The Ordination and Consecration of

The Reverend Matthew F. Heyd

as Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese

The Rev. Matthew Heyd, Bishop Coadjutor Elect

Will Take Place

On Saturday, May 20, 2023

at 11:00 a.m.

At the Cathedral Church

of Saint John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City

All are invited to join us in person on this joyous and auspicious day!

A Prayer For This Time of Change and Transition


The Transition Committee invites our Diocese to join together in prayer as we prepare for the consecration on May 20th:
Loving God, as Ecclesiastes reminds us, “For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.” We are in a time of change and transition as we give thanks for the ministry of Bishop Dietsche as our Bishop and look toward the consecration of the Bishop Coadjutor Elect, Fr. Matthew Heyd. We ask your presence as we celebrate the blessings of leadership we have known and hope for blessings yet to come. Be with Bishop Dietsche and his family as he approaches retirement and be with Fr. Heyd and his family as he prepares for his consecration as a Bishop. Let this be a time of listening and discernment as we hear your calling of us to work together to bear witness to God’s kingdom here in the Diocese of New York and in the world. We ask this in your most holy name. Amen.

Getting to the Cathedral ~ Public Transportation Advised

The weekend of the consecration will be a busy one in the vicinity of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, as Columbia graduations will be taking place then. Parking will not be available on the Cathedral Close and may be hard to find elsewhere. We recommend that if you plan to arrive by car, you either reserve space at a local garage as soon as possible (see link  below) or plan to park outside the immediate neighborhood.

Better still, plan either to travel by public transportation or to ride in one of the buses that are currently being coordinated from the Mid_Hudson, Westchester and Staten Island areas. Further details about these buses will be provided as soon as details have been finalized.

No Large Bags or Backpacks at the Service, Please!

Cathedral Security request and advise those attending the consecration service not to arrive with large bags or backpacks.

Clergy Time with the Presiding Bishop

Friday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
Lunch 12 to 1 p.m.

At St. Thomas' Church,
168 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck

All clergy in the diocese are warmly invited to join the Most. Rev. Michael Curry in Mamaroneck on the Friday preceding the Consecration.

the most reverend michael curry portrait

Time with PB
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