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General Theological Seminary Board of Trustees Moves Forward to Reinstate Faculty

October 24, 2014 – In a spirit of reconciliation and healing for the entire Seminary community, The General Theological Seminary (GTS) Board of Trustees announced this week an offer to presently reinstate eight faculty members. At that time the Board also affirmed its call to the Very Reverend Kurt Dunkle as President and Dean of GTS.

“During this challenging time, the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee have maintained open and honest communication with faculty members in the hopes that we may reconcile and end this disruption to our academic year,” said the Rt.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, October 26

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, October 16
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 25

 

Sunday, October 26

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Monday, October 27

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

Tuesday, October 28 – St. Simon and St Jude

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite IIt
    Preacher: Matthew Welch
    MDiv Class of 2015, Diocese of Washington

Wednesday, October 29

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

Thursday, October 30

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist
    Preacher: The Rev.
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Statement from The General Theological Seminary

On October 17, 2014, The General Theological Seminary issues this statement:

“Shaping the future leaders of our Church is a responsibility we take very seriously; to that end, the concerns raised by eight members of the Faculty were given full consideration by both the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee. Our chief goal is a fruitful and fulfilling school year for our students.

“We are above all an institution of the Church, and we – both as individuals and as officials of the Seminary – strive to conduct ourselves in a manner befitting our guiding Christian principles.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, October 19

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, October 19
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 24

 

Sunday, October 19

  • Holiday Mode

Monday, October 20

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

Tuesday, October 21

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

Wednesday, October 22

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

Thursday, October 23 – St.  Read more...

Response to GTS Students from Board of Trustees Chairman, Bishop Mark Sisk

Dear Students,

Thank you for your insightful, caring, and helpful letter to the board. Your unique role in being on campus and hearing first hand from the various parties involved, in a situation which grieves us all deeply, is instructive. We thank you for your heartfelt words.

As stated in our letter of September 30th, our primary concern is all of you who put your faith in us and chose to attend General Seminary.  Read more...

A Message from Dean Kurt H. Dunkle

To the beloveds of God’s church in the world

Some of you may be following the unfolding of various controversies surrounding The General Seminary of The Episcopal Church here in New York City and around me, it’s Dean and President. Until today, there were three main issues: (1) allegations against me personally, (2) faculty employment issues, and (3) overarching and intensely serious issues regarding the future of Christian theological education in America, in The Episcopal Church, and at General Seminary.  Read more...

Letters to the Board of Trustees from the Eight Former Faculty Members

There have been numerous questions and accusations regarding General Seminary’s Board of Trustees’ decision to accept the resignations of eight former faculty members. Provided below are the two letters sent to the Board from the former faculty members, dated September 17, 2014 and September 25, 2014. We believe the letters speak for themselves.

The redactions are at the request of Counsel due to the pendency of the Independent Counsel’s investigation of the same allegations.  Read more...

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...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, October 5

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, October 5

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, October 5
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 22

 

Sunday, October 5

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, October 6

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, October 7

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

 

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.
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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.
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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...