Henry van Dyke
Henry Van Dyck was an American author, teacher, and pastor, born in 1852 in Germany Town, Pennsylvania.
He studied at Princeton University, graduating in 1873 and then matriculating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1877. He returned to Princeton as Professor of English Literature from 1899 to 1923, but without interruption. From 1908–09, Dr. Van Dyck was an American lecturer at the University of Paris. And in 1913, his former classmate, President Wilson, appointed him minister of the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
As a member of the clergy, Christmas and Easter were special holidays for Henry Van Dyck. He wrote some of the most popular Christmas stories, including The Other Wise Men, The First Christmas Tree, and Preserving Christmas.
This is a photo of Henry Van Dyke providing Easter Sunrise services in California on March 23, 1913.
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity,”