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General Seminary TV Special to Air on CBS-TV Christmas Eve

The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (GTS) has spent the last week putting the finishing touches on an hour long television program, Christmas in Chelsea Square, that will air over CBS stations nationwide on December 24th at 11:35 pm (EST). The 194-year-old seminary was selected by the network last summer to produce the annual television special. The central portion of the program features a traditional Christmas service of lessons and carols for which the homilist is the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Most Rev.  Read more...

Christmas in November? GTS Records CBS Christmas Special

Behind the scenes at the recording of the Christmas special for CBS TV. Photo by Colin Chapman

On Thursday, November 10, you might have thought that Christmas had come early to General Seminary. The smell of evergreen was pervasive as the Chapel was decked out in splendid Christmas decoration, including a Christmas tree. Congregants filled the stalls, dressed in their holiday-best, and the chapel chimes rang out Christmas carols.  Read more...

CBS Christmas Eve Special

Dear friends,

You have all received the press release about the Seminary’s CBS Christmas Eve Special that will be filmed in our Chapel on the evening of November 10.

My hope and expectation is that all students will make every effort to attend this wonderful service of scripture readings and music—all presented by members of our own GTS community. Our chapel will be beautifully decorated and the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev.  Read more...

General Seminary to Produce 2011 Christmas Eve Program for CBS-TV

New York City – The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (GTS) has been selected to produce the 2011 CBS Christmas Eve television special to air nationwide on December 24th at 11:30 pm (EST). Nearly all the network’s affiliated stations carry the annual Christmas program and so viewers are expected to number in the many millions. The 194-year-old seminary is known for the beauty of its Episcopal liturgy and music as well as its idyllic campus located in the Chelsea district of New York City on a square block known as Chelsea Square.  Read more...