|06/07/15 - NNHS Newsletter - The Feast of Corpus Christi|
“This food we call the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake
except one who believes that
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The Feast of Corpus Christi is a movable Catholic observance. Additionally, it is celebrated in the United States on a different day from the rest of the world. Search as I may, I can find no evidence that we here have ever observed it together before.
BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_B40IyC6Bs - Mass for the Solemn Feast of Corpus Christi - Pope Francis from the Vatican - 2015.06.04
BONUS #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqH1bicJkBQ - Feast of Corpus Christi - "On the Feast of Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ), we celebrate the real presence of Christ among us in the elements of the Eucharist. Father James Gardiner, reminds us that, like the consecrated Bread and Wine, we are challenged to be, ourselves, a real presence of Christ in the world."
BONUS #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvFUw9HvRf8 - Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus
BONUS #4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWCtlGK9UZg - William Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus - Christ Church Cathedral Choir
|"Ave verum corpus" is a
hymn that has been set to music by various composers. It dates from
the 14th century and has been attributed to
Pope Innocent VI.
The poem is a meditation on the Catholic belief in Jesus's Real Presence in the sacrament of the Eucharist, and ties it to the Catholic conception of the redemptive meaning of suffering in the life of all believers.
Musical settings include Mozart's motet Ave verum corpus (K. 618), as well as settings by William Byrd and Sir Edward Elgar. Not all composers set the whole text. For example, Mozart's setting finishes with "in mortis examine", Elgar's with "fili Mariae". There is a version by Franz Liszt [Searle 44], and also ones by Camille Saint-Saëns, Orlande de Lassus, Imant Raminsh, Alexandre Guilmant, Colin Mawby, Malcolm Archer and Jack Gibbons. Liszt also composed a fantasy on Mozart's work, preceded by a version of Allegri's celebrated Miserere, under the title À la Chapelle Sixtine [Searle 461 – two versions]. Versions of this fantasy for orchestra [Searle 360] and piano four-hands [Searle 633] follow closely the second version for piano. The is also a version for organ [Searle 658] with the title Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine. The text is even used in an opera, Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites (there is also "Ave verum corpus", a separate work by Poulenc dated 1952). Mozart's version, with instruments only, was adapted by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as one of the sections of his Mozartiana, a tribute to Mozart. The Vienna Boys' Choir (Wiener Sängerknaben) made some notable recordings of Mozart's "Ave verum corpus" in the 20th century. From the 21st century there is a setting by the Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Fred Field ('45) of CA AND Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
10 - Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND the late Eileen Casey Sparkman (Ferguson HS - '68) (deceased 08/16/11);
11 - Joan Warren Smith ('63) AND Butch Corson ('63) of Northern VA;
12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57);
14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND the late Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) (d. 20 July 2013) AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (Wife of George Konstant - '65 of VA) AND Linda McKenna Sivilich of PA AND My Grandson, Buckley Harty of CA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
June 07, 1942 - The Battle of Midway ended in American victory.
June 07, 1944 - The steamer Danae, carrying 350
Jews and 250 Cretan partisans, was sunk without survivors off the shore
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Monday, June 07, 1965 -The Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
Monday, June 07, 1965 - Wrestler, actor, and author Mick Foley was born Michael Francis Foley, Sr. in Bloomington, Indiana,
Monday, June 07, 1965 - Footballer and singer Jean-Pierre François was born in France.
Monday, June 07, 1965 - Painter Damien Hirst was born Damien Steven Hirst in Bristol, England.
Monday, June 07, 1965 - Actress Emanuela Pacotto was born in Italy, probably in Milan.
Monday, June 07, 1965 - Guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Theaudience) Billy Reeves was born in England.
Monday, June 07, 1965 - Singer Christine Roque was born in Toulouse, France.
Monday, June 07, 1965 - Actress and singer Judy Holliday (b. Judith Tuvim on 21 June 1921 in New York City, New York) died of breast cancer in New York City, New York two weeks before her 44th birthday.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -06/03/15:
“Try a little harder to be a little better.”
Gordon B. Hinckley
Thanks so much, Susan!
From My Sister-in-Law, Ramona Harty (Jackson HS, MO - '75) of MO - 06/06/15 - "One Day.....":
|A GOOD THOUGHT! Thank you, Monie!|
From My Friend, Liam, of NC - 06/06/15 - "Sometimes...":
|SO TRUE! Thanks, Liam!|
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 06/06/15 - "Candle Planters":
|OOH! I LOVE these! Thank you, Elizabeth!|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#23 in a series of 29)":
BONUS CHALICE AND GRAPES FILET CROCHET OR CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:
BONUS FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI RECIPE IDEAS:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Ave Verum Corpus
"Ave Verum Corpus" lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave_verum_corpus - 06/07/15
Image of Chalice and Grapes courtesy of http://communityofcatholicbloggers.blogspot.com/2011/06/modern-day-miracle-of-eucharist.html - 06/05/15
Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/004
Animated Tiny 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
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI- one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor
clip art courtesy of
(Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Jackson High School (MO) logo courtesy of http://www.jacksonr2schools.com/seniorhigh/ - 05/25/15
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