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The latest news from The General Theological Seminary

Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Holiday Mode

The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is now in Holiday Mode.

Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer services are casual. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to continue to say the Office at the usual times (10:10am, 5:30pm, and 10:30am on Saturdays). The roles are divided up by those who attend.

Scheduled services will continue on January 28, 2015, the first day of classes in the Easter Term.  Read more...

Children’s Garden Winter Wonderland [SLIDESHOW]

Children’s Garden Winter Wonderland [SLIDESHOW]

On December 13, the Children’s Garden at The General Theological Seminary held its annual Winter Wonderland party. The festivities took place in Seabury Auditorium, which was decked out in festive decorations made by the children, and plenty of delicious food was served in a potluck style. GTS staff and students joined the parents, teachers, and children in the celebration as all were entertained by the musical styles of Funkytown Playground.  Read more...

General Seminary St. Nicholas Party

General Seminary St. Nicholas Party

All spirits were lifted as The General Theological Seminary held its annual St. Nicholas party on December 5. Children and parents of the surrounding community joined the GTS family for a tree-lighting, Christmas caroling, a four-piece brass band, pizza, and a cup of good cheer. As part of General Seminary’s annual tradition, Dean Kurt H. Dunkle read aloud to the children ‘Twas the Night before ChristmasRead more...

GTS Community Engages in Action and Prayer after Grand Jury Decision

GTS Community Engages in Action and Prayer after Grand Jury Decision

General Seminary students prepare for
the Millions March NYC on December 13.

Since the moment a Staten Island grand jury announced it would not indict the NYPD officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner, GTS students, staff, faculty, and alumni/ae have stepped out, spoken up and responded with compassion to the pain wracking our city and nation.

Not surprisingly, social media has been a primary organizing ground, especially via a new public Facebook group called GTS Action!  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, December 14

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, December 14
The Third Week of Advent

 

Sunday, December 14

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, December 15

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, December 16

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • Preacher: Richard Blackburn
    Executive Director, Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

Wednesday, December 17

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

Thursday, December 18

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist
    Preacher: The Very Rev.
  Read more...
An Orthodox Celebration at General Seminary

An Orthodox Celebration at General Seminary

The 22nd Ecumenical Theological and Interdisciplinary Symposium, co-sponsored by the Academy of Romanian Scientists and the Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology, met all day at The General Theological Seminary on December 6, 2014.

Hosted by GTS Ascetical Theology Prof. Clair McPherson and Prof. Theodore Damian, President of the Academy (Splaiul Independentei 54, Bucharest) and the Institute (Woodside, NY), the Symposium welcomed nine scholars who presented papers, including Professors Damian and McPherson, and over forty interested guests and students from GTS and the Metropolitan College of New York.  Read more...

February 2015 Prospective Student Conference: Sign Up Now!

February 2015 Prospective Student Conference: Sign Up Now!

The next Prospective Student Conference will be held from Sunday afternoon, February 15, through Monday evening, February 16, 2015.

This is a two-day opportunity for prospective students to see for themselves what The General Theological Seminary and the City of New York have to offer.

During the conference, participants will attend classes, meet faculty members, staff, and students, dine in the beautiful Hoffman Refectory, and worship with us in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, December 7

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, December 7
The Second Week of Advent

 

Sunday, December 7

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, December 8

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, December 9

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, November 30

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, November 30
The First Week of Advent

 

Sunday, November 30

  • **Holiday Mode**

Monday, December 1 – Feast of St. Andrew

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist
    Preacher: Ben Hines
    MDiv Class of 2015, Diocese of Southern Virginia
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, December 2

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Very Rev. 
  Read more...

Mediation Process Underway with Formation of Logistics Committee

A further step in the Organizational Mediation Process by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center at The General Theological Seminary took place on November 20, with the first meeting of the Logistics Committee via conference call facilitated by Bill Blank, the LMPC Associate Director.

The 14 members of the Logistics Committee represent all stakeholders in the GTS community: current students, staff, faculty, Board of Trustees members, spouses and partners, and alumni.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, November 16

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, November 16
Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 28

 

Sunday, November 16

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Monday, November 17

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

Tuesday, November 18

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...
Trick or Treating on the GTS Close

Trick or Treating on the GTS Close

The sound of children playing is not unfamiliar on the GTS campus, but on Halloween the community was treated to the added sound of enthusiastic trick-or-treaters from General’s preschool, the Children’s Garden. Two dozen children made the rounds dressed in Halloween costumes for their yearly trick-or-treating. The youngest appeared as Dalmatians while the older children were dressed in homemade cupcake costumes. The event brought joy to both the children and the GTS community.  Read more...

Keller Library Displays Selection of “The Night Before Christmas” Volumes

Keller Library Displays Selection of “The Night Before Christmas” Volumes

The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library is now displaying selections from its large collection of editions of The Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863). These 17 festive books celebrate both the heritage of The General Theological Seminary and the approaching holiday season. 

Moorethe son of Bishop Benjamin Moore, was the benefactor that brought General Seminary to Chelsea through his donation of the family orchard on which the Seminary was built.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, November 9

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, November 9
Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 27

 

Sunday, November 9

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Monday, November 10

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

Tuesday, November 11

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rt.
  Read more...
The Rev. Margaret Muncie ’74 Receives 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Rev. Margaret Muncie ’74 Receives 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

On November 6, 2014, during the Alumni Memorial Eucharist in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the Rev. Margaret “Peggy” Muncie accepted the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. The Memorial Eucharist is held each year to pray for those graduates of The General Theological Seminary who have died in the past year. The Rev. Dr. Richard Corney, GTS Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, read the names aloud during the service.  Read more...

General Seminary Board of Trustees, Dean, and Faculty Reach Agreement

General Seminary Board of Trustees, Dean, and Faculty Reach Agreement

November 5, 2014 (New York) – The Board of Trustees, Dean, and Faculty of The General Theological Seminary jointly announce that they have today reached an agreement regarding the immediate issues which have led to heated debates within and without the walls of the nation’s oldest Episcopal seminary. The resolution involves an ongoing process of reconciliation, a reinstatement of all of the returning faculty members on a provisional basis, and a re-affirmation of the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees and the Dean.  Read more...