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.


Saturday, 17 January 2015

St Anthony


Today, 17th January, is the feast of St Antony of Egypt. Here are some images of him in medieval stained glass posted on the Medieval Religion discussion group by the Rev Gordon Plumb. Click on the links to view the panels.

Chartres, Cathédrale Notre Dame, Bay 30b:
and panels 1-7:
panels 8-14:
panels 15-21:

Langport, All Saints, Somerset, East window B3:
and

Oxford, Balliol College Chapel, nV, 2b:

Gresford, Trevor Chapel, East window, 3d:

Gresford, Trevor Chapel, East window, 3c:
and a detail of his pig:

Rivenhall, St Mary and All Saints, Essex, East window 4c, 16th century.:

Stanford-on-Avon, St Nicholas, Northamptonshire, wI, 1b:

In addition there is another image of Antony posted on the Flickr site today by Fr Lawrence Lew, OP:

The New Liturgical Movement has an interesting illustrated post from Gregory di Pippo about St Antony and the promption of his cult bt St Athanasius in his biography which can be read at The Feast of St Anthony the Abbot

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