Santa Lucia in Selci
The Church of Saint Lucy in Selci is an ancient Roman Catholic church, located in Rome, dedicated to Saint Lucy, a 4th-century virgin and martyr. The church was built no than the 8th century above the ruins of a Roman structure, the Portico of Livia. According to the tradition, the first church was built under Pope Symmachus back in the 6th century; the building was restored by Pope Honorius I in the 7th century and again by Pope Leo III in the 9th century. The deaconry of Saint Lucy in Silice created around 300 is one of the seven original deaconries in Rome, it was confirmed by Pope Saint Sylvester. 314. The church was restored by Pope Honorius I ca 630 in the vicinity of the monumental fountain lacus orphei, it was assigned to one of the seven deacons by Pope Agatho ca. 678. According to Liber Pontificalis, this deaconry received donations from Pope Leo III. After the 10th century it was known as Santa Lucia in Silice; the deaconry was suppressed in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V. In the 13th century, a monastery was attached to the church.
In 1370, it was granted to the Carthusians. In 1534, it was given to the Benedictines, in 1568 Pope Pius V granted it to the Augustinians, who still serve the church. Pope Urban VIII altered the monastery in 1624, dividing it into three parts. One was kept by the Augustinians, one was given to Dominican friars and the last was given to the Poor Clares; the monastery was amplified in 1603 according to designs by Bartolomeo Bassi, active in Rome at that time. However, all that remains of this amplification is the portal of the exterior. In 1878 the Italian state expropriated the convent of the Poor Clares, adjacent to San Lorenzo in Panisperna, but the nuns came to the monastery of Santa Lucia in Selci. Carlo Maderno reconstructed the church in 1604, keeping it enclosed within the Augustinian monastery; the church was restored in 1637-1638 by Francesco Borromini. The church is built on a rectangular ground barrel vault, it has a single nave with three shallow chapels on each side. The barrel vault has a 19th-century fresco by an unknown artist that replaced one with the same motif by Giovanni Antonio Lelli, depicting the Glory of St Lucy.
The counterfaçade is decorated with the painting God the Father by Cavaliere d'Arpino. The high altar dates from the 19th century, replaces one made by Borromini; the painting above the high altar depicting the Annunciation is a work of the Florentine painter Anastasio Fontebuoni. The Landi Chapel, commissioned by the prioress Vittoria Landi, is the first chapel on the left, it was decorated by Borromini, the altarpiece is a painting by Cavaliere d'Arpino depicting The Holy Trinity with Saint Augustine and Saint Monica The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, the second on the left, contains works attributed to Carlo Maderno: a tabernacle in polychrome marble and gilt bronze and the alabaster statues. At the first altar on the right is the painting Martyrdom of St Lucy by Giovanni Lanfranco; the Vision of St Augustine by Andrea Camassei is at the second altar on the right. In the choir, attributed to Francesco Borromini, several paintings by Baccio Ciarpi are displayed. List of the Cardinal-deacons until the suppression of the deaconry in 1577: Cardinal Cencio Savelli Cardinal Philibert Hugonet Cardinal Georg Hesler von Wurzburg Cardinal Hélie de Bourdeilles Cardinal Ippolito I d'Este Cardinal Giacomo Savelli Cardinal Ranuccio Farnese Cardinal Alessandro Campeggi Cardinal Johann Gropper Cardinal Innico d'Avalos d'Aragona Cardinal Luigi d'Este Schroeder, Joseph.
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Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the diocese of Oxford, which consists of the counties of Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It is the chapel of Christ Church at the University of Oxford; this dual role as cathedral and college chapel is unique in the Church of England. The cathedral was the church of St Frideswide's Priory; the site was presumed to be the location of the nunnery founded by St Frideswide, the patron saint of Oxford, the shrine now in the Latin Chapel containing relics translated at the rebuilding in 1180, was the focus of pilgrimage from at least the 12th until the early 16th century. In 1522, the priory was surrendered to Thomas Cardinal Wolsey, who had selected it as the site for his proposed college. However, in 1529 the foundation was taken over by Henry VIII. Work stopped. In 1546, Henry VIII transferred to it the created See of Oxford from Osney; the cathedral has the name of Ecclesia Christi Cathedralis Oxoniensis, given to it by Henry VIII's foundation charter. There has been a choir at the cathedral since 1526, when John Taverner was the organist and master of the choristers.
The statutes of Wolsey's original college called Cardinal College, mentioned 16 choristers and 30 singing priests. Christ Church Cathedral is one of the smallest cathedrals in the Church of England; the nave, main tower and transepts are late Norman. There are architectural features ranging from Norman to the Perpendicular style and a large rose window of the ten-part type; as of 28 January 2019: Dean — Martyn Percy Sub-Dean — Edmund Newey Diocesan Canon Precentor — Grant Bayliss Archdeacon of Oxford — Martin Gorick The university's four senior theology professors are ex officio Canons Residentiary: Regius Professor of Divinity — Graham Ward Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity — Carol Harrison Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology — Nigel Biggar Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History — Sarah Foot The organ is a 43-rank, four-manual and pedal instrument built in 1979 by Austrian firm Rieger Orgelbau. First among the notable organists of Christ Church Cathedral is the Renaissance composer John Taverner, appointed as the first organist by Wolsey in 1526.
Other organists have included Basil Harwood, Thomas Armstrong, W. H. Harris, Simon Preston, Francis Grier and Nicholas Cleobury; the post of organist is held by Stephen Darlington. The main choir, the Christ Church Cathedral Choir, consists of 12 men and 16 choristers, is directed by Steven Grahl, they sing in university term time, at Christmas and Easter, have an extensive touring and recording programme. Former choristers include the composer William Walton; the Cathedral Singers consists of volunteers and is directed by James Potter. They are in residence outside of term time when the choristers and academical clerks of the main choir are on holiday; the college choir sings every 1–2 weeks in term time and is made up of current undergraduates and postgraduates from the college. John Bankes, English lawyer and politician Robert Burton, author The Anatomy of Melancholy George Berkeley and Bishop of Cloyne John Fell, Bishop of Oxford Henry Gage Henry Liddell, father of Alice Liddell John Locke, philosopher Lady Elizabeth Montacute Edward Bouverie Pusey George Stewart, 9th Seigneur d'Aubigny, Cavalier Thomas Strong, Bishop of Oxford John Underhill, Bishop of Oxford John Urry, literary editor Peter Wyche, ambassador to the Ottoman Empire and member of the Privy Council List of cathedrals in the United Kingdom Christ Church, Oxford: more information on the College and the Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral School The Clerks of Christ Church Bishop of Oxford Diocese of Oxford Architecture of the medieval cathedrals of England English Gothic architecture Romanesque architecture Church of England Christ Church Cathedral website Christ Church Cathedral Choir website Oxford Cathedral information A history of the choristers of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Sacred destinations photo gallery
Dean of Canterbury
The Dean of Canterbury is the head of the Chapter of the Cathedral of Christ Church, England. The current office of dean originated after the English Reformation, although Deans had existed before this time; the current Dean is Robert Willis, appointed in 2001 and is the 39th Dean since the Reformation, though the position of Dean and Prior as the religious head of the community is identical so the line is unbroken back to the time of the foundation of the community by Saint Augustine in AD 597. About a century after becoming a monastic foundation late in the 10th century, the Cathedral started to be headed by a prior rather than a dean, it would next have a dean after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857: volume 3
Bishop of Bangor
The Bishop of Bangor is the ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Bangor. The see is based in the city of Bangor where the bishop's seat is at Cathedral Church of Saint Deiniol; the incumbent is Right Reverend Andrew John, consecrated on 29 November 2008 and enthroned on 24 January 2009. The bishop's residence is Ty'r Esgob in Bangor. Archdeacon of Bangor
Dean of Windsor
The Dean of Windsor is the spiritual head of the Canons of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, England. The Dean chairs meetings of the Chapter of Canons as primus inter pares; the post of dean of Wolverhampton was assimilated to the deanery of Windsor, around 1480. Dean and Canons of Windsor Fasti Wyndesorienses: The deans and canons of Windsor. Historical monographs relating to St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle Volume 8. Sidney Leslie Ollard British History Online – A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 2 – Deans of Windsor