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Discernment takes many forms
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Meet Our Faculty
“The fundamental questions about God and God's relationship with the world have preoccupied ever since I started thinking. These are the questions that really matter. I love the complexity of the responses to the questions; I marvel at depth of the response within the tradition; and I seek to show how the Christian faith can be compelling, beautiful, and attractive today. ”
For 200 Years, Virginia Theological Seminary has been at the forefront of international Anglican witness and education. The Center for Anglican Communion Studies is an integral part of that witness, making available scholars and scholarship in the service of a reconciling intercultural Anglicanism.
We equip the international community of Anglicans and Episcopalians by hosting conferences, providing consultations, and supporting partnerships and projects with churches and theological institutions.Explore CACS
Visit Our Campus
The Welcome Center offers visitor information, guest house check-in, maps for a self-guided campus tour, and a relaxing and friendly meeting area for our community, complete with fresh coffee and internet access. It is the first stop for visitors, including prospective students, looking to orient themselves to the Holy Hill.Visiting VTS
Countdown to 200
The Virginia Theological Seminary was founded in 1823 and as the institution looks to celebrating its 200th anniversary, the VTS community near and far is participating in the countdown to 2023 in a variety of waysLearn More
Virginia Theological Seminary Founded
Virginia Seminary was founded in 1823 to educate men for the ministry of Christ's church. It was born of the struggle which followed the Revolutionary War.
Class of 1856
The earliest known VTS class picture.
Sketch of the newly completed Aspinwall complex on the eve of the Civil War. The first VTS Chapel, demolished in 1880, is at far left.
Virginia Theological Seminary during the Civil War as captured by photographer Matthew Brady.
The VTS Class of 1911
The VTS Class of 1911 included Edward R. Dyer (front row, 3rd from left), later Bishop of Vermont, and Robert E.L. Strider (back row, 2nd from right) later Bishop of West Virginia.
Class of 1927
VTS has a long history of matriculation by international students, including Kimber H.K. Den and Graham Yu Ling Lieo (front row, left) from China in the Class of 1927.
The greater need for military chaplains during World War II and the Cold War brought active duty servicemen to VTS, including this group of students in 1949.
Studying in the old Packard-Laird Library, now the Center for the Ministry of Teaching, in the early 1950s.
Two of the VTS Faculty greats of the middle twentieth century: Albert T. Mollegen and Clifford L. Stanley.