We were privileged to celebrate Mass according to Divine Worship Mass in Her Majesty's Chapel Royal of the Mohawk, Tyendinaga (near Kingston, Ontario) with the Ordinariate Community of Christ the King.
A member of the Mohawk Band and resident of the reserve, Murray O'Coin assisted. He is an Instituted Acolyte (pictured). Murray will be ordained Deacon, D.V., in April 2018.
Chief Don Maracle, an Ordinariate Catholic, gave us a tour and talk about the history of the Mohawk people and their long relationship with the Crown going back to Queen Anne.
The current Chapel Royal at Tyendinaga is one of only two Chapels Royal in Canada and six outside of Britain. The other is also in the possession of the Mohawk people at Six Nations near Brantford.
The Chapel Royal deed is held by the Mohawk Band. The Band Council has authorized Catholic worship and continuation of the Mohawk's long Anglican patrimony, now in full communion with the Holy See.