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Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority

Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority: Embodying the Paradox Inside and Out

A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, April 29, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Optional lunch 12:30–1:30 p.m.

at The General Theological Seminary
440 West 21st Street
New York City

Lunch and Program: $20
Program Only: $10
Net proceeds will go to the Global Women’s Fund.

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Talley-and-Bishop-300x225Jesus called his disciples to lead as one who serves, saying of himself, “I am among you as one who serves.” Yet Jesus taught as one having authority, and gave authority to his disciples to do works in his name and to “bear fruit, fruit that will last.”

How best can ordained women—indeed all those called to ordained ministry—find balance in embodying the paradox of being a servant-leader, while bearing fruit in an authentic way? Please join us for a theologically inspired discussion in which we will explore this vital topic, its invitation and challenges, and as women, discern ways to express our individual clerical style of authority and service, right down to the clothes we wear.

Join us as we discuss:
•  Women’s issues of balancing authority and servanthood at the altar, in church, in public
•  Discovering and expressing one’s individual clerical style
•  Best resources for women’s clergy-wear: from collars to blouses, dresses, albs, and chasubles

Leading off our discussion will be our distinguished guest, the Right Reverend Chilton R. Knudsen, Assistant Bishop, Diocese of New York.

Our panelists representing the neighboring dioceses and The General Theological Seminary:
•  Diocese of Long Island: The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon for Missional Vitality
•  Diocese of New Jersey: The Rev. Ophelia Laughlin, Rector of St. George’s by the River, Rumson, NJ
•  Diocese of Newark: The Rev. Lauren Ackland, Rector of Grace Church, Madison, NJ
•  Diocese of New York: The Rev. Deacon Denise LaVetty, Interim Director of Deacon Formation Program
•  The General Theological Seminary: The Rev. Dr. Amy Lamborn, Professor of Pastoral Theology

The Rev. Danielle Thompson, Chaplain, GTS, will be our moderator, and the Rev. Canon Jeanne Person, Canon for Pastoral Care, Diocese of New York, will also participate in the event.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One Hundred and Ninety-Second Commencement Events

The Board of Trustees, Dean and Faculty of

The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church

are pleased to announce the

One Hundred and Ninety-Second Commencement

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chelsea Square in New York City


One Hundred and Ninety-Second Commencement Events

May 14, 2014


                                                                8:00 A.M.  Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist

                                                                9:30 A.M.  Breakfast in the Refectory

                                                              11:00 A.M. Commencement Ceremony

                                                              12:15 P.M. Reception


Please Note: A ticket is needed for seating in the Chapel for Commencement

between 10:30 A.M. and 10:45 A.M. After 10:45, seating is opened to those without tickets.

No flash photographs during the ceremony please.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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June 6 - 14: Chelsea Music Festival

The Chelsea Music Festival 2014 Summer Festival 

with a German–Brazilian Theme

“… gem of a series” - The New York Times

“Music, art and good food are an integral part to this inventive new festival” - The New Yorker

“… impressive addition to New York's cultural ecosystem” - Time Out New York


This June, the Chelsea Music Festival will celebrate Germany and Brazil in its 5th annual season of presenting unique experiences of the performing, visual, and culinary arts. The 2014 Festival’s German-Brazilian theme is inspired by composer anniversaries including Richard Strauss (150), Heitor Villa-Lobos (55), and C.P.E. Bach (300). From June 6-14, 2014 over 100 artists from around the world will collaborate in dozens of performances throughout New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

As in seasons past, the Festival has named a noteworthy roster of Artists-in-Residence to lead and inspire a range of collaborative programs:

New Festival artists include Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation violist Hwayoon Lee, the Stuttgart Collegium luvenum boys choir, the Sirius Quartet, guitarist Fabio Gouvea, and the Brazilian band Choro Dragão. Works include world and New York premieres by composers such asAugusta Read Thomas, Alexandre Lunsqui, Felipe Lara, Philip Lasser, and Gregor Huebner.

Among the many artists returning to celebrate the Festival’s 5th season are Culinary Artists-in-Residence chef Lance Nitahara (2012) and chef Sonar Saikia (2013), cellist Joshua Roman (2010), pianist Helen Huang (2010-11), and Jazz pianists Adam Birnbaum (2012) and Helen Sung (2011). World-leading pioneer of scent sculpture, Festival Parfumeur Christophe Laudamiel (2012-13) will create a special 2014 Festival scent.

The panoply of Festival events will include evening and daytime concerts, free outdoor performances and street events, family events, Festival talks and panels, outreach events, and gallery viewings. This year’s programming will span Classical, Jazz, Brazilian folk and Jazz fusion, Baroque, and contemporary classical, to which the Festival culinary and visual artists will respond to create dynamic, collaborative, and multi-sensory experiences for artists and audiences alike.



• Tickets can be purchased at starting May 1, 2014
• For group sales, please contact 
• Students/seniors receive a $10 discount per ticket. Must show student/senior ID at door 

• FREE CMF@Noon outdoor concerts; see the CMF website, Twitter, or Facebook for details



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Hailed by The New York Times as a “gem of a series,” the Chelsea Music Festival exists to celebrate great music by bringing together world-leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage. Inspired by its Chelsea roots, the Festival seeks to reflect the creativity gathered in one of New York City's most dynamic neighborhoods by presenting site-specific programs that span musical genres ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz. With an emphasis on Festival-commissioned works, community outreach and education, the Festival also exists to create a gateway to music through the exploration and interplay of art forms - specifically the musical, visual and culinary - alongside an intimate and thrilling Festival experience shared by artists and concertgoers alike.

The Chelsea Music Festival Artistic Directors are conductor Ken-David Masur and pianist Melinda LeeMasur.

Friday, June 06, 2014 7:00 pm - Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:00 pm
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