Category Archives: Up Close

General Up Close – Items of interest to GTS Community members.

About General Up Close

The Dean’s News Site, General Up Close, communicates information of interest and importance to the seminary community and is part of the GTS News blog-style website at news.gts.edu.

Each week an email reminder is sent to current GTS community members with a list of new articles that have been posted during the previous week, but you can always check the latest articles at the Up Close web site.   Read more...

A New Web Site and a New Look

A New Web Site and a New Look

At the beginning of the new year, The General Theological Seminary debuted its new web site at www.gts.edu. Michael DeLashmutt, the recently appointed Dean of Academic Affairs, spearheaded the project, consulting with a design firm that specializes in web sites for faith-based not-for-profits. “I think this is a great first step, as we try to reach out to a broader network of folks who may have yet to hear about us, and to promote the great things we have here at General,” says DeLashmutt.  Read more...

More Wisdom Year Stories – Hank Tuell and Jo Ann Jones

More Wisdom Year Stories – Hank Tuell and Jo Ann Jones

In response to the evolving needs of the Church, The General Theological Seminary is building a program of education and formation that integrates the classical theological disciplines with real-world experience and practical ministry skills. As part of The Way of Wisdom, seminarians spend their final year in a Wisdom Year residency while connecting their experience to their classwork through particpation in the Integrative Seminars.

During The Wisdom Year, students synthesize their entire seminary education through practical experience that goes beyond field placement, by placing them in real-world, paid, part-time positions in a ministry setting.  Read more...

Students Practice The Way of Wisdom

Students Practice The Way of Wisdom

In response to the evolving needs of the Church, The General Theological Seminary is building a program of education and formation that integrates the classical theological disciplines with real-world experience and practical ministry skills. As part of The Way of Wisdom, seminarians spend their final year in a Wisdom Year residency while connecting their experience to their class work through particpation in the Integrative Seminars.  Read more...

The Integrative Seminar: Year in Review

The Integrative Seminar: Year in Review

The Rev. Emily Wachner
Director of Integrative Programs

As the year comes to a close, and Wisdom Year students delve into the full life of the parish in Advent and Christmas, we have begun the process of reflecting on the semester that has past. This term was the first in which Wisdom Year work was paired with a demanding 3-credit course of study in practical ministry—the Integrative Seminar.  Read more...

The Wisdom Year – St. Paul’s Chatham

In response to the evolving needs of the Church, The General Theological Seminary is building a program of education and formation that integrates the classical theological disciplines with real-world experience and practical ministry skills.

After receiving his M.Div. from Princeton Seminary, Christopher McNabb, a postulant from the Diocese of New Jersey, is completing his education and formation with a year of Anglican Studies at General, integrated with a Wisdom Year Pastoral Residency at St.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – December 12-16

GTS December 12-16

Monday

Roast beef

Mashed potatoes

Vegetable medely

Broccoli soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Tuesday

Glazed ham

Mac and cheese

Southern greens

Tomato soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Tuesday Dinner

Chicken pot pie

Barley salad

Green beans

Salad

Dessert

Wednesday

Meatloaf

Roasted potatoes

Zucchini and peppers

Chickpea vegetable soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Thursday

Braised paprika pork

Rice pilaf

Brussel sprouts

Split pea soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Friday

Fish and chips

Peas and carrots

Cole slaw

Corn chowder

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit dessert

Chapel Schedule – December 11-16

Chapel Schedule – December 11-16

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, December 11
Third week of Advent

 

Sunday, December 11

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, December 12

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

Tuesday, December 13

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

Wednesday, December 14

  • 9:00 am Morning Prayer, Rite II

Thursday, December 15

  • 9:00 am Morning Prayer, Rite II

Friday, December 16

  • 9:00 am Morning Prayer, Rite II

Saturday, December 17

  • *Holiday Mode*
The Wisdom Year – Church of the Intercession

The Wisdom Year – Church of the Intercession

In response to evolving needs throughout the Church, The General Theological Seminary is building a program of education and formation that integrates the classical theological disciplines with real-world experience and practical ministry skills.

M.Div. Seniors, Deborah Lee from the Diocese of New York and Alexander Barton from the Diocese of Ohio, are doing their Wisdom Year Pastoral Residencies at the Church of the Intercession in New York City.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – December 4-10, 2016

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, December 4
Second week of Advent

 

Sunday, December 4

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, December 5

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

Tuesday, December 6

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Preacher: The Rev Emily Wachner, Director of Integrative Programs

Wednesday, December 7

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite II

Thursday, December 8

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Preacher: Alex Barton, M.Div.
  Read more...

Refectory Menu – December 5-9

Meal menu for Dec 5-9

Monday

Roast turkey with cranberry

Roasted squash

Brussel sprouts

Lentil soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Tuesday

Beef stew

Sweet potato mash

Roasted root vegetables

French onion soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Tuesday dinner

Chicken Marsala with mushroom

Pasta with garlic and olive oil

Steamed broccoli

Garlic bread

Salad

Dessert

Wednesday

Bratwurst with caramelized onion

Potato salad

Pretzels and mustard

Shredded cabbage with caraway

Chicken noodle soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Thursday

Roast pork with apples

Barley pilaf

Sautéed zucchini with peppers

Rutabaga soup

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Friday

Cantonese tilapia

Steamed rice

Stir fry vegetable

Carrot ginger soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Events of the Season at St. Peter’s Chelsea

Following are some events at our neighbors, St. Peter’s Chelsea, that may be of interest to the Seminary community as we celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons:
Saturday, December 3
Chelsea Holiday Open House
4-9pm Book Fair to benefit the restoration fund
5pm Outdoor Tree Lighting & caroling around the tree [star placed on top of the tree by FDNY, emergency permitting. Fr. Harding is also an FDNY chaplain]
Refreshments provided

Thursday, December 22
Handel’s Messiah Part 1 Community Sing Along
7pm
Refreshments provided

All are welcome!  Read more...

Paid Internship: DioNY Reparations Committee

The New York Diocesan Reparations committee is seeking an intern who can work with committee chair Richard Witt Director of Rural & Migrant Ministry on these tasks :

  • Research of the historical involvement of the entities of the Diocese within slavery Assist in the development of a Liturgy of Lamentation (which will take place in Fall of 2017)
  • his will include outreach, research and planning
  • Develop materials for the Committee to disseminate to the congregations of the Diocese including a “tool kit” to help the congregation’s educational process.
  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – November 27-December 3, 2016

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, November 27
First week of Advent

 

Sunday, November 27

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, November 28

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Kamehameha and Emma)
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, November 29

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Preacher: Jo Ann Jones, M.Div ’17

Wednesday, November 30 

  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite II

Thursday, December 1

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

“The Crisis for Christians in the Middle East” – Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

If you would like to attend, you will need to “purchase” a free ticket using the following link:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10126873

An inter-faith evening forum with religious, civic and academic leaders

How to combat anti-Christian genocide and to support liberty and justice for all peoples in the Middle East

3:45 PM – DOORS OPEN

4:15 – 7:00 PM – PROGRAM

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

Monsignor John E Kozar, President of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association
Ambassador Ronald Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress
Robert Nicholson, The Philos Project
General Raymond Odierno, Ret., 38th Chief of Staff of the Army
Nina Shea, The Hudson Institute

SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Kristiana Arriaga de Bucholz, The Becket Fund
Bishop Gregory John Mansour, Maronite Eparchy of Saint Maron, Brooklyn
Judith Miller, Adjunct Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Professor Michael Reynolds, Princeton University
Juliana Taimoorazy, Iraqi Christian Relief Council
Professor Jack Tannous, Princeton University.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Nov. 28-Dec. 2

GTS November 28-Dec 2

Monday

Roast beef

Herb roasted potatoes

Glazed carrots

Cream of broccoli soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Tuesday

Chicken kiev

Cous cous

Cauliflower mash

Veg barley soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Tuesday Dinner

General Tso chicken

Fried rice

Mixed sautéed vegetables

Assorted dim sum

Salad

Dessert

Wednesday

Pineapple pork

Mashed potato

Green beans

Rutabaga soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Thursday

Fish tacos and fixings

Yucca fries

Black bean soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Friday

Chicken parmesan

Pasta with garlic and olive oil

Vegetable medley

Butternut squash soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

“Intercultural Learning” Briefing Report – Rev. Fredrick Okoth

To the GTS community, in advance of his presentation fulfilling the requirements of his SCOM grant:

Intercultural learning at St Philips parish Harlem New York between May 22 and June 19, 2016

Briefing Report

I thank the Almighty God, and the SCOM grant committee in partnership with the General Seminary’s Dean and faculty, for giving me an opportunity to take part in an intercultural learning.  Read more...

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – St. Nicholas Day at GTS!

’Twas the Night Before Christmas

The GTS community is invited to celebrate a night of faith and tradition

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

5:30 Eucharist in Chapel
6:30 Lighting of the Christmas Tree

’Twas the Night Before Christmas Reading and dinner to follow

Please reply no later then Wednesday, November 30th to Paige Gardner pbgardner18@gmail.com.