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 30 March 2024

Fr Hunwicke on the Exsultet

Fr Hunwicke marked Holy Saturday with a pair of splendid posts ( but when are his posts not splendid …) about the bees and how their work is celebrated in the Exsultet. He shows - draws forth in an apian way even - his erudition in Latin as in liturgy, in history and culture.

Read the two sections at EXSULTET: some notes (1) and EXSULTET: the Bee (2) …….and enjoy the Exsultet !

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