Ordination and Consecration

God willing and the people consenting, The Reverend Canon Kevin D. Nichols will be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, and IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem on September 15, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.  The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, will be the Chief Consecrator.  The Right Reverend A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire, will preach.

Service Information

The service begins at 11am.  Please plan on arriving early to be seated before the processions.  Clergy: red stoles.  Bishops: rochet, chimere, tippet.

A reception and luncheon will follow the service and will take place on the campus of First Presbyterian.

Additional Information for:

Bishops        Vesting Clergy        Acolytes, Choir, MCs, etc.        Accessibility


Limited room blocks have been secured at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Allentown-Dorneyville and Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Allentown West for any who wish to book overnight accommodations.  Use the code DOB when booking online or mention the Diocese of Bethlehem when booking over the phone to receive the group rate.


The seating of the new bishop will take place during Diocesan Convention at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity.

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