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01/06/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Epiphany - 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,
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”

- Matthew 2: 1-2

It is better to follow even the shadow of the best,
than to remain content with the worst,
and those who would see wonderful things
must often be ready to travel alone.

- Henry Van Dyke, The Other Wise Man”, 1896
(10 Nov 1852 - 10 Apr 1933)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This Newsletter event repeats each year, but we rarely use 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 doozie of a loophole - Paul's illness and hospitalization preoccupied our time and energies, so we keep having to take sick days. Sick days do not count against you. They're Freebies (I made that part up myself).

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


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_all_mortal_flesh_keep_silence:

Let all mortal flesh keep silence is an ancient chant of 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 the Divine Liturgy of St James in the fourth century AD, with local churches adopting arrangements in Syriac. In modern times, the Ralph Vaughan Williams arrangement of a translation from the Greek by 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.


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphany_%28holiday%29

http://www.crivoice.org/cyepiph.html

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05504c.htm


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
   Happy Birthday today to     Harry Covert ('57) of MD AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND    Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57) AND   My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of TX!

   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) AND Bill Collins ('63) AND Ruth Thom Chapman ('63) of VA;

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND  Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND the late Bob Parrish ('68) (deceased 12 Jan 2013)!

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!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


1000 YEARS AGO TODAY:

January 06, 1017 - Cnut the Great was crowned King of England.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 06, 19__ - What, nothing?? How can this be?


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Friday, January 06, 1967 - Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launched "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.

Friday, January 06, 1967 - Golfer Craig Perks was born Craig William Perks in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Friday, January 06, 1967 - Composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist A. R. Rahman was born A. S. Dileep Kumar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/05/15:

“Many choices are not inherently evil, but if they absorb all of our time and keep us from the best choices, then they become insidious. Even worthwhile endeavors need evaluation in order to determine if they have become distractions from the best goals.”

- Quentin L. Cook
(b. 08 Sept 1940)

  Thanks so much, Susan!


 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/06/17:
 

  HAPPY EPIPHANY - THREE KINGS' - THREE MAGI DAY

The Adoration of the Magi by Edward Burne-Jones (1904)

   Thank you so much, Jerry!

 
 


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/27/16 - "More Positive Thoughts (#4 in a series of 11)":

  SO TRUE! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


“...it is impossible I could have been in two places at once, unless I were a bird.”

- Sir Boyle Roche
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):

http://www.mooglyblog.com/bobble-poof-crochet-earflap-hat/ - 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."


BONUS SOUP RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

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!"


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/05/17:

Dad: "May I see your report card, son?"

Son: "I don't have it."

Dad: "Why not?"

Son: "I gave it to my friend. He wanted to scare his parents."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/03/17

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Text: 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, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Lord Most High!


"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" midi and lyrics
courtesy of http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh626.sht
- 01/07/13 (sic)

Image of Fernando Gallego's (ca. 1440 - 1507) Painting, "Epiphany" (ca. 1480),
courtesy of
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/gallego/epiphany.html
- 01/06/06

Image of Panel from Jaume Huguet's ( ca. 1415 - 1492) Panel, "Epiphany"
courtesy of
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/h/huguet/ - 01/06/06

Animated Star Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 08/27/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

FlyLady Logo courtesy of http://www.flylady.net/ - 10/13/11

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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