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“Intercultural Learning” Briefing Report – Rev. Fredrick Okoth

To the GTS community, in advance of his presentation fulfilling the requirements of his SCOM grant:

Intercultural learning at St Philips parish Harlem New York between May 22 and June 19, 2016

Briefing Report

I thank the Almighty God, and the SCOM grant committee in partnership with the General Seminary’s Dean and faculty, for giving me an opportunity to take part in an intercultural learning.  Read more...

Hoffman Days!

From Fr. Kevin Moroney, Professor of Liturgics:

In case you were wondering…

The Guild of Chimers of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd is responsible for playing the Seminary’s historic chimes. The tower contains a set of 15 tubular chimes, manufactured in 1922 by the Walter H. Durfee Company of Providence, Rhode Island. The chimes are rung mechanically each morning and evening, where they are heard throughout the neighborhood of Chelsea, calling the Seminary community together for our corporate worship.  Read more...

Upcoming Guest Preacher – The Rev. Canon Allison DeFoor

Allison DeFoor is an Episcopal priest, and serves as Canon to the Ordinary to the Bishop of the Diocese of Florida, seated in Jacksonville. Previously he served as a priest serving parishes in four prisons around Tallahassee, and as assisting priest at Grace Mission, an inner city mission there. He has a long background in criminal justice, including service as a prosecutor, public defender, judge and was the elected Sheriff of Monroe County.  Read more...

New Website In Progress!

General Seminary’s website is getting a major face lift!

Since before his arrival, Dean DeLashmutt has been working with the creative team at to develop the structure of a new site. We are at the stage in development where we need to acquire photo and video content.

To help with this, throughout next week a small team of photographers and videographers will join us on the Close to film interviews with faculty, staff and students and capture pictures throughout the campus (classrooms, chapel, library, refectory, etc.).  Read more...

Chapel News – Children’s Backpack Blessing & Catechesis

From Fr. Kevin Moroney:

At Tuesday’s Community Eucharist on September 13th, children of all ages are invited to bring their school backpacks to chapel and place them around the baptismal font.  During my children’s sermon, we will bless the backpacks.

Also, beginning on Tuesday, September 20th at 5 pm, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes will begin running in the chapel office (just up the stairs from the tower room) for children ages 3-12.   Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of January 25

Refectory Menu – Week of January 25

GTS January 25-29



Snow day/no lunch



Pork stew with apples

Potato gratin

Sautéed kale with garlic

Cauliflower veloutè





Tuesday Dinner

Fried chicken

Macaroni Salad

Roasted vegetables

Split pea soup


Corn bread




Beef and Tofu tacos

Rice and beans

Corn salad

Tortilla soup







Mashed potatoes

Green bean with mushroom

Minestrone soup






Tandoori tilapia with green tomato chutney

Chickpea Marsala

Coconut spinach

Lentil soup







Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, October 25

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting Sunday, October 25

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, October 25
The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Monday, October 26

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, October 27

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Sebastian Morris
    Mdiv Class of 2018
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado
    Bishop of Cuba

Wednesday, October 28

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – The Feast of St.
The GTS Reconciliation Pilgrimage

The GTS Reconciliation Pilgrimage

One night last fall GTS seminarians, Tommie Watkins ’16 and Alex Barton ’17 sat at Community Dinner with the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers and hatched two plots: what if a group from The General Theological Seminary attended the 50th anniversary pilgrimage remembering Alabama Civil Rights martyr—and seminarian—Jonathan Daniels? And what if the same group kept driving up to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland, one of the only Episcopal churches to serve as a stop on the Underground Railroad?  Read more...

General Seminary Names the Rev. Todd Brewer, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of New Testament

General Seminary Names the Rev. Todd Brewer, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of New Testament

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Todd H. W. Brewer has been named Assistant Professor of New Testament beginning fall 2015. Brewer already has ties with General Seminary, having taught an introductory New Testament course for diaconal candidates this past spring.

Most recently, Brewer served as Associate Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey. He holds an M.Div. from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and an M.A.  Read more...

Photo Gallery – Annual Garden Party

On June 20, the Chelsea Square Conservancy at The General Thological Seminary held its annual Garden Party. Over 125 friends, alumni, and neighbors joined the GTS community to enjoy the Close as sunlight broke out from a mostly cloudy day.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The Rev. H. King McGlaughon, Jr., Class of 1989, May 21, 2014

The Rev. C. Andrew Mepham, Class of 1952, May 19, 2014

The Rev. Wray MacKay, Class of 1954, April 30, 2014

The Rev. Gary E. Caldwell, Class of 1960, April 22, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Theodore W. Lewis, Class of 1953, April 19, 2014

The Rev. Dr. John Thornley Docker, Class of 1963, April 13, 2014

To read full obituaries, click here. 

Way of Wisdom: General Theological Seminary’s New Direction

Way of Wisdom: General Theological Seminary’s New Direction

By Dr. Deirdre Good
Professor of New Testament
The General Theological Seminary

In January of 2014, the faculty of General Theological Seminary returned from a retreat in Florida with new ideas about theological education. We had engaged with each other for the inside of a week. We heard Tom Brackett of the Episcopal Church Center, who works in Church Planting and Ministry Redevelopment, via a Skype presentation.  Read more...

Beyond the Close: Travel “El Camino” next Summer

The faithful began hiking to Santiago in at least the twelfth century, enacting their belief that St. James had been the first to bring Christianity to Spain. The Rev. Craig Townsend, from St. James’ Church on the UES is leading a group of pilgrims on a 70-mile hike to Santiago de Compostela this summer. There are several ancient routes; the one they’ll take is known as the Camino Portugues, or Portuguese Road, as it begins in Lisbon and leads northward.  Read more...