Category Archives: Up Close

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

Quiet Day – Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn’t

A Quiet Day & Lunch with 
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Saturday, June 20, 2015

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The General Theological Seminary

When Peter asked Jesus how many times he needed to forgive someone who sinned against him, he hoped the answer would be “seven.” But no: it was seventy times seven, which is 490. A lot. Oh dear–that’s more than any of us could even approach, tending as we do toward vengeance.  Read more...

General Seminary Names the Rev. Todd Brewer, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of New Testament

General Seminary Names the Rev. Todd Brewer, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of New Testament

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Todd H. W. Brewer has been named Assistant Professor of New Testament beginning fall 2015. Brewer already has ties with General Seminary, having taught an introductory New Testament course for diaconal candidates this past spring.

Most recently, Brewer served as Associate Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey. He holds an M.Div. from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and an M.A.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting May 17th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 17th
The Seventh Week of Easter

Sunday, May 17

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 18

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

Tuesday, May 19 – Baccalaureate

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
    Preacher: The Most Rev.
  Read more...

Beyond the Close: Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

This weekend, May 16-17, congregations throughout New York will open their doors so neighbors can experience first-hand the wonderful art, architecture, and history embodied in New York’s Sacred Sites. Visitors also learn about the crucial social and cultural programming these magnificent religious institutions provide their communities as well. Enjoy a beautiful weekend touring the city!

 

This Open House weekend is organized by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.  Read more...

Ordination Announcement: Alexandra Van Kuiken

All members of the GTS community are invited to the ordination of Ali Van Kuiken, Anglican Studies Class of 2015. Invitation details are as follows:

 

By the Grace of God and with the People consenting,

the Right Reverend William Hallock Stokes

Bishop of New Jersey

will ordain to the Sacred Order of Deacons

in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

Alexandra Van Kuiken

on Wednesday, the third day of June

in the year of our Lord 2015 at 7 o’clock in the evening

in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Trenton, New Jersey.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of May 18 – 22

Refectory Menu – Week of May 18 – 22:

 

The menu will be posed 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...

General Seminary Appoints the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., as Professor of Church and Society and Director of The Desmond Tutu Center

General Seminary Appoints the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., as Professor of Church and Society and Director of The Desmond Tutu Center

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., has been appointed as the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society. He will also assume the position of Director of The Desmond Tutu Center. As its new Director, Battle holds a unique connection to The Desmond Tutu Center, having lived in residence with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa for two years (1993-1994) and being ordained a priest in South Africa by Archbishop Tutu in 1993.  Read more...

The Rev. Kevin Moroney, Ph.D., to Join GTS as Affiliate Faculty in Liturgics

The Rev. Kevin Moroney, Ph.D., to Join GTS as Affiliate Faculty in Liturgics

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Kevin John Moroney ’92 will be teaching Liturgics as an Affiliate Faculty member beginning fall 2015. Moroney has close ties to General and comes highly recommended from faculty and community members.

Moroney is a graduate of General Seminary (M.Div. ’92) and received his Ph.D. in Liturgy from Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin, Ireland, in 2008.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting May 10th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 10th
The Sixth Week of Easter

Sunday, May 10

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 11

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

Tuesday, May 12 – Rogation Day

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Susan Shelhart
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Libbie Schrader
    MA Class of 2015

Wednesday, May 13

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Meditation: Vickie McDonald
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, May 14 – Ascension Day

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Very Rev.
  Read more...

Summer Opportunity Reminder: 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...

Recovery Eucharists Continue: Friday, June 5

Recovery Eucharists continue through the summer on the first Friday of each month. The next Recovery Eucharist will be held in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on Friday, June 5th from 6:15 – 7:00 pm. The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers will preside and preach. All are welcome to attend!

Refectory Menu – Week of May 11 – 15

Refectory Menu – Week of May 11 – 15:

Monday 5/11/15
Chicken Enchiladas
Veggie Enchiladas
Beef Chili
Aroz Blanco
Guacamole
Pico De Guillo
Sopa De Lentilas
Spring Mix
Sandwiches
Fruit Salad
Dessert

Tuesday 5/12/15
Flank Steak
Asian Vegetables
Sushi Rice
Chicken Noodle Soup
Asian Salad
Sandwich
Fruit Salad
Dessert

Tuesday Dinner 5/12/15
Pork Scaloppini
Angel w/ garlic and oil
Grilled String Beans
Orzo Salad
Minestrone Soup
Mixed Greens
Dessert

Wednesday 5/13/15
Chicken Pot Pie
Veggie Pot Pie
Roasted Broccoli
Beef Barley Soup
Cesar Salad
Spring Mix
Sandwiches
Fruit Salad
Dessert

Thursday 5/14/15
Chicken Roulade
Creamy Potato Wasabi
Grilled Vegetable
Couscous Salad
French Cabbage Soup
Sandwiches
Fruit Salad
Dessert

Friday 5/15/15
Citrus Herb Tilapia
Dirty Rice
Mixed Roasted Vegetables
Potato Leeks Soup
Lentils Salad
Sandwich
Fruit Salad
Dessert

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

Summer Kickoff Cookout: May 22

All members of the GTS Community and neighbors are invited to an afternoon on the Close on May 22 from 2:30 – 5:00 PM. Join us as we welcome in the summer and meet our neighbors! We will be hosting games and a cookout in partnership with our preschool and the parents in the community. This is a vital step in strengthening the relationship between the neighborhood and the seminary.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of May 4 – 8

Refectory Menu – Week of May 4 – 8:

Monday 5/4/15

Pollo Asado

Arroz Con Sazon

Salsa De Frijoles

Roasted Veggies

Spinach Salad

Black Bean Soup

Sandwiches

Fruit Salad

Assorted Cookies

 

Tuesday 5/5/15

BBQ Pulled Pork

Mac & Cheese

Corn Pudding

Spicy Collard Greens

Chicken Lentil Soup

Wild Rice Salad

Spring Mix

Sandwich

Fruit Salad

Dessert

 

Tuesday Dinner 5/5/15

Chicken Tagine

Veggie Tagine

Saffron Chick Peas

Couscous

Greek Salad

Lamb Vegetable Soup

Mixed Greens

Dessert

 

Wednesday 5/6/15

Chicken Francaise

Eggplant Rollatini

Warm Orzo

Roasted Vegetable Salad

Italian Wedding Soup

Sandwiches

Fruit Salad

Dessert

Thursday 5/7/15

Roasted Turkey Breast

Sweet Potato Puree

Braised Brussels sprouts

Chicken and Rice Soup

Barley Salad

Spring Mix

Sandwiches

Fruit Salad

Dessert

 

Friday 5/8/15 Lunch at 1:30PM

Pot Horseradish Crusted Catfish

Sautéed Spinach

Vegetable Succotash Salad

Veggie Soup

Mixed Greens

Sandwich

Fruit Salad

Dessert

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

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting May 3rd

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 3rd
The Fifth Week of Easter

Sunday, May 3

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 4

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

Tuesday, May 5

  • 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: Peter Secor
    MA Class of 2015, The Diocese of New Jersey

Wednesday, May 6

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Meditation: Jo Ann Jones
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, May 7

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres
    Bishop of London
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Friday, May 8

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Meditation: Vickie McDonald
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Saturday, May 9

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

Beyond the Close: A Conversation with Gustavo Gutiérrez

All members of the GTS Community are invited to a lecture entitled “The Imperative of Hope: Recovering the Prophetic in Christian Life Today: A Conversation with Gustavo Gutiérrez” on May 6th at 6 pm at Fordham University’s Pope Auditorium, Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th St.). The lecture is free and open to the public.

Join the founder of liberation theology, Gustavo Gutiérrez, and theologian Michael E.  Read more...