Jul 10

FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN

  Illumination from a 9th. Century Celtic Missal

August 15th  FEAST of the DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN

THE COLLECT: O Almighty and everlasting God, who for her wondrous humility and purity hast exalted the Virgin Mary among the hosts of Heaven, grant that we, Thy people, may so...

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Jun 29

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

 

July 26th   FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

THE COLLECT: O Almighty God, Who in the glorious Transfiguration of Thine only-begotten Son, didst strengthen the mysteries of faith by the testimonies of the fathers, and, by Thy voice coming from Heaven; and didst miraculously betoken...

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Jun 29

FEAST OF ST. JAMES

   

July 25th   FEAST of ST. JAMES  Apostle

THE COLLECT: Protect Thy people and make them holy, O Lord, so that, guarded by the help of Thine Apostle James, they may be pleasing to Thee by their conduct, and serve Thee with peace of mind. We ask this in the Name of Thine...

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Jun 20

FEAST OF SS. PETER AND PAUL

    

June 29th  FEAST of ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL

THE COLLECT: O Almighty God, Who hast made this day holy by the martyrdom of Thy Blessed Apostles, Peter and Paul; grant that Thy Church mayest follow, in all things, the teachings of those from whom She first received the faith. We...

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Jun 14

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

    

June 24th  NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

THE COLLECT: O Almighty God, Who didst make this day most worthy of our celebration because of Blessed John, grant unto Thy people the grace of spiritual joys, and direct the minds of all the faithful into the path of eternal...

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Jun 10

FEAST OF ST. ALBAN

        

June 20th    FEAST of  ST. ALBAN

The first Martyr of the Britons. Saint Alban was a Romano-Briton, living in Verulamium (now the city of St Albans). During the persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian he is said to have sheltered a Celtic Priest, St. Amphilbalus, who...

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Jun 9

FEAST OF ST. BARNABAS

June 11th FEAST of  ST. BARNABAS - APOSTLE

THE COLLECT: O Almighty God, Who dost gladden us with the life and intercession of Blessed Barnabas, Thine Apostle, mercifully grant that we, who ask Thy favour through him, may obtain what we ask by the gift of Thy grace. We ask this...

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Jun 7

FEAST OF ST. COLUMBA 9th. June

     

Feast of St. Columcille (St. Columba) 9th June

COLLECT:  O Almighty God, Who didst call Thy servant Columba from among the princes of Ireland to be a herald and evangelist of Thy kingdom; grant that Thy Church, having his faith and courage in remembrance, may so proclaim...

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Jun 6

our celtic heritage

So what can an examination of the early blossoming of Christianity in the fringes of Britain and Ireland bring to our spiritual lives today? So it is, that we need to rid ourselves of some of the romanticism that has been handed down concerning the early Christian saints, and...

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May 19

IONA DIG UPDATE

     

Fragments of a wooden hut found on the Scottish island of Iona have been confirmed as the remains of the sixth-century cell of St Columba.

St Columba founded a monastery at Iona that became one of Europe’s leading centres of learning and served as the springboard for the...

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