Child Bishop – Gr 4 & 8

Grades
4 & 8
Dates
December – St. Nicholas Day Celebration
Day/Time
Tuesday @ 8:00 am for 4th grade, Thursday @ 8:00 am for 8th grade
Cost
None
Max Capacity
N/A
Location
Chapel

Description

In honor of St. Nicholas, each year one fourth grade student and one eighth grade student are selected to be the year’s child bishops.  This tradition dates from medieval times in England when a child was chosen to be bishop for the month of December.  Bethany teachers and staff nominate and select students who display many qualities of St. Nicholas, and the bishop is announced during the St. Nicholas Day Chapel service.  The child bishop dons a cope and mitre, carries a staff, assists with the service and blessings, and distributes gold coins to students as they depart.

Contact

Joe Snavely 771-7462 ext. 124 or snavely@bethanyschool.org

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