John F. Young

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John Freeman Young (30 October 1820 – 15 November 1885), translator of the Christmas hymn Silent Night, became the second bishop of Florida in 1867. He had earlier served as an ecumenical envoy to the Russian Orthodox Church.[1]


  1. ^ Underwood, Byron Edward; "Bishop John Freeman Young, Translator of 'Stille Nacht,'" The Hymn, v. 8, no. 4, Oct. 1957, pp. 123-132.
  • Crushman, Joseph. "A Goodly Heritage", Florida: University of Florida Press.

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