Avington Church by Connor. McNeill’s photostream Apostle’s Creed
Turn, then, to the Lord, while He may yet be found: seek Him diligently, before His face is hid forever. Those darling sins, which you must at last relinquish, — abandon them now, while your repentance may be as yet accepted.
Is repentance difficult? Then pray for God’s assistance. Is your heart slow to prayer? Strive patiently; and His Spirit will, with its unutterable groaning, intercede !
And above all, while these impressions are yet alive in your souls, delay not to seal them with the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. This will confirm every pious thought ; this will strengthen every holy resolution \ our hopes, our comforts, will hence be doubly augmented ; and, in the strength of this Bread and this Cup, we may walk, like the prophet Elijah after his miraculous repast, through the long wilderness of this dangerous world, to Horeb the mount of God.
And may God strengthen us in this our journey, and receive us, at length to His eternal kingdom, for the sake of Him, who hath given His body and His blood for our sakes, and hath left, to our great and endless comfort, these holy Sacraments.
Reginald Heber, D.D.
Sermon for Septuagesima Sunday
"liberty cuffs" back in the day. Inside the cuffs of Navy Dress Blue Jumper. The idea was when you were on the beach you would unbutton your cuffs and turn these out so everyone could see them. Jumpers were also custom fitted with side zippers so they could be worn tighter than issue. Although I was issued a set during the Navy’s many uniform changes, I made Chief shortly thereafter.
HMS HOWE, Flagship of the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, passing through the Suez Canal on her way to join the British Pacific Fleet. In the foreground is an Egyptian felucca. 14 July 1944 (IWM)
camouflage was used by the British, not so much by the U.S. Navy, to my knowledge.