Sunday, November 6, 2016

Who is Enmegahbowh?

One of the saints of the Episcopal Church...

Called the “Providential Man” by church historian Theodore Holcombe, Enmegahbowh, or John Johnson as he was known at his baptism, was the first Native American to be ordained a deacon and priest in the Episcopal Church. Born about a day’s journey north of Toronto in c. 1820 Enmegahbowh, the son of a chief, was set apart as a healer from childhood. Indeed, his name means “the man who stands by his people.” - Heidi Scott

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