[Updated August 25]
Courses: (1) Book of Common Prayer, taught by Bishop Paul in the morning. (2) Theology, taught by The Rev. John Francis in the afternoon. Dates: September 26; October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12, 19.
Classes will be held at St. Peter's, Hazleton from 10 am to 3:30 pm.
Because the focus of Bishop's School is to prepare vocational deacons and locally licensed priest, the curriculum is designed to meet the canonical requirements for those ministries. The classes rotate on
a four year cycle so that someone may enter at the beginning of any semester and continue through the four year program.
People in the ordination process may only miss one session and still receive credit for the course.
Although the focus is on preparation for ordination, anyone is welcome to register and attend all or any of the course. $75 fee per course is payable with registration.
To register please email Canon Jane Teter, firstname.lastname@example.org, or snail mail to Jane at Diocesan House, 333 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem PA 18015) with the following information: Your name, address, phone number(s), and email address. We need to be able to reach you in case of inclement weather or other schedule changes. Checks should be made payable to: The Diocese of Bethlehem, marked for Bishop's School. If you have questions, please contact Canon Teter, 610-691-5655, ext 228.
Books Needed: For the class on Theology you will need the following book: Mysteries of the Faith by Mark McIntosh. It is the 8th book in the New Church's Teaching Series, published by Cowley. It may be
ordered from Amazon.com. As of a few days ago, new books were $9.56 and used books were from $2.89.
For those who register for the Bishop's class on the Book of Common Prayer:
The Book of Common Prayer (a copy you are willing to write in)
The Book of Occasional Services
Enriching our Worship volumes 1 and 2 (order from Church Publishing)
Mitchell, Praying Shapes Believing
Hoving, Tiffany’s Table Manners for Teenagers (This is to be read before the first session.)
Jones, Yarnold, Wainwright, Bradshaw, The Study of Liturgy
Louis Weil, A Theology of Worship
Jeffrey Lee, Opening the Prayer Book
******THe Hoving book is to be read before the first session.