Countdown to 200th Anniversary Officially Begins With the Bicentennial Opening Service and Dinner

Virginia Theological Seminary
Posted Oct 17, 2018

Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) officially begins the countdown to our bicentennial anniversary on Thursday, October 18, with a special event, two-hundred years in the making.

“To mark the journey to our bicentennial we are holding a special Holy Eucharist and Community ‘period’ dinner 1,823 days before our anniversary in 2023,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president. “This very special evening is open to all friends of the Seminary.”

The candlelight “Holy Communion” service, with readings from the King James Bible, will follow the 1789 Prayer Book and include a reading of a 1772 sermon from the VTS archives delivered and reflected by Markham, the Seminary’s 14th dean and president. The Rev. Ginny Wilder ‘12, AAEC president, will be the celebrant.

After a celebratory drink in the Chapel Parlor, all are invited to the Refectory for dinner with an early nineteenth-century theme.