George E. DeMille, Rector of the Church of the Cross, Ticonderoga, New York, and Historiographer of the Diocese of Albany, was born in Green Island, New York. He graduated from Syracuse University and recieved his master's degree from Columbia University. After several years as an educator, he was called to the ministry and studied theology in the General Theological Seminary, New York City. In 1936 he was ordained deacon; in 1937, priest. Both ordinations were at the hands of the recently retired Bishop of Albany, Dr. G. Ashton Oldham. He is the author of two other books, Literary Criticism in America; A Preliminary Survey and A History of the Diocese of Albany, 1704-1923.