Luther D. Reed

REED, Luther Dotterer. b. North Wales, Pennsylvania, 21 March 1873; d. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 April 1972. Reed’s distinguished career included a wide spectrum of activity in liturgics, church art and architecture, church music, and hymnody. He attended Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (AB, 1882, MA, 1897), the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia [‘Mt. Airy’] (BD, 1895), with further study in Germany, Scandinavia and Great Britain (1902-1903). He was ordained by the Ministerium of Pennsylvania, and the following year he married Catharine S. Ashbridge (1878-1942).  Reed served as pastor of Emmanuel Church in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (1893-1903) and Holy...

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