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December 20, 2012

The Alumni Newsletter of  WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY


Photo credit: Ken Bennett

Lovefeast memories in the making

EDITORS’ PICKS

Lovefeast and community

Earlier this month in Wait Chapel, more than 2,000 of us gathered for the beloved campus tradition, the Christmas Lovefeast. As we sang “Morning Star” and touched beeswax candle to beeswax candle to spread light amid darkness, we were engaging in a sacred Moravian ritual about hope and marking the advent of the holiday season for the Wake Forest community.

Graduates tell us the annual service, first held on campus in 1965, remains one of their treasured memories. So many celebrants attended this year that it required halving the sweet buns and pouring a bit less coffee than usual in order to serve all. Two days later, the Lighting of the Quad further kindled holiday good will and provided yet another occasion to fill the air with carols of the season.

Read about the Lovefeast here. May the story bring back happy memories, and may you have holidays worthy of song.

Maria Henson

Maria Henson (’82)
Associate Vice President and Editor-at-Large
magazine.wfu.edu


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