- NNHS Newsletter
“And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and
blessed, and brake it, and gave to them,
Dear Friends and
Between Passover and Easter, there is much to celebrate this week.
BONUS #1 - Panis Angelicus - St. Philips Boys' Choir, Norbury, UK - soloists Jaymi Bandtock and Sam Harper, July, 1987
BONUS #2 - Panis Angelicus - Andrea Bocelli
BONUS #3 - Panis Angelicus - Chloe Agnew
|Panis angelicus is the penultimate
strophe of the hymn
solemniis written by Saint
Feast of Corpus Christi as part of a complete liturgy of the Feast
including prayers for the
Mass and the
The strophe of Sacris solemniis that begins with the words "Panis angelicus" (bread of angels) has often been set to music separately from the rest of the hymn. Most famously, in 1872 César Franck set this strophe for voice (tenor), harp, cello, and organ, and incorporated it into his Messe à trois voix Opus 12.
The phenomenon whereby the strophe of Sacris solemniis that begins with the words "Panis angelicus" is often treated as a separate hymn has occurred also with other hymns that Thomas Aquinas wrote for Corpus Christi: Verbum supernum prodiens (the last two strophes begin with "O salutaris Hostia") and Pange lingua gloriosi (the last two strophes begin with "Tantum ergo", in which case the word ergo ["therefore"] makes evident that this part is the continuation of a longer hymn).....
|Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus Christ’s institution of the
Eucharist during the Last Supper, which is described in the Christian
bible. The day is also known as Passion Thursday, Paschal Thursday or
Sheer (or Shere) Thursday. It is the day before
Friday and occurs during Holy Week.
What do people do?
Many Catholic and Anglican churches continue traditional Maundy Thursday rites that may include handing out special coins known as “Maundy money” to the aged and poor. Churches may also have the blessing of holy oil and feet washing as part of their Maundy Thursday service. Some churches have a tradition that involves priests washing the feet of 12 people to symbolize Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.
Many Maundy Thursday church services take place in the evening. Maundy Thursday is known as "Green Thursday" (Gründonnerstag) in Germany, where green vegetables and salad, including spinach salad, are served as part of the tradition. Maundy Thursday is known as skjærtorsdag in Norway and is a day off for workers and students. It is known as skärtorsdagen in Sweden and is linked to a folktale about a witches’ day.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND My Grandson, Chris Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Overhills HS, NC - '19) of NC;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
April 18, 1942 - The
Doolittle Raid on Japan: Tokyo,
April 18, 1942 -
Pierre Laval became
Prime Minister of
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|April 18, 1969 - Author Keith DeCandido was born Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido in the Bronx, New York City, New York.|
are free to choose but you are not free from the consequences of your
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 04/14/10- "WW II date":
April 18th this year will mark the (74th) anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. I leave it up to you to report on the raid itself, but offer the following since I'm pretty sure your source for such abbreviated announcements won't include some NNS connections (below) which I am sure will be of interest to your readers....
The so-called Doolittle Raid got started on December 21,
1941 when FDR expressed a desire that Japan be bombed as soon as
possible to boost American morale following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The military quickly determined that it seemed possible that a medium army bomber (B-25) could fly off an aircraft carrier and do the job. Two were loaded onboard USS HORNET (CV-8) and secretly and successfully flown off on February 3, 1942 (at-sea recovery was not possible for that large an aircraft in 1942). Construction of the HORNET had been completed by Newport News Shipbuilding just a few months before, in October, 1941.
|Army Air force Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle was put in charge of the secret project. Sixteen B-25s were modified for the over-water mission and then flown to Alameda, California. On April 1, 1942 they were loaded onboard HORNET and tied down as far aft on the flight deck as possible. All of the HORNET's aircraft were stored below, in the hangar bay.|
|HORNET sailed westward the next day and met up with north of Hawaii with a task force that included the carrier ENTERPRISE (CV-6); built by NNS and delivered in 1938. Until the B-25s could be launched, ENTERPRISE's aircraft were the only air cover that could be provided to the task force as it approached Japan.|
Tactical circumstances dictated that the raid be launched earlier than originally planned, several hundred miles off the Japanese coast. After the raid commenced, the carriers returned unharmed to Pearl Harbor to prepare for their next assignments. Their sister ship, the USS YORKTOWN (CV-5), was also there, having battle damage repaired following the Battle of the Coral Sea. YORKTOWN was the lead ship in that class that totaled three carriers - all of which were built at NNS.
YORKTOWN and HORNET were lost during later actions during World War II. ENTERPRISE survived the war, but was latter scrapped. Three other carriers, all built at NNS, carried on their names, and their aircraft carrier traditions. The second carriers to be named YORKTOWN, and the second HORNET are museum ships. The second ENTERPRISE, the first of a fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers built (and building) at NNS has now been in commission for almost 49 years.
The Doolittle Raid, as history analyses it, did little material damage, but did have some other benefits. But the news of the raid caused American morale to soar, and severely shocked the Japanese, which caused them to pull back some of their far-flung forces to defend their homeland.
When the raid was first announced, a reporter had asked the President where the attack started. FDR responded "Shangri-La", which was the name of a mysterious place of supposedly perpetual youth in the Himalalas identified in the then-popular book and movie: Lost Horizon.
Doolittle was later promoted and presented the Medal of Honor by FDR. In 1944, the Navy named one of its carriers USS SHANGRI-LA, in honor of the raid. That carrier was not built by NNS, but it was built to the NNS-created and super-successful ESSEX-Class design just across Hampton Roads at the Norfolk Navy Yard. Appropriately enough, SHANGRI-LA was christened by Mrs. Jimmy Doolittle.
On April 21,
1992, as part of the nation's 50th anniversary remembrance of World War
II accomplishments, two restored B-25s thundered down the flight deck of
the USS RANGER (CV-61) and took flight. You guessed it: RANGER was yet
another of the many carriers built by the craftsmen of Newport News
Now you know many (but perhaps not all) of the Newport News connections to the story of this historic event.
WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you so very much - again - for this fascinating account, Bill!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/18/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jane Chambers of VA - 04/17/19, 6:12 PM:
|INDEED! Thank you, Jane!|
From Jimmy Johnson ('60) of FL - 04/17/19, 3:26 PM:
was confusion since I stood here 35 years ago.”
"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."
~ Luther Burbank
OOH, PRETTY! Thank you, Shari!
BONUS THURSDAY CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS EASTER KNIT PATTERNS:
20 Super Cute Knit Easter Patterns - "Looking for Easter Crafts?! Especially Easter KNITTING DIYs? Well.. it is spring, spring, glorious spring. And with it comes Easter and all kinds of bunny stuff, including, yep, you guessed it, a plethora of super cute knitting Easter patterns..."
BONUS MAUNDY THURSDAY RECIPES:
|Maundy Thursday Recipes|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/17/19:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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Text written by Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 07 Mar 1274)
Composed by César Franck (10 Dec 1822 – 8 Nov 1890), 1872
"Panis Angelicus" lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panis_Angelicus - 04/20/11
Stained Glass Image of
the Last Supper (©iStockphoto.com/Joris Van Ostaeyen) courtesy
Fancy Gold Divider Line64 clip art courtesy of
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band
Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
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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