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(no subject) [Aug. 10th, 2005|05:51 pm]
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Has anyone read this book? Worth the money?

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An Irish friend recently died [Aug. 4th, 2005|11:16 am]
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The host at the place where I stayed when I lived in Ireland died this week of a brain hemmorhage. He was from Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Here's the email I got regarding:

Sadly we are reporting to all of you the news of the death of Tony Page early Tuesday morning from an apparent brain hemorrhage. He had been hospitalized since Sunday when not feeling well and passed away while in the hospital. Only 2 hours later, a grandson was born to him and Maureen and is having some difficulties. Vance spoke with Dorothy, the YWCA committee chair, at length tonight and she asked for prayers for the family and suggested that it might be best to just send cards at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations are to be directed to Samaritan's Purse in Tony's name. The family address is:

Maureen Page
8 Rathdown Park
Greystones, Wicklow

Let's lift up Tony's family: Maureen, 2 married sons, wives and young children, and daughter Aoife in prayer and let them know we are praying for them in this time of great sorrow. The funeral will be held on Thursday.


Vance and Tammi
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howdy all [Aug. 3rd, 2005|05:44 pm]
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[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

Just joined, and the user info page requests and introduction, so here we go... my name is Grizz, I'm 36, and I live in Virginia, USA (although I am a born-and-bred New Englander).

I was born and raised a Christian, but can't really consider myself one, so if this is a strongly religious-based community, please let me know. I'm just interested in the research.

I am interested in this community for a couple reasons. First, I started writing a D&D historical campaign sourcebook set in Northumbria in 791. That project has grown from a dungeons & dragons game project into a purely research project. Second, I am starting to get involved in the SCA, and am doing some preliminary research trying to get ideas for my persona (don't get me started).Thirdly, and this ties in with firstly and secondly, I am fascinated by Pelagius, and am trying to learn more about him. Lastly, and I guess this ties in with thirdly, I am intrigued by how pagan cultures and traditions influenced the development of the Christian church in the Dark Ages through Medievil times. Yule trees to Christmas trees, that sort of stuff. I know the user info page says "inquiries into pagan celtic religious practices should be directed elsewhere", so again, if I'm in the wrong community, let me know and I'll politely excuse myself.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Theological Traditions Quiz [Jun. 20th, 2005|09:21 am]
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This is an interesting quiz I took yesterday that deals with what "Christian Tradition" you fit into according to your personal beliefs. There is no analysis, other than ranking your scores.

The author does admit that the questions are often oversimplifications, so the results may be skewed somewhat for that reason.

Below are my scores:

Your results for Christian Traditions Selector

Rank Item Percent
1: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (100%)
2: Eastern Orthodox (96%)
3: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (84%)
4: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (81%)
5: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (72%)
6: Congregational/United Church of Christ (72%)
7: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (68%)
8: Seventh-Day Adventist (68%)
9: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (67%)
10: Lutheran (67%)
11: Roman Catholic (65%)
12: Church of Christ/Campbellite (60%)
13: Presbyterian/Reformed (55%)

I think its interesting that I scored highest as a Anabaptist, followed closely by Eastern Orthodox

As an Officer in The Salvation Army (in Everday Life), I'm really interested to see how I scored so low (fourth!) as a Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene, seeing as The Salvation Army was founded by a former Wesleyan Methodist minister.

Maybe this will spark some discussion here. This is an awful quiet community!
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Midsummer/St. John the Baptist [Jun. 2nd, 2005|02:54 am]
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Does anyone know of Celtic customs or beliefs for Midsummer or St. John the Baptist Day?

Thank you.
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Songs of St. Patrick [Mar. 14th, 2005|07:01 pm]
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It occurred to me that in the U.S., it's traditional to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish music. However, I don't think I've ever heard a song actually about St. Patrick. Does anyone know songs of St. Patrick? Inquiring minds want to know.
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(no subject) [Mar. 10th, 2005|02:45 pm]
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I was asked about the Northumbria community www.northumbriacommunity.org

The Northumbria Community is a dispersed group of Christian believers, struggling with the issues of Faith in a post-modern culture. We ask the key questions: 'How then shall we Live?' and 'How can we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?'. I think it would be a good link for the groups interests.

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(no subject) [Feb. 20th, 2005|10:45 pm]
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I'm Mike, I live in North Yorkshire, UK.

I'm a goth and I am a friend of the Northumbria Community, which I think should be added to the groups list of interests!!!

I love celtic culture and history and spirituality, am saddened by the synod of Whitby, but was happy when I attended the joint service of repentance there by the churchs in Whitby apologising for the sins done there. As I understand it the roman model of church was forced onto the celtic monastic model of church which submitted where the two would have been so much more of a blessing as a symbiotic pairing of diversity and unity. To quote "In esssential Unity, in non-essentials liberty in everything love". Thats probably too much opinion in the liberty category and not enough of the later category.

I enjoyed visiting Lindisfarne last Easter Sunday...
I love the Celtic concept of Green Martyrdom and soul friend

Yeshua Shalom

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(no subject) [Feb. 15th, 2005|03:14 pm]
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[Current Mood |soresore]
[Current Music |Butterfly- Bebop Movie]

Hola! I hate doing these intro things, but I figure I should. My name is Amanda and I am a 23 year old who has always been into anything celtic but never really researched or learned about it. I have recently skimmed a couple of books on Celtic spirituality and have rekindled my interest in this area. The main reason I got interested in the first place is I am very Welsh from my mother's side and have always strongly identified with that part of my lineage. (Had a great-great-grandmother named Gwendolyn Arthur. You can't get more Welsh than that.) So anyways, I'm usually a passive observer but I'll try to pop up from the woodwork every now and then.
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Hello! [Feb. 7th, 2005|12:28 am]
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[Current Music |Celtic Harp]

Hi, my name is Katie. I'm seventeen years old and I live in South Texas.

I've never truly been a part of any church- I've felt the hypocrisy surrounding the idea of it just overwhelming. I am glaringly Celtic, complete with glow in the dark skin and a horrible temper, and I wanted to retrace my religious origins. I am a loving Christian, and I hope to find myself in this community!

Blessed Be
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