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Fall 2016 Courses at General Seminary

Fall 2016 Courses at General Seminary

There is still time to register for fall 2016 courses at The General Theological Seminary. Below is a selection of offerings, including evening course, that can be taken for credit or for audit. For more information, email registrar@gts.edu. To register and for a list of the full course offerings click here.

The fall term runs September 6 – December 16, 2016.


AT 119 – ANGELS AND DEMONS

“Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven…” Who is this company of Heaven we join with whenever we celebrate the Eucharist?  Read more...

January 10-20, 2017 – Israel Travel Seminar Course

January 10-20, 2017 – Israel Travel Seminar Course

Join Us in the Holy Land
Israel Travel Seminar Course

January 10-20, 2017
Ancient Sites of Israel
$2030.00 (scholarships available)
Students may earn course credit for this travel seminar. Trustees, alumni and family are also welcome to participate. Space is limited.

The stories of the Bible can often feel like sacred fairytales from a surreal land. Some things can’t be learned on the internet; they must be experienced first-hand.

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January 11-18, 2017 – South African Travel Seminar Course

January 11-18, 2017 – South African Travel Seminar Course

Walk with Archbishop Tutu
South African Travel Seminar Course

January 11-18, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
$2500.00 (scholarships available)
All are welcome to participate. Clergy may be eligible for continuing education credit. Space is limited.
Students may earn course credit for this travel seminar.

The General Theological Seminary and the Desmond Tutu Center present a Travel Seminar to train seminarians, clergy, and laity to spread the good news about one of the best missions coming out of the leadership of the Anglican Communion in the 20th and 21st centuries: A Christian Spirituality of Restorative Justice.

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Registration Now Available for the 2016 Paddock Lectures on November 2-3

Registration Now Available for the 2016 Paddock Lectures on November 2-3


The Paddock Lectures 2016

“The Leadership of Jesus”

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

at

The General Theological Seminary
440 W 21st Street
New York, NY 10011


 

The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright will deliver the prestigious Paddock Lectures this November.  Read more...

The Cuban Church Welcomes You

THE CUBAN CHURCH WELCOMES YOU: 
Tools for Building Relationships, Ministry & 

Infrastructure with our Episcopal Neighbors

   
Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

You’re invited to a conference this fall to assist Episcop
al parishes and others in connecting with the vibrant Episcopal Church in Cuba as US-Cuba relations open. 
 
The conference aims to deepen our understanding of opportunities
and challenges facing the church in Cuba as well as a chance to network with other parishes and organizations partnering in there.   Read more...
Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

The Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly was mailed out at the end of June. You can download the PDF now by clicking below.

This edition includes:

 

 

Download the Summer 2016 edition of GTS News Quarterly.

All of the articles from GTS News Quarterly can be read online at: news.gts.edu/notesRead more...

2016 Annual Garden Party [PHOTOS]

2016 Annual Garden Party [PHOTOS]

On June 23, 2016, the Chelsea Square Conservancy at The General Theological Seminary held its annual Garden Party. Over 175 friends, alumni, and neighbors joined the GTS community to enjoy the Close, as sunlight broke out from a mostly cloudy day.

Accompanied by the dulcet tones of a string quartet, the children played on the lawn and conversations were made as attendees enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and a selection of beverages.  Read more...

The Proof of the Pudding

The Proof of the Pudding

The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
Dean and President

One of the delightful things about growing up is learning how humorous verbal misunderstandings had been in my youth. My mother kept a small notebook labeled “Malaprops.” It was never malicious; just humorous. For example, her best friend used to say she was wearing a “little casualty dress.” So, as I grew up, I listened for my own collection of malapropisms.  Read more...

General Seminary Student Participates in Canterbury Scholars Programme

General Seminary Student Participates in Canterbury Scholars Programme

The Canterbury Scholars Programme is a conference which provides opportunities for Anglican/Episcopalian Christians from around the Anglican Communion to pray, study, and live together at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, on the doorstep of Canterbury Cathedral. The participants are given the opportunity to learn through partnership, against the backdrop of the history and tradition of Canterbury.

Recently, as part of this two-week program, Michael Horvath, a rising senior from The General Theological Seminary, joined other seminarians and newly ordained from around world to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury, as well as to visit the Anglican Communion office and Lambeth Palace.  Read more...

St. Sava’s Finds Home at General Seminary

St. Sava’s Finds Home at General Seminary

G. Jeffrey MacDonald of The Living Church recently wrote an article about the ongoing relationship between The General Theological Seminary and the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, whose church building was gutted in a fire in May.

From the article:

From the ashes of a May 1 inferno that destroyed the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in Lower Manhattan, a new Episcopal-Orthodox relationship blossoms at The General Theological Seminary.

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Elizabeth Schrader ’16 Receives the Clement J. Whipple Prize for Forthcoming Article in the Harvard Theological Review

Elizabeth Schrader ’16 Receives the Clement J. Whipple Prize for Forthcoming Article in the Harvard Theological Review

During the Commencement ceremonies at The General Theological Seminary on May 11, 2016, Elizabeth Brooke Schrader, M.A. ’15, S.T.M. ’16, was awarded the Clement J. Whipple Prize for a paper submitted by a student accepted for publication. She received the prize for her article, “Was Martha of Bethany Added to the Fourth Gospel in the Second Century?” which is forthcoming in the Harvard Theological Review in early 2017.  Read more...

A Tribute to Profs. Mitties DeChamplain and Robert Owens [PHOTOS]

A Tribute to Profs. Mitties DeChamplain and Robert Owens [PHOTOS]

On May 9, during Commencement week at The General Theological Seminary, a special Evensong and a reception were held to honor the contributions to the Seminary of the Rev. Dr. Mitties DeChamplain and the Rev. Dr. Robert Owens. The event was an opportunity to give thanks for the years of ministry of DeChamplain and Owens at General Seminary as Professor Owens continues to venture into retirement and Mother Mitties continues her priestly ministry into new settings.  Read more...

In Gratitude for the LCU Fund for Women’s Education

In Gratitude for the LCU Fund for Women’s Education

The Community at General is deeply grateful for support from the LCU Fund for Women’s Education. The LCU Fund is the only organization in New York City exclusively dedicated to providing housing support to promising women students preparing for professions that give back to the community.

LCU Fund recipients from General for the 2015-2016 school year were:

Alissa Goudswaard Anderson
Gretchen Creel
Nancy Hoffman Hennessey
Jo Ann Bradley Jones
Shan Marie Kaplanov
Deborah Annette Lee
Vickie Lynn McDonald
Elizabeth Brooke Schrader
Ann Bowie Snodgrass
Sharon L.  Read more...

Bishop William Franklin Visits General Seminary

Bishop William Franklin Visits General Seminary

The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin, Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York, preached in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at The General Theological Seminary on Ascension Day, May 5, 2016, at the Community Eucharist. Franklin is a former Professor of History and Modern Anglican Studies at General Seminary and former Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.

Franklin was elected Bishop on November 20, 2010 at St.  Read more...

General Seminary Holds 194th Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

General Seminary Holds 194th Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

The General Theological Seminary held its 194th Commencement on May 11, 2016. Thirteen women and men received degrees, diplomas, and certificates conferred by the Seminary’s Dean and President, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle. The Seminary’s honorary doctorate was conferred on the Rt. Rev. Santosh K. Marray, A. Gary Shilling, and the Rev. Becca Stevens. Read more about the honorary doctorate recipients here.

To download a high-resolution picture of the Class of 2016, click hereRead more...

General Seminary Appoints the Rev. Dr. Kevin J. Moroney as Associate Professor of Liturgics

General Seminary Appoints the Rev. Dr. Kevin J. Moroney as Associate Professor of Liturgics

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Kevin John Moroney has been appointed as Associate Professor in the Rev. Dr. H. Boone Porter Liturgics Chair. With the conclusion of this search, a full-time, residential Professor of Liturgics returns to the General faculty. Also, General Seminary welcomes home a loyal son, a member of the Class of 1992.

Moroney has been teaching as an Affiliate Faculty in Liturgics at General since last fall.  Read more...

Summers at General 2016

Summers at General 2016

The General Theological Seminary is now accepting registrations for exciting courses to be offered in the Summer 2016 term and especially welcomes General Learners to become part of the seminary community. You can learn more and register here.

General Learners are students who are not pursuing a formal degree and who take courses to learn more about their faith, to enhance their ministry or prayer, or to delve into a theological topic.  Read more...