
    Gratitude Chapel - Mr. Griffen

    November 29th 
  • December 2021

    December 6th 
    Advent Chapel - The Rev. Moses Joshua, GSES

    December 13th 
    Advent Music Chapel
  • January 2022

    January 3rd
    No Chapel (Returning from Break)

    (Wed) January 12th
    Epiphany Service - Rev. Marlene E. Forrest, St. Philip's Episcopal Church  

    January 17th 
    MLK Day - No Chapel

    January 24th
    Hard Wired Global - Victoria Tiggas  

    January 31st 
    PALM Chapel - Rabbi Michael Knopf, Temple Beth-El
  • February 2022

    February 7th 
    BAI Chapel - Club Officers 

    February 14th 
    GSA Chapel - The Rev. Dr. Lacette Cross

    February 21st 
    Honor Chapel 2 - The Honor Committee

    February 28th 
    Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Chapel 2
  • March 2022

    March 7th
    Spring Break  

    March 14th 
    Small Group Chapel 

    March 21st 
    Bryant Drayton '12 and Robert de Wolff '12 

    March 28th
    Sam Parker - Inspire Your People
  • April 2022

    April 4th 
    Wali Rainer - TES Parent & Coach

    April 11th 
    Holy Week Chapel - Mr. Griffen 

    April 18th 
    Easter Monday (No School)

    April 25th 
    Earth Week Chapel - SEA Club

    (Wed.) April 27th  
    Senior Chapel (Dress Up Day) 
  • May 2022

    May 2nd 
    Managing Anxiety - Dr. Lakesha D. Roney

    May 9th 

    No Chapel - Extra Tutorial Time

    May 15th 
    No Chapel - Extra Tutorial Time 

    May 23rd
    No Chapel - Extra Tutorial Time 
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    Brian Griffen 

    Religion Teacher; Chaplain
    (804) 327-3120