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The Episcopal Tradition

In September 2005, CCES opened the doors to the newly constructed Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Located in the heart of the Cavalier Campus, the inspiring chapel rises above the roofs of the Lower, Middle and Upper School buildings surrounding it, a symbol of the centrality of faith and prayer in a Christ Church Episcopal School education.

CCES is a chapel community spiritually rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. We gather weekly in community prayer and worship, honoring our Episcopal tradition while respecting the dignity of each person and the religious traditions of others. We embrace our Christian identity and welcome students of other faiths as we believe that our community is enriched by religious diversity.

Students participate by planning services, reading Bible lessons, writing and leading prayers, and lending their musical talents to worship. Key events in the school calendar – award ceremonies, special recognitions, the commissioning of student leaders – all are celebrated within chapel services, placing student achievement and responsibility within a context of giving Glory to God and service to others.

Click here for a Q&A sheet regarding our Episcopal Traditions.

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  • Celebrations of Faith

    All Saints Chapels
    Blessing of the Animals
    Chrismon Service
    Christian Education Classes
    Christmas Services
    Commencement
    Epiphany Scholar Chapel
    Grandparents Day Chapels
    Journey to the Cross
    Morning Prayer & Eucharist
    Road to Bethlehem
    School events open with prayer
    Senior Chapel
    Special Friends Day Chapel
    Stations of the Cross
    Weekly Chapel Services

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