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General Seminary Holds 195th Commencement

General Seminary Holds 195th Commencement

The General Theological Seminary held its 195th Commencement on May 17, 2017. Twenty seven individuals received degrees, diplomas, and certificates conferred by the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, Dean and President. The seminary’s honorary doctorate was conferred on the Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, the Rt. Rev. Maria Griselda Delgado del Carpio, the Rt. Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe, and Mr. Herbert Thomas. Read more about the honorary doctorate recipients hereRead more...

Chapel Schedule – Week of May 15, 2017 (Commencement)

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 15
Easter 5

Monday May 15
9:50am –   Morning Prayer
5:30pm –   Evensong Rite I (with the Blessing of Rings and Crosses)
 
Tuesday May 16
9:50am –   Alumni Memorial Eucharist
Preacher: The Rev. Jonathan Linman, Class of ’97
Director, Center for Christian Spirituality (2001-2009)
5:30om –   Baccalaureate Evensong
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Clair McPherson
Professor of Ascetical Theology, General Seminary                 
 
Wednesday May 17
8:00am –    Morning Prayer
8:20am –    Commencement Eucharist
                      Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – May 7-12, 2017

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 7
Easter 4

 

Sunday, May 7

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 8

  • 9:50 am Eucharist of Thanksgiving for the Year
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, May 9

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Community Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Preacher: The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin, Bishop of Western New York

Wednesday, May 10

  • 9:00 am Morning Prayer, Rite II

Thursday, May 11

  • 9:00 am  Morning Prayer, Rite II

Friday, May 12

  • 9:00 am  Morning Prayer, Rite II

Chapel Schedule – April 30-May 6, 2017

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 30
Easter 3

 

Sunday, April 30

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

 

Monday, May 1

  • 9:50 am Festive Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Preacher: Sir David Moxon, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See, Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, May 2

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Community Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Wednesday, May 3

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite II

Thursday, May 4

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite I – Preacher: Archbishop Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion
  • 5:30 pm  Evensong, RIte I

Friday, May 5

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

Saturday, May 6

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
General Seminary Welcomes Joshua Bruner as Director of Communications

General Seminary Welcomes Joshua Bruner as Director of Communications

Joshua A. Bruner was named the new Director of Communications for The General Theological Seminary in late March. Bruner is thrilled to join General’s staff, commenting, “While I have only been on the Close for about a month, I have been inspired by the passion and Spirit-filled movement of the community gathered here. There is an air of excitement, of joy, of resurrection. And it is a blessing to be a part of that.”

Bruner received his Master in Divinity from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale where he was particularly interested in Gender, Religion, and Culture.  Read more...

2017 Summer Courses Open For Registration

This summer, The General Theological Seminary will offer six courses, including a broad range of subject matter. Additionally, in celebration of the 200th anniversary, the seminary invites alumni to come back to campus and audit a course with a 75% discount. Alumni may use the discount code: WELCOMEHOME2017

For more details on any of the courses, or to register – simply visit: http://www.generallearners.com.

Chapel Schedule – April 23-29, 2017

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 23
Easter 2

 

Sunday, April 23

  • *Holiday Mode*

Monday, April 24

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, April 25

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Festive Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev. Morgan Mercer-Ladd

Wednesday, April 26

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite II

Thursday, April 27

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm  Evensong, RIte I

Friday, April 28

  • 9:50 am  Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm  Evening Rite (Entering Class)

Saturday, April 29

  • Evening Prayer, Rite II

Chapel Schedule – April 16-22, 2017

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 16
Easter Week

 

Sunday, April 16

  • *Holiday Mode*

Monday, April 17

  • *Holiday Mode*

Tuesday, April 18

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Festive Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: TBA

Wednesday, April 19

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite II

Thursday, April 20

  • 9:50 am  Festive Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Preacher: The Rev. Dr.
  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – April 9-15, 2017

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 9
Holy Week

 

Sunday, April 9

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, April 10

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, April 11

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II (w/ Foot Washing Gospel)
    Preacher: The Rev. Fredrick Okoth, ’17

Wednesday, April 12

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite II

Thursday, April 13

  • 9:50 am  Maundy Thursday, (Last Supper Eucharist, Procession of elements to Altar of Repose) – Preacher: The Very Rev.
  Read more...
General to Host Annual Garden Party June 22 on the Close

General to Host Annual Garden Party June 22 on the Close

The Chelsea Square Conservancy of The General Theological Seminary will once again host its annual Garden Party, Thursday, June 22, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees are also invited to join us for Evensong in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at 5:30 pm. Acoustic entertainment will be provided by Del & The Rad Rompers, an American roots duo.

The Garden Party is a wonderful opportunity for the General community and our friends and neighbors to meet, mingle, and enjoy Chelsea Square.  Read more...

GENERAL SEMINARY TO HOST LAUNCH FOR CELEBRATED THEOLOGIAN’S NEW BOOK

GENERAL SEMINARY TO HOST LAUNCH FOR CELEBRATED THEOLOGIAN’S NEW BOOK

NEW YORK CITY: On Tuesday April 11 at 4:30pm, The General Theological Seminary will host a celebration to honor the launch of Michael Battle’s newest monograph, Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation. Battle will offer remarks and be available for conversation and book signing.

Desmond Tutu comments on Battle’s Heaven and Earth: “Michael invites the reader into the birthing process of heaven on earth.  Read more...

General Seminary to Award Four Honorary Degrees at 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

General Seminary to Award Four Honorary Degrees at 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the next recipients of its Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, to be conferred at the 195th Commencement ceremonies on Wednesday May 17, 2017. “Honorary doctorates of divinity (DD) include individuals who are called into the special ministry of leadership within the episcopacy, priestly service, and laity alike,” said The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, Dean and President.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – April 2-8, 2017

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 2
Fifth week of Lent

 

Sunday, April 2

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, April 3

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Preacher: The Rev. Tommie L. Watkins, Ph.D. (w/ the Choir of Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA)
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, April 4

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...
Reflection on the Board of Trustees Meeting – Samuel Tallman ’12

Reflection on the Board of Trustees Meeting – Samuel Tallman ’12

This was my first meeting of the Board of Trustee for The General Theological Seminary as a newly elected alumni trustee. Having served for several prior years on the Alumni Executive Committee and the Board Investment Committee, I came with reasonably current knowledge about the Seminary, but perhaps uncertainty about what the Board’s collective perspective about the future might be.

At this meeting, there were major developments on several fronts that connect the Seminary’s present with its trajectory for the future.  Read more...

Stuart Hoke ’96 Receives Samuel Shoemaker Award from Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church

Stuart Hoke ’96 Receives Samuel Shoemaker Award from Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church

Adapted from the Episcopal News Service | February 6, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke (S.T.M. ’96, Th.D. ’00, and Adjunct Professor of Pastoral and Ascetical Theology) was honored with the Samuel Shoemaker Award at the annual meeting of Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church (RMEC).

For the past 12 years, Hoke has pioneered the teaching of two recovery-related courses at General. The Very Rev. Ward B.  Read more...

Prof. Michael Battle Book Release Date Announced

Prof. Michael Battle Book Release Date Announced

The most recent book from the Rev. Dr. Michael Battle, Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at The General Theological Seminary, has been published, and the release date announced.

Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation

Much of the literature on the book of Revelation paints a frightening apocalyptic vision of the end times. Michael Battle offers an alternative look at Revelation in this new work, seeing it instead as a hopeful call to bring heaven on earth.  Read more...