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, 16 July 2011

Greyfriars Mass

Thanks to Joe Shaw I can now provide a link to photographs of the usus antiquior Mass at Greyfriars last Monday. Here is one of his photographs:


The whole set of 29 can be viewed here.They convey something of the dignified setting as well as the dignified worship offered. The preacher was Fr Mark Elvins OFM Cap., the Guardian of Greyfriars.

I am sufficiently vainglorious to include this image of my censing of the Deacon, Br. Nicholas Edmonds-Smith, of the Oxford Oratory:



andrea castor said...

who are the servers?

Once I Was A Clever Boy said...

A team assembled for the occasion - though some of us serve together on a reasonably regular basis.