Diocese of Alaska

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September 6, 2012

Dancing with the Spirit participants formed the band Beaver Fever and created a CD called Ch’aaraadzaa (“We are Dancing” in Gwich’in in Athabaskan) that’s available from the Cruikshank School in Beaver, Alaska. Pictured sitting in an old fishing boat along the Yukon River are, from left...

September 5, 2012

Teck Cominco Alaska, Inc. delivered drinking water to the Kivalina community on Sept. 2. Photo/Janet Mitchell

[Episcopal News Service] Harsh weather conditions and extreme storm warnings are nothing new for the residents of Kivalina, but the late summer’s heavy rains and subsequent...

June 28, 2012

 

Janet Mitchell, the Rev. Joshua Griffin Griff and Colleen Swan. Mitchell and Swan are both lifetime members of Kivalina Epiphany Church, granddaughters of the late Rev. Clinton Swan, and members of Episcopal Church Women.

[Episcopal News Service] As forest fires rage across...

January 26, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Dr. G.W. (Greg) Kimura of the Diocese of Alaska has been appointed as chief executive officer of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, according to a Jan. 20 press release from the museum.

Kimura has most recently served as transitional...

June 14, 2011

It took two teams of translators and nearly a half-century of painstaking collaboration, but now "Vit'eegwijyahchy'aa: Vagwandak Nizil," or "God: His Good News" is available in the Gwich'in Athabascan language spoken by Yukon River area residents in the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska.

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October 14, 2010

By: Sarah Eagleheart

I never dreamed I would be north of the Bering Straight… 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle. That’s what I think as we fly along the coast of the Arctic Ocean and see colors I’ve never seen before. They are right, it is beautiful. I remember a question stated rhetorically, “How can you not...

September 6, 2010

The Very Rev. Mark Lattime of Geneseo, New York, was consecrated Sept. 4 as eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska during a multi-cultural celebration at the First United Methodist Church in Anchorage.

About 300 guests attended the two-and-a-half-hour service that marked the...

August 4, 2010

Editor's note: This story was updated Aug. 13 to reflect a change in venue.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's office announced Aug. 4 that Bishop-elect Mark Andrew Lattime of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska has received the required number of consents from bishops with...

April 10, 2010

The Very Rev. Mark Lattime was elected April 10 as the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska, pending the required consents from a majority of the church's diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction.

Lattime, 43, rector of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in...

March 15, 2010

Contemplating the Our Lady of Alaska icon means more than words can say for Marge Byrd, a Tlingit elder and a member of St. Philip's Church in the island community of Wrangell in the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska.

The icon, depicting the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus as Native Alaskans "means...

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