Author Archives: Bishop Mark Lattime

About Bishop Mark Lattime

The Rt. Rev. Mark Lattime is the 8th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska.

Grayling: “Love is patient and kind…but only to a point.”

Planes get canceled for many reasons in the Alaskan Bush: below minimum visibility at the point of departure; poor visibility at the point of arrival; equipment failure; personnel failure; perhaps even a shortage of duct-tape.  There are any number of … Continue reading

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Anvik: Chasing Birds and Ghosts

There are three villages in the Lower Yukon that support Episcopal congregations: Anvik, Grayling, and Shageluk.  It is a matter of coincidence that an alphabetized listing of the three follows the logical flight path of air service to these villages.  … Continue reading

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Shageluk: The Church is always growing, and chickens really can fly.

1,500 feet above the surface is a delightful altitude for flying over the wilderness.  One really gets an appreciation for the diversity of the land, its flora and fauna.  Flying low, however, is also the best way to find a … Continue reading

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Lower Yukon: The Romance of Bush-flying….?

My first flying lesson was in a Cessna 150.  This particular aircraft, N844OU, rolled out the doors of the the Cessna Factory in Witchita, Kansas only 8 years after my parents carried me out the doors of the maternity ward … Continue reading

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The Village of Minto: a journey, a potlatch, a visit.

Her name is Pearl.  She’s a good old gal; and like many of us, it isn’t so much the years that have worn her down, it’s the mileage. 180,000 miles to be exact. Pearl is the pearl blue Ford Explorer … Continue reading

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On the Road again…well, in the air again. Next stop: Domestic Mission Partners

I’ve heard it said that Fairbanks, AK is a nice place to live, but you wouldn’t want to visit there. By the end of September I was beginning to believe this saying.   My flight back from the House of Bishops … Continue reading

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My First House of Bishops Meeting

Episcopalians are “all about liturgy,” and I was delighted to discover that in Ketchikan, there is even a venerable liturgy to going to the airport in the morning.  A departing traveler must first form a procession through the drive-through window … Continue reading

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