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The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church is located in Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City. It is located to the south of Hells Kitchen and the Garment District, and north / north-east of the Meatpacking District that centers on West 14th Street. Chelsea takes its name from the Federal-style house which... Chelsea, Manhattan in New York. GTS is one A seminary is a specialised university-like institution for the purpose of training candidates for positions within a religious context. This usually, though not always, applies to Christian education. Roman Catholic seminaries usually have their degrees conferred by a Pontifical University. Although the primary purpose of a seminary is to... seminary of the The Episcopal Church or the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America is the American Church of the Anglican Communion. It includes dioceses in the United States, the US Virgin Islands, Haiti, Taiwan, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Honduras, and has an extra-provincial relationship with the... Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

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The primary function of GTS is to prepare men and women for This article is about the sacrament. Holy Orders was also the title of a 1908 book by Marie Corelli. Holy Orders in the modern Roman Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Anglican churches, includes three degrees: bishop, priest, and deacon. Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox... ordination in the Episcopal Church, although there are many more programs for study including doctorate programs. In addition there are two centers located at General, The Center for Christian Spirituality (http://www.gts.edu/ccs/ccs.shtml) and The Center for Jewish-Christian Studies and Relations (http://www.gts.edu/cjcsr/cjcsr.shtml) . Future plans for expansion include the Archbishop Tutu Center and an Education Complex. The Tutu Center is named for Archbishop Desmond Tutu Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born October 7, 1931) is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame in the 1980s through his opposition to apartheid. He was the first black Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa. Background He was born... Desmond Tutu, retired Archbishop of South Africa.


History

In May of Events March 4 - James Monroe succeeds James Madison as the President of the United States of America April – Earthquake in Palermo, Italy April 3 – Princess Caraboo appears in Almondsbury in Gloucestershire, England May - The General Convention of the Episcopal Church founded General Theological Seminary while meeting in New... 1817 The General Convention of The Episcopal Church takes place every three years, and it the way legislation is passed in the Episcopal Church. It is comprised of two houses. The House of Bishops, comprised of the bishops of bishops from each diocese. The House of Deputies is comprised of up... General Convention, the governing body of the Episcopal Church, met in New York City and passed two resolutions. One was to found a General Episcopal Seminary to be supported by the whole church, and the second that it be located in This is an article about New York City; see also NYC, New York, and New York, New York. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005. New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States and is at... New York City.


Located in New York City allowed for support by Trinity Church, at the corner of Broadway and Wall Street in New York City, viewed from the World Trade Center See also Trinity Church, Boston Trinity Church is a historic Anglican (now Episcopal) parish in New York City, with a church at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway. In... Trinity Church by the parishioners. In Events February 23 - The Philadelphia College of Apothecaries founds the first pharmacy college. March 25 - Greece declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire, beginning the Greek War of Independence. July 10 - The United States takes possession of its newly-bought territory of Florida from Spain. July 28 - Peru declares independence... 1821 Jacob Sherred left an endowment of $70,000 dollars to help with the seminary. Clement Clarke Moore, ( July 15, 1779 - July 10, 1863), was a professor at New York Citys General Theological Seminary (built on land donated by his father) who, in an 1836 reprint of A Visit From St. Nicholas(Known today mostly as Twas the Night Before Christas), was first credited... Clement Clarke Moore, another parishioner of Trinity, in addition donated 66 tracks of land from his estate in Chelsea for the location of the Seminary. It was not until Events February 20 - Battle of Huzaingo February 28 - The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad offering commercial transportation of both people and freight. March 7 – Ellen Turner is abducted – The Shrigley Abduction case begins March 15 - The University of Toronto is chartered April –... 1827 that the Seminary could occupy his land.


Bishop John Henry Hobart (September 14, 1775 - September 12, 1830), was the 3rd Episcopal bishop of New York (1816-1830) He vigorously promoted the extension of the Episcopal Church in Central and Western New York. He founded the General Theological Seminary in New York City and Geneva College, later renamed after... John Henry Hobart served in the capacity of Dean presiding over the faculty. Following Hobart, the Bishop of New York served in this capacity until the 1850s. It was not until the 1960s that a formal Deans position was formed.


Notable Professors

  • John Henry Hobart (September 14, 1775 - September 12, 1830), was the 3rd Episcopal bishop of New York (1816-1830) He vigorously promoted the extension of the Episcopal Church in Central and Western New York. He founded the General Theological Seminary in New York City and Geneva College, later renamed after... John Henry Hobart, Pastoral Theology, Governor
  • David Hurd (born 1950) is a composer, concert organist, choral director and educator. He is a Professor of Sacred Music and Director of Chapel Music at the General Theological Seminary, Chelsea, New York City. He is also the Music Director at the Church of the Holy Apostles, also in Chelsea... David Hurd, Sacred Music, Director of Chapel Music
  • Clement Clarke Moore, ( July 15, 1779 - July 10, 1863), was a professor at New York Citys General Theological Seminary (built on land donated by his father) who, in an 1836 reprint of A Visit From St. Nicholas(Known today mostly as Twas the Night Before Christas), was first credited... Clement Clarke Moore, Biblical Languages
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  • Alexander Schmemann (1921 - 13 December 1983) was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, and Estonia to Russian émigrés. His family moved to France, where he received his university education. He married Juliana Osorguine in 1943, before completing his theological studies at the Orthodox Theological Institute of St... Alexander Schmemann (adjunct)

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References

  • GTS: A History of Service from About GTS (http://www.gts.edu/glance/glance.shtml#link1). Retrieved 18 January 2005.
  • GTS History and Mission from About GTS (http://www.gts.edu/glance/glance.shtml#link1). Retrieved 18 January 2005.
  • Seminary Life from About GTS (http://www.gts.edu/glance/glance.shtml#link1). Retrieved 18 January 2005.

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