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Stop bringing me your meaningless gifts; the incense of your offerings disgusts me! As for your celebrations of the new moon and the Sabbath and your special days for fasting— they are all sinful and false. I want no more of your pious meetings. I hate your new moon celebrations and your annual festivals. They are a burden to me. I cannot stand them! When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look. Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen, for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims. Wash yourselves and be clean!
Get your sins out of my sight. Give up your evil ways. Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows. --Isaiah 1:13-17

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God's love be in that person? Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.

–1 John 3:16-18

The Trinity Institute for Leadership and Social Justice took charge of the Chapel service Wednesday morning. Two of the Trinity Institute members, seniors Tara Balla and Megan Malkemes, addressed their teachers and peers, speaking out about their passion for social justice.

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Boston Trinity Academy welcomed back one of our own when Mr. William Carter, former BTA math teacher and founder of Lionhearts, spoke in Chapel Wednesday morning.

Mr. Carter began by asking questions. Wanting to stimulate thinking, he asked, “Who are you submitted to? Do you believe Jesus is the Son of God? If so, do you submit to His lordship? Is He the Lord of your life?”

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Boston Trinity math teacher Marie Zhang surprised students Wednesday morning when she confessed to struggling with math as a high school student. She told Chapel attendees she grew up in the shadow of an older brother who was good at everything. While her brother did Math Olympiads for fun, she struggled through geometry.  She even went so far as to try to hide her embarrassment over her struggles by not turning in a test she had been unable to complete. Much to Ms. Zhang's shock, her teacher thought she, herself, had misplaced the test and gave Ms. Zhang an "A."  Rather than admitting what she had done, Ms. Zhang spent the next almost-two years avoiding the teacher. "Then in my junior year, Jesus beckoned," Ms. Zhang said. "I found out I was fully known but still fully loved." Confessing what she had done with the test those couple of years before brought such freedom, Ms. Zhang said.

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The Lord is my light and my salvation — so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? ... Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me! My heart has heard you say, "Come and talk with me." And my heart responds, "Lord, I am coming."... Yet I am confident I will see the Lord's goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. –Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 13-14

Boston Trinity students and staff gathered Wednesday morning to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The Tenth Grade Choir presented a beautiful worship song before Headmaster Frank Guerra gave the morning's message.

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The Boston Trinity Community entered a darkened Chapel and sat in silence awaiting the beginning of the Maundy Thursday morning service.

After a short period of contemplation, Mrs. Ingrid Hill spoke, relating last year's Bible class' journey through part of the Old Testament; students read about war, violence, evil, and God's judgment on the Israelites for their wicked behavior. After all of this the class jumped to the New Testament, reading of Jesus' birth, His miracles, and finally, His death on the cross. One student who had never before read the Bible asked from the depth of her heart, "What kind of father kills his own son?" What kind, indeed? "Why would God ordain this gruesome death for His Son?" Mrs. Hill asked her audience.

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