Thursday, July 31, 2014

Notes: Tuesday, May 6-Thursday, July 31, 2014 (part 1 of 4)

1. A few recent items regarding the premier British orders of chivalry

1.1 In the afternoon of Tuesday, March 18, 2014, H.M. The Queen received Lord Home (pron. the same as when that name is spelt 'Hume') at Buckingham Palace, during which reception Her Majesty conferred upon His Lordship the honour of Knighthood and invested Lord Home with the Insignia of a Knight of the Thistle.

See the Court Circular of that date.

Labels: David Home, Elizabeth II. Windsor, Order of the Thistle

1.2 H.M. The Queen has appointed Lady Manningham-Buller to be a Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter and Lord King to be a Knight Companion of the same Order, and during a Chapter of that Order held by Her Majesty in the Throne Room of Windsor Castle on 16. ult. (Garter Day—the Monday in Royal Ascot week—2014), The Queen invested Her Ladyship with the Insignia of a Lady Companion of the Order and His Lordship with the Insignia of a Knight Companion of the Order, and presumably installed Lady Manningham-Buller and Lord King in the Order during the Installation Service held in St. George's Chapel in the afternoon of the same day.

Regarding the appointments: See Notice No. 2112871, Notice Type "State", Sub-Type "Honours and Awards" (Notice Code: 1105), The London Gazette, Issue No. 60848, p. 8182, April 23, 2014:

(Note that, as the Gazette mentions on its "New website for The Gazette" webpage, "the publication date of each notice is [now ]the date the notice published on", unlike "in the past,[ when] the publication date has been the date the notice appeared in the printed edition".) See also the press release "New appointments to the Order of the Garter", issued by the Communications Secretary to H.M. The Queen, undated (but released on April 23, 2014), downloaded from Her Majesty's official website:

which (press release) says that those appointments bring the number of (non-extra) Companions of the Order of the Garter to twenty-three out of a possible twenty-four, though the subsequent death of The Rt. Hon. Baroness Soames L.G. D.B.E. brings the former number down to twenty-two.

Regarding the investitures and installations: See the Court Circular of June 16, 2014.

Labels: Eliza Manningham-Buller, Elizabeth II. Windsor, Mervyn King, Order of the Garter

1.3 In the morning of Thursday, 3. instant., H.M. The Queen attended a Service in St. Giles' Cathedral for the Installation of Lords Home (pron. the same as when that name is spelt 'Hume') and Smith as Knights of the Thistle.

See the Court Circular of that date.

Labels: David Home, Elizabeth II. Windsor, Order of the Thistle, Robert Smith

2. Some information on the Passover Seder and Bar Mitzvah

See the blog post "The Last Lunch", by hereisjorgebergoglio, dated Friday, April 18, 2014, downloaded from his "Call Me Jorge..." blog:

Labels: Jews

3. Some information on the U.K.'s demography

See the article "Changing face of UK hits Tories", no byline (though the stated source is The Times), dated April 24, 2014, downloaded from (behind the paywall at) The Australian's website:

Labels: demography, social trends, U.K.

4. Mr. Netanyahu on what it means for the State of Israel to be 'the Jewish State': "the nation-state of the Jewish people"

The quotation in that headline comes from the article "Benjamin Netanyahu wants to define Israel as a Jewish state in law", by Jeffrey Heller, dated May 2, 2014, downloaded from The Sydney Morning Herald's website:

See also the text of the speech "PM Netanyahu's Remarks During his Visit to Independence Hall" (or perhaps, rather, it's a translation of that text, assuming that the speech was given in Modern Hebrew), dated May 1, 2014, downloaded from the official website of the State of Israel's Prime Minister's Office:

in which speech the same terminology as in my headline is used three times (though with a capital "P" for "the Jewish People" in the second and third instances), though The Australian reported, in the article "Netanyahu vows to cement Jewish homeland" (no byline (though the stated source is the A.F.P.)), dated May 3, 2014), the tiny bit different form "the national state of the Jewish people", citing Mr. Netanyahu "in a speech in Tel Aviv, a transcript of which was provided by his office":

(That article came to my attention via the version printed under the headline "Vow to cement Jewish homeland", no byline (but the stated source was, like the online version, the A.F.P.), on p. 9 in the "WORLD" pages of The Weekend Australian, May 3-4, 2014, Second Edition, No. 15408, ISSN 1038-8761, published by Nationwide News Pty. Limited.)

Labels: Confessional State, Jews, State of Israel

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Confessor, A.D. 2014

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