Biography of Charles Samuel Gustavus Lutz
Charles Samuel Gustavus Lutz was born in Berne, the capital of Switzerland, where his father Bernhard was secretary of an Evangelical Society founded in 1831, the first of its kind.
Prior to enrolling at the University of Glasgow, Lutz attended the University of Zurich, and went on to join the Priesthood. He served throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from 1889 until 1893, and in Sudbury, Ontario.
In 1897, at the age of 45, Lutz enrolled at the University of Glasgow to study Hebrew and Arabic under Professor James Robertson. Lutz was the only student that year of Arabic, for which he won the class prize.
Lutz joined the Scottish Episcopal Church and held services at Dunecht House for the short time between 1900 and 1901. In 1905, he functioned as a locum tenens member of the Anglican civil clergy at St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valetta, Malta.