Clement Clarke Moore

Date: December 20, 2023

Last night I was at The General Theological Seminary. It was an opportunity to participate in an important moment for the affiliation. Our sister seminary was having its own 200 year anniversary. The person who donated the land for the Seminary, and then served as a professor for several years, was also the poet behind “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. This poem was written 200 years ago by Clement Clarke Moore.

Last night some thirty descendants of Clement Clarke Moore gathered in Hoffman Hall at The General Theological Seminary to celebrate his induction into the New York State Writers’ Hall of Fame. This was accompanied with the premiere of a short movie, along with a musical composition and various reflections. It was a lovely occasion.

It is an extraordinary poem. Clement Clarke Moore was an Episcopalian and professor of The General Theological Seminary. We marvel at this anniversary.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and the President of The General Theological Seminary

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