An Evensong Service of Lament:
Remembering the Victims of the Indian Boarding Schools

The people of St. Gabriel Episcopal Church invite you to join with us in an Evensong Service of Lament Remembering the Victims of the Indian Boarding Schools. Through words and music, sounds and silence, we will grieve the Native children, families, and communities who were victims of the boarding schools, acknowledge the ongoing intergenerational trauma and commit ourselves to the work of truth and reconciliation with the Indigenous communities in the church.

Sunday, November 21, 2021 5:00 pm

St. Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church
17435 N.W. West Union Road
Portland, Oregon

This service will be in-person as well as on YouTube live.

“We are grieved by recent discoveries of mass graves of Indigenous children on the grounds of former boarding schools, where Indigenous children experienced forced removal from their homes, assimilation and abuse. These acts of cultural genocide sought to erase these children’s identities as God’s beloved children.” 

-from the “Statement on Indigenous boarding schools by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies, Gay Clark Jennings, July 12, 2021

This evening donations will be accepted to support Indigi-Aid, a partnership between the Indigenous Ministries of the Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan and scores of many Episcopal communities to raise money for food, basic need items, and medical supplies to aid our Indigenous communities across the Episcopal Church who have been ravaged by the Coronavirus inflicting severe health causalities.

Painting by Bobby Von Martin, Choctaw Nation

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