Saturday, June 8, 2013

Consecration set for rebuilt Cannon Ball church

From North Dakota-

 Less than a year after being destroyed by a fire, the new St. James Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball on the Standing Rock Reservation will be consecrated.

The historic St. James Church burned to the ground last July 25. In the year since, a new structure has been going up a mile south of Cannon Ball on Big Lake Road South.

The consecration of the new building will take place during the Cannon Ball Flag Day Wacipi, or powwow, at 10 a.m. June 15.

The Rt. Rev. Michael Smith, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota, will be the celebrant. Also attending will be Bonnie Anderson, former president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies and honorary chairwoman of the Ikpanazin Fund to rebuild St. James.

The church, one of three Episcopal congregations on the North Dakota side of the Standing Rock Nation, has a long history there, more than 122 years.

The new building, constructed by Prairie Outpost Log Homes of Mandan, has incorporated traditional motifs into its design, such as a “dream catcher” effect in its rafter beams, said the Rev. Canon John Floberg, canon missioner for the Episcopal Diocese’s North Dakota Council on Indian Ministries.

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