June 21, 2008

Bishop visits South Dakota

Head of Episcopal Church to lead Native convocation

About 3,000 people are expected at Eagle Butte for Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.Dozens of tiny Episcopal congregations scattered across South Dakota’s nine Native American reservations will get a big blessing this weekend when the top cleric of the Episcopal Church in America comes to Eagle Butte for the Niobrara Convocation.

About 3,000 Native American Episcopalians and others are expected to greet Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, on her first trip to a South Dakota reservation. They will come from St. Julia’s Church at Porcupine; from St. James at Enemy Swim Lake; from the Church of the Epiphany at Wolf Creek and from Holy Innocents Church in Parmelee.

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