Archives and History

From the Archives: Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky

Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky holds the distinction of having the longest name in the list of holy men and women commemorated in the Prayer Book. While not a name that trips off the tongue lightly, Schereschewsky, nevertheless, is a name worth remembering. Elected in 1877 as the Bishop of Shanghai, he spent his life translating the Bible and Prayer Book into Mandarin Chinese and Wenli, the classical Chinese style of writing.

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