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Reflecting on the May Board of Trustees Meeting – Peggie Muncie

Reflecting on the May Board of Trustees Meeting – Peggie Muncie

The Rev. Margaret Muncie ’74
Member, Board of Trustees
The General Theological Seminary

Dean Dunkle asked Bruce Garner and me to serve as “ad hoc” reporters for this meeting of our Board. I am not sure what that means, as ad hoc, per definition, refers to a “special purpose.” In this sense I assume it is to be from the perspective of a new board member listening and learning at her second meeting.  Read more...

Reflecting on the May Board of Trustees Meeting – Bruce Garner

Reflecting on the May Board of Trustees Meeting – Bruce Garner

Bruce Garner
Member, Board of Trustees
The General Theological Seminary

I was pleased to be asked to be one of the reporters for our meeting. An element of that involves note-taking. Anyone who has been around me and tried to read my handwriting quickly realizes the hazards inherent with that! My apologies in advance for anything I report that is less than accurate, due to my inability to read my own notes!  Read more...

Elizabeth Schrader ’16 Receives the Clement J. Whipple Prize for Forthcoming Article in the Harvard Theological Review

Elizabeth Schrader ’16 Receives the Clement J. Whipple Prize for Forthcoming Article in the Harvard Theological Review

During the Commencement ceremonies at The General Theological Seminary on May 11, 2016, Elizabeth Brooke Schrader, M.A. ’15, S.T.M. ’16, was awarded the Clement J. Whipple Prize for a paper submitted by a student accepted for publication. She received the prize for her article, “Was Martha of Bethany Added to the Fourth Gospel in the Second Century?” which is forthcoming in the Harvard Theological Review in early 2017.  Read more...

A Tribute to Profs. Mitties DeChamplain and Robert Owens [PHOTOS]

A Tribute to Profs. Mitties DeChamplain and Robert Owens [PHOTOS]

On May 9, during Commencement week at The General Theological Seminary, a special Evensong and a reception were held to honor the contributions to the Seminary of the Rev. Dr. Mitties DeChamplain and the Rev. Dr. Robert Owens. The event was an opportunity to give thanks for the years of ministry of DeChamplain and Owens at General Seminary as Professor Owens continues to venture into retirement and Mother Mitties continues her priestly ministry into new settings.  Read more...

In Gratitude for the LCU Fund for Women’s Education

In Gratitude for the LCU Fund for Women’s Education

The Community at General is deeply grateful for support from the LCU Fund for Women’s Education. The LCU Fund is the only organization in New York City exclusively dedicated to providing housing support to promising women students preparing for professions that give back to the community.

LCU Fund recipients from General for the 2015-2016 school year were:

Alissa Goudswaard Anderson
Gretchen Creel
Nancy Hoffman Hennessey
Jo Ann Bradley Jones
Shan Marie Kaplanov
Deborah Annette Lee
Vickie Lynn McDonald
Elizabeth Brooke Schrader
Ann Bowie Snodgrass
Sharon L.  Read more...

Experiencing the Seminarians of Color Conference

The Rev. Sharon Sutton
M.Div. ’17

On March 16-19, I had the pleasure of joining other students at the Seminarians of Color Conference in Oviedo, Florida near Orlando. We gathered at the Canterbury Retreat Center in the Diocese of Central Florida, under the conference’s theme, “Gathering around the Jesus Movement: Evangelism and Reconciliation.” Three seminarians from GTS attended: Michael Horvath, Deborah Lee and Sharon Sutton. In total six Episcopal seminaries and three non-episcopal seminaries were represented.  Read more...

Children’s Formation Program Completes Its First Semester

Children’s Formation Program Completes Its First Semester

The Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer
Th.D. Student, Anglican Studies and Church History

A special Christian formation time for children during the principal worship service is a familiar practice in Episcopal Churches. This semester, six children participated in a children’s formation program during the weekly Community Eucharist service at The General Theological Seminary. While the Seminary gathered for its principal worship service, children met in a student lounge which was temporarily transformed into a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium.  Read more...

Bishop William Franklin Visits General Seminary

Bishop William Franklin Visits General Seminary

The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin, Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York, preached in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at The General Theological Seminary on Ascension Day, May 5, 2016, at the Community Eucharist. Franklin is a former Professor of History and Modern Anglican Studies at General Seminary and former Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.

Franklin was elected Bishop on November 20, 2010 at St.  Read more...

General Seminary Holds 194th Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

General Seminary Holds 194th Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

The General Theological Seminary held its 194th Commencement on May 11, 2016. Thirteen women and men received degrees, diplomas, and certificates conferred by the Seminary’s Dean and President, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle. The Seminary’s honorary doctorate was conferred on the Rt. Rev. Santosh K. Marray, A. Gary Shilling, and the Rev. Becca Stevens. Read more about the honorary doctorate recipients here.

To download a high-resolution picture of the Class of 2016, click hereRead more...

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright to Deliver Paddock Lectures 2016

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright to Deliver Paddock Lectures 2016

The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright will deliver the prestigious Paddock Lectures on Wednesday and Thursday, November 2 and 3, 2016.

The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright is the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. At the time of his election in June 2012, he had served ten years as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta.  Read more...

General Seminary Appoints the Rev. Dr. Kevin J. Moroney as Associate Professor of Liturgics

General Seminary Appoints the Rev. Dr. Kevin J. Moroney as Associate Professor of Liturgics

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Kevin John Moroney has been appointed as Associate Professor in the Rev. Dr. H. Boone Porter Liturgics Chair. With the conclusion of this search, a full-time, residential Professor of Liturgics returns to the General faculty. Also, General Seminary welcomes home a loyal son, a member of the Class of 1992.

Moroney has been teaching as an Affiliate Faculty in Liturgics at General since last fall.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule: May 8 – 11, Commencement

Chapel Schedule: May 8 – 11, Commencement

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 8
Easter 7

Monday May 9
9:50am –   Morning Prayer
5:30pm –   Evensong Rite I, with the Blessing of Rings and Crosses
Honoring Profs. Mitties DeChamplain and Bob Owens
 
Tuesday May 10
9:50am –   Alumni Memorial Eucharist
Preacher: The Rev. Paula Jackson, PhD, Class of ’85
Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award
5:30om –   Baccalaureate
Preacher: The Rev.
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General Seminary Continues Regional Conversations

General Seminary Continues Regional Conversations

Following engaging and productive gatherings in Philadelphia, New York, Princeton, and Baltimore, The General Theological Seminary is continuing a series of interactive discussions for Alumni and Friends, Conversations about General Theological Seminary: Past, Present, and Future, with upcoming events in Massachusetts, and Maine this June. More dates and locations will be announced throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

As General Seminary launches implementation of The Way of Wisdom, we hope you can join us for this opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation.  Read more...

Summers at General 2016

Summers at General 2016

The General Theological Seminary is now accepting registrations for exciting courses to be offered in the Summer 2016 term and especially welcomes General Learners to become part of the seminary community. You can learn more and register 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 – May 1 – 7, 2016

Chapel Schedule – May 1 – 7, 2016

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 1
Easter 6

Sunday, May 1

  • 5:30 pm  Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 2

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Liturgy Practicum 
  • 5:30 pm  Festive Evensong, Rite I – St. Philip and St. James

Tuesday, May 3

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Frederick Okoth
    MDiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
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General Seminary Appoints VP and Dean of Academic Affairs

General Seminary Appoints VP and Dean of Academic Affairs

The General Theological Seminary announces the appointment of Michael W. DeLashmutt, Ph.D., to the position of Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs. The position incorporates the traditional duties of Academic Dean with an expanded emphasis on strengthening the current M.Div, M.A., S.T.M., and certificate programs, while developing and coordinating new lay-oriented, non-residential, vocationally focused degrees and certificates.

About the appointment, the Very Rev. Kurt H.  Read more...

General Seminary Faculty Receive Conant Grants

General Seminary Faculty Receive Conant Grants

The Episcopal Church has announced the recipients of the 2016-2017 Conant Grant awards. Among the recipients were four professors from The General Theological Seminary, Michael Battle, Todd Brewer, Clair McPherson, and Barbara Crafton. These awards, amounting to more than $20,000, will provide support for educational research and initiatives at General, from funding the publishing of a book to developing a new course that incorporates study abroad.  Read more...