Comfort and Joy

December 25, 2005

One of my favorite Christmas memories was a Christmas feast I attended at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, while a graduate student there. There was a cracker on the chair and all the other trappings of a traditional English Christmas, but it was also magical for an American LDS student to attend this Oxford feast that was so thoroughly Anglican. The college pastor was there and gave the prayer. The tables were lit with candles and everyone, including myself, was in white-tie and academic robes.

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