Diocese of South Dakota

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June 21, 2011

Badlands National Park in western South Dakota is one my favorite places on earth, despite the fact I've had some miserable experiences there. I've visited the park at least ten times, usually in the height of summer when the temperature is in the 90s and the prairie wind feels like a giant...

November 1, 2010

Brother John of the Taizé ecumenical monastic community in France made a historic first visit to the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota Oct. 20-24, meeting with Lakota elders in Rapid City, spending time on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, participating in services at Calvary Cathedral in...

June 23, 2010

There's a new spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota and it's helping to breathe fresh life into several congregations on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the Rev. Robert Two Bulls Sr. said recently.

That spirit has everything to do with the efforts of the Rt. Rev. John Tarrant, who...

February 5, 2010

Bishop John Tarrant of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota has requested emergency disaster relief funds from Episcopal Relief and Development to assist residents affected by winter storms and massive power outages on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Ice storms downed an estimated 3,000...

November 1, 2009

About 600 Episcopalians, ecumenical guests and local dignitaries gathered Oct. 31 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center to celebrate the consecration of the Rt. Rev. John Tarrant as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori...

May 9, 2009

The Very Rev. John Tarrant was elected on May 9 to serve as bishop coadjutor (bishop with right of succession) of the Diocese of South Dakota.

Tarrant, 57, currently rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pierre, South Dakota, was chosen on the second ballot in an election held in Pierre...

October 9, 2008

The first Sunday in Advent, November 30, will be a historic day on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, but not an occasion for celebration by local residents. On that day, nine Episcopal churches will be officially closed, among them St. John's, Oglala, which, in its original...

June 26, 2008

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has a new name: "Looks For The Needy."

In one of the highest Native American honors that can be bestowed upon a person, Jefferts Schori was given a Lakota name, Ni-ce Olewin, which means, "Looks for the Needy."

This honor was presented on...

April 24, 2008

Episcopalians ministering on the seven Indian reservations within the Diocese of South Dakota -- some of the poorest parts of the U.S. -- need more support and resources from the wider Episcopal Church. They also long for a deeper relationship with their Episcopal brothers and sisters...

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