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, 8 December 2020

Cerulean Blue vestments

To mark today’s Feast of the Immaculate Conception Shawn Tribe on the Liturgical Arts Journal returns to a theme he touched upon in his post which I shared in Fifteenth century Blue Vestments given by a future Pope.
The theme is the liturgical use of blue, be it dark blue in the violet and black ( if you are Milanese ) seasons or if you are apparently honouring Our Lady in cerulean Spanish blue. His article, illustrated with some fine vestments from the baroque era, can be seen at Some Cerulean Blue Vestments from Italy 

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