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Mediation Process Underway with Formation of Logistics Committee

Mediation Process Underway with Formation of Logistics Committee

A further step in the Organizational Mediation Process by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center at the General Theological Seminary took place on Thursday, November 20, with the first meeting of the Logistics Committee via conference call facilitated by Bill Blank, the LMPC Associate Director.

The 14 members of the Logistics Committee represent all stakeholders in the GTS community: current students, staff, faculty, Board of Trustees members, spouses and partners, and alumni.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, November 16

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, November 16
Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 28

 

Sunday, November 16

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Monday, November 17

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

Tuesday, November 18

  • 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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Trick or Treating on the GTS Close

Trick or Treating on the GTS Close

The sound of children playing is not unfamiliar on the GTS campus, but on Halloween the community was treated to the added sound of enthusiastic trick-or-treaters from General’s preschool, the Children’s Garden. Two dozen children made the rounds dressed in Halloween costumes for their yearly trick-or-treating. The youngest appeared as Dalmatians while the older children were dressed in homemade cupcake costumes. The event brought joy to both the children and the GTS community.  Read more...

Keller Library Displays Selection of “The Night Before Christmas” Volumes

Keller Library Displays Selection of “The Night Before Christmas” Volumes

The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library is now displaying selections from its large collection of editions of The Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863). These 17 festive books celebrate both the heritage of The General Theological Seminary and the approaching holiday season. 

Moorethe son of Bishop Benjamin Moore, was the benefactor that brought General Seminary to Chelsea through his donation of the family orchard on which the Seminary was built.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, November 9

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, November 9
Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 27

 

Sunday, November 9

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Monday, November 10

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

Tuesday, November 11

  • 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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The Rev. Margaret Muncie ’74 Receives 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Rev. Margaret Muncie ’74 Receives 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

On November 6, 2014, during the Alumni Memorial Eucharist in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the Rev. Margaret “Peggy” Muncie accepted the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. The Memorial Eucharist is held each year to pray for those graduates of The General Theological Seminary who have died in the past year. The Rev. Dr. Richard Corney, GTS Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, read the names aloud during the service.  Read more...

General Seminary Board of Trustees, Dean, and Faculty Reach Agreement

General Seminary Board of Trustees, Dean, and Faculty Reach Agreement

November 5, 2014 (New York) – The Board of Trustees, Dean, and Faculty of The General Theological Seminary jointly announce that they have today reached an agreement regarding the immediate issues which have led to heated debates within and without the walls of the nation’s oldest Episcopal seminary. The resolution involves an ongoing process of reconciliation, a reinstatement of all of the returning faculty members on a provisional basis, and a re-affirmation of the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees and the Dean.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, November 2

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, November 2
Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 26

 

Sunday, November 2 – All Saints Sunday

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Monday, November 3

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

Tuesday, November 4

  • 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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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 26
Twentieth 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
Nineteenth 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...