Date: October 23, 2023
The Rev. James Farwell, Ph.D. is an extraordinary voice in the liturgy world. His scholarship is deeply thoughtful; he combines respect for the Ordo and the deep patterns and forms of the liturgy with an insightful exposition as to the reasoning behind that shape. He does his work with graciousness and humor. Back in May 2023, Dr. Farwell was elected by the Board of The General Theological Seminary to the H. Boone Porter Chair of Liturgics. He will combine his duties for GTS with his continuing work at VTS.
For 2023, Dr. Farwell is our Paddock Lecturer at The General Theological Seminary. The theme of his lectures will be “The One and the Many: Meditations on the Eucharistic Fraction.” Naturally, if you are in New York, then please do attend in person. If you are not, then I am delighted to share with you that you can participate in a Watch Party in Bicentennial Hall organized by Lifelong Learning. The two lectures are occurring on October 24 and October 25 at 3.30pm. So, starting tomorrow, there will be the first lecture.
The Fraction is a moment of extraordinary importance in the liturgy. I will be present at both lectures. As schedules permit, I recommend strongly that you are present as well.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and the President of The General Theological Seminary