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Three Great Travel and Learning Opportunities in 2017

Three Great Travel and Learning Opportunities in 2017


Join Us in the Holy Land
Israel Travel Seminar Course

January 10-20, 2017
Ancient Sites of Israel
$2,030.00

Join General Seminary this January on a trip to the ancient sites of Israel, as we explore the cultural, historical, and geographical features of the Holy Land.

Led by Prof. Todd Brewer
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Walk with Archbishop Tutu
South African Travel Seminar Course

January 11-18, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
$2,500.00

General Seminary and the Desmond Tutu Center present a travel seminar exploring how Desmond Tutu’s witness provides tools for evangelism for the 21st century.  Read more...

Matriculation 2016 at General Seminary [PHOTOS]

Matriculation 2016 at General Seminary [PHOTOS]

At a service on the evening of September 29, 2016, entering students at The General Theological Seminary signed the Matriculation Book, the same book signed by the first class in 1822 and every entering class since. As “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” was played on the organ and sung by the congregation, each student processed to the front of the Chapel as the General Seminary community witnessed his or her matriculation being recorded in the venerable book.  Read more...

Matthew Burdette ’17 to Co-facilitate “Sacred Conversations on Race” at St. Ann’s in Brooklyn

Matthew Burdette ’17 to Co-facilitate “Sacred Conversations on Race” at St. Ann’s in Brooklyn

 

Matthew Burette, Class of 2017, who is completing his Wisdom Year residency for The General Theological Seminary at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity in Brooklyn, will be leading a discussion on “Sacred Conversations on Race,” prompted by recent and ongoing incidents of violence and dignity violations against people of color, and our commitment to the value of every person. These conversations are intended to create a context in which people can speak and listen, learn about others’ experiences, and cooperate in addressing racism.

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Preaching Paul This Fall: Weekly Explorations of the Sunday Lectionary Readings

Preaching Paul This Fall: Weekly Explorations of the Sunday Lectionary Readings

The Rev. Dr. Todd Brewer, Assistant Professor of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary, is teaching a course on the Sunday Epistle readings from Paul. Audio episodes of these weekly lectures will be posted on GTS News and as a podcast that can be downloaded weekly. This podcast is the first of a series of audio posts that will parallel the Eucharistic lectionary readings for the upcoming Sundays.

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Join us in the Holy Land this January

Join us in the Holy Land this January

Join Us in the Holy Land
Israel Travel Seminar Course

January 10-20, 2017
Ancient Sites of Israel
$2030.00
Students may earn course credit for this travel seminar. Trustees, alumni and family are also welcome to participate. Space is limited.

The stories of the Bible can often feel like sacred fairytales from a surreal land. Some things can’t be learned on the internet; they must be experienced first-hand.

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Experience the Land of Archbishop Tutu

Experience the Land of Archbishop Tutu

Walk with Archbishop Tutu
South African Travel Seminar Course

January 11-18, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
$2500.00
All are welcome to participate. Clergy may be eligible for continuing education credit. Space is limited.
Students may earn course credit for this travel seminar.

The General Theological Seminary and the Desmond Tutu Center present a Travel Seminar to train seminarians, clergy, and laity to spread the good news about one of the best missions coming out of the leadership of the Anglican Communion in the 20th and 21st centuries: A Christian Spirituality of Restorative Justice.

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Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

The Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly was mailed out at the end of June. You can download the PDF now by clicking below.

This edition includes:

 

 

Download the Summer 2016 edition of GTS News Quarterly.

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

2016 Annual Garden Party [PHOTOS]

2016 Annual Garden Party [PHOTOS]

On June 23, 2016, the Chelsea Square Conservancy at The General Theological Seminary held its annual Garden Party. Over 175 friends, alumni, and neighbors joined the GTS community to enjoy the Close, as sunlight broke out from a mostly cloudy day.

Accompanied by the dulcet tones of a string quartet, the children played on the lawn and conversations were made as attendees enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and a selection of beverages.  Read more...

General to Host Annual Garden Party June 23 on the Close

General to Host Annual Garden Party June 23 on the Close

The Chelsea Square Conservancy of The General Theological Seminary will once again host its annual Garden Party, Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Garden Party is a wonderful opportunity for the General community and our neighbors to meet, mingle, and enjoy Chelsea Square. Light refreshments are served. Please RSVP at https://gtsgardenparty2016.eventbrite.com

The Chelsea Square Conservancy is dedicated to maintaining the grounds of the Close.  Read more...

General Seminary Student Participates in Canterbury Scholars Programme

General Seminary Student Participates in Canterbury Scholars Programme

The Canterbury Scholars Programme is a conference which provides opportunities for Anglican/Episcopalian Christians from around the Anglican Communion to pray, study, and live together at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, on the doorstep of Canterbury Cathedral. The participants are given the opportunity to learn through partnership, against the backdrop of the history and tradition of Canterbury.

Recently, as part of this two-week program, Michael Horvath, a rising senior from The General Theological Seminary, joined other seminarians and newly ordained from around world to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury, as well as to visit the Anglican Communion office and Lambeth Palace.  Read more...

St. Sava’s Finds Home at General Seminary

St. Sava’s Finds Home at General Seminary

G. Jeffrey MacDonald of The Living Church recently wrote an article about the ongoing relationship between The General Theological Seminary and the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, whose church building was gutted in a fire in May.

From the article:

From the ashes of a May 1 inferno that destroyed the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in Lower Manhattan, a new Episcopal-Orthodox relationship blossoms at The General Theological Seminary.

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Reflecting on the May Board of Trustees Meeting – Peggie Muncie

Reflecting on the May Board of Trustees Meeting – Peggie Muncie

The Rev. Margaret Muncie ’74
Member, Board of Trustees
The General Theological Seminary

Dean Dunkle asked Bruce Garner and me to serve as “ad hoc” reporters for this meeting of our Board. I am not sure what that means, as ad hoc, per definition, refers to a “special purpose.” In this sense I assume it is to be from the perspective of a new board member listening and learning at her second meeting.  Read more...

Reflecting on the May Board of Trustees Meeting – Bruce Garner

Reflecting on the May Board of Trustees Meeting – Bruce Garner

Bruce Garner
Member, Board of Trustees
The General Theological Seminary

I was pleased to be asked to be one of the reporters for our meeting. An element of that involves note-taking. Anyone who has been around me and tried to read my handwriting quickly realizes the hazards inherent with that! My apologies in advance for anything I report that is less than accurate, due to my inability to read my own notes!  Read more...

Elizabeth Schrader ’16 Receives the Clement J. Whipple Prize for Forthcoming Article in the Harvard Theological Review

Elizabeth Schrader ’16 Receives the Clement J. Whipple Prize for Forthcoming Article in the Harvard Theological Review

During the Commencement ceremonies at The General Theological Seminary on May 11, 2016, Elizabeth Brooke Schrader, M.A. ’15, S.T.M. ’16, was awarded the Clement J. Whipple Prize for a paper submitted by a student accepted for publication. She received the prize for her article, “Was Martha of Bethany Added to the Fourth Gospel in the Second Century?” which is forthcoming in the Harvard Theological Review in early 2017.  Read more...

In Gratitude for the LCU Fund for Women’s Education

In Gratitude for the LCU Fund for Women’s Education

The Community at General is deeply grateful for support from the LCU Fund for Women’s Education. The LCU Fund is the only organization in New York City exclusively dedicated to providing housing support to promising women students preparing for professions that give back to the community.

LCU Fund recipients from General for the 2015-2016 school year were:

Alissa Goudswaard Anderson
Gretchen Creel
Nancy Hoffman Hennessey
Jo Ann Bradley Jones
Shan Marie Kaplanov
Deborah Annette Lee
Vickie Lynn McDonald
Elizabeth Brooke Schrader
Ann Bowie Snodgrass
Sharon L.  Read more...

Experiencing the Seminarians of Color Conference

The Rev. Sharon Sutton
M.Div. ’17

On March 16-19, I had the pleasure of joining other students at the Seminarians of Color Conference in Oviedo, Florida near Orlando. We gathered at the Canterbury Retreat Center in the Diocese of Central Florida, under the conference’s theme, “Gathering around the Jesus Movement: Evangelism and Reconciliation.” Three seminarians from GTS attended: Michael Horvath, Deborah Lee and Sharon Sutton. In total six Episcopal seminaries and three non-episcopal seminaries were represented.  Read more...

Children’s Formation Program Completes Its First Semester

Children’s Formation Program Completes Its First Semester

The Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer
Th.D. Student, Anglican Studies and Church History

A special Christian formation time for children during the principal worship service is a familiar practice in Episcopal Churches. This semester, six children participated in a children’s formation program during the weekly Community Eucharist service at The General Theological Seminary. While the Seminary gathered for its principal worship service, children met in a student lounge which was temporarily transformed into a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium.  Read more...