Our students come from a wide variety of religious backgrounds. In addition to those from Episcopalian and other Protestant denominations, our community includes students of Catholic, Jewish and Muslim faith, as well as students from no religious tradition at all. We gather twice weekly for services in the Felix duPont, Jr. Chapel. These moments provide welcome shelter from the whirlwind of daily life, offering time to look inward and to focus on what we have done and left undone. They encourage us to think of loved ones and those in sickness, sorrow or need. Most important of all, they bring to our attention the great, eternal mysteries of life.
Following dinner on Wednesday evenings, we come together to hear a faculty, staff, student or guest speaker; our Sunday morning services follow the Episcopal Church liturgy. Special programs throughout the year lend variety to our moments of communal reflection. Among the most popular of these are the Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols, St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals and outdoor Earth Day and Easter services.
In all we do, we try to instill in our students a reverence for humanity itself and a sense of personal responsibility to use their talents now and throughout their lives to serve others and the world in which we live.
Earth Day Chapel on the Front Lawn overlooking Noxontown Pond
Read past chapel talks in our archive
Listen to podcasts of recent chapel talks