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Navajoland Area Mission continues to raise up native leaders

Navajoland Area Mission continues to raise up native leaders

Episcopal News Service updates the 38th annual convocation of The Episcopal Church’s Navajoland Area Mission. From the article:

In a liturgy at Good Shepherd Mission here, filled with traditional Navajo and Episcopal symbols, Navajoland Bishop David Bailey on June 14 ordained Cathlena Arnette Plummer and Leon Sampson to the transitional diaconate.

Then during the convocation’s business meeting on June 15 the members elected only Navajos as deputies to the 78th triennial meeting of General Convention, set for June 25-July 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Those deputies are:

Clerical order

The Rev. Leon Sampson

The Rev. Cornelia Eaton

The Rev. Cathlena Plummer

The Rev. Inez Velarde

The Rev. Paula Henson, alternate

Laity order

Anna Fowler

Marieta Buck

Margaret Benally

Arnold Joe

Dorothy Redhorse, alternate

“This is believed to be a historic action of the election of an all-Navajo deputation,” Eaton, who was ordained to the transitional diaconate in December and is Bailey’s canon to the ordinary, told Episcopal News Service via e-mail, after the meeting. “Most certainly to be true in the election of all Navajo clerical deputation.”

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