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We hope this will be a place where you will find helpful information and insights into the important process of finding a Chaplain, the critical role of the Chaplain in the life of the school community and the positive ways the Chaplain serves as an Ambassador of Christ in furthering the school's mission and Episcopal identity. Our commitment to supporting the importance of the role and responsibilities of the Chaplain is based upon our belief that the Chaplain serves as the spiritual leader in the school community, and, therefore, we want to support Episcopal schools in finding a Chaplain who can serve its school community in the most positive and effective ways as well as support the Chaplain in fulfilling his/her ministry to the school community.
As we celebrate again the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and give thanks to God for His continued love and presence among us, may we lift up in prayer and thanksgiving those who serve as Chaplains in our Episcopal schools. The following wonderful prayer for Chaplains is from "Cycle of Prayer for Episcopal Schools" by The Rev. John F. Smith, who served as Chaplain at Groton School, Massachusetts, from 1978 through 2000, when he retired:
Holy God, we pray you to pour out your Spirit upon those who serve the People of God as Chaplains in our various schools. Help them to be lively bearers of the tradition, careful searchers of new ways of looking, understanding, praying. Help them to keep their vision forward, responsibly independent of any authority except for you who knows no power but the power of love. Help them to care for your people with a fine carefulness, to listen with the heart, to speak with courage and discernment, to hold up to you every sort and condition of student, faculty, and administration. We pray in the name of the One who made a trip to Jerusalem in order to speak truth to power. Amen.
May the Peace of God be with you throughout Advent, Christmas, the 12 Days of Christmas and the New Year!
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