The Sixth Annual
Keepers of the Water
vigil of lament and thanksgiving
A confluence of Christian and Indigenous traditions to bless the sacred gift of water and mourn human complicity in polluting this gift.
This annual service has emerged from an ongoing conversation between two ancient traditions that began in Alaska. There the spiritual practices of Indigenous Nations included the blessing of water in the spring, encountered Eastern Orthodox Christian liturgy that had long acknowledged the sacred nature of water when celebrating the baptism of Jesus.
These two traditions of blessing the waters of the earth have each found echoes in the other, and this time of prayer draws on both
traditions. All are welcome.
Toronto Urban Native Ministry, &
The Anglican Diocese of Toronto, &
Social Justice and Advocacy – Toronto