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, 6 December 2020

St Nicholas in art, liturgy and hymnography

I see that the New Liturgical Movement has marked the feast of St Nicholas with a feature on the history of his liturgical celebration and his iconography. It includes an entertaining story from William Durandus and can be seen at The Legend of St Nicholas in Liturgy and Art

Meanwhile Fr Hunwicke - who had been cited in the NLM post above for a previous post about the saint - has today some typically scholarly and impish reflections on the feast, notably its Anglican hymnogaphy, which can be enjoyed at S Nicolas of Lancing

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