The statue of 19th century preacher Phillips Brooks is located on the north side of Trinity Church at Copley Square in Boston, MA.
Phillips Brooks is one of the most influential American preacher of the 19th century. He served as Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts and delivered the sermon at President Lincoln's funeral. He is best known as the author of the Christmas carol O Little Town of Bethlehem.
The bronze sculpture of Phillips Brooks was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It was commissioned in 1893 and completed in 1910. The sculpture has Phillips Brooks standing in a domed niche while dressed in ecclesiastical garb. His left hand is on a lectern while his right arm is raised upward. A robed figure of Christ stand behind and to the left of Bishop Brooks and before a large cross.
Below the niche is the inscription:
PREACHER OF THE WORD OF GOD
LOVER OF MANKIND
BORN IN BOSTON AD MDCCCXXXV
DIED IN BOSTON AD MDCCCXCIII
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY
HIS FELLOW CITIZENS AD MCMX