01/06/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judæa in the days of Herod the
king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
- Matthew 2: 1-2
“It is better to follow even the shadow of the best,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This Newsletter event repeats each year, but this is the first time we've used this ancient hymn.
Today is Epiphany, the Twelfth Day of Christmas. As we as Latter-day Saints do not personally observe this Visitation of the Magi, my children know this primarily as "The Day Mom Gets Really REALLY Sad Because She Has to Take Down All Her Christmas Decorations - Unless She Can Find a Loophole."
This year Mom managed to find a found a couple of loopholes - first, we keep getting sick so we keep having to take sick days. Sick days do not count against you. They're Freebies (I made that part up myself).
Second, by doing a little at a time as the FlyLady had recommended, we've actually taken everything down and packed it away (which considering how wildly and thoroughly I had decorated the entire house was quite an accomplishment in itself) except for the main living room tree (with which I can only barely stand to part).
Third, as long as all the outside decorations have been removed, it's not so bad, and mine are, so I'm covered there (I made that part up myself. too).
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqA2O1c-WZg - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Cynthia Clawson
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-4nuLjkIPk - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Toby Bennett on English horn and Matthew Howes on pipe organ
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wl4u8lnDQs - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Fernando Ortega
|Let all mortal flesh keep silence is an ancient chant
Eucharistic devotion based on words from
Habakkuk 2:20, "Let all the earth keep silence before him". The
original was composed in Greek as a Cherubic Hymn for the Offertory of
Divine Liturgy of St James in the fourth century AD,
with local churches adopting arrangements in Syriac. In modern times,
Ralph Vaughan Williams arrangement of a translation from the Greek
Gerard Moultrie to the tune of
Picardy, a French medieval folk melody, popularized the hymn among
other Christian congregations.
The Moultrie translation is written in 87.87 Trochaic meter. Therefore, winged in the first line of the fourth stanza ought to be read or sung as a single syllable. However, the two-syllable variant wingèd has become commonly accepted, especially outside of the United Kingdom.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
08 - Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND Pat Branch Coltrane ('57);
09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;
10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND Suzanne Mason Haff (NNHS / Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND Bob Parrish ('68) of Northern VA;
11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (d. 07 May 2005) AND Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND Ron Smith ('65) of VA AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA AND FlyLady of NC!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|January 05, 1945 - The Soviet Union recognized the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|January 06, 19__ - What, nothing?? How can this be?|
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
|Saturday, January 05, 1963 - Baseball player Jeff Fassero was born Jeffrey Joseph Fassero in Springfield, Illinois.|
TODAY IN 1963:
|Sunday, January 06, 1963 - Baseball player
Norm Charlton was born Norman Wood Charlton, III in
Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Sunday, January 06, 1963 - Boxer and politician Tony Halme was born Tony Christian Halme in Helsinki, Finland). He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 08 Jan 2010 in Helsinki, Finland two days after his 47th birthday.
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 01/05/12 - "Actual Footage from a Civil War Soldiers Reunion at Gettysburg!":
|..... a great piece that
we all should see and remember.
Actual Footage from a Civil War Soldiers Reunion at Gettysburg!
No doubt, America's most devastating war:
Unfortunately, in today's world you could ask any high school senior
about this war and they will know little of it.
Actually, most of them can't tell you anything about any of the wars
this country has fought.
Lest we forget those who died in the Civil war..........never forget those who died in every war!!!!.......!
Be sure and see the stats at the very end.
Priceless Video. Everyone should see this. A piece of History that we should never forget.
Stirring footage of Civil War vets reunion @ Gettysburg.
(It's not over until a little after the stats are shown)
Thank you so much for
sharing this with us, Wayne!
I particularly appreciated seeing this as my second great-grandfather, Capt. William Munford Tuck, CSA (16 Dec 1832 - 17 Oct 1899) participated in Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. As Commander of Company K, Longstreet's Division, he was one of the few who made it over that dreadful wall. He was captured and taken to the POW camp for Confederate officers at Johnson's Island, Ohio. At war's end, having been "relieved" of his horse, he walked home to Virginia, so broken and emaciated that his own family did not recognize him. Needless to say, he did not live long enough to attend that reunion.....
From Me ('65) of NC - 01/05/13:
Tamara Kelly's Bobble Poof Earflap Hat - "Make
this adorable Bobble Poof Earflap Hat for everyone in your family. This
free crochet hat pattern is great to make for men and women, boys and
girls, and even babies. Plus, it's easy to customize-- feel free to
leave off the earflaps and pompom. This cute crocheted hat is a great
winter accessory that will keep you warm and stylish all season long."
http://www.mooglyblog.com/tasty-little-chevron-bag/ - Tamara Kelly's Tasty Little Chevron Bag - "Correct me if I am wrong, but a girl can never have too many bags, especially when they sparkle like this Sparkly Chevron Bag. This easy crochet pattern only takes a few hours to make. Plus, it's just the right size for your evening's essential items including your cell phone, lipstick, and wallet. This is a great accessory for special occasions such as New Year's Eve and birthday celebrations."
http://www.kootoyoo.com/2010/05/how-to-make-granny-shrug.html - Kirsty's Granny Shrug - "Two big hexagons and you’ve got a sweater! Make it in any size, from child to adult – just keep adding rows until the hexagons are the size you need."
BONUS SOUP RECIPES:
http://www.recipelion.com/Soup-Recipes/All-American-Hamburger-Soup/ml/1 -All American Hambuger Soup - "Hamburgers are great for summertime dining, but what about the winter? You can still enjoy delicious ground beef flavor when the weather gets colder, just make a batch of this All American Hamburger Soup! With peppers, celery and tomato added to the mix, this simple beef soup is loaded with great flavor and texture you'll love. When it comes to the best ground beef recipes, hamburger soup will always make it to the top of our list."
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Slow-Cooker-Beef-Dumpling-Soup/ml/1 -Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup - "Are you looking for easy slow cooker soup recipes? Well, you've found what you need here. Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup is easy, delicious and not your ordinary dumpling soup."
http://www.recipelion.com/Soup-Recipes/Matts-Taco-Soup/ml/1 -Matt's Taco Soup - "Take your taco out of the tortilla and put it in a bowl! Matt's Taco Soup is my take on the always enjoyable taco soup recipe. Keep warm and make dinner a fiesta tonight!"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds
Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month
at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above
Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon
is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends
in that year, go visit with them.
3. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
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schedule to support
Thank you so much!
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Divine Liturgy of St James, 4th
century; trans. by
Gerard Moultrie (16 Sept 1829 - 25 Aug 1885)
Music: French carol melody; harm. from The English Hymnal
Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly-minded,
for with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.
King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
in the body and the blood;
he will give to all the faithful
his own self for heavenly food.
Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.
At his feet the six-winged seraph,
cherubim, with sleepless eye,
veil their faces to the presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Lord Most High!
"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" midi and lyrics
Fernando Gallego's (ca. 1440 - 1507) Painting, "Epiphany" (ca. 1480),
courtesy of http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/gallego/epiphany.html
Image of Panel from Jaume Huguet's ( ca. 1415 - 1492) Panel, "Epiphany"
Animated Star Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 08/27/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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