The National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop Mark MacDonald will deliver the 2022 Robert Crouse Memorial Lecture, entitled “What We Can Learn from St. Maximus the Confessor: An Indigenous Perspective.” The lecture will be delivered remotely. All are welcome to join on Zoom. To sign up to receive the Zoom link please visit

The Robert Crouse Memorial Lecture was founded in 2016 in honour of the Rev’d Dr. Robert Darwin Crouse of blessed memory, scholar, priest, and organist, whose dies natalis is 15 January, 2011.

About The Most Rev’d Mark MacDonald

National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, The Right Reverend Mark MacDonald

The Most Rev. Mark MacDonald became the Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in 2007,  after serving as bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Diocese of Alaska for 10 years. In 2019 he was elevated to Archbishop.

Archbishop MacDonald is the World Council of Churches President for North America. In that capacity he was recently (before COVID) the guest of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, His All Holiness Bartholomew I.

He has had a long and varied ministry, holding positions in Mississauga, Ontario, Duluth, Minnesota; Tomah, Wisconsin and Mauston, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; and the southeast regional mission of the Diocese of Navajoland.

Immediately prior to his ordination to the episcopate, Bishop MacDonald was canon missioner for training in the Diocese of Minnesota and vicar of St. Antipas’ Church, Redby, and St. John-in-the-Wilderness Church, Red Lake, Red Lake Nation. He is the author, co-author and co-editor of several publications.

Archbishop MacDonald and his wife Virginia have three children.

About Fr. Robert Crouse

Portrait of the Rev'd Dr. Robert Crouse.

Portrait of the Rev’d Dr. Robert Crouse.

Through his renowned sermons, great learning, and gentle humility, Fr. Crouse educated and inspired a whole generation of priests, bishops, and academics, who are now serving in dioceses and universities throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. An organist and harpsichordist, in the early 1970s Dr. Crouse established the current choir at King’s whose execution of both polyphony and plainchant continues to enhance and shape the poetic liturgy of the King’s Chapel. His writings and his love for the medieval Italian poet, Dante, continue to powerfully shape the personal and intellectual formation of students at the University of King’s College and its Chapel.

In his address at King’s Encaenia in 2007, Fr Crouse spoke of “recollection” as the “fundamental task of education”: “The past is past, no doubt; yet, paradoxically, the past is also present and becomes more contemporary in our recollection of it. Indeed, it is that presence of the past which constitutes the basis of our very recognition of the present, and establishes the horizon of our expectation.”