Born: March 27, 1876, Nor­ris­town, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: May 30, 1947, East­on, Penn­syl­van­ia.

A grad­u­ate of Muhl­en­burg Coll­ege, Al­len­town, Penn­syl­van­ia (BA 1896, MA 1899), and the Lu­ther­an The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry, Mt. Ai­ry, Phil­a­del­phia (1899), Stro­dach was pas­tor of the Evan­gel­ic­al Lu­ther­an Church of the Sav­iour, Tren­ton, New Jer­sey (1899-1901); Trin­i­ty Lu­ther­an Church, Can­ton, Ohio (1907-1911); Grace Church, Rox­bo­rough, Penn­syl­van­ia (1912-21); and Ho­ly Trin­i­ty Church, Nor­ris­town, Penn­syl­van­ia (1921-6). 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. Now Let the Vault of Heav­en R­esound


  1. Come, Jesus, Ho­ly Child to Me (1928)