A different kind of Christmas “classic” is enjoyed by scholars at The Hill School

The Hill School (Pottstown, Pa.) has historically enjoyed excellent classical languages and theology departments; Hill students benefit from Latin and Greek offerings ranging from elementary Latin and Greek through Advanced Placement Virgil and other advanced courses, and all Hill students must take at least one year of a course in religious studies so that they graduate with an informed understanding of religion as a phenomenon in human life. So it seemed quite natural for a group of classics and religion students, teachers, and friends to gather in Hill’s Humphrey Family Writing Center on a late December evening to read passages from the Biblical Christmas story — in Latin — and work through the translations together. Of course they enjoyed traditional holiday cookies, too, as they digested the old, revered Christmas classic.

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