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.

Friday, 1 April 2011

San Clemente in Rome

There is a very interesting article on the New Liturgical Movement about the church of San Clemente in Rome by Dino Marcantonio which explains the iconography and symbolism of the building and its decoration.

The interior of San Clemente

A view of the nave, the schola cantorum with the ambos to either side,
the altar and confessio under the ciborium,
and the bema at the back of the apse.

It is well worth looking at and, if you have not already seen it, can be read here.

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