Category Archives: Up Close

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

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...

Refectory Menu – Week of March 30 – April 3

Refectory menu for the week of March 30 – April 3:

 

Monday 3/30/15
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Mixed Asian Vegetables
Sushi Rice
Lemon Chicken Soup
Soba Noodle Salad
Spring Mix
Cold Cuts
Assorted Cookies
Fruit Salad

Tuesday 3/31/15
Pepper Corn Crusted Steak
Wasabi Mash Potato
Grilled Asparagus
Celery Root Bisque Soup
Sweet Black Rice Salad
Cobb Salad
Cold Cuts
Assorted Cookies
Fruit Salad

Tuesday Dinner 3/31/15
Jambalaya
Carolina Rice
Grilled Vegetables
Sweet Potato Salad
Creamy Mushroom Soup
Mixed Greens
Dessert

Wednesday 4/1/15
Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken
Warm Vegetable Orzo
Grilled Green Salad
Ham Green Pea Salad
Pineapple Barley Salad
Caesar Salad
Cold Cuts
Fruit Salad
Dessert

Note: Lunch will not be served on Thursday or Friday while class is not in session.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting March 29th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, March 29th
Holy Week

 

Sunday, March 29 – Palm Sunday

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, March 30

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

Tuesday, March 31

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Deborah Lee
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...
Thomas Cromwell and the English Bible Exhibit at Keller Library

Thomas Cromwell and the English Bible Exhibit at Keller Library

The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library of the General Theological Seminary will open on Wednesday, March 25, an exhibit, Thomas Cromwell and the English Bible, drawn from the Library’s Special Collections. It will run through June 2015.

The highlight of the show is the Keller Library’s copy of The Great Bible of 1539, an English translation that Henry VIII ordered to be displayed in every church in his kingdom.  Read more...

Easter Term Matriculation Service

All members of the GTS community are invited to Festive Evensong on Wednesday, March 25th at 5:30 pm, on the Feast of the Annunciation and for the Easter Term Matriculation Service. Please join in welcoming new and continuing students to our community who will be signing the Matriculation Book at this service!

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting March 22nd

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, March 22nd
The Fifth Week of Lent

 

Sunday, March 22

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, March 23

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

Tuesday, March 24

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Jo Ann Jones
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Dr.
  Read more...

Lent Madness 2015: Vote for Jackson Kemper TODAY!

The popular Lenten devotional series Lent Madness returns again this year, and beloved son of GTS, Bishop Jackson Kemper, is one of this year’s nominees – and he has made it into the second round. His match-up is today, March 20th, and voting runs through the end of the day. Visit today’s match-up page to vote: http://www.lentmadness.org/2015/03/bernard-mizeki-vs-jackson-kemper/#more-4967.

Lent Madness is a Lenten educational and devotional series, intended to promote awareness of the lives of people commemorated in the Episcopal Church’s calendar of saints.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of March 23-27

Refectory menu for the week of March 23-27:

 

The menu will be posted once it has been provided to General 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.

Opportunity: Promoting the Catechumenate as a Means of Mission

The Annual Gathering of the North American Association for the Catechumenate (NAAC) will meet July 30 – August 1, 2015 at the Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Maryland.

The NAAC is an ecumenical fellowship of Christians devoted to helping congregations regain their primary mission of evangelism, faith formation, and life long discipleship. Click here to download the 2015 NAAC Gathering Brochure with details about this opportunity to learn from devoted practitioners of these ministries.    Read more...

Temp Job Opportunity with CPG

The Church Pension Group is looking for two people to start a temporary project assignment on April 6, 2015 through June 30, 2015. This will be a full time (5 day per week) assignment for the duration of the 12 weeks.

Pay: $25.00 per hour.

Duties:

Verify data and contact clients (employees of the Episcopal Church)

Skills:

  • Precision with detail
  • Good computer skills – ability to navigate around a system or application
  • Good phone manner
  • Good client service skills

Location: 19 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016

Contact: Send resume to Joanne Mastropolo, jmastropolo@cpg.org

Reference  – Research Project

Women of General: A Forum on the Fourth Gospel with Libbie Schrader

Women of General: A Forum on the Fourth Gospel with Libbie Schrader


The Women of General invite all members of the GTS community and the public to their upcoming event, a Forum on the Fourth Gospel with Libbie Schrader, on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 PM in the Close Room.

Libbie Schrader ’15 will be sharing her Master’s thesis research, which she recently presented at the Mid-Atlantic Society of Biblical Literature Conference. Libbie’s study examines some very intriguing scribal idiosyncrasies around the presentation of Martha of Bethany throughout the Fourth Gospel, in over one hundred of the oldest extant Greek and Latin witnesses.  Read more...

Community Time – Episcopal Relief & Development and Ghana

Join us at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, March 17th in the 21st St. Room for a discussion of the work and mission of Episcopal Relief & Development led by our seminary Network Coordinators Ann Urinoski and Charlie Bauer. Charlie will also share stories from his trip last month to Ghana, where he went on a pilgrimage with Episcopal Relief & Development staff members and other leaders and seminarians throughout the church to experience the work of Episcopal Relief & Development firsthand.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting March 15th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, March 15th
The Fourth Week of Lent

 

Sunday, March 15

  • **Holiday Mode**

Monday, March 16

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

Tuesday, March 17

  • 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.
  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of March 16-20

Refectory menu for the week of March 16-20:

 

Monday 3/16/15

Pork Scaloppini

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Braised Brussel Sprouts

Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Italian Wedding Soup

Mixed Greens

Cold Cuts

Assorted Cookies

Fruit Salad

Tuesday 3/17/15

Beef Enchiladas

Veggie Enchiladas

Roasted Broccoli

Plantanos Maduro

Crema de Maiz

Lemon Frijoles Salada

Mixed Greens

Cold Cuts

Assorted Cookies

Fruit Salad

 

Tuesday Dinner 3/17/15

Chicken Teriyaki

Roasted Cauliflower

Eggplant Stir Fry

Brown Basmati and Wild Rice Pilaf

Dessert

Wednesday 3/18/15

Chicken Cordon Blue

Corn potato Tart

Grilled Asparagus

Beef Barley Soup

Mixed Greens

Roasted Veggie Salad

Cold Cuts

Fruit Salad

Dessert

 

Thursday 3/19/15

Roasted Turkey Breast w/ Fruit Chutney

Golden Potato Mash

Grilled Vegetables

Butternut Squash Soup

Mac and Ham Salad

Mixed Greens

Cold Cuts

Assorted Cookies

Fruit Salad

Friday 3/20/15

Horseradish Potato Crusted Cat Fish

Sautéed Mixed Greens

Barley Lentil Salad

Roasted Corn Bisque

Mixed Greens

Cold Cuts

Assorted Cookies

Fruit Salad

 

 

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