Christ Episcopal Church

Woodbury, New Jersey, USA

St. Nicholas Child Bishop


The Child Bishop is seated on the Feast of St. Nicholas, or the Sunday closest. The young bishop processes and is seated at the bishop’s throne. She/he gives the homily and offers the prayers of the people. Sunday school students in the 4th through 6th grade are invited to submit an essay on “Who was Saint Nicholas and why is his example of being merciful so important to imitate?”. The student who wrote the best response is chosen to be the Child Bishop and reads the essay for the homily. The service is followed by a reception and celebration.