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Daily Worship

I am faithful and passionate: transforming question marks into exclamation points. - ESD Manifesto

As one of our Founding Tenets, Daily Worship is at the center of our community, where our lives of faith can grow and we can celebrate the many traditions involved with being an ESD student.

Daily Worship nurtures a spiritual relationship with God within the context of our pluralistic and diverse community. Though most Daily Worship services take place within the hallowed halls of All Saints Chapel, daily, common prayer and reflection on God’s abiding presence inform our spiritual journey and reach beyond the chapel doors.

Learn more about our Episcopal Identity here.

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Traditions Rooted in Faith

A student speaks at ESD's annual Lessons and Carols event.

The time-honored ESD tradition of Lessons and Carols has been a holiday staple since 1980. This event brings together students in grades 5-12, with all members of the ESD community invited to attend.

With performances from choir, band, and orchestra, as well as speakers from all grade levels, it is a joyous celebration of the season.

In honor of Yom HaShoah, eighth graders have led a special service to remember the Holocaust for more than 17 years.

Students volunteer to be a part of the service, reading poems they wrote as part of their study of the event, singing special music, and lighting six candles in honor of the six million lives lost.

Celebrated in conjunction with Easter, Symphony of Hope unites our middle and upper schools in celebrating the Hope and Joy of the Easter Season.

This new tradition, which had its inaugural service in April of 2022, has readings from the bible accompanied by musical performances from our band and orchestra.

Lower school students perform the nativity story for friends and family.

First-grade classes perform a nativity-themed musical for their friends and family during the holiday season.

This annual reenactment of the Biblical story includes singing, dancing, and a strong reminder of our Episcopal Identity.