Author Archives: James Reho

Long Island to Ordain Three 2013 Graduates on June 1

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

For those of you still in the New York metro area this summer, you may want to come this Saturday to see three recently-graduated alums ordained in the cathedral in Garden City (very easy to get to): Lauren McLeavey, Fred Miller, and Marie Tatro.  More information can be found by clicking hereRead more...

Living Compass Training Friday April 5: Update and Sign Up!

Update: please register here for this sought-after training, available at no cost to General Theological Seminary  community members and for $50.00 to all others.

The date of this training is Friday, April 5, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Living Compass Coaching Certification Workshop.   The Living Compass Faith and Wellness Ministry is a new ministry that is helping Episcopal Churches across the country do the following:

  • strengthen the wellness and wholeness of individual members
  • create deeper, authentic community between members
  • provide programs that are easily accessible nonmembers in the community
  • provide programs that can be easily offered off-site in other settings in the community

Living Compass is flexible and adaptable to each local context.   Read more...

Chaplain Reho Offers Plenary Event for New York Diocese Spanish Language Lenten Retreat

Chaplain James Reho offered the plenary meditation/workshop for this year’s Spanish-language New York Diocesan Lenten retreat.  The retreat was held at La Iglesia Episcopal San Pedro (St. Peter’s) in Port Chester, NY.  This retreat, bringing together Hispanic/Latino Episcopalians from throughout the Diocese, was organized by the Revs. Hilario Albert (San Pedro), Bert Gandara (Iglesia de la Intercession), and Filomena Servellon (Santa Cruz, Kingston).  Chaplain Reho led the plenary meditation and workshop: ” Caminando con Jesus en sus Tentaciones” (Walking with Jesus in his Temptations), which incorporated a number of spiritual practices as well as some contemporary understandings of the traditional “temptations.”  Bishop Andrew Dietsche presided at the closing Eucharist, held in the church of San Pedro.    Read more...

Chaplain Reho Published on Kirtan Chanting in Psychology Tomorrow Magazine

Chaplain James Reho has an article published in the current issue of Psychology Tomorrow entitled “Kirtan: Chanting the Names of God.” This piece explores spiritual, sociological, and scientific aspects of kirtan chanting, a form of mantric call-and-response chant used as a meditation practice by a growing population in the USA today. This work comes partly from Chaplain Reho’s successful work in liturgical renewal using kirtan at Trinity Cathedral, Miami.  Read more...

OTM Profile Workshop Update

Dear Upcoming Graduates,

You may remember that our scheduled OTM (Office of Transition Ministry) workshop was “snowed out” when GTS shut for a snow day on Friday, February 8.  That workshop was to be led by the Rev. Victoria (Tori) Duncan, Missioner for Transition Ministry.  Tori and I have been working with her, and GTS’, calendar to find some potential overlap, and have been unsuccessful.

Several of you during our recent CPG dinner event let me know that the workshop was no longer needed, as the majority of you have now completed, or were in the process of completing, your OTM Profiles.    Read more...

GTS Safety Brigade is back!

The GTS Safety Brigade is now recruiting!  In our efforts to ensure a safe environment for our residents and visitors, we are looking for two volunteers (who will be returning to campus for the 2013-2014 academic year) from each residence hall to join the GTS Safety Brigade.  Safety Brigade officers will be trained by Anthony Khani and other world-renowned experts in building evacuation plans and safety protocol.    Read more...

Living Compass Training comes to GTS April 5

Living Compass Coaching Certification Workshop.   The Living Compass Faith and Wellness Ministry is a new ministry that is helping Episcopal Churches across the country do the following:

  • strengthen the wellness and wholeness of individual members
  • create deeper, authentic community between members
  • provide programs that are easily accessible nonmembers in the community
  • provide programs that can be easily offered off-site in other settings in the community

Living Compass is flexible and adaptable to each local context.   Read more...

Living Compass Certification Workshop FREE to matriculated GTS students & faculty/staff

 

Living Compass Coaching Certification Workshop.   The Living Compass Faith and Wellness Ministry is a new ministry that is helping Episcopal Churches across the country do the following:

  • strengthen the wellness and wholeness of individual members
  • create deeper, authentic community between members
  • provide programs that are easily accessible nonmembers in the community
  • provide programs that can be easily offered off-site in other settings in the community

Living Compass is flexible and adaptable to each local context.   Read more...

Yoga Workshops for the GTS Community, Easter 2013

YOGA at GTS: SCHEDULE, Easter 2013

YOGA FOR EVERY-BODY. No experience needed. The GTS Community is invited to come, enjoy, relax, and renew. Each yoga class is a particularly focused session (see above) yet also a complete class. Relaxation will always be offered at the end of each class. As well, you will learn a simple and easy “take-home” exercise each week (no more than 3 minutes long) to use at home if so desired.  Read more...

All About Depression: A Wellness Workshop Feb. 21

Whether depression hits you, a child or spouse, a friend or colleague, it affects the entire web of relationships.  The truly depressed person cannot be “cheered up” and may, without wishing to, drag others down into the doldrums.

In this informative seminar, participants will learn the difference between the “blues” and serious depression, a bio-chemical as well as emotional condition.  Interweave Founder and Executive Director Robert Corin Morris will speak from his own experience dealing with depression.  Read more...

Ben-Hur Conference Friday, March 8 at Rutgers U

The following message and poster image carry the details: 

My name is Brian Register and I work at Rutgers University in the division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Our department is sponsoring a Ben-Hur conference on Friday, March 8, 2013. We have some distinguished speakers attending, including E. Brooks Holifield, and we would like to invite General Theological Seminary faculty and students to attend. The conference is open to the public from 9:00-5:00, so faculty and students are welcome to come at any time for a portion or all of the event.  Read more...

Final Reminder: OTM Profile Workshop Friday, Feb. 8

The below is a repeat of the original Up Close announcement: 

Dear Upcoming Graduates,

On Friday, February 8, the Rev. Tori Duncan, National Program Officer for Transition Ministry, will present a two hour workshop introducing the OTM (Office of Transitional Ministry) Profile to those who will be coming up toward graduation.  Please ensure that you’re able to attend this important workshop!

WHERE: 21st St Room

WHEN: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Feb.  Read more...

Trinity Wall Street Reconciliation Panel Discussion Available on Demand

For those who expressed interest in the recording of the discussion panel ‘Healing A Broken World:  Partnership & Reconciliation’ that took place at Trinity Wall Street on November 13, please know that the video is up and available at:  http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/webcasts/videos/profiles/news/partnership-and-reconciliation-a-trinity-roundtable

The panelists were Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of Burundi; Bishop Julio Murray of Panama, Bishop Morris Thompson of Louisiana; and Sister Tesa of Hour Children, NYC.   Read more...