Nashotah House Then and Now: 170 Years of Equipping Leaders for Every Frontier

Nashotah House Theological Seminary is pleased to announce a year-long series of commemorative events in recognition of the 170th anniversary of its founding.

Founded in 1842 as a mission to the frontier and incorporated in 1847 as “a College of learning and piety,” Nashotah House is a seminary of the Episcopal Church whose mission is the preparation of men and women for ministries in the Catholic Tradition, including: the formation of priests for parish ministry, the continuing education of the clergy, and the education and training of persons for other forms of ministry, both lay and ordained.

“This important series marking our 170th year captures the enduring missionary ethos of the House and boldly reaffirms Bishop Jackson Kemper’s vision for raising up faithful and dynamic priests and lay leaders for the work of ministry on every frontier,” said the Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr., Dean and President of the Nashotah House. “It is our prayer that as we host these events we would continue to expand the mission Bishop Kemper and his successors began,” Bishop Salmon added.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit nashotah.edu.

 

Schedule of Events

September 1, 2012

“Nashotah at 170: A Story Still Unfolding”

A Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Buchan, PhD., Associate Professor of Church History, Nashotah House Theological Seminary followed by the blessing and rededication of the “Mission to the Western Reaches” by the Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr., Nineteenth Dean and President.

8:00 a.m.             Holy Eucharist and Sermon in the historic Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin

9:00 a.m.            Procession to the site of the first altar and the Bishop’s Rededication of   the “Mission to the Western Reaches”

November 29, 2012

“Being a Missional Church Today: Tools of the Trade”

5:00 p.m.       Solemn Holy Eucharist and Sermon (Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin)

6:30 p.m.            Community Reception in the James Lloyd Breck Refectory

Preacher:            *Awaiting confirmation from invitee.

March 7, 2013

“Once Missional, Always Missional: Church Planting Then and Now”

5:00 p.m.       Solemn Holy Eucharist and Sermon (Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin)

6:30 p.m.            Community Reception in the James Lloyd Breck Refectory

Preacher:            *Awaiting confirmation from invitee.

April 7, 2013

“Music as Mission: The Enduring Musical Legacy of the Oxford Movement”

3:30 p.m.            Organ Recital performed by Mr. Clive Driskill-Smith, Organist, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England on the Berghaus Organ at St. Jerome’s Roman Catholic Church, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (1.5 miles from Nashotah House)

May 16, 2013

 “Raising up Missionaries for the New Frontier: Transforming the Modern Idiom”

A Commemorative Sermon on the Feast of Jackson Kemper

10:00 a.m.            The 168th Commencement Exercises and Solemn Holy Eucharist

Preacher:             *awaiting confirmation from invitee.

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