Sunday, August 31, 2008

Celebrating David Pendleton Oakerhater

Fr. Rick preached today on David Pendleton Oakerhater, a Cheyenne warrior, taken prisoner in March 1875 in Oklahoma, educated, converted, baptized and ordained an Episcopal deacon. He returned to Oklahoma in 1881 and ministered to his people until his death on August 31, 1931. Canonized by the Episcopal church in 1985, his feast day is September 1st.