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Sun, Jan 14


King's College & St Georges Round Church

Halifax Book Launch of the Works of Robert Crouse Project

Launch of "Images of Pilgrimage" & "The Soul's Pilgrimage: The Theology of the Christian Year"

Halifax Book Launch of the Works of Robert Crouse Project
Halifax Book Launch of the Works of Robert Crouse Project

Time & Location

Jan 14, 2024, 7:00 p.m. AST – Jan 15, 2024, 7:00 p.m. AST

King's College & St Georges Round Church, 2222 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS

About the event

In the two days of this book launch we hope to showcase the breadth of Father Crouse's influence on students in both academia and the church. Father Crouse inspired a generation of persons from world-class scholars to local farmers and fishers.

Crouse was a world authority on Augustine and Dante. On Sunday afternoon Dr Paige Hochschild from the Theology Department of Mount St Mary's University will give a paper Memory and Pilgrimage in St Augustine. On Monday afternoon Dr Bruce Gordon, Prof of Ecclesiastical History at Yale will give a paper: Semper Reformanda: Robert Crouse and the Receptions of Augustine in the Reformation.

Crouse uniquely uncovered the importance of the primitive Eucharistic Lectionary as the doctrinal gem of the early Church. On Sunday afternoon Fr Gavin Dunbar will deliver a paper, Pilgrimage and Friendship in the Eucharistic Lectionary, and Daniel Watson shall respond.

Crouse consistently represented Classical Anglicanism as both Reformed and Catholic, and his sermons appealed equally to the liturgically rich high-church tradition, and the iconoclastic Word-centred low-church tradition. The Rt Rev'd Victoria Matthews to preach at Saint George's on Sunday morning (Bp Matthews chaired the Primate's Theological Commission on which Fr Crouse served for many years). Former student the Rev'd Canon Dr Ross Hebb to preach on Monday's Evensong at Halifax's only remaining low-church evangelical (i.e. no coloured stole at the North End!) Anglican Church.

Crouse was a medievalist. The Sunday evening annual Robert Crouse Memorial Lecture by Dr Thomas Curran is titled Bologna, Paris, Pisa, Wittenberg, Berlin: The Legacy of the Medieval European University.

In the King's College Chapel where Fr Crouse started the Thursday evening chapel choir in the early 1970s, Evensong will be sung Sunday at 6:30PM prior to the Memorial Lecture. Many participants will be glad to know that the Monday evening 5PM said "Crousemass" attended by many students over the three decades that Fr Crouse celebrated, continues in 2024!

Please all come to the banquet to honour our speakers, following Evensong on Monday evening. Please RSVP to Erin Wagner ( to confirm that you will attend the banquet. This is for the purpose of meal planning numbers. A donation of $20 would be appreciated to place in the bucket at the banquet to help cover costs.


  • 1 hour

    Opening Eucharist

    St George's Round Church

  • 1 hour 15 minutes

    Paige Hochschild: Memory and Pilgrimage in Saint Augustine

    St George's Round Church
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