Diocese of Bethlehem

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October 4, 2011

In what is becoming a consistent pattern across the nation during times of disaster, Episcopalians in the Diocese of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, are stepping forth to help their neighbors even as flood waters devastate some of their own homes and churches.

A long series of storms and...

February 7, 2011

The Very Rev. Henry Lawrence (Larry) Whittemore Jr., former dean of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 30 in Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington with his family at his side, according to an obituary published in the Burlington Free Press. He...

January 25, 2011

My Father's House, a refurbished apartment attached to the former rectory of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, was recently dedicated for community service. For this project, St. Luke's partnered with two county agencies, Community Action Partnership and the Coalition to End...

June 9, 2010

From the old joke department, I told a colleague that I had a new heart medicine (I do), and that I was having some trouble following its directions. The first was easy: Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication. The second was harder: Keep away from children.

I was hoping for a...

November 16, 2009

Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem Bishop Paul Marshall said Nov. 16 that he has established "interim measures" to allow clergy to bless same-gender relationships.

Marshall's letter to his clergy is available here.

"I am not generally broadcasting this decision yet (although I suspect...

January 15, 2009

The Diocese of Bethlehem in northeastern Pennsylvania has awarded The Church of the Good Shepherd in Scranton a $200,000 grant to help expand its "Seasons of Love" ministry to the community's needy.

The funds will be distributed over five years in $40,000 installments. At the end of five...

December 15, 2008

If there's a stereotype of a clergy person who initiates a Goth service, the Rev. Lou Divis defies it. At nearly 60, her first grandchild -- she's the mother of four and the stepmother of four -- is on the way, and she's one of the softest-spoken, sweetest-looking people you could hope to meet...

May 5, 2008

Seabury Press has published a collection of newspaper columns by Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem Bishop Paul Marshall titled 'Messages in the Mall: Looking at Life in 600 Words or Less.'

Soon after becoming bishop in 1996, Marshall decided to write a monthly column and offer it to...

October 31, 2007

Five years ago, Diocese of Bethlehem Bishop Paul Marshall asked Charlie Barebo to help spearhead a capital campaign to develop a camp and conference center for the diocese.

 

"A funny thing happened on the way," said Barebo. "I woke up one morning in the Sudan."

It was a "...

October 15, 2007

Some 400 clergy, lay delegates and visitors from Episcopal congregations in eastern and northeastern Pennsylvania gathered at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, October 12-13, for the 136th annual convention of the Diocese of Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Bishop Paul Marshall...

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