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LUNDY, John Patterson, clergyman, born in Danville, Pennsylvania, 3 February, 1823. He was graduated at Princeton in 1846, and after pursuing the theological course in the seminary was ordained as a Presbyterian minister on 13 February, 1849. Two Years later, after holding a pastorate at Sing Sing, New York, he entered the Protestant Episcopal church, was ordained deacon, in St. Paul's church, Sing Sing, New York, 25 October, 1854, by Bishop Upfold, and priest, in All Saints' church, Philadelphia, 28 October, 1855, by Bishop Alonzo Potter. During his diaconate he was in charge of Briar Cliff chapel, and was also chaplain of the state-prison in Sing Sing. In 1855 he became rector of All Saints' church, Philadelphia, and two years later of Emmanuel church, Holmesburg, Pennsylvania In 1869 he became rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles, New York city, but in 1875 he was compelled to resign on account of failure of health. Dr. Lundy's chief publication is entitled "Monumental Christianity, or the Art and Symbolism of the Primitive Christian Church" (New York, 1876). He also printed a volume on "Forestry" (1880), and is now (1888) preparing a work oil "Prehistoric Worship."
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