Planning ahead

The 2008-2009 academic calendar was recently posted on the seminary’s website.

GOE’s are on there (but I’m pretending they’re not, just for a few more weeks.)

I just put the dates for baccalaureate and commencement in my calendar.

Senior year classes begin 1 month from today.

I’m not sure I’m ready for this yet. But I’m so excited I could scream.


~ by Sophia on August 3, 2008.

8 Responses to “Planning ahead”

  1. Enjoy it! It will go by sooooo fast. And good luck!

  2. I’ve decided I want to just stress about the honors thesis for a good long while before I start to stress about GOEs. Priorities, priorities!

  3. this is the home stretch – you’re almost there! it will be gone fast. do the best you can to do as little work as possible and play in NYC as much as you can. Remember: Done is better than good!

  4. OK, OK, for those of us not at the Old Seminary, what the heck are GOEs?My daughter is getting ready to take the DAT (August 20th) for dental school. Say a prayer!

  5. GOE’s: General Ordination Exams. Sort of a “mental fitness test” on whether or not you’re ready for ordination. Although that’s not what they were originally set up for, but that’s how they’ve come to be seen.Sophia: Enjoy the last year. Relax. Best GOE advice ever given:You know the answer. Breathe. You know the answer.

  6. GOEs: the way that the Old Church hazes the new priests. The church refuses to get rid of them because, “If I had to do it, so do you.” they are completely ineffective as a testing method and cause entirely too much anxiety.The truth is: they don’t really matter. As the Dean of the Old Seminary will tell you, in his 10 years ad Dean almost 400 people have taken the GOEs. Only one person has ever had their ordination process delayed because of their GOE scores – and it was only delayed. No one has ever been denied ordination because of their GOE scores.Show up. Take the test. Do your best. Move on with your ministry. God has way more important things for you to do with your gifts than worry about some stupid test.

  7. Hi Sophia,On Sept. 25, Episcopalians and others around the world will be participating in World MDG Blogging Day to raise awareness about the MDGs while world leaders are meeting in New York to chart their progress.I’d love it if you’d consider taking part. We’ve got more than 100 blogs signed up already … and that’s just after one day!You can find out more at or on Facebook at Feel free to contact me if you have any questions ( for considering this and God bless you.Christ’s peace,Mike+Mike KinmanEpiscopalians for Global Reconciliation (

  8. so scream …. and enjoy šŸ™‚ may God inspire you with your studies …

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