"Season's Greetings from the University of Oxford"
This is the
This is Oxford University - where degrees are still bestowed upon graduands Ad honorem Domini nostri Jesu Christi, et ad profectum Sarosanctae Matris Ecclesiae. As they kneel before the Vice-Chancellor, he touches each one upon the head with the New Testament, admitting them in nomine Domini, Patris, Filii et Spirutus Sancti.
This is Oxford University, which has produced around 12 saints of the Church and some 20 Archbishops of Canterbury. Amongst its stellar theological alumni rank the names of John Wycliffe, John Locke, William Tyndale, John Colet and John and Charles Wesley.
This is Oxford University, which was inspired by and founded upon the fundamental tenets of the Christian faith. Eradicate that heritage, and you cease to understand the academic culture and spiritual values which spawned one of the greatest seats of learning in the world. At various points throughout history, when that faith has been imperiled, men arose to establish theological halls and houses to address disbelief. When the college chapels were faced with closure, these became a bulwark of orthodoxy and sound doctrine.
And now their staff can't even bring themselves to mention 'Christmas', or to make reference to the birth of Christ.
Instead we get 'Season's Greetings', and a purposeful allusion to homosexuality in the Early Church.