On the day prior to National Indigenous Day of Prayer, St. Clement's Sunday service was enriched by First Nations spiritual traditions. Our liturgy was followed by an act of reconciliation in the garden, in which orange ribbons were hung on the St. Clement's anchor and prayer flags carrying prayers for hope, healing and peace were strung across our yard.
Members of the wider community are also invited to hang a ribbon (supplied in the lych gate) to represent their commitment to reconciliation and to remember the children who did not come home from residential schools.
Interim priest Paula Porter-Leggett has written a thoughtful reflection on the respectful borrowing of the Tibetan prayer flag tradition and their use at St. Clement's during this National Indigenous Month. Please click below to read it!