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.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

The Sign of Peace

Fr Hunwicke had an interesting post the other day about the position of the Sign of Peace in the Mass and the dating of that useage in the Roman Rite which can be read at  Where should the PAX come?

Quite apart from the intrinsic liturgical and historical interest of what he says in that particular piece it is also good to have Fr John back on line and helping one to think about what goes on at the altar in the light of the Church's history and tradition.

1 comment:

Lynda said...

It seems very wrong to be exchanging a sign of peace with each other just after Our Lord has been brought into being - body, blood, soul and divinity - on the Holy Altar.