One inscription is taken from the preface to the canon of the Mass
. Of all Sir Thomas' architectural creations, the Lodge is the most detailed and complete.
Agnes is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass
The Latin Canon of the Mass
was composed towards the end of the 4th-century from the Greek, and the Latin words chosen were 'pro multis' (for many), not 'pro omnibus' (for all).
The pope and patriarch shared the altar up to the creed, but not during the Canon of the Mass
But there are fascinating |Eucharistic vignettes' from throughout western Europe presented: a pyx in the form of the Virgin, a depiction of the Virgin vested as a priest at the altar (the exact vestment is not specified), the high value placed on white flour and white bread/hosts in medieval Europe, the giving of the viaticum to women in childbirth, dances in Eucharistic processions in Spain, the giving of undiluted, unconsecrated wine to the laity to provide symmetry to the giving of the consecrated host alone, and the construction of a machine on pulleys in a church to allow angelic figures to descend at the elevation of the host during the Canon of the Mass
and ascend after the paternoster.