About Our Holy Week Missioner

The Right Rev’d Mark MacDonald

The Right Rev’d Mark MacDonald is the National Indigenous Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada. He holds an MA in Divinity from Wycliffe College and a BA in Religious Studies and Psychology from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Bp. MacDonald served for 10 years as Bishop of the US Episcopal Diocese of Alaska. He was appointed National Indigenous Bishop in 2007, when the position was created in response to an urgent need for forums within the church structure to address issues particular to Indigenous Anglicans.

In a 2016 interview, Bp. MacDonald said, “We could say that stories make us. I heard an elder once say that all the wisdom that you know comes to you in the stories they tell you when you’re a child. I think that story is an approach to truth that is more biblical and more Christian, but different from an academic treatment of doctrine. Stories allow for depths of understanding and layers of meaning.” It is a great honour to have Bp. MacDonald here to guide us into the immeasurable depths of the stories and images of Holy Week.