Category Archives: Up Close

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

Recovery Eucharist Offered for Seminary and Twelve Step Communities

The Eucharist will be offered in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on Friday, July 25th at 5:00 PM. Often called a “Recovery Eucharist,” the liturgy will include prayers modeled after the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and readings that highlight themes of healing, renewal, and grace. All are welcome, and a special invitation is extended to those who attend the Ninth Avenue AA meetings on the campus of The General Theological Seminary every Friday evening.  Read more...

Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly – The Way of Wisdom Issue

Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly – The Way of Wisdom Issue

The Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly, The Way of Wisdom Issue, was mailed out at the end of June. You can also see it by downloading the PDF below. This edition includes:

The Wisdom of “Both” & “And”

Adding It All Up

Meeting Parish Needs

Preparing for Real-World Ministry

Student Perspectives on Curriculum Integration 

Download GTS News Quarterly Summer 2014

 

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

Jacob Wells and Mayra Galeano wed June 8 on the Chapel Lawn

Last Saturday, June 8, Jacob (Jake) Wells and Mayra Galeano were married in a small outdoor ceremony on the chapel lawn by The Rev. Danielle Thompson. Jake and Mayra have lived across the street from the Seminary for several years and the chapel and grounds are meaningful places for them; in fact, they were engaged to be married on the Close. The Galeano-Wells will continue to reside on 20th Street.  Read more...

Tickets now on sale! – Chelsea Music Festival

Tickets to the 2014 Chelsea Music Festival are now on sale!

Join us June 6-14 for nine amazing days of events in New York City. This year the Festival is celebrating Germany and Brazil through music, food and art in its 5th season.

Over 100 artists – musicians, composers, culinary and visual artists – from around the world will gather to engage audiences of all ages.

  Read more...

National Episcopal Church Women Survey – Help Shape the Future of the ECW

Dear Fellow Members of The Episcopal Church,

Empower your voice!

We need your help to make a difference.

At Triennial Meeting 2012, delegates adopted Resolution 101/104, which called for the research and review of the present function and structure of the Episcopal Church Women National Board and the mission and purpose of our ECW as a whole. To this end, the National ECW board has appointed an ad hoc committee comprised of one female representative from each of the Episcopal Church’s nine Provinces.  Read more...

Diocese of Pennsylvania Event Celebrates Women’s Ordination in July

The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania will mark the fortieth anniversary of the ordination of women with a celebration in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The day-long event includes a symposium, worship, and ministry expose. Among the featured guests are Dr. Frederica Harris Thompsett and The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori. Details and registration information can be found at: http://www.diopa.org/40th-anniversary.

General Seminary Holds 192nd Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

General Seminary Holds 192nd Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

The General Theological Seminary
Class of 2014

The General Theological Seminary held its 192nd Commencement on May 14, 2014. Thirty-five 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. Douglas Hahn ’96, the Rt. Rev. Chip Stokes ’90, and the Rev. Canon C. K.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, May 11

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, May 11

**WEEK FOUR EASTER**

Sunday, 11 May

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, 12 May 

  • 10:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, 13 May

  • 8:00 am Morning Prayer
  • 10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I (Baccalaureate)

Wednesday, 14 May (COMMENCEMENT DAY)

  • 8:00 A.M. Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist
  • 9:30 A.M. Breakfast in the Refectory
  • 11:00 A.M. Commencement Ceremony
  • 12:15 P.M.
  Read more...

New Editor Appointed for Up Close Commencing in the Fall

Well, that was fast. My time as editor of this prestigious publication has come to an end. But have no fears, Up Close will continue this fall with a brand new editor. Please join me in welcoming rising middler Charles Bauer as the new editor. Congratulations to Charlie!

As such, this is my last day as editor. It’s been fun. Thanks all and to Chad who let me do this.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of May 12 – 16

Refectory menu for the week: 

* Denotes Vegetarian
^ Denotes Vegan

Menu will be posted here when provided.

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.

Summer Registration is Open!

A note from the registrar:

May 2, 2014

Summer Registration for matriculated students  is open today, Friday, May 2nd, and closes on Wednesday, June 4th. I’ve attached the guide for registering through your MyGTS Portal. On the Portal log-in page, choose “Summer 2014” from the drop-down menu.

There are amazing offerings this summer! We’re very excited about them.

If you register for the courses, you pay for them per credit ($800/credit plus fees, or $500 flat to audit, plus fees) If you have financial aid, discuss your options with Trecia O’Sullivan (osullivan@gts.edu).  Read more...

Commencement Day Schedule

The Board of Trustees, Dean and Faculty of

The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church

are pleased to announce the

One Hundred and Ninety-Second Commencement

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chelsea Square in New York City

8:00 A.M. Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist

9:30 A.M. Breakfast in the Refectory

11:00 A.M. Commencement Ceremony

12:15 P.M. Reception

(A ticket is needed for seating in the Chapel for Commencement between 10:30 A.M.  Read more...

TEC Young Adult Conference Deadline Extended

The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs announces a deadline extension for the upcoming conference, Why Serve 2014: A Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color. The conference will be held Thursday, June 5 to Sunday, June 8, and is hosted by Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in Berkeley, CA. The deadline to apply is now May 15. From The Episcopal Church Center:

The theme of Why Serve 2014 is Discernment Pilgrimage: My Story, Our Story and God’s Story.  Read more...

Students Create Liturgy to Bless New Community Garden

Students Create Liturgy to Bless New Community Garden

Students, faculty, staff, as well as teachers and students of the Children’s Garden Preschool, gathered following the morning Eucharist on May 5 to bless the Seminary’s Community Garden. The blessings and prayers included in this brief service were written by Prof. Joshua Davis’s class, “Earth, Work, City: Christian Action & Social Ethics,” which explores theological and moral decision-making in relation to land use, labor, and urban living.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of May 5 – May 9

Refectory menu for the week: 

* Denotes Vegetarian
^ Denotes Vegan

Monday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo!)

Assorted Cold Cuts & Cheese
Mixed Greens Salad*^
Ground Beef
Chicken
Mixed Veggies *^
Sazon Rice *^
Tortilla Soup
Fruit Salad & Assorted Cookies

Tuesday, May 6

Assorted Cold Cuts & Cheese
Mixed Greens Salad*^
Baked Chicken
Linguini with Veggies *
Zuccini and Squash *^
Cucumber Salad *^
Split Peas *^
Fruit Salad & Assorted Cookies

Dinner
Assorted Cold Cuts & Cheese
Mixed Greens Salad*^
Assorted Sandwiches
Egg Salad
Quinoa Salad *^
Fruit Salad & Assorted Cookies

Wednesday, May 7

Assorted Cold Cuts & Cheese
Mixed Greens Salad*^
Roasted Pork Loin
Cheddar Mashed Potatoes *
Broccoli *^
Barley Salad *^
Roasted Corn Chowder *
Fruit Salad & Assorted Cookies

Thursday, May 8

Assorted Cold Cuts & Cheese
Mixed Greens Salad*^
Fried Chicken
Mac & Cheese *
Collard Greens *^
Corn Bread *
Vegtable Soup *^
Fruit Salad & Assorted Cookies

Friday, May 9

Assorted Cold Cuts & Cheese
Mixed Greens Salad*^
Sweet & Sour Tilapia
Over Baby Bok Choy
Steamed Rice *^
Stir Fried Veggies *^
Egg Drop Soup
Fruit Salad & Assorted Cookies

The administrators of the Refectory meals have graciously agreed to provide Up Close with the menus the previous week.  Read more...

Final Week and Final Exam Schedule

Monday, May 5

Regular Monday **Last day of classes

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Lunch

Tuesday, May 6

Reading Day

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Lunch

Wednesday, May 7

10:00 am – Morning Prayer

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Lunch

Thursday, May 8

9:00 am to 10:00 am – Eucharist

10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Church History 3 Exam (SD 1B)

11:00 am to 12:30 pm – Greek 100 Exam (SD 1A)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Canon Law Exam (SD 1B)

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Old Testament 2 Exam (SD 1A)

Friday, May 9

10:00 am – Morning Prayer

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Lunch

Big Day of Parties starting at 4 pm in Seabury!  Read more...

Join a Small Group at GTS!

Are you interested in meeting regularly with a peer group to pray, uplift others, and be held accountable in your spiritual life?
Beginning this summer and continuing into the fall, small groups of about five people will meet weekly to offer peer spiritual support. These groups will not only help us to buttress our own spiritual lives, but also allow us to help support our classmates.  Read more...