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Native American woman ordained to Episcopal diaconate


Roxanne Jimerson-Friday is set to become the first Native American woman from the Wind River Indian Reservation to be ordained to the transitional diaconate of the Episcopal Church in Wyoming.

Ceremonies begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Laramie, with the Rt. Rev. John S. Smylie, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming, presiding. Several others in the process of becoming priests will be ordained during the ceremony as well.

Jimerson-Friday’s ordination is a major step in the process of becoming a priest. Upon being ordained a priest, she will be the first Shoshone tribal member to do so, according to a media release.


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