Tag Archives: FromTheDean

Transformation and Renewal Conference, November 10-13, 2013, Kanuga Conference Center

If you have an interest in the Episcopal Church, ministry with youth and young adults, come to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for this special conference.  Discussion, worship and workshop leaders will be young adult leaders of African descent and staff members from the Episcopal Church Foundation, the Office of Black Ministries, the Union of Black Episcopalians and leaders who are successfully reaching out to young people.  Read more...

From the Dean: Heat Returns to Chelsea Square

Friday evening, 9 November 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

We are now 11 days without heat in most of our buildings. The geothermal system that heats Dodge and Kohne is functioning, and the Keller Library, which draws heat from the Chelsea Enclave system, is warm. Each room in Seabury has its own heating unit, so our offices and classrooms are comfortable. On the rest of the Close, we are making due with space heaters.


From the Dean: As It Stands Today

7 November 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers,Yesterday at Morning Prayer in the Chapel, we returned to something like normal. We celebrated the Office with our coats pulled tight around us and hats on our heads. Custom being set aside, even some of us men kept our heads covered. Custom or not, what matters is that we did our officium.

The Hebrew Bible lesson assigned for that morning, from Sirach, could not have been more apt.


From the Dean: Starting Up Again

5 November 2102

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Today was pivotal in General’s return to normal. The staff, faculty, and administration were onsite — those of us who could be — and we went back to work. In fact, we never stopped working. So many of our colleagues worked in extraordinary ways since the storm overtook us and the damage was done, like Donna Ashley who walked to GTS from her Upper Westside apartment twice last week to support us residents.


STORM UPDATE: Classes Cancelled for Monday, Community Meeting Called

On Saturday evening, November 3, 2012, the Rev. Canon Patrick Malloy, dean of General Seminary, sent a pastoral letter to the seminary community describing continuing struggles on the Close in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Importantly, classes will NOT be held on Monday, November 5, 2012, after all, and the community is asked to come together, as many as possible, for an afternoon meeting to decide next steps.  Read more...

STORM UPDATE: A Letter, Then Light!

General Seminary’s dean, the Rev. Canon Patrick Malloy, traveled from Chelsea Square to midtown this afternoon in order to send a pastoral letter updating the wider community about life on the close in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. And then, just a moment after he sent it, light! Electricity has returned to Chelsea Square!

November 2, 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Lunch today was the last time the residential community will assemble before the weekend.  Read more...

STORM UPDATE: A Letter from Dean Malloy

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers, dear friends of General Seminary,

I have again escaped to Midtown where the power is flowing and the Internet is readily accessible. On Chelsea Square, not much has changed since I wrote to you yesterday. ConEd has not restored power and we are discovering just how dependent we are on electricity. We are also learning how dependent we are on one another.  Read more...