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, 24 November 2015

Iraqi Christians In Need

Last Thursday evening I attended an organ recital at the Oxford Oratory given by Carl Bahoshy in aid of the charity Iraqi Christians in Need. Carl himself is of Iraqi Christian descent.

In addition to listening to a fine selection of organ pieces we were able to view a power point display of the situation facing our fellow Christians in Iraq, and of the effects of persecution and destruction in specific churches and of the plight of refugees, and also of the help being brought to them.

This is a very worthwhile cause which I recommend to readers.

The website of ICIN can be visited at  ICIN: Iraqi Christians In Need :: Home

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