1876-1947

March 27, 1876, Norristown, Pennsylvania.

May 30, 1947, Easton, Pennsylvania.

Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Strodach was the son of Henry Baptiste Strodach and Mary L. Zeller, and husband of Bertha L. Kleppinger. He was educated at Muhlenburg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania (BA 1896, MA 1899), and the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia (1899). He served as pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Saviour, Trenton, New Jersey (1899-1901); Trinity Lutheran Church, Canton, Ohio (1907-11); Grace Church, Roxborough, Pennsylvania (1912-21); and Holy Trinity Church, Norristown, Pennsylvania (1921-26). He then worked as literary editor for the United Lutheran Church Publication House, Philadelphia, for two decades. He translated the 1523 Lutheran Order of Baptism from German to English, and wrote A Manual on the Liturgy, which became the standard liturgical reference in his tradition. He also served on the commission for the 1958 Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal. His works include:

  1. Alleluia! Easter Angels
  2. Little Boys, Little Girls
  3. Now Let the Vault of Heaven Resound
  4. Praise the Lord for the Sunshine
  5. Very Early in the Morning
  1. Come, Jesus, Holy Child to Me

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