The House of Bishops are meeting in Phoenix and a small group of them representing dioceses in North, South and Central America attended the Diocese of Arizona's annual observance of the Feast of David Pendleton Oakerhater, the first native person ordained in the Episcopal Church.
The day was planned by the Native Ministries Program group of the Diocese of Arizona and included drumming, chanting, a Eucharist celebrated by The Rt. Rev. Carol Gallaghar (the first native woman ordained an Episcopal bishop) and a feast of fry bread. The preacher at the service The Rev. Canon Ginny Doctor, Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Alaska.
Before the service the congregation gathered in the Cathedral courtyard:
And, to the delight of everyone present, following the service, the bishops were invited to dance: