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.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Mysterium Fidei

The New Liturgical Movement today uses the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ as the background for an article by the distinguished liturgical commentator Peter Kwasniewski about the post-Vatican II manoeuvring of the position of the phrase Mysterium Fidei within the Roman Canon and the ecclesiastical and liturgical politics around it. It is quite long but very well worth reading both in itself as to the phrase and also as to the way in which change was introduced. If you have not already done so it can be read at The Displacement of the Mysterium Fidei and the Fabricated Memorial Acclamation 

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