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...

New Website In Progress!

General Seminary’s website is getting a major face lift!

Since before his arrival, Dean DeLashmutt has been working with the creative team at Percepti.co to develop the structure of a new site. We are at the stage in development where we need to acquire photo and video content.

To help with this, throughout next week a small team of photographers and videographers will join us on the Close to film interviews with faculty, staff and students and capture pictures throughout the campus (classrooms, chapel, library, refectory, etc.).  Read more...

Post-Matriculation Party

The Middler Class of the General Theological Seminary would like to invite all students to an after-party in honor of our incoming, newly-matriculated class!

The event will be held in the Close and 21st Street Rooms following the Matriculation Dinner.

 

Refectory Menu   September 26-30

Refectory Menu September 26-30

GTS September 26-30

 

Monday

 

Roast turkey

Baked squash

Green beans

Chicken noodle

Sandwiches

Fruit

Salad

Dessert

 

Tuesday

Roast ham

Mashed potatoes

Carrots and peas

Cream of mushroom

Sandwiches

Fruit

Salad

Dessert

 

Tuesday Dinner

 

Chicken and dumplings

Mac and cheese

Southern kale

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

 

Wednesday

 

 

Meatloaf

Broccoli

Roast potatoes

French onion

Sandwiches

Fruit

Salad

Dessert

 

Thursday

 

 

Roast chicken and chimichurri

Lentil salad

Grilled asparagus

Minestrone

Sandwiches

Fruit

Salad

Dessert

 

Friday

 

Sausage and peppers

Baked ziti

Vegetable medley

Tomato soup

Sandwich

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

Episcopal Diocese of New York: Anti-Racism Committee Speaker Series

“Race and Racism against, among and by Asians and Asian Americans: Whence and Whither?”
October 7, 2016
6:30 pm
 – 8:30 pm

The Diocese’s Anti-Racism Committee’s Speakers Series Presents

T. James Kodera

Professor of Religion, Wellesley College
B.A., Carleton College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.
Talk 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. questions and discussion.

Free and open to the public.

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Global Mission Fair – Episcopal Diocese of New York

October 22, 2016
9:00 am
 – 4:00 pm
Keynote speaker:

The Rev. Jesse Zink, director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwideand author of Backpacking Through the Anglican Communionand, most recently, A Faith for the Future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Discussion ~ Sustainability and Global Mission Engagement
moderated by Assistant Bishop of New York, the Right Rev. Mary D.

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Thomas Merton Society Lecture Series 2016-17

“Awakening the Heart, Mending the World: Merton’s Path to Mercy”

Presented by Christine Bochen, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

Saturday, October 1st from 2-4 pm.

Corpus Christi Church (529 121st Street and Broadway) 

Thomas Merton NYC, the Corpus Christi Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society, will host a series of lectures this academic year exploring the Trappist monk and spiritual writer’s view of mercy and how it may lead us on a path to social justice, beginning with the event mentioned above.  Read more...

The Christa Project Opening Reception at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

From Kim Robey:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies (www.stjohndivine.org/programs/christa)

with highlights from the James Parks Morton Interfaith Collection

(Special performances by Eiko Otake)

Thursday, October 6 from 6 – 8:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.)

Please RSVP to programming@stjohndivine.org

 

 

Refectory Menu   September 19-23

Refectory Menu September 19-23

GTS September 19-23

 

Monday

 

Spaghetti and meatballs (beef, vegetable)

Broccoli

Minestrone

Sandwich

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

 

Tuesday

Chicken pot pie

Vegetable pot pie

Rice pilaf

Vegetable medley

Tomato chickpea soup

Sandwich

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

 

Tuesday Dinner

 

Pork carnitas and vegetable soft tacos

Guacamole, pico, salsa, cheese

Rice and beans

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

 

Wednesday

 

Fish sticks

Potato salad

Coleslaw

Sandwich

Lentil soup

Salad

Fruir

Dessert

 

Thursday

 

Corned beef

Parsley potatoes

Carrots, cabbage, turnips

Vegetable wild rice soup

Sandwich

Fruit

Salad

Dessert

 

Friday

 

Roast pork loin, Apple gravy

Roasted root vegetables

Brussels sprouts

Potato leek soup

Sandwich

Soup

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

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   September 12-16

Refectory Menu September 12-16

GTS September 12-16

 

Monday

 

Glazed ham

Roasted potatoes

Green beans

Tomato soup

Salad

Fruit

Sandwiches

Dessert

 

Tuesday

Roast turkey

Glazed sweet potatoes

Vegetable medley

Creamy bean soup

Salad

Fruit

Sandwiches

Dessert

 

Tuesday Dinner

 

BBQ pulled pork

BBQ grilled chicken

Veggie burger

Hot dogs

Corn bread

Baked beans

Watermelon

Chocolate cupcakes

 

Wednesday

 

Fried chicken

Mac and cheese

Peas and carrots

Butternut squash soup

Salad

Sandwiches

Fruit

Dessert

 

Thursday

 

Beef stew

Mashed potatoes

Mushroom vegetable medley

Root vegetable soup

Salad

Sandwiches

Fruit

Dessert

 

Friday

Salmon cakes with remoulade

Potato cakes

Asparagus and beets

Vegetable chickpea soup

Salad

Sandwiches

Fruit

 

Need a Night Out? Use The Arts Fund!

The Gwendolyn Simmons Arts Fund at The General Theological Seminary was established for the purpose of encouraging students to take advantage of the many cultural opportunities available to them in New York City by providing a financial subsidy for attendance.

Guidelines for the Arts Fund are as follows:

  • Each full-time student may submit one ticket each academic semester from a cultural activity, including theatre, ballet, opera, and art galleries (sports activities are not included).
  Read more...

Neighbors on the Close Seek Dog Walker

Jay and Courtney Ducharme are new neighbors on the Close, and are seeking a mid-day dog walker beginning next Monday, September 12, 2016. They are looking for someone who can give Brewster a 20-30 minute walk for $15 per day.

Brewster is a trained a very gentle Goldendoodle, 8 years old. He is a bigger dog and needs to be curbed.

If you’re interested or need more information, please call or text Jay at 410-570-5532 or Courtney at 410-570-5528.  Read more...

Refectory Menu   September 6 – 9

Refectory Menu September 6 – 9

GTS September 6-9

 

Tuesday

Roast pork loin

Butternut squash gratin

Brussels sprout medley

Cauliflower soup

Salad

Sandwich

Dessert

 

Tuesday Dinner

 

Burgers and hot dogs

Potato salad

Corn on the cob

Baked beans

Salad

Dessert

 

Wednesday

Chicken parmesan

Pasta casserole

Vegetable medley

Minestrone

Salad

Sandwich

Dessert

 

Thursday

Black pepper roast beef, mustard sauce

Steak fries

Sautéed broccoli

French onion soup with cheese dumpling

Salad

Sandwich

Dessert

 

Friday

Grilled fish with pineapple salsa

Rice and bean pilaf

Grilled vegetable medley

Carrot ginger soup

Salad

Sandwich

Dessert

 

Chapel Schedule – September 25-October 1

Chapel Schedule – September 25-October 1

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, September 25
Week 19 after Pentecost

 

Sunday, September 25

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, September 26

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Lancelot Andrewes
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 8:20 pm Compline

Tuesday, September 27

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Steve Schunk
    MDiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Alissa Anderson
    MDiv Class of 2017

Wednesday, September 28

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite II

Thursday, September 29

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
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Chapel Schedule – September 18-24

Chapel Schedule – September 18-24

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, September 18
Week 18 after Pentecost

 

Sunday, September 18

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, September 19

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Hildegard of Bingen
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 8:20 pm Compline

Tuesday, September 20

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Spencer Cantrell
    MDiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev. 
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Chapel Schedule – September 11-17

Chapel Schedule – September 11-17

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, September 11
Week 17 after Pentecost

 

Sunday, September 11

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, September 12

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

Tuesday, September 13

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Robin Pierre
    MDiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...