Spiritual Life


Dr. Andrew Armond

I want students to be spiritually challenged, to examine their own religious tradition and to explore what their place is in it. To ask, what does it mean to be a religious person? Chapel should be a sacred space where the community comes together and feels safe to share and be vulnerable, where we can take ourselves seriously. We can have silliness, but chapel is also where we relate based on something deeper, and that’s the community that we have here.

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  • ESA's Cade Campus Chaplain

    Dr. Andrew Armond
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  • Duo Day

    An Episcopal Schools Week tradition
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  • ESA's Lower School Chapel

    A Community Comes Together
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Join Us for Chapel

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  • Worship

    Shared prayers; monthly Eucharist celebrations; Lessons and Carols, a traditional Episcopalian Christmas service; "singing chapels" with favorite hymns
  • Performances

    Scenes from drama productions; numbers by the rock band; songs by the choir; Open Mic for sharing songs, poems and other writing; Coffee House for members of the community to share their talents
  • Competitions

    The Falcon Cup, held on free dress Fridays, for competition between the houses; the annual Canterbury Tales competition
  • Guest Musicians and Speakers

    Recents guests include Cajun musician Steve Riley, professional baseball player Jonathan Lucroy, Stone Energy CEO David Welsh and the ESA alumni who made up our Homecoming panel.
  • Community Matters

    Honor and Discipline Council educational chapels about our Honor Code and Code of Conduct, presentations by clubs such as Students Against Destructive Decisions, descriptions of upcoming community service projects
  • Time to Share

    At the heart of chapel is the willingness of members of the community - both students and teachers - to talk about their personal journeys, their families' cultures, their life lessons and their hopes for the future. 
Our School Prayer: O heavenly Father, who has given us Thy Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Friend and example, help us to understand His friendship, and to do such things as will please Him. Bless us in our work and in our play. Make us gentle, generous, truthful, kind, and brave. Keep us in purity of heart, and let the life of our school go on from strength to strength and have its place and meaning in Thy kingdom. All of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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