Friday, December 21, 2012

Our alumnus and currently adjunct professor, the Rev. Frank Wade, recently preached an Advent sermon in which he said, "the good news is that Christmas hasn’t been commercialized. It’s Advent that has been commercialized. The rush is almost over, and we are given the opportunity to celebrate Christmas, twelve days of Christmas."

Here at the Seminary we would like to always breathe deeply, but we have our own rush, especially when we reach the end of a semester which is also the end of a fiscal year. But we do have Christmas. And we close the Seminary through New Year’s Day, including the 1823 Café, and reopen on January 2.

I hope we all breathe deeply, love one another, welcome the stranger, take time to give thanks, and enter into the divine mystery, that struck by wonder we may be moved to praise. Such comes from the story that begins in a manger. Merry Christmas to all, and to all good night until the New Year.

Timothy F. Sedgwick, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Clinton S. Quin Professor of Christian Ethics