So sad to learn of the passing of Rev. Peter Gomes. Always dignified, erudite, witty and wise. Sometimes wickedly, wryly hilarious. He was a man whose sense of decorum and decency never wavered. He became assistant minister at Harvard’s Memorial Church in 1970, the same year my class arrived in Cambridge, and so many of us developed a sense of kinship with him. His address to us at our last reunion perfectly captured our journey and was one of the highlights of the weekend.
Here is a sermon he delivered at Duke University
Although I never attended tea at his home, it was, as you can see from the video, a Cambridge tradition of much popularity.
May he rest in peace.