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The latest news from The General Theological Seminary

A Message to the GTS Community Regarding the ATS

Dear fellow members of the General community:

Thank you to those of you who participated last Friday in the Mennonite Problem Solving process and for your participation all along. It is making a positive impact.

One of the issues which seems to keep re-surfacing is the relationship with our accrediting body, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Let me see if a little explanation can remove any residual anxiety.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting April 26th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 26th
The Fourth Week of Easter

Sunday, April 26

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, April 27

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Matt Jacobson
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, April 28

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Jo Ann Jones
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...
General Seminary to Award Three Honorary Degrees at its 2015 Commencement Ceremonies

General Seminary to Award Three Honorary Degrees at its 2015 Commencement Ceremonies

The General Theological Seminary has announced the next recipients of its Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, to be conferred at the 193rd Commencement ceremonies on May 20, 2015. Three distinguished leaders will receive the honorary degree: The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin ’96, Dr. Jennifer Te Paa Daniel, and the Rt. Rev. Robert Christopher Wright.

 

The Rt. Rev. Allen Kunho Shin is the Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of New York.  Read more...

Summers at General 2015

Summers at General 2015

The General Theological Seminary is now accepting registrations for exciting courses to be offered in the Summer 2015 term and especially welcomes General Learners to become part of the seminary community. To learn more and register, click here.

General Learners are students who are not pursuing a formal degree and who take courses to learn more about their faith, to enhance their ministry or prayer, or to delve into a theological topic.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting April 19th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 19th
The Third Week of Easter

 

Sunday, April 19

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, April 20

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Alissa Anderson
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, April 21

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Alex Barton
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...
Neighborhood Joins GTS for an Easter Egg Hunt

Neighborhood Joins GTS for an Easter Egg Hunt

On Easter Sunday, The General Theological Seminary hosted its traditional neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt on the Close. This year’s hunt was again spearheaded by Tommie Watkins, Jr. ’16 (Diocese of Alabama), with support from the GTS Community Council.

The event began on the Saturday before Easter when volunteers from the GTS Community and the surrounding neighborhood gathered to fill plastic eggs with candy. On Sunday afternoon, the 700 eggs were hidden on the grounds.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting April 12th

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting April 12th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 12th
The Second Week of Easter

 

Sunday, April 12

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, April 13

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: John Shirley
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, April 14

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Sharon Sutton
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Jennifer Oldstone-Moore
    Certificate in Anglican Studies Class of 2015, Diocese of Southern Ohio

Wednesday, April 15

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Meditation: Henry Tuell
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I, and Matriculation

Thursday, April 16

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Alexandra Van Kuiken
    Diploma in Anglican Studies Class of 2015, Diocese of New Jersey
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
    Homily: Nancy Hennessey
    MDiv Class of 2016

Friday, April 17

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Casey Woodruff
    MDiv Class of 2017

Saturday, April 18

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

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting March 29th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, March 29th
Holy Week

 

Sunday, March 29 – Palm Sunday

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, March 30

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Curtis Kennington
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, March 31

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Deborah Lee
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...
Thomas Cromwell and the English Bible Exhibit at the Keller Library

Thomas Cromwell and the English Bible Exhibit at the Keller Library

The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library of The General Theological Seminary opened an exhibit on March 25, “Thomas Cromwell and the English Bible,” drawn from the library’s Special Collections. It will run through June 2015.

The highlight of the show is the Keller Library’s copy of The Great Bible of 1539, an English translation that Henry VIII ordered to be displayed in every church in his kingdom.  Read more...

Updating Our Portrait

Updating Our Portrait

Dear Friends,

Let me open with a transparent recognition: the past six months at General have been challenging for everyone. Our recent upheaval has been painful and revealing. General faces many challenges–financial, missional and cultural–and all of them have been highlighted over this past year.

Many of you have responded so fervently, and for that I want to say “thank you.”  Whether through comments on social media, or added financial gifts to get us through this tough time, or attendance at our many meetings and gatherings, you have cared for General with gusto.   Read more...

The Way of Wisdom Update

The Way of Wisdom Update

Board of Trustees Affirms Support While Pilot Program Starts

Announced in spring 2014, The Way of Wisdom is a new approach at The General Theological Seminary that integrates all the disciplines of formation in seminary education, rather than separating academics, training, and experience. The Way of Wisdom inspires students to interpret and learn from every aspect of their time in seminary, from Chapel service and classes to parish ministry and the experience of living in New York City.  Read more...

Elizabeth Schrader ’15 to Present Paper at SBL Annual Meeting

Elizabeth Schrader ’15 to Present Paper at SBL Annual 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) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Schrader will be presenting in the Johannine section of the conference whose mission is to “address issues and concerns having to do with the analysis and interpretation of the Johannine literature.”

1611 King James Bible showing John 11:3 where only one Bethany sister is mentioned.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting March 22nd

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, March 22nd
The Fifth Week of Lent

 

Sunday, March 22

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, March 23

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Matt Jacobson
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, March 24

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Jo Ann Jones
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Dr.
  Read more...
Women of General: A Forum on the Fourth Gospel with Libbie Schrader

Women of General: A Forum on the Fourth Gospel with Libbie Schrader


The Women of General invite all members of the GTS community and the public to their upcoming event, a Forum on the Fourth Gospel with Libbie Schrader, on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 PM in the Close Room.

Libbie Schrader ’15 will be sharing her Master’s thesis research, which she recently presented at the Mid-Atlantic Society of Biblical Literature Conference. Libbie’s study examines some very intriguing scribal idiosyncrasies around the presentation of Martha of Bethany throughout the Fourth Gospel, in over one hundred of the oldest extant Greek and Latin witnesses.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting March 15th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, March 15th
The Fourth Week of Lent

 

Sunday, March 15

  • **Holiday Mode**

Monday, March 16

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Alissa Goudswaard Anderson
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, March 17

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Alex Barton
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting March 8th

The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is in Holiday Mode for the Week of March 8th for spring break. Services resume on Monday March 16th.

When observing 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 (9:50am, 5:30pm, and 10:30am on Saturdays). The roles are divided up by those who attend.  Read more...