Bishops and archbishops attend the consecration of Isaiah Larry Johnson Beardy as Indigenous Suffragan Bishop of Northern Manitoba Area Mission of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh. Clockwise from left: National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, Bishop Michael Hawkins, Archbishop and Primate Fred Hiltz, Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson, Bishop Isaiah Larry Johnson Beardy, and Bishop Lydia Mamakwa. Photo by Melanie Delva

Isaiah Larry Beardy consecrated as Indigenous Suffragan Bishop of Northern Manitoba

The following is a portion of a letter from:

Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson, Metropolitan of the Rupert’s Land Province
The Rt. Rev. Lydia Mamakwa, Bishop of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh
The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and Acting Area Bishop of Northern Manitoba; and
The Rev. Norman Meade, Chair of the Elder’s Committee

“To our dear relatives of the churches and communities of Northern Manitoba and Northern Saskatchewan and to our friends, partners, and relatives across the Land,

“We are writing to let you know about some important events and decisions that will impact our Sacred Assembly in Sagkeeng, September 21-23, 2018. As many of you know, people from all of our Anglican churches and communities across Northern Manitoba and Northern Saskatchewan were invited to 1) nominate candidates for the position of Area Bishop for Northern Manitoba and Northern Saskatchewan and to 2) send delegations to the Sacred Assembly to elect and ordain the Bishop. As we outlined in our Proposal to our congregations and to the Provincial Synod, if there was only one nominee or if the Elder’s Group, which acts as a search committee, only pass on one nominee, the bishop would be elected by acclamation when the Sacred Assembly gathers.

“There has only been one nominee for the position: the Rev. Isaiah Larry Johnson Beardy of Tataskweyak Cree Nation. The Elder’s Committee has decided to forward his name for acclamation, which they will speak to at the Sacred Assembly.”

On Sunday September 23 at the Minopimatizowin Treatment Centre at Sagkeeng First Nation, Isaiah Larry Johnson Beardy was consecrated as the Indigenous Suffragan Bishop of Northern Manitoba Area Mission of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh and Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Brandon and Missinipi Northern Saskatchewan in the Diocese of Saskatchewan.


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