Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Transfiguration


Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration.

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Icon of the Transfiguration

Mid-twelfth century Constantinople style
St catherine's monastery, Mount Sinai

Image:Wikipedia


There is an introduction to the theology of the Transfiguration here, and an acocount of how it is commemorated in different Christian traditions here.


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