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...

Administrative Assistant sought for St. Paul’s Riverside, Connecticut

Great opportunity for a spouse or partner!

A full-time, paid position will last for a period of between six to nine months beginning in September. The candidate will be eligible for consideration for a permanent position as Parish Administrator in consultation with the new rector (still to be called) and wardens.  The ideal candidate will have excellent computer and secretarial skills (Word, Excel, Constant Contact, social media management); be somewhat familiar with the order of worship (in order to independently prepare bulletins); Must have excellent people skills; familiarity with Church Windows a plus.  Read more...

The Cuban Church Welcomes You

THE CUBAN CHURCH WELCOMES YOU: 
Tools for Building Relationships, Ministry & 

Infrastructure with our Episcopal Neighbors

   
Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

You’re invited to a conference this fall to assist Episcop
al parishes and others in connecting with the vibrant Episcopal Church in Cuba as US-Cuba relations open. 
 
The conference aims to deepen our understanding of opportunities
and challenges facing the church in Cuba as well as a chance to network with other parishes and organizations partnering in there.   Read more...
Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

The Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly was mailed out at the end of June. You can download the PDF now by clicking below.

This edition includes:

 

 

Download the Summer 2016 edition of GTS News Quarterly.

All of the articles from GTS News Quarterly can be read online at: news.gts.edu/notesRead more...

General to Host Annual Garden Party June 23 on the Close

General to Host Annual Garden Party June 23 on the Close

The Chelsea Square Conservancy of The General Theological Seminary will once again host its annual Garden Party, Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Garden Party is a wonderful opportunity for the General community and our neighbors to meet, mingle, and enjoy Chelsea Square. Light refreshments are served. Please RSVP at https://gtsgardenparty2016.eventbrite.com

The Chelsea Square Conservancy is dedicated to maintaining the grounds of the Close.  Read more...

Invitation to Appreciative Inquiry at St. Peter’s

An invitation from The Reverend Stephen Harding:

The General Seminary community is invited to participate in an Appreciative Inquiry of St. Peter’s Church on June 4 and 18. The relationship between St. Peter’s and the Seminary is a very deep one.  Representatives from General can provide a unique perspective on St. Peter’s and help us refine our programs and outreach to our shared neighborhood.

  • I would like to invite you and as many from General as would like to join us for breakfast in the Church on Saturday, June 4 from 8 – 8:30am and then for a four hour assessment of St.
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General Seminary Holds 194th Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

General Seminary Holds 194th Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

The General Theological Seminary held its 194th Commencement on May 11, 2016. Thirteen women and men received degrees, diplomas, and certificates conferred by the Seminary’s Dean and President, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle. The Seminary’s honorary doctorate was conferred on the Rt. Rev. Santosh K. Marray, A. Gary Shilling, and the Rev. Becca Stevens. Read more about the honorary doctorate recipients here.

To download a high-resolution picture of the Class of 2016, click hereRead more...

General Seminary Appoints the Rev. Dr. Kevin J. Moroney as Associate Professor of Liturgics

General Seminary Appoints the Rev. Dr. Kevin J. Moroney as Associate Professor of Liturgics

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Kevin John Moroney has been appointed as Associate Professor in the Rev. Dr. H. Boone Porter Liturgics Chair. With the conclusion of this search, a full-time, residential Professor of Liturgics returns to the General faculty. Also, General Seminary welcomes home a loyal son, a member of the Class of 1992.

Moroney has been teaching as an Affiliate Faculty in Liturgics at General since last fall.  Read more...

2016 Seymour Prize for Preaching

2016 Seymour Prize for Preaching

THE SEYMOUR PRIZE 2016

Congratulations to

Henry (Hank) Tuell

Who is the recipient of The Seymour Prize for Extemporaneous Preaching~2016.

We rejoice with him, and we give thanks for the excellent and spirited offerings of those who participated in the extemporaneous event on Tuesday, May 3.

Faithfully,

Professor Todd Brewer

Professor Mitties DeChamplain

 

 

 

 

 

Forum on the Fourth Gospel

Forum on the Fourth Gospel

St. Peter’s Chelsea Presents…

Forum on the Fourth Gospel with Libbie Schrader

 

Thursday, May 19 @ 7:00 pm.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

346 West 20th Street, Chelsea

 

$20 suggested donation to benefit St. Peter’s Restoration Campaign

News from our Dean

News from our Dean

 

Dear members of the General Seminary community,

A little while ago, I shared the good news of our appointment of Michael DeLashmutt, PhD as our new Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs.  Early next week, I will share more good news of the appointment of a full-time, residential professor of liturgics.  But right now, I want to make sure we also turn our attention to transitions of farewell, graduation, and return of our alumni.  Read more...
Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition

Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition

Dear friends in theological education,

Warm greetings.
I am pleased to announce the 7th annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition of the Living Church Foundation. The first-place essay will be published in the Fall education number of The Living Church and the winner will receive a cash prize of $500. There are also second- and third-place prizes.
Essays should be 1,500 – 2,000 words in length (not longer), and we welcome submissions drawn from coursework.  Read more...
Chapel Schedule: May 8 – 11, Commencement

Chapel Schedule: May 8 – 11, Commencement

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 8
Easter 7

Monday May 9
9:50am –   Morning Prayer
5:30pm –   Evensong Rite I, with the Blessing of Rings and Crosses
Honoring Profs. Mitties DeChamplain and Bob Owens
 
Tuesday May 10
9:50am –   Alumni Memorial Eucharist
Preacher: The Rev. Paula Jackson, PhD, Class of ’85
Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award
5:30om –   Baccalaureate
Preacher: The Rev.
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Refectory Menu – May 2 – 6

Refectory Menu – May 2 – 6

GTS May 2-6

Monday

Chicken parmesan

Roasted potatoes

Vegetable medley

Vegetable barley soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

 

Tuesday

Meatloaf

Mashed potatoes

Sautéed broccoli

Mushroom veloute

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

 

Tuesday dinner

Roast turkey

Squash casserole

Roasted root vegetables

Curried pineapple

Salad

Dessert

 

Wednesday

Fish soup

Rice pilaf

Grilled asparagus

Carrot ginger soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

 

Thursday

Fried chicken

Mac and cheese

Glazed yams

Black eyed pea soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

 

Friday

Sheppard’s pie

Yorkshire pudding

Roasted cauliflower

Leek and potato soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

 

Chapel Schedule – May 1 – 7, 2016

Chapel Schedule – May 1 – 7, 2016

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 1
Easter 6

Sunday, May 1

  • 5:30 pm  Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 2

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Liturgy Practicum 
  • 5:30 pm  Festive Evensong, Rite I – St. Philip and St. James

Tuesday, May 3

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Frederick Okoth
    MDiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
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A Special Evening Prayer on May 6

A Special Evening Prayer on May 6

Join the GTS Community next Friday, May 5, for our final Relaxed Fridays Evening Prayer.
Joining us will be Jeannine Otis.
If you have met her, enough said; if not, you are in for a great blessing. She is one of our finest musicians, and an extraordinary human being.
Come ready to enjoy some joyful noise!
Fr. Clair
Bishop of Newark Preaching Prize 2016

Bishop of Newark Preaching Prize 2016

THE BISHOP OF NEWARK PREACHING PRIZE

Congratulations to Ann Urinoski who is the recipient of The Bishop of Newark Preaching Prize for the year 2016.

Ann will be the preacher at the Holy Eucharist on Commencement Day, May 11. We rejoice with her, and we give thanks for the most excellent gifts of all those who preached for us.

Faithfully,
Professor Mitties DeChamplain

Professor Todd Brewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition

Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition

Dear friends in theological education,

Warm greetings.
I am pleased to announce the 7th annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition of the Living Church Foundation. The first-place essay will be published in the Fall education number of The Living Church and the winner will receive a cash prize of $500. There are also second- and third-place prizes.
Essays should be 1,500 – 2,000 words in length (not longer), and we welcome submissions drawn from coursework.  Read more...