11/27/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
O Come, O Come,
(First Sunday in Advent)
“This Advent we look to
the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention.
- Mark Zimmermann
DearFriends and Schoolmates,
Today is the First Sunday in Advent for those of y'all in the Christian community who may be celebrating it. For those who do not, there is the obligatory homework, as school is still in session.
BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwRSI6Rif-c - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Clare College Choir, Cambridge
BONUS #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdR79P-2ewo - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - BYU Vocal Point
BONUS #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugV6QGcafEE - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - The Piano Guys
|O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a
It is a translation of a
Latin hymn, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, itself a metrical
paraphrase of the
O Antiphons, a series of
antiphons attached to the
over the final days before
The 1861 translation from Hymns Ancient and Modern is the most prominent by far in the English-speaking world, but other English translations also exist. Translations into other modern languages (particularly German) are also in widespread use.The words and the music of "O come, O come, Emmanuel" developed separately. The Latin text is first documented in Germany in 1710, whereas the tune most familiar in the English-speaking world has its origins in 15th-century France.
The pre-history of the text stretches back to the origins of the O Antiphons themselves, which were in existence by, at the latest, the eighth century. However, to speak meaningfully of the text of the hymn per se, they would need to be paraphrased in strophic, metrical form. It is certainly within the realm of possibility that efforts along those lines could have been made quite early; we know, for instance, that they were paraphrased extensively by the English poet Cynewulf in a poem written before the year 800. However, despite popular imagination of an early origin for "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," the hymn's history is first substantiated only much later...
|What Do People Do?
Many Christians in the United States attend a church service on the first Sunday of Advent and may engage in activities such as special prayers and contributing to ideas on enhancing peace. Many Advent traditions are observed in the United States in the prelude to Christmas Day. For example, the Advent wreath is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. The wreath can be seen in various churches across the nation around this time of the year.
Advent calendars of all designs are also given as gifts at this time of the year. The calendars feature openings in the form of windows or doors that are numbered to count the days to Christmas. Calendars may contain chocolates, toys, or candy and are given to children as a fun way to observe the Christmas countdown. Some traditional Advent calendars show 24 days but many Advent calendars showing 25 days, with the last opening on Christmas Day...
PRAYER REQUESTS AND GOOD NEWS:
1. From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 11/25/16, 8:30 PM - "Jimmy Lane":
|On the way to Riverside Doctors
Hospital in Williamsburg. Patrick and I finally talked Jimmy
into going to see someone other than me. Cough, chest congestion,
swollen left lower leg 4X the size of the right leg and chest pain that
comes and goes.
Those of you who know him know about that stubborn streak that is worse since Jennifer Lane DeVorss - Ferguson HS Class of 1989) passed away last April. Please keep us in your prayers tonight. ICU is good when you need it and we are less than 7 minutes away.
OH, NO! I'm so sorry to hear this, Linda-Linda! We'll keep Jimmy - and you - in our prayers!
2. From Me ('65) of NC - 11/26/16 - " My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC":
|Paul is having yet another bout with stasis dermatitis and celluitis of his lower extremities. Your prayers are requested.|
3. From the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC - 11/26/16, 2:08 PM - "GOOD NEWS!":
|You can tell anyone you want about my good heart news. I feel like I won the lottery - the heart lottery!|
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks so much, Eleanor! Ya scared the beebees outta me - and I'm running low on beebees!
(What she didn't mention here is her cardiologist sent her to the hospital to have a shunt inserted into her heart, but as the cardiac catheter was clear, the procedure was unnecessary! )
Happy Birthday today to
Gayle Fallin Harris ('57)
Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA
Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO
O'Brien ('64) of NH!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12)AND Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;
30 - Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;
01 - My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (John Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX;
02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA:
03 - Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR;
04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 27, 1940 - In
arrested and executed over 60 of exiled King
Carol II of Romania's aides, including former minister
November 27, 1944- The Battle of Peleliu ended. The battle had begun on September 15. The Battle of Peleliu, when considering the number of men involved, had the highest casualty rate of any battle in the Pacific.
November 27, 1944 - United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull retired from office due to poor health. He was replaced by Edward R. Stettinius. The next year Hull won the Nobel Peace Prize.
|Sunday, November 27, 1966 - NADA?? What, again?!?
|“It is sometimes
difficult to view the problems and permissiveness around us and not
become discouraged. I have found that, rather than dwelling on the
negative, if we will take a step back and consider the blessings in our
lives, including seemingly small, sometimes overlooked blessings, we can
find greater happiness.”
-Thomas S. Monson, October 2015
(b. 21 Aug 1927)
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERN:
BONUS LEFTOVERS RECIPES:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Combined from various antiphons by an unknown author, possibly in the 12th
Music:“Veni Emmanuel,” from a 15th Century processional of French Franciscan nuns
(the setting for the funeral hymn)
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" midi
http://members.tripod.com/texasmidi/midi.htm - 11/23/05
John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of http://www.nisd.net/marshall/ - 04/26/13
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