Hnery Burnham Kirkland is a retired minister now living in Essex, Connecticut. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1912 and served in various pastorates of Congregational and Presbyterian Churches until he retired in 1961. He was born in the City of New York to a Colonial Puritan family of royal descent. He holds the rank of Knight Commander of Justice of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of which he is the vice Chancellor. He has studied at the College of the City of New York and the Pacific Theological Seminary of Berkeley, California, and is a graduate of Yale Divinity School. He continues active in preaching and writing and has travelled extensively in the British Isles and in the Middle East.
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