Canada: The path of the Native American Mohawk’s Chief Frank Natawe led him to the bosom of Orthodoxy

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CANADA: THE PASSING OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN MOHAWK’S CHIEF FRANK NATAWE (1927-2000)

The path of the Native American Mohawk’s Chief Frank Natawe

led him to the bosom of Orthodoxy

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by

Dr. John (Yanni) Hadjinikolaou

Rate Professor of  McGill University in Montreal, Canada

in the magazine Synaxis

“The passing of a Mohawk Native American”

 

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Here is the story of Frank Natawe an American Native Mohawk’s Chief (1927-2000) who lived and died as an Orthodox Christian (Eastern Orthodox Church), at the same time defending his tribe’s tradition. He even began translating the words of the most holy ceremony of Orthodoxy into his own people’s language.

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Saturday night. Very few lights were on.  In the Russian Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Vespers have just started. The shadowy silhouettes of the few faithful who were attending the service became more defined, as the candles were lit, one by one, in the candle stand. The iconostasis of the altar was very imposing; it was something that was carved by experienced craftsmen at the beginning of the century…….

It was my second time at Vespers, years ago… The words of the prayer “mirthful light” in Slavonic gave one a sense of inner peace and relaxation.  Everything seemed to be in prayer at that moment; for the day that passed and the day that was to come. After the madness of the day, this refuge of thankfulness actually calmed the wild beasts of the mind….

In the dim, half-light I could discern a few of the profiles there: an old Russian lady with her grandchild, a tall, skinny, middle-aged man, a young girl around fifteen, a young family with their two children… and suddenly, my attention was caught by a figure near the large window.  Directly below it, I made out a silhouette that was completely different to all the others.  It was a fifty-year old Native American with vivid, characteristic features, and his long hair tied back in a ponytail that reached his waist. My gaze stopped upon him… What a Continue reading “Canada: The path of the Native American Mohawk’s Chief Frank Natawe led him to the bosom of Orthodoxy”

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Η πορεία του Frank Natawe φυλάρχου των Αυτόχθονων Αμερικανών Mohawk του Καναδά, στην αγκαλιά της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας

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Η πορεία του Frank Natawe φυλάρχου

των Αυτόχθονων Αμερικανών Mohawk του Καναδά,

στην αγκαλιά της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας

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Από τόν

Δρ. Ιωάννη Χατζηνικολάου, Καθηγητή στο Πανεπιστήμιο

McGill του Montreal, Καναδάς

“Το πέρασμα ενός Αυτόχθονου Αμερικανού Mohawk”

στο περιοδ. Σύναξις

Η ιστορία του Αυτόχθονου Αμερικανού Frank Natawe αρχηγού των Mohawk, που έζησε και πέθανε ως Ορθόδοξος Χριστιανός, υπερασπιζόμενος παράλληλα και την παράδοση της φυλής του. Άρχισε μάλιστα να μεταφράζει τα λόγια της πιο ιερής τελετής της Ορθοδοξίας στη γλώσσα του λαού του.

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Σάββατο βράδυ. Λιγοστά φώτα. Στη ρωσική Μητρόπολη των Αγίων Πέτρου και Παύλου ο εσπερινός μόλις έχει αρχίσει. Οι σκιερές σιλουέτες των λιγοστών πιστών που παρευρίσκονται, παίρνουν όγκο καθώς ανάβουν τα κεριά στα μανουάλια. Το τέμπλο υποβλητικό, φτιαγμένο από έμπειρους τεχνίτες στις αρχές του αιώνα…

Είναι η δεύτερη μου φορά στον Εσπερινό, πάνε χρόνια τώρα… Το «φως ιλαρόν» στα σλαβονικά δημιουργεί μια αίσθηση εσώτερης γαλήνης και ανάπαυσης. Όλα δέονται τούτη την ώρα για την μέρα που φεύγει και για την μέρα που έρχεται. Μετά την τρέλλα της μέρας τούτο το ευχαριστιακό καταφύγιο καθησυχάζει τα θηρία του νου…

Μέσα στο ημίφως διακρίνω μερικά προφίλ. Μια γερόντισσα ρωσίδα με το εγγονάκι της, ένα ψηλό ξερακιανό μεσήλικα, μια κοπελλίτσα γύρω στα δεκαπέντε, μια νεαρή οικογένεια με τα δυο τους παιδάκια… και ξάφνου το μάτι μου πέφτει κοντά στο μεγάλο παράθυρο. Ακριβώς από κάτω διακρίνω μια μορφή αλλιώτικη από τις άλλες. Ένας πενηντάρης Αυτόχθονας Αμερικάνος με έντονα χαρακτηριστικά και Continue reading “Η πορεία του Frank Natawe φυλάρχου των Αυτόχθονων Αμερικανών Mohawk του Καναδά, στην αγκαλιά της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας”

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La découverte du Trésor ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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Tlingit Native Americans in Southeast Alaska & Canada

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Tlingit Orthodox Language Texts

First Version of the Lord’s Prayer in the Tlingit Language
translator unknown – manuscript 1812, published 1816 (0.2 MB)

An Exercise in Translation into the Tlingit Language
Selection from “Observations about the Tlingit & Kodiak languages”
by Dimitry Larionov – published 1846 by St. Innocent (Veniaminov) (0.4 MB)

• Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew
by Rdr. Ivan Nadezhdin – manuscript 1854-1859

An Early Published Version of the Lord’s Prayer
Selection from “The Frigate Pallada: Descriptions of the Voygage of Ivan Goncharov”
by Rdr. Ivan Nadezhdin – published 1858 by Ivan Goncharov (0.5 MB)

Prayers in the Tlingit (Kolosh) Language
by Fr. Vladimir Donskoi – published 1895 (0.1 MB)

Membership Regulations & Oath
Orthodox Society of St. Michael the Archangel in Sitka
by St. Anatoly (Kamensky) – manuscript 1896 (0.2 MB)

Sbornik (Selections) of Church Hymns and Prayers
by Rdr. Ivan Nadezhdin – published 1896 (0.2 MB)

The Indication of the Pathway into the Kingdom of Heaven: Part 1
by St. Innocent (Veniaminov), translated by Sergei I. Kostromitinov – published 1901 (0.2 MB)

Short History of the Old & New Testaments (in Questions & Answers)
• Part 1: Old Testament History
• Part 2: New Testament History
by Fr. Vladimir Donskoi and Michael Sinkiel’ – published 1901 (0.9 MB)

Orthodox Burial Hymn, Tone 6
Translation of the hymn “As ye behold me lie before you all”
by Fr. Andrew P. Kashevarof – typewritten 1920 (0.1 MB)

Selections from the Twelve Pre-Communion Prayers
Prayers 1, 4, 8, 11 of the Pre-Communion Rule of Prayers
by Fr. Andrew P. Kashevarof – typewritten 1920 (0.4 MB)

The founding of Treasure – Native Americans met Orthodoxy

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The founding of Treasure

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Native Americans met Orthodoxy

Oh Heavenly Father, light the gaze of your servant, guard my heart and guide my hand, that worthily I may represent your image. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever unto the ages of all ages. Amen.

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Η εύρεση του Θησαυρού – Όταν οι Αυτόχθονοι Αμερικανοί συναντούν την Ορθοδοξία

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Όταν οι Αυτόχθονες Αμερικανοί συναντούν την Ορθοδοξία

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