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Goings on at GodlyGals! [Jan. 15th, 2007|12:26 am]
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cross-posted to godly_gals and other Christian communities

Here are a few things that are going on right now at the GodlyGals message board:Collapse )
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(no subject) [Jun. 11th, 2006|07:26 pm]
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3 discussion questions

1. Favourite Saint and why them?

2. Favourite Celtic Christian writing and Why?

3. Favourite Celtic Christian Tradition?

I'll answer the latter and if 5 people answer I'll give you my answer to the first two questions *Grin* I love the idea of soul friend and the idea of wandering on a pilgrimage cast adrift on the mercy of the Spirit in a coricle to spread the light....
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Allow me to introduce myself... [May. 1st, 2006|08:32 pm]
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Name: Aart
Location: The Netherlands

What interests me most about the Celtic Christian tradition is the breathtakingly beautiful country in which it is rooted. Although I have no Irish ancestry, I feel strongly connected to Ireland somehow.

I have been to Ireland twice now, and both times I was deeply moved by places that happen to be of Christian and historical importance. The valley of Glendalough - which was the keyword that brought me to this community - has stolen my heart forever. I have walked around the shores of the lower lake, and have taken in the majestic beauty of the Wicklow mountains. I have seen the beautiful ruins of the monastery, and have heard some of the legends that surround Kevin, the remarkable saint who once lived and worked there.

Elsewhere in Ireland, at Clonmacnoise, I experienced complete and utter silence for the first time in my life ever, an experience not soon to be forgotten, as it was almost frightening, yet perfectly peaceful at the same time.

And at Dublin, I was dumbfounded by the colors, craftsmanship and crazy detailedness of the Book of Kells.

Many are the treasures of Celtic Christianity that I still need to see. And it is a true pleasure to be amongst people with whom I have the love for Celtic Christianity in common, and possibly even more than that :-)...
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(no subject) [Apr. 2nd, 2006|06:31 pm]
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Here is a brief calendar of Irish Saints that I have compiled. You are most welcome to use it and post it to your own LJs (with reference to the original post :)) And, of course, if you have anything to add -- please let me know!
All of these Saints lived between the 4th and the 8th centuries A.D., so they are venerated by both Orthodox Catholics and Roman Catholics.

St. Ethne and Fedelm_______January 11
St. Ita (Ide)______________January 15
St. Canair_________________January 28
St. Maedoc_________________January 31
St. Brigit_________________February 1
St. Patrick________________March 17 (an Orthodox icon of this Saint can be found here)
St. Brendan________________May16 (read my post about him)
St. Coemgen (Kevin)________June 3
St. Columba (Columcille)___June 9
St. Aidan__________________August 31
St. Ciaran_________________September 9
St. Findbarr_______________September 25
St. Samthann_______________December 19

Sellner, E.C., "Wisdom of the Celtic Saints", Ave Maria Press, Indiana, USA, 1998.
Warren, F.E., "The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church", The Boydell Press, Great Britain, 1987.

Cross-posted from my LJ to celtichristian, holy_island, orthodoxy
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Introducing myself [Mar. 30th, 2006|12:15 pm]
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Name: Kenneth "Sonny" H.; I usually go by Kisaoda or Cuinn online (the latter preferred for here ;))

Location: Siloam Springs, AR, USA

What interests you the most about the Celtic Christian tradition?: As C.S. Lewis has said, there are certain things in this world which give you a certain feeling called Northernness (or Otherness). It can be a painting, a piece of music, or a story. I find that many of the things that draw me in have originated from the Celtic tradition. I was always amazed at how quickly Christianity spread and integrated into the Celtic societies. Symbols that were once pagan and dark turned to represent the goodness of God. Music and Folklore sung by bards turned from Dagda to the One True God. It was all an amazing transition, and I still remain awed by God's abilities in this realm of Celts and their conversion.

I hope this is an adequate introduction. I wish to give all of you good greetings and benediction.

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(no subject) [Mar. 20th, 2006|12:29 am]
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[Current Music |Joanna - Rock of Ages]

Name: Amy
Location: Nashville, TN
What interests you most about the Celtic Christian tradition? Well, I don't know a lot about it yet. From what little I do know, though, it seems like a very free, worshipful faith. I am a Christian, but I was raised in charasmatic churches and now attend a Nazarene church. I like aspects of both, but I guess I just haven't found a real depth yet. In the charasmatic churches I've been to, they have a freedom in worship and praise, but not really any structure. In the Nazarene church, they have lots of structure and liturgy, but not a lot of freedom of worship (i.e., during praise and worship, it feels like something we just do because it is part of the service "line-up", so to speak). Don't get me wrong - I love my church, and the church family. But right now I am seeking a deeper understanding of God, and am trying to break away from basing my faith on what my mom taught me as I was growing up. I want my faith to be MY faith, not my mother's, if you know what I mean. I want to discover God for myself. And that's where I'm at right now. : )
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Another introduction (!) [Mar. 3rd, 2006|01:06 pm]
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Name: Kenneth George Chaplin (chose to abbreviate to Kenn as an adult)
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
What interests you the most about the Celtic Christian tradition?: Knowing little about it I want to learn since my family tree seems well-rooted in Ireland and Scotland, perhaps England and even Brittany.

Also I am interested in places such as Iona, whose music, contemplation and social justice
appeal to me.

My blog http://kennchaplin.blogspot.com may tell you more than you wanted to know about me. Suffice to say that I am a gay man, living with AIDS for many years, trying to discern my way back to a full integration of who I am with who I am called to be.
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(no subject) [Dec. 26th, 2005|03:35 am]
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Name: Derick V.
Location: Middle Georgia, U.S.A
What interests you the most about the Celtic Christian tradition?: It is a large part of my cultural heritage and plays a huge role in my family history. Being third generation born in North America from Irish Catholic and Eastern Catholic stock, the role of Ireland's limb in the body of Christ is very important to me and I wish to increase my understanding of it since I have more knowledge of my eastern Catholic roots than I do my Irish.
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northern ireland [Nov. 11th, 2005|11:35 pm]
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hi fellow celtic christians!

i wanted some feedback from you guys, mainly any of you that live in northern ireland, but others too if you're interested. i work in conflict resolution and am doing some research to provide solutions to the problems in northern ireland. i thought your opinions and thoughts might be interesting; if you'd like to, please fill in my survey at http://FreeOnlineSurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?id=127656

thanks so much guys!
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essay prayer [Aug. 24th, 2005|11:26 am]
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[Current Mood |sillysilly]

hehe, i just ran across this on my compy, and i don't believe i ever posted it anywhere... so i thought i would here, just for kicks ;)

i was up really late one night last year, writing an essay on Celtic Christianity... which, added to the random silliness that arises in the wee hours of the morning, spawned thisCollapse )

enjoy ^_^
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