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The latest news from The General Theological Seminary

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting February 1st

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, February 1
The Fourth Week after Epiphany

 

Sunday, February 1

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, February 2 – The Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ

  • 9:50 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, February 3

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Henry Tuell
    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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Chapel Schedule – Week Starting January 25th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, January 25
The Third Week after Epiphany

 

Sunday, January 25

  • **Holiday Mode**

Monday, January 26

  • **Holiday Mode**

Tuesday, January 27

  • **Holiday Mode**

Wednesday, January 28

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, January 29

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Timothy Mulder
    Rector, Christ Church, Short Hills, New Jersey
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Friday, January 30

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Saturday, January 31

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

 

Elizabeth Schrader ’15 to Present Paper at SBL Regional Meeting

Elizabeth Schrader ’15 to Present Paper at SBL Regional Meeting

Elizabeth Schrader, an M.A. student at The General Theological Seminary, has been accepted to present a paper at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Mid Atlantic meeting. Her study, Significant instability around the figure of Martha of Bethany in the Fourth Gospel: A text-critical study, examines the text transmission of the figure of Martha of Bethany throughout the Fourth Gospel in over one hundred of the oldest extant Greek and Latin witnesses.  Read more...

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 intensive and evening courses that fit into working schedules and 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.


Intensive Courses


CS 90 – EPISCOPALIANS, SOLIDARITY, & RECONCILIATION
This course explores key moments where Episcopalians have crossed boundaries, stepped beyond traditional privilege and struggled for liberation in the company of the oppressed.  Read more...

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...

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...