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Saint Remigius

Saint Remigius, Remy or Remi, was Bishop of Reims and Apostle of the Franks. On 25 December 496 he baptised Clovis I, King of the Franks; this baptism, leading to the conversion of the entire Frankish people to Christianity, was a momentous success for the Church and a seminal event in European history. Remigius was born, traditionally, at Cerny-en-Laonnois, near Laon, into the highest levels of Gallo-Roman society, he is said to have been son of Emilius, count of Laon and of Celina, daughter of the Bishop of Soissons, which Clovis had conquered in 486. He studied at Reims and soon became so noted for his learning and sanctity, his high status, that he was elected Bishop of Reims in his 22nd year, though still a layman, he was both Lord Chancellor of Référendaire of France. The story of the return of the sacred vessels, stolen from the church of Soissons, testifies to the friendly relations existing between him and Clovis, King of the Franks, whom he converted to Christianity with the assistance of Saint Vedast and Saint Clotilde, the Burgundian princess, wife to Clovis.

Before he embraced Christianity, Clovis had showered benefits upon Remigius and the Christians of Reims, after his victory over the Alamanni in the battle of Tolbiac, he requested Remigius to baptize him at Reims in the presence of a large company of Franks and Alamanni. King Clovis granted Remigius stretches of territory, in which Remigius established and endowed many churches, he erected bishoprics at Tournai. In 530 he consecrated Bishop of Noyon. Remigius' brother Principius was Bishop of Soissons and corresponded with Sidonius Apollinaris, whose letters give a sense of the cultivated courtly literary Gallo-Roman style all three men shared; the chroniclers of "Gallia Christiana" record that numerous donations were made to Remigius by the Frankish nobles, which he presented to the cathedral at Reims. Though Remigius never attended any of the church councils, in 517 he held a synod at Reims, at which after a heated discussion he converted a bishop of Arian views. Although St Remigius's influence over people and prelates was extraordinary, upon one occasion his condoning of the offences of one Claudius, a priest whom Remigius had consecrated, brought upon him the rebukes of his episcopal brethren, who deemed Claudius deserving of degradation.

The reply of Remigius, still extant, is convincing. Few authentic works of Remigius remain: his "Declamations" were elaborately admired by Sidonius Apollinaris, in a finely turned letter to Remigius, but are now lost. Four letters survive: one containing his defence in the matter of Claudius, two written to Clovis, a fourth to Bishop Falco of Tongeren; the "Testament of St. Remigius" is apocryphal. A brief and legendary "Vita" was ascribed to Venantius Fortunatus. Another, according to Jacobus de Voragine, was written by bishop of Reims. A letter congratulating Pope Hormisdas upon his election is apocryphal, "the letter in which Pope Hormisdas appears to have appointed him vicar of the kingdom of Clovis is proved to be spurious. St. Remigius' relics were kept in the Cathedral of Reims, whence Hincmar had them translated to Épernay during the Viking invasions and thence, in 1099 to the Abbey of Saint-Rémy, his feast is celebrated on October 1st. St. Remigius is known per the Legend of the Baptism of Moribund Pagan, according to which a dying pagan asked for baptism at the hands of St. Remigius, but when it was found that there was no Oil of the Catechumens or sacred Chrism available for the proper administration of the baptismal ceremony, St. Remigius ordered two empty vials be placed on an altar and as he prayed before them the two vials miraculously filled with the necessary Oil of the Catechumens and Chrism.

When the sepulcher containing the body of St. Remi was opened in the reign of Charles the Bald and while Hincmar was the Archbishop of Reims, two small vials were found, the contents of which gave off an aromatic scent the likes of, like nothing known to those present. If one recalls that when St. Remigius died the ancient art of perfumery was still known and practiced in the collapsing Roman Empire, but was unknown in the Carolingian empire four hundred years these vials may have been bottles of unguents used to cover the scent of decay of St. Remigius’ corpse during his funeral, but the memory of the two vials miraculously filled in the story of the Baptism of the Moribund Pagan, the unusual otherworldly scents issuing from these two vials found buried with St. Remigius combined to suggest to those present that these two vials were the miraculously filled vials of the legend, it should be remembered as well that it was not uncommon for chalices and other sacred vessels to be buried with high-ranking clergymen.

Hincmar adroitly combined the discovery of the two vials the Legend of the Moribund Pagan and the historical memory that St. Remigius had bap

Rachel Wacholder

Rachel Scott is a model and beach volleyball player. She has eight beach volleyball championships with three partners, most with Tyra Turner in San Diego on the AVP Tour on August 3, 2008. In 2006, she was the No. 2 seed on the AVP tour along with her partner, beach volleyball veteran Elaine Youngs. During the 2005 AVP tour and Youngs dealt top-seeded Kerri Walsh and Misty May a surprise defeat at the Huntington Beach Open, halting the two-time Olympic Gold Medal winning team's 50 match win streak; the duo would go on to win five events together, all on the AVP Tour with three coming in 2005 and two in 2006. Her exposure as a star player increased as a result and is considered one of only a handful of players capable of dealing the Kerri Walsh-Misty May combination a defeat. However, in August 2006, Scott and Youngs split just before the biggest American tournament of the year, the 2006 Manhattan Beach Open. No official reason for the split has been given. Scott paired with Jen Boss defeated Youngs and new partner Nicole Branagh in their first meeting at the Coney Island Open.

Scott has an increasing support base from AVP fans. At the end of the 2005 season, she was voted the AVP's best defensive player and most improved player of the year, she won the most improved player in 2000 on the BVA Tour. Scott won two FIVB Grand Slam events in 2004, her first two career victories, alongside Olympic gold medal winner Walsh, filling in for an injured May-Treanor; as of 2009, she has played in 121 domestically and 47 internationally. She has won over $750,000 in prize money. Scott resides in Redondo Beach, California with husband Sean Scott, whom she wed in November 2007, their son Koa, born April 3, 2009, her husband is a fellow beach volleyball player on the AVP Tour. Wacholder's family members reside in Southern California. Ashley Wacholder played volleyball at Duke and was ACC player of the year in 1993. Scott was born in California, she graduated with a degree in Communications. She started four seasons on the volleyball team where she earned second team All-Big Eight honors in both 1994 and'95 and first-team All-Big 12 honors in 1996, the first season of the new league.

She was a member of the 1993 Big Eight Championship team for the Buffaloes. She still holds 32 records in the Colorado Volleyball record book, including most kills in a three-game match and is the only Buffalo to record 100 attacks in a single match, swinging 106 times against Iowa State in 1996, she continues to rank in the top five in CU history in career kills, career attacks, career service aces and career digs. It was revealed in 2009 that she would play with Kerri Walsh at the Hermosa Beach Open and continue for the rest of the season together with Walsh; the duo played in four events, fifth twice and 13th once. In 2010, she reunited with Youngs and the duo, seeded third, finished fifth to open the season at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida AVP event. AVP profile BVBInfo.com Profile

Mico de Noche

Mico de Noche is a stoner sludge metal band from Seattle, Washington, USA. Mico de Noche began as a duo in 2001 with Donovan Stewart on drums and vocals, Michael Crum on guitar and vocals. In 2003, Mico de Noche was named one of the top 10 metal bands by the Seattle Weekly. Mico de Noche performed at SXSW in 2004 and 2005 and Wantage Records' TotalFest four times from 2003-2006; the band recorded Cherries throughout 2006 as a collaborative project featuring several guest musicians. The songs on Cherries utilize a non-standard BADGBE tuning. In March 2007, Mico de Noche added Chad Baker on bass in order to recreate the album's ensemble sound in live performances. Cherries was released on November 6, 2007 on the Australian Cattle God label out of Austin, TX. Don Stewart was replaced on drums by Reno Dave. Stewart works as a recording engineer and has recorded projects by Big Business, Black Elk and Lozen. Stewart was the touring bass player during... And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead's Summer 2007 festival tour.

In July 2009, Stonerrock.com announced plans by Mico de Noche to release a split 10" vinyl record featuring songs by Mico de Noche and Brothers of the Sonic Cloth featuring grunge rock pioneer Tad Doyle. On August 8, 2009, Mico de Noche was featured on the KEXP radio show Audioasis and performed several songs live in the studio; the Mico de Noche/BOTSC split 10" vinyl record was released in October 2009 as an edition of 500 copies and featured two songs by Mico de Noche, "Ganges" and "Misanthrope" and one song by Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. The record appeared on multiple "Best of 2009" lists. After playing Tad's wedding reception in 2010, Mico de Noche took a nearly year-long hiatus. During this time, Reno Dave became more involved in his side project, Cody Foster Army. In mid-2011, Mico de Noche began booking live shows again. Dave Foster became the permanent drummer, several live shows were played throughout 2011 and 2012. Early 2013 saw the release of a new 7" vinyl EP featuring 3 new songs recorded by Stewart and mixed by Scott Evans of the Bay Area band Kowloon Walled City.

The digital download version of the EP contained an additional track recorded during the same sessions. The record received favorable reviews and was praised for its modern take on an earlier era of Seattle-area heavy music. Kevin Hudson - bass on Cherries Jason Reece - vocals on Cherries Hozoji - vocals on Cherries Justice - vocals on Cherries Eric Trammell - guitar on Cherries Dave Foster - drums on Cherries Brandon Boote - drums on Cherries Christopher Wilson - drums on Cherries Stripper Wars - Perverted Son Records Pick-Up - Perverted Son Records Balls Deep - Buttermilk Records/Violent Hippy Records Cherries - Australian Cattle God Records/Violent Hippy Records Split 10" with Brothers of the Sonic Cloth - Violent Hippy Records 3 Quarters/Quicky/Sacrifice 7" - Violent Hippy Records Official Australian Cattle God Records Band page Official Myspace page Official Facebook page A. M. Q. A official Myspace page Official Mico de Noche band page