Religion: Preacher on Park Avenue

"Fifty years ago this month, a young student began attending this parish. His plans for life were unsettled. In December 1911. he joined this church as a layman. Two years later he entered Union Theological Seminary to study for the ministry. Thereupon he became a student assistant on the staff. On the first Sunday of April 1917 he was called to the pastorate of this parish. Now, after 50 years as a member and 44½ years as minister, I am announcing my retirement, to take effect December 31st next.''

So last week, on the...

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