Take your celebrations of Easter to a deeper level: join us for a Contemplative Eucharist, commemorating St. Mark, the Evangelist, on Friday, April 25, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at The General Theological Seminary (440 West 21st Street in Manhattan). Beginning outside of the seminary chapel, we will celebrate new life, give thanks for baptism, and find our way to an upper room to enjoy Christ’s resurrected presence in bread and wine.…
Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority: Embodying the Paradox Inside and Out
Tuesday, April 29, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Optional lunch 12:30–1:30 p.m.
at The General Theological Seminary
440 West 21st Street
New York City
Lunch and Program: $20
Program Only: $10
Net proceeds will go to the Global Women’s Fund.
Register at womenofgeneral.eventbrite.com.
Jesus called his disciples to lead as one who serves, saying of himself, “I am among you as one who serves.” Yet Jesus taught as one having authority, and gave authority to his disciples to do works in his name and to “bear fruit, fruit that will last.”
How best can ordained women—indeed all those called to ordained ministry—find balance in embodying the paradox of being a servant-leader, while bearing fruit in an authentic way?…
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Spring Lecture Series
What are the spirit, ethos and peculiarities of Armenian prayer? What do these qualities tell us about the distinctive Christian witness of this ancient church? What insights might Armenian Christianity offer to others who seek meaningful faith today?
On April 3, the Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston presented the 2014 Kay Butler Gill Lecture, “OMG: Spirituality in the Digital Age.” He spoke of the development of a unique spiritual community: an inter-religious, international congregation of people from many distinctive backgrounds, all linked by a shared response to a spiritual vision that is both pragmatic and poetic. Each morning he compresses a single spiritual thought into a few concise words and posts it on Facebook, the largest social network in human history.…
On April 1, during the weekly Community Time, students, faculty and staff of The General Theological Seminary gathered to discuss “The Way of Wisdom,” and to hear the hopes of current students. After an introduction from Dean Kurt Dunkle, the floor was opened to faculty members who spoke about the changes that are happening at General Seminary.
Every faculty member contributed to the discussion and spoke about his or her perspective, and then the floor was opened to student feedback.…
The Spring 2014 GTS News Quarterly was mailed out at the end of March. You can also see it by downloading the PDF below. This edition includes:
Diving into the Deep End
The Way of Wisdom
News & Notes
The General Theological Seminary has announced the next recipients of its Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, to be conferred at the 192st Commencement ceremonies on May 14, 2014. Three distinguished leaders of The Episcopal Church will receive the honorary degree: the Rt. Rev. Douglas Hahn ’96, the Rt. Rev. Chip Stokes ’90, and the Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D.
The Rt. Rev. Douglas Hahn, former rector of St.…
On March 18, the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori visited The General Theological Seminary. After celebrating and preaching at the community Eucharist, she greeted members of the congregation, including several from New York parishes who had come to hear her speak. Bishop Jefferts Schori then joined students for fellowship at dinner in the refectory and at the Dean’s residence for a dessert reception with Q & A.…
On Sunday and Monday, February 16-17, a group of prospective students from near and far came to visit The General Theological Seminary as part of their discernment process. Along with tours of the campus, housing, and the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, they experienced life at GTS, including opportunities for worship, study and socializing.
On Sunday, they attended a special Evensong in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd after meeting with this year’s Chief Sacristan, Hershey Mallette ’15.…
General Theological Seminary is now accepting registrations for exciting courses to be offered in the Summer 2014 term and especially welcomes General Learners to become part of the seminary community. To learn more and register, click here.
General Learners are students who are not pursuing a formal degree and who take courses to learn more about their faith, enhance their ministry or prayer, or delve into a theological topic.…
The Internet and Social Media are an ever- and fast-changing landscape. In this webinar we’ll look at that landscape as it stands in 2014, talk about popular platforms, and best practices, and why you should strongly consider using some of these digital tools in your ministry.
GTS Digital Formation invites you to learn about using social media in your ministry by joining the final webinar of the 2013-14 series, Equipping Digital Saints. …
Jefferts Schori, previously Bishop of Nevada, is the 26th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. She is chief pastor to The Episcopal Church’s 2 million members in 17 countries and 109 dioceses as well as ecumenical officer and primate, joining leaders of the other 38 Anglican Provinces in consultation for global good and reconciliation.…
Religious Iconography of the 19th and 20th Centuries
February 6-27, 2014
The Christoph Keller, Jr., Library
at The General Theological Seminary
440 West 21st Street (between 9th & 10th Ave)
New York City
Public viewing hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
On February 6, a special exhibition of religious iconography opened at The General Theological Seminary as part of a celebration honoring the retirement of the Rev.
If you have visited the grounds of The General Theological Seminary recently, you may have seen some signs indicating “Future Playground.” Well, the future has arrived and among the projects on the Close this Winter break has been the installation of a new playground for the Children’s Garden Preschool, following up on the recent opening of the brand new space for the preschool in the “422″ building across 20th Street.…
With a growing number of seminary students pursuing part-time study, The General Theological Seminary is taking steps to make it possible for those who have commitments away from the Close, such as jobs, also to take courses. In the Easter 2014 semester, the seminary’s faculty will be getting up early, staying into the night, and teaching digitally, in order to welcome students to theological education in new ways.…
The next Prospective Student Conference will be held from Sunday afternoon, February 16, through Monday evening, February 17.
This is a two-day opportunity for prospective students to see for themselves what The General Theological Seminary and the City of New York have to offer.
During the conference, participants will attend classes, meet faculty members, staff, and students, dine in the beautiful Hoffman Refectory, and worship with us in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.…