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...

Kay Butler Gill Lecture on April 7 – The Rev. John A McGuckin

Kay Butler Gill Lecture on April 7 – The Rev. John A McGuckin

The Very Rev. John A. McGuckin, Ph.D., will present the Kay Butler Gill Lecture in Christian Spirituality at The General Theological Seminary on April 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m. The lecture, entitled “The Jesus Prayer: From Desert Contemplatives to Modern Urban Spirituality,” will examine the origins of the Jesus Prayer in earliest Christianity, with monastic philosophers in the deserts of Egypt and Palestine developing the theory of the “Prayer of the Heart,” and will move on to late Byzantine ideas on the explicit role of the “sharpening” of new forms of consciousness (noesis) during prayer; and then will look at the role of the Jesus Prayer in late modernity and in contemporary forms of lay, urban asceticism.  Read more...

General Seminary Installs New Guild Chiefs

General Seminary Installs New Guild Chiefs

Congratulations to the newly installed Guild Chiefs of The General Theological Seminary.

From left to right: Curtis Kennington, Chief Chimer; Deborah Lee, Chief Precentor; Alissa Anderson & Matt Jacobson, Co-Chief Sacristans.

All of the new chiefs are in the M.Div. Class of 2017.

Refectory Menu – Week of February 8

Refectory Menu
February 8-12

Monday
Chicken Dijon
Pomme puree
Glazed carrots
White bean, cabbage, and ham soup
Sandwiches
Salad
Fruit
Dessert

Tuesday
Mixed berry stuffed French toast
Poached eggs with ratatouille
Hash browns
Chicken sausage
Salad
Fruit
Dessert

Tuesday Dinner
Buttermilk pancakes
Buckwheat pancakes
Syrup, Rhubarb compote, Whipped cream
Sunny side up eggs
Biscuits and marmalade
Bacon
Salad
Fruit
Dessert

Wednesday
Roast pork loin
Crushed potato
Braised red cabbage
Mushroom soup with chestnut dumpling
Sandwiches
Salad
Fruit
Dessert

Thursday
Beef enchiladas
Bean and corn enchiladas
Mexican rice
Tomatillo salsa verde
Guacamole
Carrot and coriander soup
Sandwiches
Salad
Fruit
Dessert

Friday
Miso salmon
Fried rice
Vegetable medley
Hot and sour soup
Sandwiches
Salad
Fruit
Dessert

Summer Opportunity: Lake Tahoe, Nevada

If you have an appetite for adventure and want to make a difference in children’s lives, Camp Galilee, the Episcopal Camp of the Diocese of Nevada, located on the shore of Lake Tahoe could be the place for you! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply now!  The deadline for applications is March 15, 2015.

Galilee is an Episcopal camp that offers a meaningful and adventurous program for youth ages 7 to 17.  Read more...

Summer Opportunity, West Virginia

The Diocese of West Virginia (Bp. Klusmeyer, Class of 1980, member Board of Trustees) is seeking Counselors for their Diocesan Camp at Peterkin (in Romney, WV).

Camp counselors are integral to a positive and enriching camp experience. Counselors should be responsible, energetic, spiritually mature, and creative individuals who have an enthusiasm for working with youth and families of all ages.

Counselor Responsibilities include:

  • Supervision of campers in lodges and all other camp facilities
  • Leading evening devotions with campers in lodges
  • Assisting with and occasionally leading morning program (including, but not limited to, small groups)
  • Planning and leading afternoon elective activities (e.g.
  Read more...
Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, February 7

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, February 7

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, February 7
The Last Week after Epiphany & Ash Wednesday

 

Sunday, February 7

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, February 8

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
    Homilist: Curtis Kennington
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, February 9

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

Wednesday, February 10

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Ash Wednesday and the Imposition of Ashes
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, February 11

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

Friday, February 12

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Frederick Okoth
  • 5:30 pm Evening Rite

Saturday, February 13

  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
The Rt. Rev. Jay Magness to Preach at the Community Eucharist

The Rt. Rev. Jay Magness to Preach at the Community Eucharist

Please join the GTS Community on Tuesday, February 16.

The Rt. Rev. Jay Magness, Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, will preach in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.

Following Community Eucharist, the Dean will host a gathering in his apartment for dessert and conversation with the Bishop and the Rev. Dr. Daniel Karanja, an active-duty Air Force chaplain currently serving as the senior chaplain corps recruiter.  Read more...

Spiritual Directors Available to the GTS Community

Spiritual direction is about companionship. In a Christian context, a spiritual director is someone who accompanies you as you explore your spirituality and grow in relationship with God. Spiritual direction can help you listen for the voice of God and live more fully into Christian faith. A spiritual director will invite you to reflect on your life in the light of faith, guide you in prayer and spiritual practices, co-listen with you in discerning God’s good purposes for you, and encourage your baptismal discipleship.

  Read more...
Easter 2016 Keller Library Hours

Easter 2016 Keller Library Hours

Easter 2016 Library Hours

Monday-Thursday9 am-10 pm
Friday9 am-6 pm
Saturday10 am-6 pm
Sunday3 pm-10 pm
The Library is closed from 9:50-11:00 am MondayFriday for morning prayer and on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm for Eucharist.
Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, January 31

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, January 31

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, January 31
Epiphany 4

 

Sunday, January 31

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, February 1

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

Tuesday, February 2

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Sebastian Morris
    MDiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Feast of the Presentation
    Installation of Guild Chiefs

Wednesday, February 3

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Thursday, February 4

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm  Evensong, Rite I
    Homilist: Shana Kaplanov
    MDiv Class of 2017

Friday, February 5

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Rite
  • 6:15 pm Recovery Eucharist
    Preacher: Canon Blake Rider

Saturday, February 6

  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer, Rite II

Refectory Menu – Week of February 1

GTS February 1-5

Monday

Pasta bolognaise

Sautéed green beans

Orzo soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

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Tuesday

Chicken fricassee

Buttered rice

Broccoli

French onion soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

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Tuesday Dinner

Pulled pork sliders

Sweet potato salad

Vegetable medley

Tomato soup

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

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Wednesday

Grilled steak with chimichurri

Roasted red potatoes

Grilled cauliflower

Roasted red potatoes

Barley soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

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Thursday

Arroz con pollo

Sautéed corn

Mofongo bites

Chorizo soup

Sandwiches

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

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Friday

Fish cakes

Creamy grits

Zucchini and yellow squash

Sandwiches

Corn chowder

Salad

Fruit

Dessert

 

 

Homeless Shelter Volunteers Needed

The Homeless Shelter at First Presbyterian Church, 12 West 12th Street at Fifth Avenue, is in critical need of volunteers. The overnight shift is from 8:30 pm until 6:00 am. Many of their regular overnight volunteers have moved away, so they are having a hard time staffing. As it is near General, students have enjoyed helping out in previous years.

If you are interested, contact Posey Krakowsky, Class of 2015 and currently Curate at St.  Read more...

Summer Chaplaincy Opportunity

Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center, located in northwestern New Jersey, is seeking an enthusiastic, welcoming, and radically hospitable pastoral presence to serve the spiritual and religious needs of staff members, campers, and guests. An ecumenical ministry between the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Cross Roads’ mission is to “joyfully experience God and Creation through faith, fellowship and fun.” Serving all ages and all faith backgrounds and experiences, Cross Roads provides a safe place for all to come and play, worship, and retreat from the busyness of life.  Read more...

Winter 2015 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

Winter 2015 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

The Winter 2015 GTS News Quarterly was mailed out at the end of December. You can download the PDF now by clicking below.

This edition includes:

 

 

Download the Winter edition of GTS News Quarterly.

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

P/T Job Opportunity with ECF

Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF)

Job Description

Part-time Project Assistant

Lilly Endowment Initiative: 

“From Economic Challenges to Transformational Opportunities”

 About ECF:

The mission of the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) is to strengthen the strategic, leadership and financial capabilities of Episcopal congregations, dioceses, and organizations to pursue their mission and ministry.

ECF is seeking a motivated individual to assist in the implementation of ECF’s Lilly Endowment Initiative “From Economic Challenges to Transformational Opportunities.”

The purpose of the Initiative is to provide lay and clergy leaders support and resources to adequately address the financial and leadership challenges of congregational ministry in the 21st Century.  Read more...

Keller Library Christmas/New Years Schedule

Keller Library Christmas/New Years Schedule

GTS Community:

The Christmas and New Years Library schedule for students and staff is as follows:
T-W 12/22-12/23: Open 9 am-5 pm
Th-Sun 12/24-12/27: Closed all day
Mon. 12/28: Open 1 pm-5 pm
Tues. 12/29: Open 9 am-5 pm
Wed. 12/30: Open 9 am-1 pm
Thu. 12/31: Open 9 am-1 pm
The library will be closed January 1.
We will resume regular holiday hours (9 am-5 pm, M-F) on Monday, January 4.  Read more...