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05/22/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Trinity Sunday

“I didn't need to understand the hypostatic unity of the Trinity; I just needed
to turn my life over to whoever came up with redwood trees.”

- Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, 2005
(b. 10 Apr 1954)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Not only is today Trinity Sunday, it's National Maritime Day. You know what that means, doncha? That's right, double homework. Sorry, but learning never ends and school is still in session.

BONUS #1 - - Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

BONUS #2 - - Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

BONUS #3 - - Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty - Mormon Tabernacle Choir (As Latter-day Saints do not accept the doctrine of the Trinity but rather the Godhead, you'll notice a variance in the lyrics)


"Holy, Holy, Holy!" is a Christian hymn written by Reginald Heber (1783–1826).[1][2][3] Its lyrics speak specifically of the Holy Trinity,[2][3] having been written for use on Trinity Sunday.[3] It quotes the Sanctus of the Latin Mass, which translated into English begins "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God of Hosts". The text also paraphrases Revelation 4:1–11. John Bacchus Dykes composed the tune Nicaea for this hymn in 1861.[1][2][3] The tune name is a tribute to the First Council of Nicaea which formalized the doctrine of the Trinity in 325.[2][3]



Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in the United States.

On Trinity Sunday many Christians in the United States remember and honor the belief of an eternal God, consisting of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Many churches have special prayers on Trinity Sunday. The Athanasian Creed, named after St Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria, is recited in some churches on Trinity Sunday because of its strong affirmation of the Triune nature of God.

Churches and choirs across the United States have planned special activities and events centered on Trinity Sunday. These include:

  • Choral vespers concerts.
  • Special church services focusing on the Holy Trinity and featuring music by the trumpet and the pipe organ.
  • Special awards given at Trinity Sunday church services.
  • Meals and social events after church services.
  • Evensong services.

The ordinal Sundays following Trinity Sunday are focused on Christian growth and discipleship after a long period of emphasis on the life and ministry of Jesus. In the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches, the Sunday of Pentecost itself is called Trinity Sunday.

...Pope Gregory IX instituted Trinity Sunday in 828 CE. This day is notable for being the only major Christian festival that celebrates a doctrine of the church rather than an event in its sacred history. It is dedicated to the Christian belief in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and falls on the Sunday following Pentecost each year. The belief of one God in three elements is a distinctive of the Christian faith but the early church was plagued by contrary views. Trinity Sunday spread throughout the western church around the 14th century.

In some churches, the liturgical color is white on Trinity Sunday. Images of the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit depict that there are three elements of one God. The Trinity is sometimes symbolized by a triangular shape formed by three overlapping oval rings or loops, each featuring the one of the following images: the crown (father) within the top loop; the lamb (son) within the second loop (clockwise); and the dove (spirit) within the third loop (clockwise). Other shapes depicting the Trinity include Borromean rings and the triquetra.

The Borromean rings feature three overlapping round circles forming a triangular shape, and in the center, inside all the circles is the word "unitas". The Borromean rings are named after the crest of the Borromeo family in 15th-century Tuscany. The triquetra symbol uses shapes similar to one of the oldest Christian symbols. In the triquetra, the three equal arches of the circle express the equality of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The union of the arches represents the unity of the Godhead. Their continuous form symbolizes eternity. Their interwoven appearance denotes the indivisibility of the Trinity. In the center of the triquetra is an equilateral triangle, one of the most ancient Trinity symbols, and each pair of arches formed an ellipse, the symbol of God’s glory.



   Happy Birthday today to Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57);

25 -    The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009);

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57);

29 -   Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND   Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA!  

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 22, 1816
A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, rioted over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spread to Ely the next day.


May 22, 1939 - Germany and Italy signed the Pact of Steel.

May 22, 1942 - Mexico entered World War II on the side of the Allies.

May 22, 1942 - Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.

May 22, 1943 - Joseph Stalin disbanded Comintern.

May 22, 1945 - Operation Paperclip United States Army Major Robert B. Staver recommended that the U.S. evacuate German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.


Sunday, May 22, 1966 - Singer-songwriter, producer, and actor Johnny Gill was born in Washington, D.C..

Sunday, May 22, 1966 - Baseball player José Mesa was born José Ramón Nova Mesa in Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic.

Sunday, May 22, 1966 - Director and screenwriter Wang Xiaoshuai (王小帥) was born in Shanghai, China.

Sunday, May 22, 1966 - Cricketer Tom Goddard (b. Thomas William John Goddard on 01 Oct 1900 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England) died in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England at the age of 65.

  From My Friend, Dan, of TX - 05/21/15:

“By emulating the Master, who endured temptations but ‘gave no heed unto them’, we, too, can live in a world filled with temptations ‘such as [are] common to man’. Of course, Jesus noticed the tremendous temptations that came to Him, but He did not process and reprocess them. Instead, he rejected them promptly. If we entertain temptations, soon they begin entertaining us.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

    Thanks so much, Major!

    From My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - '02) of TX - 05/20/16:

Hey, for those of you that are unable to attend my graduation, they will be streaming it on YouTube. It starts at 1030 EST. I'll be the one in the black robes.

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Commencement 2016

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences commencement exercise is unlike any other graduation ceremony. Held annually on Armed Forces Day at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., the event incorporates the traditions and pomp and circumstance of both military service and academia.


   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thank you so much, Dr. Mansfield! As sad as we were that we would not be able to attend in person, this was almost as good! Seeing you take the Hippocratic Oath (which was not at all as I had remembered it, as I never imagined different medical schools used slightly differing versions), receive your doctorate, and reaffirm your Army Oath of Office (which again was not quite what I recalled) were absolutely thrilling!

   Then of course as you mentioned later on the phone, seeing The President's Own, resplendent in those red Marine uniforms, was its own delight!

   From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX -

    Thank you, Megan! Y'all look fabulous! -- to BOTH of you! How exciting it was to watch - and what a joyous day!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/21/16:


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/20/16 - "THIS WILL MAKE YOUR DAY":


   GIGGLES! Thanks, Billy! That was indeed a minute well spent!

“Without him here, it is impossible to know how fast he will play it, approximately.

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/29/16 - "Photos Without Words" (#22 in a Series of 30):

  Sometimes Photos Need No Words

     INDEED! Thanks, Haul Party!


BONUS TRINITY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Trinity Stitch Tutorial - Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl - "The Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl is the perfect crochet shawl to make for that special friend in need. Let your friend wrap themselves up in positive thoughts, blessings, and well-wishes with this homemade crochet shawl. The blue represents peace and the green represents life, but you're welcome to personalize the pattern and use your own color combinations, as well. The tassels represent "wings" and it's crocheted on a bias to represent that life can sometimes be messy and crooked, but it's still always beautiful.."

BONUS HOLY TRINITY RECIPES: - Holy trinity (cuisine) - "The holy trinity, Cajun holy trinity, or holy trinity of Cajun cooking consists of onions, bell peppers and celery, the base for much of the cooking in the regional cuisines of Louisiana. The preparation of Cajun/Creole dishes such as étouffée, gumbo, and jambalaya all start from this base. Variants use garlic, parsley, or shallots in addition to the three trinity ingredients.[1] The holy trinity is the Cajun and Louisiana Creole variant of mirepoix, Traditional mirepoix is 2 parts onions, 1 part carrots, and 1 part celery, whereas the holy trinity is 3 parts onions, 2 parts celery, 1 part Green bell pepper." - Holy Trinity of Cooking - "The Holy Trinity of Deep South Cooking - onion, sweet bell pepper, celery and sometimes wit da Pope (garlic) - is the building block of many Deep South recipes."


From - 05/20/16:

The math teacher was giving a lesson on fractions and wrote an example on the chalkboard. He explained that the numerator was the top and the denominator was the bottom. Leaning against the board, he asked the class, "Are there any questions?"

When he turned back to face the board, laughter filled the room. "Mr. Alexander," one student giggled, "you have chalk dust all over your denominator!"

1. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/19/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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


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Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

Words by Reginald Heber (21 Apr 1783 – 03 Apr 1826)

Music by John Bacchus Dykes (b. 10 Mar 1823 - 22 Jan 1876)

1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

 "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty" midi courtesy of - 05/21/16

"Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty" lyrics courtesy of - 05/21/16

Jean Schweitzer's Trinity Sunday Image courtesy of - - 05/21/16

Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of - 08/01/10

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of - 04/26/13

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

"Congratulations" clip art courtesy of - well, I dunno, but it's been in my files since 05/07/15

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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