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, 18 June 2022

All at sevens in the Roman Liturgy

Following on in part from my - and their - previous post which linked to their site the Liturgical Arts Journal has another interesting article about the origins and significance of the use of the number seven - seven deacons, seven sub-deacons etc - in the traditional Roman and Lyons Rites. 

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