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Kay Butler Gill Lecture on April 7 – The Rev. John A McGuckin

Kay Butler Gill Lecture on April 7 – The Rev. John A McGuckin

The Very Rev. John A. McGuckin, Ph.D., will present the Kay Butler Gill Lecture in Christian Spirituality at The General Theological Seminary on April 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m. The lecture, entitled “The Jesus Prayer: From Desert Contemplatives to Modern Urban Spirituality,” will examine the origins of the Jesus Prayer in earliest Christianity, with monastic philosophers in the deserts of Egypt and Palestine developing the theory of the “Prayer of the Heart,” and will move on to late Byzantine ideas on the explicit role of the “sharpening” of new forms of consciousness (noesis) during prayer; and then will look at the role of the Jesus Prayer in late modernity and in contemporary forms of lay, urban asceticism.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, February 7

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, February 7

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, February 7
The Last Week after Epiphany & Ash Wednesday

 

Sunday, February 7

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, February 8

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
    Homilist: Curtis Kennington
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, February 9

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Steve Schunk
    MDiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Wednesday, February 10

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Ash Wednesday and the Imposition of Ashes
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, February 11

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm  Evensong, Rite I
    Homilist: John Keogh

Friday, February 12

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Frederick Okoth
  • 5:30 pm Evening Rite

Saturday, February 13

  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, January 31

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, January 31

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, January 31
Epiphany 4

 

Sunday, January 31

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, February 1

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, February 2

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Sebastian Morris
    MDiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Feast of the Presentation
    Installation of Guild Chiefs

Wednesday, February 3

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Thursday, February 4

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm  Evensong, Rite I
    Homilist: Shana Kaplanov
    MDiv Class of 2017

Friday, February 5

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Rite
  • 6:15 pm Recovery Eucharist
    Preacher: Canon Blake Rider

Saturday, February 6

  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, January 24

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, January 24

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, January 24, 2016
Epiphany 3

 

Sunday, January 24

  • Holiday Mode

Monday, January 25

  • Holiday Mode

Tuesday, January 26

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Robin Pierre
    MDiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Li Tim-Oi)
    Preacher: The Rev. Ann Urinoski
    MDiv Class of 2016

Wednesday, January 27

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Thursday, December 17

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
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Spring Courses at General Seminary

Spring Courses at General Seminary

There is still time to register for spring courses at The General Theological Seminary. This spring, GTS is offering several courses for General Learners 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.


Beginning Soon


 

CS56 – HOSPITALITY: RADICAL AND BIBLICAL

In this intensive course, participants will examine the essential and ancient ministry of hospitality through three lenses: first in Scripture, then in the Rule of St.  Read more...

How to Do (Religious) Things with Words – A Lecture by Francis Spufford

How to Do (Religious) Things with Words – A Lecture by Francis Spufford

How to Do (Religious) Things with Words

A lecture by internationally acclaimed author, Francis Spufford

Friday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m.

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

 

Religious writing comes in a dizzy variety of forms and genres, from compendia of systematic theology to parish newsletters, by way of sermons, prayers, meditations and even novels. But from the writer’s point of view, there are a few essential elements from which many of these complex structures are built up.  Read more...

The Four Pillars

The Four Pillars

The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
Dean and President

In December you should have received another opportunity to offer financial support to The General Theological Seminary in the mail. I hope you responded in one of the suggested eight ways before the year’s end. A hearty “thanks!”

In that letter, I outlined how we are focused on three goals of sustainability: financial, missional, and cultural. While not yet home free, we are making substantial progress and there are clear markers of success.  Read more...

Winter 2015 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

Winter 2015 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

The Winter 2015 GTS News Quarterly was mailed out at the end of December. You can download the PDF now by clicking below.

This edition includes:

 

 

Download the Winter edition of GTS News Quarterly.

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

Integrating The Wisdom Year

Integrating The Wisdom Year

The Rev. Emily Wachner
Director of Integrative Programs

When I first learned how to drive a manual transmission car 15 years ago, my instructor began by teaching me to envision the inside of the car—the “theory,” if you will, of what made the car go. Before I ever turned the key, I learned how the gears worked together, what the clutch did, how the stick moved, and what it controlled.  Read more...

Bringing It Together

Bringing It Together

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
Director of Mission and Reconciliation and Adjunct Professor of Church and Society

If you’re imagining The Wisdom Year is simply advanced field education, think again. These pioneering residents are in a holistic program where they exercise ministry and authority in a church, pray and reflect on their vocation, explore content that complements the ministry experience, and nurture a circle of companions for the journey.  Read more...

Living into My Wisdom Year

Living into My Wisdom Year

Bowie Snodgrass
S.T.M. ’16

Like an increasing number of people, my vocational call and journey is spread out over more than a decade. I began an M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary right out of college, worked and discerned for a decade, and am scheduled to be ordained a transitional deacon and then a priest by the Diocese of New York in 2016.

Returning to seminary, I am yoking together two years to complete my formation.  Read more...

CPE as Theological (Trans)formation

CPE as Theological (Trans)formation

The Rev. David W. Fleenor
Director of CPE for the Mount Sinai Health System

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) was not just a formative part of my education and training for the priesthood; it was transformative.

I became an Episcopalian during my second year of a Master of Divinity program at a Pentecostal seminary, in no small part due to CPE. It was in the context of that educational environment that I found a community in which I could give voice to deeply held doubts about my Pentecostal faith and ministry practice.  Read more...

The Rev. Stephanie Spellers Named to Position on Presiding Bishop’s Leadership Team

The Rev. Stephanie Spellers Named to Position on Presiding Bishop’s Leadership Team

The Episcopal Church has announced that the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Adjunct Professor of Church and Society and Director of Mission and Reconciliation at The General Theological Seminary, has been named Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation. She will be responsible for supporting the ministry of the Presiding Bishop and Primate as it pertains to evangelism and reconciliation efforts at the local, congregational, diocesan, and church-wide levels.  Read more...

In Gratitude: The Strup Family

In Gratitude: The Strup Family

On October 26, 2015, long-time friends of General, Frank Strup, Jr., Richard Strup, and Susan (Strup) Hood, visited the General Seminary Close. While there, the Strup family also stopped by the Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews Conference Room in The Desmond Tutu Center which occupies the space where Frank Strup, Jr., once played basketball.

The Strup family’s historical connections to The General Theological Seminary go as far back as the early 1900s, when Frank Strup, Sr., became the Seminary’s Bursar and Registrar.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, December 13

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, December 13

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, December 13
Advent 3

 

Sunday, December 13

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, December 14

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, December 15

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Spencer Cantrell
    MDiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Wednesday, December 16

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Steve Schunk
    Mdiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Thursday, December 17

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm  Evensong, Rite I

Friday, December 18

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holiday Mode

Saturday, December 19

  • Holiday Mode