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Letter to the Bishops of The Episcopal Church from the Bishops on the GTS Board of Trustees

Letter to the Bishops of The Episcopal Church from the Bishops on the GTS Board of Trustees

 

To: The Bishops of The Episcopal Church

May 20, 2015

From: The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, III, the Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, the Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, the Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller, the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, the Rt. Rev. Stacy F. Sauls, the Rt. Rev. William H. Stokes, and the Rt. Rev. Eugene T. Sutton

Dear Brother and Sister Bishops,

As bishops serving on the Board of Trustees at The General Theological Seminary of The Episcopal Church, we have witnessed up close an unprecedented year of challenge, conflict and opportunity.

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General Seminary Holds 193rd Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

General Seminary Holds 193rd Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

The General Theological Seminary held its 193rd Commencement on May 20, 2015. Thirty 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. Allen K. Shin ’96, Dr. Jennifer Te Paa Daniel, and the Rt. Rev. Robert Christopher Wright. Read more about the honorary doctorate recipients hereRead more...

Quiet Day – Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn’t

A Quiet Day & Lunch with 
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Saturday, June 20, 2015

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The General Theological Seminary

When Peter asked Jesus how many times he needed to forgive someone who sinned against him, he hoped the answer would be “seven.” But no: it was seventy times seven, which is 490. A lot. Oh dear–that’s more than any of us could even approach, tending as we do toward vengeance.  Read more...

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Preaches at General Seminary’s Baccalaureate Service

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Preaches at General Seminary’s Baccalaureate Service

On May 19, 2015 the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori preached at the Baccalaureate Evensong at The General Theological Seminary. This service was celebrated on the eve of General’s Commencement ceremonies and was followed by a dinner to honor all recipients of degrees in 2015. In her sermon, Schori gave encouraging words to General Seminary, both as an institution and as a community.

You have not only survived this year, you have grown in ways that would not have been possible without the shock and conflict of this past year.  Read more...

General Seminary Names the Rev. Todd Brewer, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of New Testament

General Seminary Names the Rev. Todd Brewer, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of New Testament

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Todd H. W. Brewer has been named Assistant Professor of New Testament beginning fall 2015. Brewer already has ties with General Seminary, having taught an introductory New Testament course for diaconal candidates this past spring.

Most recently, Brewer served as Associate Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey. He holds an M.Div. from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and an M.A.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting May 17th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 17th
The Seventh Week of Easter

Sunday, May 17

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 18

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Sharon Sutton
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, May 19 – Baccalaureate

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
    Preacher: The Most Rev.
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General Seminary Appoints the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., as Professor of Church and Society and Director of The Desmond Tutu Center

General Seminary Appoints the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., as Professor of Church and Society and Director of The Desmond Tutu Center

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., has been appointed as the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society. He will also assume the position of Director of The Desmond Tutu Center. As its new Director, Battle holds a unique connection to The Desmond Tutu Center, having lived in residence with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa for two years (1993-1994) and being ordained a priest in South Africa by Archbishop Tutu in 1993.  Read more...

The Rev. Kevin Moroney, Ph.D., to Join GTS as Affiliate Faculty in Liturgics

The Rev. Kevin Moroney, Ph.D., to Join GTS as Affiliate Faculty in Liturgics

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Kevin John Moroney ’92 will be teaching Liturgics as an Affiliate Faculty member beginning fall 2015. Moroney has close ties to General and comes highly recommended from faculty and community members.

Moroney is a graduate of General Seminary (M.Div. ’92) and received his Ph.D. in Liturgy from Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin, Ireland, in 2008.  Read more...

GTS to Host Annual Garden Party on the Close

GTS to Host Annual Garden Party on the Close

The Chelsea Square Conservancy of The General Theological Seminary will once again host its annual Garden Party, Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Garden Party is a wonderful opportunity for the General community and our neighbors to meet, mingle, and enjoy Chelsea Square. Light refreshments are served. Please follow this link to RSVP.

Chelsea Square Conservancy is dedicated to maintaining the grounds of the Close.  Read more...

Prof. Patrick Malloy Named Interim Dean at St. John’s Cathedral, Denver

Prof. Patrick Malloy Named Interim Dean at St. John’s Cathedral, Denver

Saint John’s Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado has announced that the Rev. Dr. Patrick Malloy, Professor of Liturgy at The General Theological Seminary, has accepted the position of Interim Dean. Members of the St. John’s congregation report that Malloy “was kind, a good listener, thoughtful, compassionate, intelligent, and had a solid sense of the needs of the Cathedral in this time of transition.” As part of his transition, he will continue at General Seminary through this year’s graduation and take up his new position in June.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting May 10th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 10th
The Sixth Week of Easter

Sunday, May 10

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 11

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Geety Reyes
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, May 12 – Rogation Day

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Susan Shelhart
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Libbie Schrader
    MA Class of 2015

Wednesday, May 13

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Meditation: Vickie McDonald
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, May 14 – Ascension Day

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Very Rev.
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Chapel Schedule – Week Starting May 3rd

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 3rd
The Fifth Week of Easter

Sunday, May 3

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 4

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Curt Kennington
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, May 5

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Deborah Lee
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Peter Secor
    MA Class of 2015, The Diocese of New Jersey

Wednesday, May 6

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Meditation: Jo Ann Jones
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, May 7

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres
    Bishop of London
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Friday, May 8

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Meditation: Vickie McDonald
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Saturday, May 9

  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

A Message to the GTS Community Regarding the ATS

Dear fellow members of the General community:

Thank you to those of you who participated last Friday in the Mennonite Problem Solving process and for your participation all along. It is making a positive impact.

One of the issues which seems to keep re-surfacing is the relationship with our accrediting body, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Let me see if a little explanation can remove any residual anxiety.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting April 26th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 26th
The Fourth Week of Easter

Sunday, April 26

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, April 27

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Matt Jacobson
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, April 28

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Jo Ann Jones
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
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General Seminary to Award Three Honorary Degrees at its 2015 Commencement Ceremonies

General Seminary to Award Three Honorary Degrees at its 2015 Commencement Ceremonies

The General Theological Seminary has announced the next recipients of its Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, to be conferred at the 193rd Commencement ceremonies on May 20, 2015. Three distinguished leaders will receive the honorary degree: the Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin ’96, Dr. Jennifer Te Paa Daniel, and the Rt. Rev. Robert Christopher Wright.

 

The Rt. Rev. Allen Kunho Shin is Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of New York.  Read more...

Summers at General 2015

Summers at General 2015

The General Theological Seminary is now accepting registrations for exciting courses to be offered in the Summer 2015 term and especially welcomes General Learners to become part of the seminary community. To learn more and register, click 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...

GTS Student Writes about NYC Experience in the New York Times

GTS Student Writes about NYC Experience in the New York Times

Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, a student in Anglican Studies at The General Theological Seminary, recently published an interesting account of her experience in New York this spring in The New York Times.

In her piece, published in the Metropolitan Diary section, Oldstone-Moore writes how she enjoys walking on the Highline and has noticed there a new harbinger of spring, “not snowdrops, or budding trees…”

Read about “Spring and Sneakers on the High Line” hereRead more...