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, 29 December 2021

The Mass of St David, King and Prophet

Earlier today a friend sent me a message saying he was watching online, virtually attending in fact, the Mass for the Feast of St David the King and Prophet from the SSPX St Thomas Aquinas seminary in the US. I now see that the New Liturgical Movement have a post about the Feast, its history and propers which can be seen at The Mass of St David, King and Prophet

I imagine that falling on the same day as the Martyrdom of St Thomas of Canterbury it has historically attracted less attention in this country than it might otherwise have done, although Old Testament figures receive considerably less public veneration in the West than in the East.

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