Sunday, November 18, 2018

Chris Harper ordained as first Indigenous bishop of the Anglican Diocese in Saskatoon

From Canada-

As Chris Harper walked into St. John’s Anglican Cathedral on Saturday afternoon, the soon-to-be-ordained bishop-elect paused at the door to take part in a smudging ceremony.

As the first ever Indigenous bishop of the Anglican Diocese in Saskatoon, Harper — originally from the Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan — said before the ceremony that he considered himself to be a “bridge” between the church and the Indigenous peoples in the city and the province.

“I’ve always said I’ve walked in two worlds all my life,” he said. “If we can find peace first, maybe we can walk together as human beings and to recognize each other … that we’re in this together.

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