2019

  • September

    VTS Press Announces Publication of Dear Father Peter

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  • VTS to Designate $1.7 Million as a Fund to Make Reparations

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  • VTS Begins 2019/20 Academic School Year

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  • August

    The Rev.William Sachs, Ph.D. has been appointed as a Research Fellow with CACS

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  • July

    VTS signs new agreement with St. George’s College, Jerusalem

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    ALEXANDRIA, VA –Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) is pleased to announce a renewed partnership agreement with St. George’s College in Jerusalem. As part of this agreement, both institutions recommit to holding each other up in prayer, to working together to promote a positive vision of the Anglican Communion worldwide, and to actively seeking collaboration on mutual learning experiences, such as cross-cultural education programs. This important partnership builds on the previous agreement with St. George’s College and looks to support and deepen its work as the Anglican Center in the Holy Land.

    The agreement states: “Acknowledging the rich experience of partnership we have enjoyed and cognizant of the mutual benefits in our respective communities of such partnership, we commit to seeing our partnership grow and mature and acknowledge that this agreement represents a continued co-operation for the sake of the wider church.”

    “For all Christians, the connection with the land where Jesus walked is precious. We are pleased to continue to partner with St. George’s College, Jerusalem, said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president of VTS. "Countless students have been shaped and formed by this institution. We cherish the link; we celebrate the connection; and we look forward to the partnership continuing.”

    The Very Rev. Canon Richard Sewell, dean of St. George’s College, said: “St. George's College, Jerusalem has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with VTS over many years which has enriched both institutions. It has enabled us to provide many people going through theological education a transformative experience by visiting the Holy Land, encountering its people and engaging with places of profound spiritual significance. We are delighted that this mutually beneficial partnership is being renewed to enable us to continue to make an indelible mark upon the next generation of church leaders and teachers.”

    VTS’s Center for Anglican Communion Studies is responsible for implementing the agreement under the leadership of its director, the Rev. Robert S. Heaney, Ph.D., D.Phil.

    The new agreement runs for three years, beginning July 1, 2019.

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    Founded in 1823 as a beacon of hope in a country new and finding its way, Virginia Theological Seminary has led the way in forming leaders of the Episcopal Church, including: the Most Rev. John E. Hines (VTS 1933, D.D. 1946), former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Rt. Rev. John T. Walker (VTS 1954, D.D. 1978), the first African-American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; and theologian, author and lay preacher Ms. Verna J. Dozier (VTS D.D. 1978). Serving the worldwide Anglican Communion, Virginia Theological Seminary educates approximately 25% of those being ordained who received residential theological education. Visit Virginia Seminary online at www.vts.edu.
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  • June

    VTS Board of Trustees Appoints Lisa Kimball, Ph.D. to a New Chair and a New Term

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  • May

    VTS Announces New Book by Professor Robert S. Heaney

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  • Virginia Theological Seminary Celebrates 196th Commencement

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    (Alexandria, VA) Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) celebrated its 196th Commencement today, awarding 57 students with degrees of Master in Divinity, Master of Arts, Doctor of Ministry, Diploma in Theology, and Diploma in Anglican Studies, representing over 30 dioceses and six different countries.
     
    “This moment is the moment when we realize the heart of our vocation as a Seminary,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president of VTS. “Our graduates are going into the world to preach the Gospel. They will make a difference in countless lives. For this moment I am deeply grateful.”

    The commencement address was given by the Rev. Fleming Rutledge, D.D., author, theologian, and priest (pictured, with Dean Markham). Ordained to the diaconate in 1975, Rutledge was one of the first women ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church.

    “Each and every one of you has a vocation,” said Rutledge. "You have pursued that vocation through your years here. Through much hard work, no doubt with much questioning and uncertainty, as well as success. Through the final push to commencement, and now here you are! My privilege is to celebrate your achievement, and to join with all of those who are here today who are proud of your accomplishments. But now, here is a correction to what I just said: I said that 'you had perused your vocation.' That is only secondarily true. What will carry you through whatever lies before you is this primary truth: it is not you have perused your vocation - it is your vocation that has pursued you. And in that piece of good news... you will find your strength and your salvation." 

    During the ceremony, the Anglican Communion Prize, which recognizes a graduating student who has shown an outstanding commitment to discerning the mission of God through 
    World Anglicanism, go to Yoimel González Hernández from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

    The Thomas Underwood Dudley Award for Reading and Scripture Liturgy, awarded to graduating students who, in the opinion of the faculty, have demonstrated excellence in the public reading and interpretation of the Scriptures and the Liturgy, was given to Brit Bjurstrom Frazier, from the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

    Established in 2018 by Amelia “Amy” Dyer, Ph.D., the James Maxwell professor emerita of Christian Education and Pastoral Theology, in honor of her husband, the Rt. Rev. Mark Dyer, the Bishop Mark Dyer Prize for Theological Refection recognizes a graduating senior who has developed theological skills and insights to support preaching and service. This year, the prize was given to Andrew Arakawa, from the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. 

    The Episcopal Preaching Foundation Award, sponsored by the Episcopal Preaching Foundation, is bestowed upon a graduating Masters-level student who, in the estimation of the Dean and Faculty, has demonstrated the most improvement in preaching. This year’s recipient is Jennifer Pilat, from the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

    Established by the Honorable Judge Ronnie A. Yoder “to advance the study of love as an appropriate center of Christian theology, life, preaching, and practice, and to explore love as an ecumenical theme unifying all of humankind’s religions,” the Ronnie A. Yoder Scholarship for 2019 was awarded to Michael Palmisano, from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. 

    The recipient of the 2019 Susan Ford Chair, a gift of Susan Ford to a member of the graduating class who has exhibited a strong commitment to the community life and mission of the Seminary, is Sarah Bentley Allred, from the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

    Brit Bjurstrom Frazier, from the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, is the recipient of the Charles and Janet Harris Award. This award is given each year 
    to a candidate for Holy Orders who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership ability.

    The Doctoral Thesis Award is given to one graduating doctoral student who has written an exceptional thesis with clarity, depth, and boundedness that addresses a higher aim of Christian life, service, and leadership. During this ceremony, Julianne Elisa Wallace, B.A., M.T.S., received the Doctoral Thesis Award for her thesis “Claiming a Vocation: Towards Articulating Identity for Franciscan Higher Education.”


    Virginia Theological Seminary also conferred the Degree of Doctor in Divinity, honoris causa, to the Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes 
    ’05, the eleventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark; the Rev. Gordon W. Lathrop, Th.D., professor emeritus, United Lutheran Seminary; Gail Ramshaw, Ph.D., professor emerita of Religion, La Salle University; and the Rev. Canon Charles Kevin “C.K.” Robertson, Ph.D., ’93, canon to the Presiding Bishop. 

    The Class of 2019’s class gift is 
    the financial contribution to an outdoor patio that will be an extension of Cafe 1823. This space on campus will serve as a dedicated place to further the joy of gathering with friends, family, and guests.

    David H. Charlton, chairman of the board of trustees, concluded Commencement by acknowledging the retirements of the Rev. Robert W. Prichard, Ph.D., the Arthur Lee Kinsolving Professor Emeritus of Christianity in America and Instructor in Liturgics, and Timothy F. Sedgwick, Ph.D., the Clinton S. Quin Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics. Together they have served VTS for a combined 61 years. 

    For the twelfth consecutive year, the service was streamed live via the VTS website.

    You can click here to watch the full service.
     
     
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    ABOUT VTS
    Founded in 1823 as a beacon of hope in a country new and finding its way, Virginia Theological Seminary has led the way in forming leaders of the Episcopal Church, including: the Most Rev. John E. Hines (VTS 1933, D.D. 1946), former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Rt. Rev. John T. Walker (VTS 1954, D.D. 1978), the first African-American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; and theologian, author and lay preacher Ms. Verna J. Dozier (VTS D.D. 1978). Serving the worldwide Anglican Communion, Virginia Theological Seminary educates approximately 25% of those being ordained who received residential theological education. Visit Virginia Seminary online at www.vts.edu.
     
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  • Honorary Degrees Awarded during the 196th Commencement

    Virginia Theological Seminary awards Honorary Degrees each year in recognition of faithful and notable service, creative and innovative leadership in parish ministry. These awards are given annually during Academic Convocation and Commencement. Tomorrow, we will honor four recipients who will receive this prestigious award.

    The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes will receive the Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa. Growing up in the Episcopal Church, Bishop Hughes was born in Tulsa, Ohio and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She is an alumna of VTS and received her Master in Divinity in 2005. She described the most important element of her ministry as teaching people to cherish their relationship to everyone around them. In May 2018, she was elected the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Newark, becoming the first woman and African American to hold the position.

    The Rev. Gordon Lathrop, Th.D. will also be honored the Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa. Dr. Lathrop received professor emeritus status in 1984, teaching Liturgy at United Lutheran Seminary. His teachings focus on the Bible liturgy, liturgical theology, and liturgy and ecumenism. In 2006, he joined Yale Divinity School as a Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacred Music. He also taught at Saint Thomas Aquinas, University of Rome, the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and VTS. He has written books including Holy Things: A Liturgical Theology; Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology; Holy Ground: A Liturgical Cosmology; and many more. Dr. Lathrop is passionate about teaching and continues to write.

    Another remarkable recipient of the Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, is Gail Ramshaw, Ph.D. She is a scholar of liturgical language and a retired professor at La Salle University. Her many publications include A Three-Year Banquet: The Lectionary for the Assembly; The Three-Day Feast: Maundy Thursday; Good Friday, Easter; Treasures Old and New: Images in the Lectionary; and other books that deeply illustrate the meaning of liturgical language. Dr. Ramshaw has lectured at theological seminaries, divinity schools, and universities around the world. She now resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, the Rev. Gordon W. Lathrop, Th.D.

    The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson will also receive the Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa. He was appointed canon to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in 2007 and now serves under the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry. Canon Robertson is a fellow of the Episcopal Foundation and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at General Theological Seminary. He has authored several books including Conflict in Corinth: Redefining the System; Religion as Entertainment; Religion and Alcohol: Sobering Thoughts; Religion and Sexuality: Passionate Debates; and Barnabas: A Model for Holistic Stewardship. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said during his appointment, “Chuck Robertson brings theological and communication expertise and specific understanding of the Anglican Communion owing to his graduate work in England.”

    Please give a warm VTS welcome to our recipients. They will be awarded during the Commencement ceremony tomorrow. Congratulations and thank you for your leadership to the church and the world.
     
    The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
    Dean and President
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  • VTS Announces Publication of THE OXFORD HISTORY OF ANGLICANISM

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    (Alexandria, VA) - Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) is proud to announce the publication of The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume V: Global Anglicanism, c.1910-2000 (Oxford University Press, February 2018), edited by VTS visiting professor and Center for Anglican Communion Studies Fellow Emeritus in World Anglicanism, the Rev. William L. Sachs, Ph.D. This volume considers the global experience of the Church of England in mission and the transitions of its mission Churches toward autonomy in the twentieth century.

    “Bill Sachs has done a superb job commissioning and editing articles that reflect the global diversity of Anglicanism in the 20th century," said the Rev. Melody Knowles, Ph.D., vice president of Academic Affairs and associate professor of Old Testament. "From Oceania to Africa, and Asia to Latin America -- the story of Anglicanism within very different contexts and challenges is fascinating to read."
     
    The contributors include the Rev. Robert Heaney, Ph.D.,D.Phil., director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies and the Rev. John Yueh-Han Yieh, Ph.D., the Molly Laird Downs Professor in New Testament. They focused on what it has meant to be Anglican in diverse contexts. What spread from England was not simply a religious institution but the religious tradition it intended to implant.

    Knowles added, "I'm proud to see that so many of the authors teach or have taught at VTS and glad to know that our students are learning about the Anglican tradition on a global stage.”

    The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume V 
    addresses questions of the conduct of mission, its intended and unintended consequences and offers important insights on what decolonization meant for Anglicans as the mission Church in various global locations became self-reliant. This study breaks new ground in describing the emergence of an Anglicanism shaped more contextually than externally, illustrating how Anglicanism became enculturated across a broad swath of cultural contexts.

    Sachs is a teacher, writer, and Episcopal priest who has served churches and taught in seminaries and colleges in Virginia, Connecticut, and Chicago. His publications include The Transformation of Anglicanism (1993) and Homosexuality and the Crisis of Anglicanism (2009). 

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    ABOUT VTS
    Founded in 1823 as a beacon of hope in a country new and finding its way, Virginia Theological Seminary has led the way in forming leaders of the Episcopal Church, including: the Most Rev. John E. Hines (VTS 1933, D.D. 1946), former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Rt. Rev. John T. Walker (VTS 1954, D.D. 1978), the first African-American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; and theologian, author and lay preacher Ms. Verna J. Dozier (VTS D.D. 1978). Serving the worldwide Anglican Communion, Virginia Theological Seminary educates approximately 25% of those being ordained who received residential theological education. Visit Virginia Seminary online at www.vts.edu.
     
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  • VTS Announces Publication of THE SONG OF SONGS IN THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES

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    (Alexandria, VA) - Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) is proud to announce the publication of The Song of Songs in the Early Middle Ages (Brill Publishing, April 2019), edited by Hannah W. Matis, Ph.D., assistant professor of Church History.

    “Dr. Matis has written a model text of academic learning and analysis. Even as she takes a narrow field of focus (the interpretation of a single biblical text in a single period), she links her well-argued conclusions to the big questions that continue to animate the church today in the areas of public theology and private prayer," said the Rev. Melody Knowles, Ph.D., vice president of Academic Affairs and associate professor of Old Testament. "As biblical scholarship continues to take the interpretations of earlier communities with greater seriousness, Hannah's work will be a significant resource for many others outside of her field for decades to come.”

    In The Song of Songs in the Early Middle Ages, Matis examines how the Song of Songs, the collection of Hebrew love poetry, was understood in the Latin West as an allegory of Christ and the church. This reading of the biblical text was passed down via the patristic tradition, established by the Venerable Bede, and promoted by the chief architects of the Carolingian reform. Throughout the ninth century, the Song of Songs became a text that Carolingian churchmen used to think about the nature of Christ and to conceptualize their own roles and duties within the church. This study examines the many different ways that the Song of Songs was read within its early medieval historical context.
     
    Matis joined VTS in 2014. A historian by training from The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, her work has always been interdisciplinary. She is interested broadly in medieval history, medieval biblical interpretation, Anglican studies, and the history of spirituality, particularly the religious experience of women. Matis also holds a master’s degree in medieval history from the University of Durham.
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    ABOUT VTS
    Founded in 1823 as a beacon of hope in a country new and finding its way, Virginia Theological Seminary has led the way in forming leaders of the Episcopal Church, including: the Most Rev. John E. Hines (VTS 1933, D.D. 1946), former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Rt. Rev. John T. Walker (VTS 1954, D.D. 1978), the first African-American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; and theologian, author and lay preacher Ms. Verna J. Dozier (VTS D.D. 1978). Serving the worldwide Anglican Communion, Virginia Theological Seminary educates approximately 25% of those being ordained who received residential theological education. Visit Virginia Seminary online at www.vts.edu.
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  • April

    VTS Announces Publication of THE STUDY OF MINISTRY: A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF THEORY AND BEST PRACTICES

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    Media Contact: Curtis Prather 
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    (Alexandria, VA) - Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) is proud to announce the publication of The Study of Ministry: A Comprehensive Survey of Theory and Best Practice (SPCK Publishing, April 2019), edited by the Rev. Martyn Percy, dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and co-edited by the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president of VTS, with the Rev. Emma Percy, and Francesa Po. 
     
    Written by an international team of leading authors from a range of relevant disciplines, including several former and current VTS professors, this is the first comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the study of Christian ministry.  
     
    "It is such a pleasure to read the articles of so many faculty and former students from VTS included in this volume," said the Rev. Melody Knowles, Ph.D., vice president of Academic Affairs and associate professor of Old Testament. "It is a significant publication that covers the larger frameworks as well as some persistent issues in the field.  Everyone who reads this volume will find something new and vibrant to put to use in their ministry today.”
     
    Covering all the major concepts, thinkers and approaches, The Study of Ministry: A Comprehensive Survey of Theory and Best Practice features authoritative contributions by experts in anthropology, psychology, psychotherapy, sociology, political theory and related fields of study, drawing on the best and most recent research from across the denominational spectrum. Arguing for the study of ministry to be taken seriously as an aspect of ecclesiology and pastoral theology, the book provides a stimulating resource both for practicing ministers and for all those training for ministry in a range of denominations.
     
    In addition to Markham, VTS professors included in The Study of Ministry: A Comprehensive Survey of Theory and Best Practice are Dr. Lisa Kimball, Ph.D., the Rev. James Farwell, Ph.D., the Rev. David Gortner, Ph.D., the Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV, Ph.D,, the Rev. Robert Heaney, Ph.D., D.Phil., the Rev. Ruthanna Hooke, Ph.D., and the Rev. Allison St. Louis, Ph.D.
     
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    ABOUT VTS
    Founded in 1823 as a beacon of hope in a country new and finding its way, Virginia Theological Seminary has led the way in forming leaders of the Episcopal Church, including: the Most Rev. John E. Hines (VTS 1933, D.D. 1946), former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Rt. Rev. John T. Walker (VTS 1954, D.D. 1978), the first African-American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; and theologian, author and lay preacher Ms. Verna J. Dozier (VTS D.D. 1978). Serving the worldwide Anglican Communion, Virginia Theological Seminary educates approximately 25% of those being ordained who received residential theological education. Visit Virginia Seminary online at www.vts.edu.
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  • A Statement from Dean Markham on the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka

    Virginia Theological Seminary has a deep connection with Sri Lanka. We have two students studying with us; we have received guests from the Church of Ceylon for sabbaticals. We have grown to love the country, the church, and the people.

    The death toll is rising. Three hundred fifty-nine people have died and 500 people were injured as a result of a series of bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Colombo on Easter morning. Two other bombs were either detonated or diffused on Sunday and Monday evening.

    Christians make up about 7% of the over 20 million people of Sri Lanka but their testimony this Easter, amidst terror and death, belied their numbers.

    The three churches attacked were Roman Catholic. Calling for justice and an impartial inquiry, Archbishop of Colombo, the Most Rev. Malcolm Ranjith called for prayer and for all to maintain peace, even amidst fear of further attacks.

    Friend of Virginia Seminary and the Center for Anglican Communion Studies the Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey, the Anglican Bishop of Colombo, remained defiant in the face of this terror and threat. “If God wills that I live, I shall live. If God wills that I die, I shall die.” Reflecting on the scene of Good Friday and the crucified Christ’s prayer of forgiveness from the cross, Bishop Dhiloraj called for justice, for repentance from the perpetrators, and prayed for the blessing of Christ’s peace on all citizens.

    Part of our understanding of what it means to be catholic Christians is to take seriously the joys and challenges of our Anglican Communion. It is our honor to have two students from Sri Lanka in our student body. This Easter, we stand in solidarity with them and the suffering Church throughout the world.

    The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
    Dean and President
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  • A Statement from Dean Markham on the Fire at Notre-Dame de Paris

    Notre Dame is Paris’ treasure, and also it is the World’s treasure. It has been painted with prayers for 850 years. Lofty worship and glorious praise have been offered for generations. The building, the art, the artifacts, the graves, the plans for Holy Week and Easter: up in flames. Horrific.
     
    With deep sadness, we watched the great spire consumed by fire. The roof collapsed. It is a sad day for people of faith and for the whole world. The city’s landmark was known the world over.
     
    I am reminded of the second verse of All My Hope On God Is Founded:
     
    Pride of man and earthly glory
    Sword and crown betray his trust:
    What with care and toil he buildeth,
    Tower and temple fall to dust,
    But God’s power, hour by hour,
    Is my temple and my tower.
     
    With grateful hearts that God’s power is our “temple and my tower’--

    The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
    Dean and President
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  • March

    Tuition Free, Housing Free, Meal Plan Free for All Made Possible with Expanded Financial Aid

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  • The TryTank Announces First Success with the Episcopal Prayer Alexa Skill

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    Media Contact: Curtis Prather 
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    Email: cprather@vts.edu

    (Alexandria, VA) - Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) announces today the first "success" with the TryTank Experimental Lab: the Alexa Skill Episcopal Prayer app.

    A joint project with General Seminary, the TryTank initiative works to help identify creative ways to equip future leaders to reinvigorate the church. The Episcopal Prayer Alexa Skill (which can be downloaded here for those with an Alexa) will greet and then guide participants through the prayer for the day once it is downloaded and activated with the greeting, "Alexa, open Episcopal Prayer."  

    "Research proves that people who engage with scripture regularly (at least four times a week) are happier, more generous, and even more civic-minded citizens," said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., regarding the theory behind the Alexa Skill. "We hope that it also translates into more church attendance. And it is pretty cool that the Episcopal Church can claim a place in this high-tech landscape."

    The TryTank, lead by the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, currently has 16 experiments in different stages, including a total of 4 in active mode, meaning that they are operating, and they are gathering data to gauge the success or failure of the individual experiment. With all the announced experiments, they anticipate working with some 180 congregations across the country. 
     
    You can see the full list of experiments on the TryTank website, and you can see where they are on any of them each week by subscribing to their newsletter on the same site. Every Monday you'll get an insider's view of their work.
     
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    ABOUT VTS

    Founded in 1823 as a beacon of hope in a country new and finding its way, Virginia Theological Seminary has led the way in forming leaders of the Episcopal Church, including: the Most Rev. John E. Hines (VTS 1933, D.D. 1946), former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Rt. Rev. John T. Walker (VTS 1954, D.D. 1978), the first African-American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; and theologian, author and lay preacher Ms. Verna J. Dozier (VTS D.D. 1978). Serving the worldwide Anglican Communion, Virginia Theological Seminary educates approximately 25% of those being ordained who received residential theological education. Visit Virginia Seminary online at www.vts.edu.
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  • Confirmation Collaborative of the Episcopal Church issues statement

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  • VTS Announces new Pathway to Ministry academic program

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  • VTS Commemorates the Martyrdom of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • January

    VTS Announces Publication of COMMUNITY RULES: AN EPISCOPAL MANUAL

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  • Virginia Seminary Offers Free Meals and More for Furloughed Federal Employees

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  • The Rev. Mark A. McIntosh, Ph.D. Receives Dean's Cross

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  • VTS Appoints Two New Faculty Members

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