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.

Thursday 28 March 2024

Papal Ceremonies for Maundy Thursday

The Liturgical Arts Journal has a very interesting account of Papal ceremonies observed on Maundy Thursday in the past, both recent and others which are somewhat more distant. It has some fasinating illustrations and can be seen at Tapestries of the Papal Court for Holy Thursday

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