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.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Reviving the Reed

Last May the Liturgical Arts Journal had a post about the Reed used in the pre-1955 celebration of Holy Saturday. The article, which has a link to another post about the historical development of this particular piece of ecclesiastical paraphanalia, can be seen at The Restoration of the Reed

It is good that some churches, in this country and elsewhere, are, with permission, celebrating the pre-1955 Easter Vigil rites. I was able to attend part of one such in Mexico last year through the wonder of the internet.

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