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Chapel News – Children’s Backpack Blessing & Catechesis

From Fr. Kevin Moroney:

At Tuesday’s Community Eucharist on September 13th, children of all ages are invited to bring their school backpacks to chapel and place them around the baptismal font.  During my children’s sermon, we will bless the backpacks.

Also, beginning on Tuesday, September 20th at 5 pm, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes will begin running in the chapel office (just up the stairs from the tower room) for children ages 3-12.   Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of January 25

Refectory Menu – Week of January 25

GTS January 25-29



Snow day/no lunch



Pork stew with apples

Potato gratin

Sautéed kale with garlic

Cauliflower veloutè





Tuesday Dinner

Fried chicken

Macaroni Salad

Roasted vegetables

Split pea soup


Corn bread




Beef and Tofu tacos

Rice and beans

Corn salad

Tortilla soup







Mashed potatoes

Green bean with mushroom

Minestrone soup






Tandoori tilapia with green tomato chutney

Chickpea Marsala

Coconut spinach

Lentil soup







Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, October 25

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, October 25

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, October 25
The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Monday, October 26

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, October 27

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Sebastian Morris
    Mdiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado
    Bishop of Cuba

Wednesday, October 28

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – The Feast of St.
The GTS Reconciliation Pilgrimage

The GTS Reconciliation Pilgrimage

One night last fall GTS seminarians, Tommie Watkins ’16 and Alex Barton ’17 sat at Community Dinner with the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers and hatched two plots: what if a group from The General Theological Seminary attended the 50th anniversary pilgrimage remembering Alabama Civil Rights martyr—and seminarian—Jonathan Daniels? And what if the same group kept driving up to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland, one of the only Episcopal churches to serve as a stop on the Underground Railroad?  Read more...

General Seminary Names the Rev. Todd Brewer, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of New Testament

General Seminary Names the Rev. Todd Brewer, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of New Testament

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Todd H. W. Brewer has been named Assistant Professor of New Testament beginning fall 2015. Brewer already has ties with General Seminary, having taught an introductory New Testament course for diaconal candidates this past spring.

Most recently, Brewer served as Associate Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey. He holds an M.Div. from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and an M.A.  Read more...

Photo Gallery – Annual Garden Party

On June 20, the Chelsea Square Conservancy at The General Thological Seminary held its annual Garden Party. Over 125 friends, alumni, and neighbors joined the GTS community to enjoy the Close as sunlight broke out from a mostly cloudy day.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The Rev. H. King McGlaughon, Jr., Class of 1989, May 21, 2014

The Rev. C. Andrew Mepham, Class of 1952, May 19, 2014

The Rev. Wray MacKay, Class of 1954, April 30, 2014

The Rev. Gary E. Caldwell, Class of 1960, April 22, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Theodore W. Lewis, Class of 1953, April 19, 2014

The Rev. Dr. John Thornley Docker, Class of 1963, April 13, 2014

To read full obituaries, click here. 

Way of Wisdom: General Theological Seminary’s New Direction

Way of Wisdom: General Theological Seminary’s New Direction

By Dr. Deirdre Good
Professor of New Testament
The General Theological Seminary

In January of 2014, the faculty of General Theological Seminary returned from a retreat in Florida with new ideas about theological education. We had engaged with each other for the inside of a week. We heard Tom Brackett of the Episcopal Church Center, who works in Church Planting and Ministry Redevelopment, via a Skype presentation.  Read more...

Beyond the Close: Travel “El Camino” next Summer

The faithful began hiking to Santiago in at least the twelfth century, enacting their belief that St. James had been the first to bring Christianity to Spain. The Rev. Craig Townsend, from St. James’ Church on the UES is leading a group of pilgrims on a 70-mile hike to Santiago de Compostela this summer. There are several ancient routes; the one they’ll take is known as the Camino Portugues, or Portuguese Road, as it begins in Lisbon and leads northward.  Read more...

Installation of the 13th Dean and President on October 17, 2013

Installation of the 13th Dean and President on October 17, 2013

The Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni of
The General Theological Seminary of The Episcopal Church
request your prayers and presence at the Installation of

The Very Reverend Kurt H. Dunkle

as the thirteenth Dean and President

Festive Eucharist
October 17, 2013
5:30 p.m.

The Chapel of the Good Shepherd
Chelsea Square, New York City
(enter at 440 West 21st Street)

Reception immediately following in Hoffman Hall

Overflow seating will be available in
Seabury Hall with streaming video. 

Retreat Registration Open to All Until Wednesday, September 9

All members of our community are welcome to observe Quiet Days at Holy Cross monastery in West Park, NY, beginning this Friday at 5 PM (Vespers, followed by dinner) and concluding Sunday after the Eucharist and lunch.  Any person who wishes to arrive late or leave early is able to do so.  This retreat is free, minus the cost of transportation to/from the monastery.

Holy Cross monastery is located on the banks of the Hudson River, and is home to several Benedictine brothers as well as the Companions of Mary the Apostle, a new Episcopal order of sisters dedicated to developing women’s spiritual leadership.    Read more...

Amy Coultas ’06 Called to Serve as Canon to the Ordinary in Kentucky

Amy Coultas ’06 Called to Serve as Canon to the Ordinary in Kentucky

The Very Rev. Amy R. Coultas (M.Div. 2006) has been called by the Rt. Rev. Terry A. White, Bishop of the Diocese of Kentucky, to serve as Canon to the Ordinary. Coultas is currently Interim Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville, Kentucky, and has previously served as Canon Missioner, Chair of the Deputation to General Convention, Vicar to St. James’ Episcopal Church in Shelbyville, member of the Commission on Ministry, and as Chaplain to the Diocesan Youth Summer Camp.  Read more...