On Wednesday evenings in Advent, the Rev. Chase Danford will lead a class on W. H. Auden’s For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio. According to the publisher’s note, Auden’s only explicitly religious long poem is a “remarkably ambitious and poetically rich attempt to put Christmas in double focus: as a moment in the history of the Roman Empire and of Judaism, and as an ever-new and always contemporary event for the believer.” Each week we will read and discuss selections from the poem. Participants are encouraged to obtain a copy of the 2013 Princeton University Press edition, edited by Alan Jacobs, from your preferred bookseller. Wednesdays 7-8 pm, Reception Room. For more information, contact the Rev. Chase Danford.