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Watch Footage of the Seating of the Bishop

Bishop Nichols was officially seated in the Cathedral Church of the Nativity on Friday, October 12, at the Convention Eucharist. Watch full footage of the service below. Bishop Nichols’ sermon begins at the 42 minute mark.  

Designer Who Created Bishop’s Pectoral Cross Explains Symbolism

Bishop Nichols’ pectoral cross, which was gifted to him at his consecration by the clergy of the diocese, was created by local designer Curtis Dretsch. Dretsch, the Director of Design and Technical Theater at Muhlenberg College, created the cross with designs and materials that carry special regional and theological significance. The following is an explanation…

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Kitch-Peck to Serve on Task Force to Study Sexism

Sophie Kitch-Peck, one of the diocese’s deputies to the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, has been appointed to the Task Force to Study Sexism in the Episcopal Church and Develop Anti-Sexism Training. This task force is an interim body, which helps carry out resolutions set forth by General Conventions between meetings. “I am excited…

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Theiner Pursues Social Work After Attending Youth Mission Trips

In her report to Diocesan Convention, Deacon Michelle Causton, Coordinator of Diocesan Youth Programs, told a brief story of a young man who chose to major in social work after his experiences at youth mission trips for the diocese. That young man is Charles Theiner, a freshman at New York University who lived in the…

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Responding to the Killing of 11 Innocent People at Tree of Life Synagogue

Dear beloved of God, Yesterday, just 250 miles away in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, worshippers gathered to celebrate their Jewish faith–and the sacredness of their gathering was shattered by the actions of a gunman armed with an assault rifle and shouting anti-Semitic slurs. As of this writing, 11 people are known dead and…

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Momentum Builds at the 147th Diocesan Convention

The Diocese of Bethlehem continued to build momentum at its 147th Diocesan Convention. “We have exciting work before us,” Bishop Kevin Nichols said in his address on Friday morning. “Let’s get moving!” Nichols commended the diocese for entering into a pilgrimage together and taking a season for discernment, emphasizing that the diocese’s envisioning process is…

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Pictures from the 147th Convention

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