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A Statement from the General Seminary Board of Trustees


THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

September 30, 2014

Yesterday, after much prayer and deliberation and after consulting our legal counsel, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary voted with great regret to accept the resignations of eight members of the Seminary faculty. The Board came to this decision with heavy hearts, but following months of internal divisions around the future direction of General Seminary, some faculty member’s demands for action not possible under the governing structure of the Seminary, and the eight faculty members’ refusal to teach, attend meetings, or even worship, it has become clear that this is the best path forward in educating our students and shaping them into leaders of the church.  Read more...

Matriculation Day at General Seminary [PHOTOS]

At a service on the evening of September 25, 2014, thirty-three entering students at The General Theological Seminary signed the Matriculation book, the same book signed by the first class in 1822 and every entering class since. After the service the Matriculation dinner was held, continuing a tradition of toasts, speeches and joyful recognition and welcoming of the newest members of the GTS community.

 

 

Matriculation 2014

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 28

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 28

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, September 28
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 21

 

Sunday, September 28

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, September 29 – St. Michael and All Angels

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, September 30

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II:
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Wednesday, October 1

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

Thursday, October 2

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Friday, October 3

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

Saturday, October 4

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

 

General Seminary Joins Open House NY Oct. 11-12

General Seminary Joins Open House NY Oct. 11-12

The grounds of The General Theological Seminary are not usually open to the public during weekends, but that will change October 11-12, 2014 as General participates in the 12th annual Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend. This is your opportunity to experience the beauty of “The Close” and to tour our Neo-Gothic chapel and our world-class theological library. GTS ambassadors will be on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 21

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 21

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, September 21
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 20

 

Sunday, September 21

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, September 22 – St. Matthew (trfd)

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Jason A. Poling
    STM class of 2015, Diocese of Maryland
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, September 23

  • 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, September 14

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 14

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, September 14
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 19

 

Sunday, September 14

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, September 15 – Holy Cross Day (trfd)

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Dr. Andrew Irving
    Asst. Professor of Church History, The General Theological Seminary
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, September 16

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II:
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Kathleen Killian 
    MDiv class of 2015, Diocese of Southeast Florida

Wednesday, September 17

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

Thursday, September 18

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...
The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. Patrick Malloy

The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. Patrick Malloy

The Way of Wisdom is a major initiative at The General Theological Seminary to integrate all the disciplines of formation in seminary education. Rather than separating education, formation and experience, The Way of Wisdom requires a complete blending of each. To read more about The Way of Wisdom, including Dean Kurt H. Dunkle’s article, “Diving into the Deep End,” go to www.gts.edu/wisdom.

Each month GTS News is featuring one faculty member’s reflection on The Way of WisdomRead more...

Heather Cook ’87 Consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in Maryland

Heather Cook ’87 Consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in Maryland

GTS folk at the Consecration of the Diocese of Maryland’s new Bishop Suffragan (L to R): Bruce Parker ’84, Anna Noon ’10, Nick Szobota ’05, Annette Chappell ’03, Bp. Cook, Jesse Parker ’81, Barry Signorelli ’87, Mark Hansen ’85.

On September 6, 2014 Heather Elizabeth Cook (Class of 1987) was consecrated bishop in The Episcopal Church and made Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Maryland at a service at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore.  Read more...

General Seminary Recognizes Donors in Main Lobby

General Seminary Recognizes Donors in Main Lobby

With gratitude to God, The General Theological Seminary gives thanks to over 1,000 individuals, parishes, and foundations that supported our fundraising efforts during the 2013–2014 Academic Year. In recognition of their generosity, we have installed a list of donors in the main lobby of its campus. Our supporters are an important affirmation of our heritage and our future, and they participate in our call to provide a voice and vision for a generous Anglican witness in worship and service.  Read more...

Women Interpreting Sacred Texts – Three-Lecture Series

Women Interpreting Sacred Texts – Three-Lecture Series

The General Theological Seminary invites you to save the dates for an informative three-lecture series, “Women Interpreting Sacred Texts.”

February 17, 2015 7:30 p.m.
at The General Theological Seminary
Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky
Associate Professor of Bible at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

February 23, 2015 7:30 p.m.
at Union Theological Seminary
Dr. Adela Yarbro Collins
Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at the Yale University Divinity School

March 3, 2015 7:30 p.m.  Read more...

The Living Church Reports on The Way of Wisdom

The Living Church Reports on The Way of Wisdom

The Living Church has posted an article online about The Way of Wisdom, a major initiative at The General Theological Seminary to integrate all the disciplines of formation in seminary education. In particular the article focuses on the Wisdom Year, where seminarians integrate knowledge gained in the classroom with real-world experience at a part-time job in a ministry setting. The article includes various perspectives, among them the observations of Dan Aleshire, Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools:

“The more traditional way is three years of seminary with a little field education and then you assume that somebody is a curate or an associate pastor in larger congregation for a while, learning some things.

  Read more...
Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 7

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 7

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, September 7
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 18

 

Sunday, September 7

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, September 8

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

Tuesday, September 9

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Dr. Deirdre Good
    Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament, The General Theological Seminary

Wednesday, September 10

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Feast of Alexander Crummell
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...
Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, August 31

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, August 31

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, August 31
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 17

 

Sunday, August 31

  • Holiday Mode

Monday, September 1

  • Holiday Mode

Tuesday, September 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. Kurt H. Dunkle
    Dean and President, The General Theological Seminary

Wednesday, September 3

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

Thursday, September 4

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist
    Preacher: James Miller
    MDiv Class of 2015, Metropolitan New York Synod, ELCA
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Friday, September 5

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

Saturday, September 6

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

 

General Seminary Welcomes Incoming Class

General Seminary Welcomes Incoming Class

Incoming Class 2014 of The General Theological Seminary

The last week in August brings fresh faces to the campus of The General Theological Seminary. This year, General welcomes a bumper crop of new students to its various degree and certificate programs.

On the afternoon of Sunday, August 24, General Seminary kicked off its new student orientation week with the Dean’s Welcome Reception to introduce new students to the faculty and current students.  Read more...

General Seminary Fills Two Positions as Part of Program Integration

General Seminary Fills Two Positions as Part of Program Integration

Leading up to the Fall semester, the Rev. Danielle Thompson, Chaplain for Pastoral Care, and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Adjunct Professor, have taken on expanded roles at The General Theological Seminary. Each position includes key responsibilities in implementing the Seminary’s new initiative, The Way of Wisdom.

The Rev. Danielle Thompson has accepted the position of Coordinator of Integrative Programs. In addition to continuing to provide pastoral care and support to community life, she will coordinate Field Education, Clinical Pastoral Education, and coordinate planning and implementation of The Wisdom Year.  Read more...

Representatives from The Society for the Increase of the Ministry Meet with Recipient of Challenge Scholarship

Representatives from The Society for the Increase of the Ministry Meet with Recipient of Challenge Scholarship

On August 11, representatives from The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) visited The General Theological Seminary to greet and welcome the recipient of the first SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship, Jason Roberson ’17. Thomas Moore III, SIM Executive Director and Randolph C. Coley, SIM Board Member met with Roberson and General’s Dean and President, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle.

Roberson enters General Seminary this year as the first recipient of the SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship which offers merit-based full theological education and formation scholarships to enable bishops to proactively identify and recruit future ordained leaders for ministries that will revitalize the church.  Read more...

The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. Mitties McDonald DeChamplain

The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. Mitties McDonald DeChamplain

The Way of Wisdom is a major initiative at The General Theological Seminary to integrate all the disciplines of formation in seminary education. Rather than separating education, formation and experience, The Way of Wisdom requires a complete blending of each. To read more about The Way of Wisdom, including Dean Kurt H. Dunkle’s article, “Diving into the Deep End,” go to www.gts.edu/wisdom.

Each month GTS News is featuring one faculty member’s reflection on The Way of WisdomRead more...