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.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

More photographs of Bishop Byrne's Episcopal Ordination

My friend Irim posted some links to other photographs of last week's episcopal consecration of Bishop Byrne in the comments section of my post about the day. In case other readers have not seen that the links are, firstly, to the cathedral website which has 216 photographs of the ceremonial, and can be viewed here


Episcopal line-up:
Left to right, Bishop William Kenney, Bishop David McGough, Bishop Byrne, Cardinal Nichols, Bishop Philip Pargeter, Archbishop Longley, Bishop Michael Barber

Image: mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.on Flickr

In addition she found some photographs of the reception at Oscott on the website of the Washington DC Oratorians which can be viewed here. She says she was particularly taken with one of the new Bishop checking his watch, which can be seen here, and one with his family - as was pointed out during the service in the cathedral it is quite unusual for a new bishop to have both his parents present at his consecration - and which can be seen here.

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