Category Archives: Up Close

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

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting April 19th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 19th
The Third Week of Easter

 

Sunday, April 19

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, April 20

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Alissa Anderson
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, April 21

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Alex Barton
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
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Summer Opportunity: 50th anniversary of the Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage

The Bronx Inter-Parish Council is organizing a bus trip from  Atlanta, Georgia, Hayneville, Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama; and Washington D.C. from Thursday, August 13 to Tuesday, August 18 to participate in the 50th anniversary of the Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage in Hayneville, Alabama on Saturday August 15th. This trip is being coordinated with the Bronx Inter-parish Council (IPC), which is a collaboration of several Afro-Caribbean and African-American parishes in the south Bronx.  Read more...

Beyond the Close: Discovering the Spiritual Side of Photography

All members of the GTS Community are invited to participate in Discovering the Spiritual Side of Photography,  a hands-on workshop and photo walk on Saturday, May 9, from 11am-3pm.

Learn some photographic composition skills, develop your artistic intuition, and discover how to see, hear, and share God through your photography. There is an element of the divine in all of God’s creation. Your fretful analytical mind will get some much-needed rest as you learn to allow pictures to present themselves to you through your camera lens.All skill levels are welcome.

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Refectory Menu – Week of April 20-24

Refectory Menu – Week of April 20 – 24:

 

The menu will be posted in this space once it has been provided to Up Close. 

 

The administrators of the Refectory meals have graciously agreed to provide Up Close with the menus the previous week. We will then post them to General Up Close (news.gts.edu/upclose) so you can begin to plan your selections for the next week.  Read more...

Neighborhood Joins GTS for an Easter Egg Hunt

Neighborhood Joins GTS for an Easter Egg Hunt

On Easter Sunday, The General Theological Seminary hosted its traditional neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt on the Close. This year’s hunt was again spearheaded by Tommie Watkins, Jr. ’16 (Diocese of Alabama), with support from the GTS Community Council.

The event began on the Saturday before Easter when volunteers from the GTS Community and the surrounding neighborhood gathered to fill plastic eggs with candy. On Sunday afternoon, the 700 eggs were hidden on the grounds.  Read more...

Beyond the Close: Mockingbird Conference, April 16-18th

All members of the GTS Community are invited to attend the 8th Annual Mockingbird Conference, held at St. George’s Church on April 16th-18th. Join and delve into the concept of absolution, this most hopeful of subjects. Speakers include Nadia Bolz-Weber (author of Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint), Jamin Warren (editor of Kill Screen Magazine), Sarah Condon, Jacob Smith, and John & David Zahl among others.   Read more...

GTS Student Received at Easter Vigil

Benjamin Brenkert, STM Class of 2015, was received at the Easter Vigil at St. Luke in the Fields on April 5. Ben (pictured, on the left) was received into the Episcopal Church by the Rt. Rev. Allen Shin, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of New York. Please join in welcoming Ben in his new commitment!

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting April 12th

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting April 12th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, April 12th
The Second Week of Easter

 

Sunday, April 12

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, April 13

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: John Shirley
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, April 14

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Sharon Sutton
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Jennifer Oldstone-Moore
    Certificate in Anglican Studies Class of 2015, Diocese of Southern Ohio

Wednesday, April 15

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Meditation: Henry Tuell
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I, and Matriculation

Thursday, April 16

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Alexandra Van Kuiken
    Diploma in Anglican Studies Class of 2015, Diocese of New Jersey
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
    Homily: Nancy Hennessey
    MDiv Class of 2016

Friday, April 17

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Casey Woodruff
    MDiv Class of 2017

Saturday, April 18

  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Women of General Mini-Retreat, April 17

All women in the GTS community are invited to participate in the Women of General Mini-retreat next Friday, April 17 from 9am to 1pm in the Close/21st Street Rooms. This retreat will focus on a space to learn each other’s stories, especially prior to GTS. Susan Ransom McDonald  will lead the group discussion.  This event is free and open to all women of the GTS family.  Read more...

Beyond the Close: Taize NYC at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Young people (high school age to 35 years old) from all the Christian denominations are invited to meet at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on April 18 for a day organized in the pattern of the Taizé monastery in France. In keeping with the goals set out by Brother Alois, Prior of Taizé, this gathering will emphasize a “new solidarity that can bring together all who are pilgrims of peace, pilgrims of truth, whether believers or non-believers.” Thus, in addition to the day’s three worship services, pilgrims will have the opportunity to participate in Bible study meetings, group reflection and community service projects in the surrounding neighborhood of Morningside Heights.  Read more...

Beyond the Close: Music that Makes Community, April 18

Music that Makes Community invites all members of the GTS community to Union Seminary for a daylong Workshop in Paperless Song Leading and Composing on April 18, 2015 from 9:30-4 PM. Music that Makes Community is developing and renewing an oral practice of singing together, grounded in a theology of welcome and generosity. A worldwide network of practitioners and leaders share a practice of paperless song leading.  Read more...

Beyond the Close: Stories of Origin and the Question before the Church Today

All members of the GTS community are invited to attend a lecture given by Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ, PhD “Tell us, Mary, what you saw on the way:” Stories of Origin and the Question before the Church Today. Dr. Johnson is an internationally known scholar, teacher, and lecturer, and her books on God, Mary, and the communion of saints have been published in multiple languages and editions.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of April 13-17

Refectory Menu – Week of April 13 – 17:

 

The menu will be posted in this space once it has been provided to Up Close. 

 

The administrators of the Refectory meals have graciously agreed to provide Up Close with the menus the previous week. We will then post them to General Up Close (news.gts.edu/upclose) so you can begin to plan your selections for the next week.  Read more...

Upcoming Recovery Eucharists

On April 10th and May 1st at 6:15, all members of the GTS community are invited to participate in Recovery Eucharists in the Chapel. The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers will preside on April 10th, and the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke will preach on May 1st. All are welcome to invite guests to these services.

 

If you have questions, please contact Tommie Watkins (twatkins@gts.edu).

Holy Week Services in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd

All are invited to attend Holy Week services in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Although classes are not held on Thursday and Friday, and proper Triduum liturgies will not be conducted to accommodate student commitments in other parishes, please join us for Morning Prayer on Thursday, April 2nd, and Morning Prayer on Good Friday, April 3rd. Immediately following Friday Morning Prayer, the seminary community will participate in the Liturgy of the Doors, in which the doors to the chapel will be closed until Easter Sunday.  Read more...

Easter Flower Contributions

All members of the GTS Community are invited to make contributions to help fund the Easter Flower arrangements in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Contributions may be made in memory, thanksgiving, or honor of any individual or individuals, and those people will be remembered throughout the season of Easter. Flyers have been distributed in campus mailboxes with donation details.

 

If you have questions or would like to make a contribution, please contact Ann Urinoski (aurinoski@gts.edu) or Charlie Bauer (cbauer@gts.edu), Co-Chief Sacristans.  Read more...

Easter Egg Hunt: Volunteers Needed!

All members of the GTS Community are welcomed to join both the Easter Egg Planning Party on Saturday, April 4 at 12 Noon in Pintard Lounge (free drinks and pizza) and the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 5 at 3pm!  Volunteers are needed for Saturday afternoon at Noon until 2pm or so to help stuff 700 eggs with candy. Volunteers are also needed at Noon to help hide the eggs before the youth show up at 3:00pm.  Read more...