Rt Rev. Patrick Maclean, OSSP
About the Past President
A member of Clan Gillean USA since 1977, Abbot Maclean has served the association in many capacities: Assistant Genealogist (1982-1983), Vice President (1983-1987, 1994-1997, 2010-2012), Colorado Convener (1987-1989), Chaplain (2006-present), and North Carolina Convener (1990-1994). He was elected President of the Association in 2012 and served through 2017. From 2017 until early 2019, Abbot Maclean served as President of Clan Maclean International Association. In 1983 he was appointed by Sir Fitzroy Maclean of Dunconnel, Bt. as an Overseas Representative for the USA on behalf of the Clan Maclean Association of Scotland, and held that office until Clan Gillean USA became a branch of Clan Maclean International in 1993.
A descendant from the Macleans of Ardgour, Abbot Maclean is an avid historian, specializing in Clan MacLean history, castles, and heraldry.
Abbot Maclean lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife, Laura, who is Director of Music at Light of the World Catholic Church, and their dogs, Rugby and Piper.
In recognition of his work in the Scottish-American community, Abbot Maclean was awarded a knighthood in the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Knights Templar – non-Masonic), with the current rank of Grand Officier, and a brevet of Senior Chaplain of the Order, and serves as Chaplain for the Priory of the Holy Isle. In 2005 he was made a Knight Officer in the The Imperial Ethiopian Order of Saint Mary of Zion, by warrant of the Crown Prince of Ethiopia. In 2009 he was made a Knight of the Royal Confraternity of St Theotonius, a Portuguese order under the protection of the Duke of Braganza.
After earning his BA from LaGrange College in Georgia, Abbot Maclean went on to earn his MA from the University of Southern Mississippi, and undertook post-graduate studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was a Shakespeare scholar and served on the directorial staff of the famed Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
Answering a call to the Anglican priesthood, Abbot Maclean enrolled in St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary in Lexington, North Carolina. He is currently writing his dissertation for a doctorate in theology. He was ordained a deacon in 2005 and as a priest in 2006. From then until July 2009 he served as Precentor (priest-director of music) for Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington. Abbot Maclean served as Vicar of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Huntersville, North Carolina, from 2006-2018.
In 2016, Abbot Maclean was elected Abbot of the Order of St Stephen the Protomartyr, an Anglican-Augustinian monastic community. He also serves as Chancellor of the United Episcopal Church of North America, advising the Archbishop, House of Bishops, and House of Deputies on Canon Law matters.
The Armorial Bearings of
The Right Reverend Patrick Ray Andrew Maclean, OSSP, SCTJ, OMZ, KST