Something for the Weekend. We Three Kings of Orient Are. If ever our nation needed the hope and love brought into the world by Christ, it was in the midst of the Civil War in 1863 when this great hymn first appeared in print. Written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr., a deacon of the Episcopal Church in 1875, this song captures well the longing of all Christians during Advent for Christmas, the commemoration of the birth of the Alpha and the Omega.
The Tolerance Taliban have been active: At least a dozen Confederate statues have been defaced around the South so far in