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, 2 April 2016

Easter Vespers in the Middle Ages


Gregory di Pippo has a very interesting post on the New Liturgical Movement site today about the specific and distinct form taken by Vespers at Easter in the medieval period. it is well worth looking at and can be seen at  Medieval Vespers of Easter


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