By Sandra E. García
‘Twas the Sunday before Christmas, and all were in sight, at The Church of the Intercession to celebrate the life of Clement Clarke Moore and to rejoice in the bountiful holiday spirit.
Moore, popularly known as the composer of the famous Christmas poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” was a philanthropic New Yorker, who accomplished much in his lifetime. On Sunday his efforts were recognized with a procession, for the hundredth and one time, to his grave in Trinity Cemetery, and there lay a wreath upon it.
But first there was song, and prayer, and poetry.
Children clad in reindeer antlers and parents in similarly festive apparel filled The Church of the Intercession on West 158th Street and Broadway to both pay homage to Moore and revel in the season’s cheer.