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A Century of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
More than one hundred years ago, the Church of the Intercession in Washington Heights, at the time a part of Trinity Parish, began hosting an annual reading Clement C. Moore's A Visit From St. Nicholas (more commonly known as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas). The parish's links with the Moore family go back even further. Bishop Benjamin Moore, Clement Clarke Moore's father, was rector of Trinity in the early 19th century. Clement Clarke Moore was a professor at The General Theological Seminary and is buried in the Trinity Cemetery.