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 2023

    August 21st
    Opening Chapel - Mr. Griffen

    August 28th 
    Head of School Address - Mr. Short 

    September 4th
    Labor Day - No Chapel 

    September 11th 
    Honor Chapel (Dress Up) 

    September 18th 
    Instructed Eucharist - The Very Rev. Dr. Jeunee Godsey, St. Michael's Episcopal Church 

    Wednesday, September 25th 
    Eucharist Service (Dress Up) with The Very Rev. Dr. Jeunee Godsey, St. Michael's Episcopal Church 
  • October 2023

    October 2nd
    Spirit Week Chapel - Trinity Alumni 

    October 9th 
    Indigenous Peoples Day - No Chapel   

    October 16th 
    DEI Advisory Chapel

    October 23rd

    October 30th 
    Prayer & Praise (Optional Chapel)
    *Monday chapels are optional on the weeks that Trinity hosts a First Friday Speaker - this series is mandatory to attend.
  • November 2023

    November 6th 

    November 13th
    IB Chapel

    November 20th 
    Gratitude Chapel - Father Mike Renniger, St. Mary's

    November 27th 
    Community Service Chapel - Laura Weiler 
  • December 2023

    December 4th 
    St. Michael's Advent Choral Concert

    December 11th
    Christmas Music Chapel
  • January 2024

    Wednesday, January 10th
    Epiphany Service

    January 15th 
    MLK Day - No Chapel

    January 22nd
    Honor Chapel II 

    January 29th
    Prayer and Praise (Optional)
  • February 2024

    February 5th 
    BAI Chapel - Club Officers

    February 12th 
    GSA Chapel - Club Officers

    February 19th 
    Presidents Day - No Chapel

    February 26th
    "God is Love." - Ms. Hadley Miller 
  • March 2024

    March 4th
    Prayer & Praise (Optional Chapel)

    March 11th 
    Spring Break

    March 18th
    Palm Chapel - Holi Celebration 

    March 25th
    Holy Week Chapel - Mr. Griffen 
  • April 2024

    April 1st 
    Easter Monday - No School

    April 8th 

    April 15th 
    Earth Week Chapel - SEA Club

    Wednesday, April 24th  

    Senior Chapel (Dress Up Day) 
  • May 2024

    April 29th 
    Mental Health Awareness Month Presentation 

    May 6th 

    No Chapel - Extra Tutorial Time

    May 13th 
    No Chapel - Extra Tutorial Time 

    May 20th 
    No Chapel - Extra Tutorial Time 
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    Brian Griffen 

    Religion Teacher; Chaplain
    (804) 327-3120