On [[August 19]], 1916, [[Archimandrite]] Philip was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop of Alaska, succeeding Bp. [[Alexander (Nemolovsky) of Brussels|Alexander]] who had been transferred to Winnipeg, Canada as Bishop of Canada. Bp. Archbishop [[Evdokim (Meschersky) of the Aleutians|Evdokim]], Bp. Alexander, and Metropolitan German of Selevkiyslaj officiated at Bp. Philip's consecration.