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, 7 October 2014

Fourth century glass paten found in Spain

I see from the New Liturgical Movement website that they have an interesting post about the discovery in southern Spain of what is being interpreted as a fourth century glass paten, decorated with figures of Christ and SS Peter and Paul. The illustrated post, with a link to the original BBC website report, can be seen at Photos of a 4th Century Glass Plate With Image of Christ Discovered in Spain 


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