Visiting the Church of the Holy Spirit

Date: March 17, 2023

This weekend the Rev. Dr. Barney Hawkins and I are visiting The Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, near Chicago. This is the parish that gave a generous donation to the Deanery, such that the courtyard is now the The Church of the Holy Spirit Courtyard. We have various events planned, including a Marking the Moment occasion.

The Marking the Moment occasion is our way of connecting with alums and enabling parishes around the country to be part of our Historic Bicentenary. The program is very simple: a celebration of the campaign, which exceeded $62 million, a tour of the campus in video (with of course an invitation to visit), a brief overview of the current state of play, especially in respect to the affiliation with GTS and our work around reparations, culminating in a liturgy.

It is always an honor to see our alums. I marvel constantly at their effectiveness in their ministry.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham Ph.D.
Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and President of The General Theological Seminary

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