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.

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Correction - right liturgy, wrong church

I now realise I made an inadvertent mistake in my post on Friday - the pre-1955  liturgy which I thought, following the FSSP website, was from Sarasota in Florida was actually celebrated at Nuestra Senora del Pilar in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in Mexico. Last night/early this morning I caught part of their Easter Vigil Mass on livestream. This liturgy had another delight for aficionados of traditional vestments, folded ( or rather, attenuated ) violet chasubles for the Deacon and Subdeacon in the first part of the Mass.

My apologies for my error and my commendation for the good work of these clergy in Mexico, and for the work of FSSP in making these things available through live-streaming.

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