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The latest news from The General Theological Seminary

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.
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Thomas Cromwell and the English Bible Exhibit at Keller Library

Thomas Cromwell and the English Bible Exhibit at Keller Library

The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library of the General Theological Seminary will open on Wednesday, March 25, an exhibit, 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...

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.
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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.
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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...

IN MEMORIAM: Orris G. Walker, Jr. ’68

IN MEMORIAM: Orris G. Walker, Jr. ’68

The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., Class of 1968, died on February 28, 2015 at the age of 72. He was the Seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, serving from 1991 to 2009. He received an Honorary Doctorate in 1988 and also served on the Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary.

“His episcopate championed the cause of full inclusion of women in the ordained ministry of the diocese,” Long Island Bishop Lawrence Provenzano said of Walker.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting March 1st

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, March 1
The Second Week of Lent

 

Sunday, March 1

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, March 2 

  • 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, March 3

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Sharon Sutton
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Joint Methodist – Episcopal Eucharist at John St.
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Chapel Schedule – Week Starting February 22nd

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, February 22
The First Week of Lent

 

Sunday, February 22

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, February 23 

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

Tuesday, February 24 – St. Matthias

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: VIckie McDonald
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Festive Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
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Episcopalians, Solidarity & Reconciliation

Episcopalians, Solidarity & Reconciliation

Beginning at the end of March, Adjunct Professor Stephanie Spellers will be teaching a course at The General Theological Seminary called Episcopalians, Solidarity & Reconciliation. The course will be taught over two Friday-Saturday sessions in March and April, opening it to those who cannot commit to a full-week schedule.

The 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...

A Message from the New Chair of the GTS Board of Trustees

A Message from the New Chair of the GTS Board of Trustees

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I greet you as the newly elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary. This is a great honor and I accept the trust it betokens.

I must be truthful with you: I am not a graduate of GTS; my alma mater sits on a hill in Alexandria, Virginia. I was elected to General’s Board by the House of Bishops at the 2009 General Convention.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting February 15th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, February 15
The Last Week after Epiphany

 

Sunday, February 15

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, February 16 

  • 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, February 17

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Shana Kaplanov
    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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General Seminary Trustees Affirm The Way of Wisdom, Elect Chair

General Seminary Trustees Affirm The Way of Wisdom, Elect Chair

At its regular February 6, 2015 meeting, the Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary of The Episcopal Church affirmed the Seminary’s Way of Wisdom and Wisdom Year as a creative and effective response to the needs of the 21st century Episcopal Church. It also discussed how to advance the core programming to effectively implement the Wisdom curriculum and formation. At the next regular meeting in May, the Board has expanded its meeting time to continue working to develop The Way of Wisdom.  Read more...

General Seminary Guild Chiefs and New Members Commissioned

General Seminary Guild Chiefs and New Members Commissioned

On February 4, in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at The General Theological Seminary, the Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle, Dean and President, commissioned new guild chiefs and members of the Guild of Precentors, Guild of Chimers, and Guild of Sacristans for 2015. Pictured are Gretchen Creel, Chief Precentor; Henry Tuell, Chief Chimer; and Ann Urinoski and Charlie Bauer, Co-Chief Sacristans.

Also commissioned were new chimers Alissa Goudswaard Anderson, Cathleen Dunkle, Curtis Kennington, Deborah Lee, Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, Chris Oldstone-Moore, Hailey Robison, Libbie Schrader, and Ali Van Kuiken; new Sacristy day captains Lisa Busby, Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, and John Shirley; and new sacristans Alissa Goudswaard Anderson, Michael Horvath, Sarah Hedgis, Nancy Hennessey, Matt Jacobson, Vicki McDonald, Sharon Sutton, and Casey Woodruff.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting February 8th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, February 8
The Fifth Week after Epiphany

 

Sunday, February 8

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, February 9 

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Alex Barton
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, February 10

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Alex Ellwood
    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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Deborah Lee and Michael Horvath Receive Grants from the Seminary Consultation on Mission

Deborah Lee and Michael Horvath Receive Grants from the Seminary Consultation on Mission

Deborah Lee and Michael Horvath

Each year the Seminary Consultation on Mission (SCOM) issues grants to students of Episcopal seminaries through a trust funded by Venture in Mission, the church-wide capital campaign of the 1970-80s. The purpose of this fund is to develop and deepen a global perspective in seminary life and curricula, and thereby help renew and extend effective commitment to mission, both foreign and domestic, throughout the Church.  Read more...

General Seminary Students Attend Dinner Featuring Archbishop Justin Welby

General Seminary Students Attend Dinner Featuring Archbishop Justin Welby

(l-r) Shana Kaplanov, Tommie Watkins, Jr., Charlie Bauer, Austin McGehee, Jennifer Oldstone-Moore. Not Pictured: Hershey Mallette, Matthew Welch

By Jennifer Oldstone-Moore

On January 21, a group of students from The General Theological Seminary attended a dinner and conversation at the invitation of the Trinity Institute. Those present were Shana Kaplanov, Matthew Welch, Hershey Mallette, Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, Charlie Bauer, Tommie Watkins, Jr., and Austin McGehee. The event was part of a larger three-day conference called “Creating Common Good” which addressed economic inequality and theological resources for addressing problems that arise from economic issues.  Read more...