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, 7 August 2014

Liturgical Notes for early August

The New Liturgical Movement has two interesting pieces about liturgical customs for these first days of August. One refers to yesterday's lovely feast of the Transfiguration and a particular custom associated with it, which can be seen in Transfiguration of the Lord: Blessing of the Grapes.

The other refers to the forthcoming feast (if you are on the Novus Ordo calendar) or recent one (if you follow older practice) of the founder of the Dominicans, and can be read at Liturgical Notes on the Feast of Saint Dominic.

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