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...

Chapel Schedule September 25th – 29th

Monday:
9:50 AM Holy Eucharist
(Sergius, Abbott of Holy Trinity, Moscow)
5:30 PM Evensong
Tuesday:
9:50 AM Morning Prayer
(Lancelot Andrews)
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist
Wednesday:
5:30 PM Evensong
Thursday:
9:50 AM Holy Eucharist
(Saint Michael and All Angels)
5:30 PM Matriculation and Evensong
Friday:
9:50 AM Morning Prayer
5:30 PM Evening Rite

Chapel Schedule September 18th – 22nd

Monday:
9:50 AM Holy Eucharist
(Edward Bouverie Pusey)
5:30 PM Evensong
Tuesday:
9:50 AM Morning Prayer
(Theodore of Tarsus)
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist
Wednesday:
5:30 PM Evensong
Thursday:
9:50 AM Festive Holy Eucharist
(St. Matthew)
5:30 PM Festive Evensong
Friday:
9:50 AM Morning Prayer
5:30 PM Evening Rite

Chapel Schedule September 11th – 15th

Monday:
9:50 AM Holy Eucharist
(Alexander Crummell)
5:30 PM  Evensong
Tuesday:
9:50 AM Morning Prayer
(John Henry Hobart)
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist
Wednesday:
5:30 PM Evensong
Thursday:
9:50 AM Festive Holy Eucharist
(Holy Cross)
5:30 PM Festive Evensong
Friday:
9:00 AM Morning Prayer
5:30 PM Evening Rite

Matriculation

Hello New Students!

It is time to formally welcome all of you to the General Seminary Community during the Matriculation Ceremony to be held on Thursday September 28 at 5:30 pm Evensong. This tradition of signing the Matriculation Book dates back to 1822!

We do need to rehearse before the ceremony. Please arrive promptly at 4:45 pm on Thursday the 28th.  We will begin on the chapel steps with a photograph of the entire class; we want all of you to be in the photo!   Read more...

P/T Job Opportunity for Seminarian or Spouse

Position Description: Program Associate: The Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion

The Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion draw together one hundred thirty Anglican affiliated colleges and universities on five continents.  As a network of the Anglican Communion, CUAC is a membership organization that connects the institutions for learning and fellowship, focusing on a Triennial Conference hosted by one of the members.  In 2017 the Triennial was held at Madras Christian College, Chennai, India with the theme of Identity and Diversity: Vocation, Citizenship and the common Good.   Read more...

Excellent P/T Job or Field Opportunities, Staten Island

The Richmond Inter-Parish Council, part of the Richmond Episcopal Ministry of the Diocese of New York (Staten Island, NY) is charged with working collaboratively with three to five Episcopal Parishes on Staten Island weighing current programs and looking to establish new ministries on Staten Island.

They have two jobs available:

1)         Someone with up-to-date computer skills on a part time basis to assist local parishes with updating their presence on social media, introduce the use of Constant Contact and work with the IPC on keeping current their webpage and possibly starting and monthly updating a Facebook presence not only for the IPC, but for other parishes as well.  Read more...

Great P/T Job Opportunity — Church of the Ascension

Sunday School Teacher — Church of the Ascension

Great Opportunity for Seminarian or Family Member

Mother Liz Maxwell at The Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street, is seeking a teacher for their “one room schoolhouse” Sunday School. Their kids are young (primarily 3-8) and there is a small number of them. They are looking for someone who can work with clergy to design and implement a program that will engage young chilldren and their families, using story-telling, scripture, worship, and the arts to help them learn about and grow in faith.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week of May 15, 2017 (Commencement)

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 15
Easter 5

Monday May 15
9:50am –   Morning Prayer
5:30pm –   Evensong Rite I (with the Blessing of Rings and Crosses)
 
Tuesday May 16
9:50am –   Alumni Memorial Eucharist
Preacher: The Rev. Jonathan Linman, Class of ’97
Director, Center for Christian Spirituality (2001-2009)
5:30om –   Baccalaureate Evensong
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Clair McPherson
Professor of Ascetical Theology, General Seminary                 
 
Wednesday May 17
8:00am –    Morning Prayer
8:20am –    Commencement Eucharist
                      Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...

Library Book Sale

The Keller Library will be holding a book sale from Monday-Thursday next week. 

From Monday – Wednesday (May 15-17), hardcover books will cost $5 and paperbacks will cost $2.50. 

On Thursday, May 18, all remaining books will be half-price. 

Titles for sale from a range of genres. 

Cash or check only, please. 

Chapel Schedule – May 7-12, 2017

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 7
Easter 4

 

Sunday, May 7

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 8

  • 9:50 am Eucharist of Thanksgiving for the Year
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, May 9

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Community Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Preacher: The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin, Bishop of Western New York

Wednesday, May 10

  • 9:00 am Morning Prayer, Rite II

Thursday, May 11

  • 9:00 am  Morning Prayer, Rite II

Friday, May 12

  • 9:00 am  Morning Prayer, Rite II

Refectory Menu – May 8-12, 2017

GTS

MONDAY

Stuffed Turkey

Cauliflower gratin

Jasmin rice

Cantonese chicken soup

Sandwich du jour

Salad du jour

Fruit

Dessert

TUESDAY

AM

Chicken Alfredo

Rigatoni Pasta

Spring Vegetables

Salmon chowder

Sandwich du jour

Salad du jour

Fruit

Dessert

PM

Vegetable Frittata

Bacon

Sausage

Cheesy Grits

Breakfast Pastries

Fruit

WED

Lemon Thyme Chicken

Green Bean Casserole

Farro Risotto

Three Bean Soup

Sandwich du jour

Salad du jour

Fruit

Dessert

THURS

Beef and Pork Bolognaise

Orechette Pasta

Braised Escarole

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Sandwich du jour

Salad du jour

Fruit

Dessert

FRIDAY

Curried Chicken

Sweet Potato Fries

Pierogis

Glazed Carrots with Raisins

Chic Pea Stew

Sandwich du jour

Salad du jour

Fruit

Dessert

Want to make a couple of extra dollars?

The communications office is searching for a student (must be work study) to assist in running the Barbara Crafton Book Party on the afternoon of May 15 at 4:30 pm. The student would need to be available to help with set up and clean up (Clean up could happen after evensong on that evening for those who want to attend). Contact Joshua Bruner, bruner@gts.edu if you are interested or have any questions.  Read more...

#TheCloseUpClose Campus Photo Contest Results

#TheCloseUpClose Campus Photo Contest Results

Last week, we hosted our first-ever social media photo contest, #TheCloseUpClose. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni submitted dozens of beautiful photographs of the campus. The photograph that was chosen to be the next cover photo for General’s social media presence was submitted by Hank Tuell IV. Thanks to Hank and everyone else who participated. We were so excited by the participation, we made a short video to share some of the photos that were submitted.  Read more...

Graduating Students – Share Your Next Steps

The week leading up to Commencement will feature very short profiles on social media of our students’ next steps – for those who opt-in to participate.

Each day our social media platforms will share the photo of a graduating student with their post-grad plans. Anyone completing a program this semester is invited to participate.

Participation only takes 5 minutes of your time. Simply email Joshua (bruner@gts.edu) the following info, and you will be included!  Read more...

Summer Opportunity: “Spiritual Life Coordinator”

Incarnation Center, an Episcopal camp and retreat center located in eastern Connecticut, seeks a Spiritual Life Coordinator to join their summer camp team from mid-June through mid-August, 2017.

The Coordinator will assist the Center’s Chaplain in coordinating worship and programming for the camp and retreat programs. Ability to tailor position to meet specific learning goals. We seek someone enrolled in an M.Div program (or similar) who is passionate about outdoor ministry and working with youth and young adults.  Read more...