Celtic Christian Late 1996 Welcome to this page of
e-mails that I have received during the last few months. Some
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Re: Celtic Christian Festival
Celtic Worship Through the Year
Causeway between Iona and Mull
christening of Tarnith Kelly Jun-Jul97 Iona
LIFE OF ST.
DECLAN OF ARDMORE
Info on Celtic Saints
Book Review: The Wisdom of the Celts,
Your Celtic Page
ST. DECLAN OF ARDMORE small print
on Fri, 17 Jan 1997
12:07:03 +0000 :
I am trying to find out anything at all about
a Saint named Brigid.
Baptized Catholic, I have never been instructed in the faith.
However, the name Saint Brigid comes to
my mind so often, that I have
decided to find out what I can
about her.I am so very intrigued as to
why this name so often
appears in my thoughts.
Jean F. Ebert
Christianity Scott Wance
on Thu, 30 Jan 1997 10:24:42
I'm a grad student at Virginia Tech, and I'm working
on a hypertext
project regarding Christianity's introduction
onto the British Isles,
and I was wondering if you might know of
any scholarship sources good
for my research. I fyou know of
any, I'd appreciate any help you can
Tour "Mary L. Allen"
on Thu, 30 Jan 1997
11:18:59 -0701 (MST) :
I wrote you a while ago about my Celtic
Pilgrim trip and you posted
the information,. Since then I've
changed my email address and now
have a small web page as well.
My email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org. The web
page address is
www.infowest.com/m/marya/TOUR.HTM. I'd appreciate
your posting and
linking if possible!
Rev. Mary L. Allen
Mary L. Allen
Books Steven Dale
on Thu, 30 Jan
1997 17:13:10 -0500 (EST) :
Rev. Ray Simpson has written a
couple of books on Celtic material:
Spirituality: Historic Roots for our Future."
ISBN 0-340-64203-3 Price 7.99 Pounds
"Celtic Worship Through The Year" - for those
wishing to follow a Celtic pattern in daily prayer and worship is
available from February 1997 Pub. by Hodder and Stoughton
16.99 Pounds Hdbk. ISBN 0-340-69440-8
8.99 Pounds Pbk.ISBN
More info is available on my homepage:
(has pages for those without frames capable browsers).
Christian Festival George Dobbs
on Thu, 30 Jan 1997
23:09:01 +0000 :
St. Aidan's Church, Sudden, Rochdale. OL11
is to hold A CELTIC EXPERIENCE
George Dobbs G3RJV "It is vain to do with more
The G QRP Club what can be done with less"
William of Occum (1290-1350)
St.Aidan's Vicarage, 498 Manchester
Road, Rochdale, OL11 3HE. U.K.
books "The Abells"
on Thu, 6 Feb 1997
07:30:27 -0500 :
I am having trouble finding Celtic
Christianity books- in particular, De
Waal and Adams. Any
suggestions? I have tried Books and Company, and they
couple of De Waal's works, but none of the others on your list.
Celtic Worship Through the Year
on Fri, 7 Feb 1997
18:51:37 -0500 :
A new book by Rev Ray Simpson is about to be
published by Hodder &
for more info!
Causeway between Iona and Mull RedCarr1@aol.com wrote
on Thu, 20 Feb 1997 19:05:39 -0500 (EST) :
There is talk of
the possibility of building a causeway between
Iona and Mull. There have been various meetings
about it and at the last
community council meeting a vote of 36
to 16 were in favour of it going to a
Although I'm not there any more, obviously I am much in
- many of my friends would leave if this happens.
of Tarnith Kelly Jun-Jul97 Iona Doug Kelly - Woodstock Music
on Sat, 15 Feb 1997
22:55:32 +0000 :
Hoping you can help me with arrangements and
information concering the
christening of my 5th child, Tarnith
Anushka Kelly,. We intend to
travel from Australia to Iona in June - Jul 97 (soon) and hope to make
contact with the celtic orthodox church re same. Can you help
Prayer Book smit996 (email@example.com)
on Wed, 19 Feb 1997 22:10:23 -0600 :
I'm trying to find out if the Iona Community
uses a prayer book
and if they do where i can purchase one.
i have been unsuccessful in
getting the address for Wild Goose
Publications, which is where i think
i could find out. I'm
living in Chicago so I'm unable to find out here
in the states.
Any help would be appreciated.
Richard (Reverend) W Smith---
"celtic knots" vidar tvedten (firstname.lastname@example.org)
on Sun, 23 Feb 1997 01:20:05 -0800 :
had a look on your links, but I can`t seem to find what I`m
looking for! I know it`s not exactly celtic christianity, but I`ve
searched the net a lot of times without results, so I hope you
I`m trying to get hold of drawings of old
celtic "knots".(Hope you
know what I mean, some people have them
for tattoos around their arm
for instance.) I find them very
fascinating, and I can`t seem to get
hold of any here were I
live (Norway). I really hope that you know
about a website or a
book for instance, it would make me extremely
you don`t seem to get up with anything, thanks for your page
anyway. But if you do, you can mail me on my boyfriends address:
Christianity Mathias Paul
Blanchard (email@example.com) wrote
on Wed, 26 Feb
1997 16:37:34 -0800 :
I would be very interested in any
information you would have regarding
Celtic Christianity in
We at the Holy Celtic Church are of the notion
that the Celtic Church
really died out some many centuries ago
and live only in our hearts.
Fr. M. Paul Blanchard, Holy Celtic
LIFE OF ST. DECLAN OF ARDMORE
Dennis McCarthy wrote
on Fri, 28 Feb 1997
15:42:43 -0500 :
I am pleased to announce the electronic
LIFE OF ST. DECLAN OF ARDMORE
MS. in Bibliotheque Royale, Brussels).
Translated from the
REV. P. POWER, M.R.I.A.
[Member, Royal Irish Academy]
University College, Cork.
I made both an HTML and a TXT version at:
Each is about 99K
Feel free to copy and repost either file
and adding any server information
as needed to the file's
Please DO NOT establish links to the above URLs.
Because of the graduation
of my webmaster I do not know how long
my URLs will be valid. If you
decide to give these files a more
permanent home, please write me and tell
me the URL.
Rev. P. Power. Life of St. Declan of Ardmore, and
St. Mochuda of Lismore. London: Irish Texts Society,
[Manuscript 4190-4200, Royal (Burgundian) Library,
I scanned, typed, and vigorously proofread this work
by myself; I claim NO
rights to this transcription. This is a
hobby for me. These texts carry
no warranty of any kind.
Because this text is over 75 years old, it is public domain in the
States. I do not know when the editor/translator died,
so I do not know
its copyright status elsewhere.
"Life" is a pious (if somewhat embellished and fanciful) account of
Declan and his fifth century apostleship in southern
Ireland beginning a
few years prior to St. Patrick's mission.
This translation was published
in 1914. The original account is
much older. The translator states in his
cannot trace the genealogy of the present version beyond
of the sixteenth century, but...we should not perhaps be far wrong
in assigning the first collection of materials to somewhere in
century or in the century succeeding."
source for this text includes an introduction, Irish text & English
translation on facing pages, and notes. The introduction and
the notes are
quite lengthy and should take longer to transcribe
than the English text.
Except for the part of the introduction
specific to the "Life of Declan"
and a few notes transplanted in
brackets to the body of the text I have not
Due to inexperience with the Irish language and its
alphabet/font I have decided not to attempt to transcribe the Irish
Hopefully someone with the appropriate talent and
interest will undertake
that task some day. I have corrected
the errata as indicated in the source
and a few obvious printer
errors. Please note that this text is full of
of names and words sometimes inconsistently applied.
information please refer to the footer of each of mile files.
on Sun, 2 Mar 1997 08:56:45 -0500 (EST) :
you know anything about the significance of crossroads (ie the
intersection of two ancient highways) and Celtic prayer cells ??
Any info would be appreciated
Philip Le Dune
Celtic Saints Martin Brown
on 06 Mar 97
21:07:09 EST :
I am writing to you to request any information
that you may have
on St. Colman. My 13 year old son, Brendan,
is approaching his
Confirmation this spring. He has done a bit
of research and is interested
in taking the name Colman. If you
have any info on the life of St. Colman
(or St. Brendan for that
matter) he (we) would be very appreciative.
weddings ScrappyMon@aol.com wrote
on Fri, 7 Mar 1997 18:04:50 -0500 (EST) :
I'm trying to
find out about the exchanging of handkerchiefs in historical
celtic weddings as portrayed in the motion picture Braveheart. If
any information you could pass on it would be most
Book Review: The Wisdom of the Celts,
David Adam "Stuart Woodward"
on Sat, 8 Mar 1997 09:21:01
When I saw a book by David Adam that I hadn't seem
before in the
www.amazon.com listings, I clicked my mouse and
ordered it right away.
Living in Japan, mail order is my main
source of Celtic Books.
When it arrived I was surprised by
Firstly the size, it is a palm top, pocket
sized book of only 48 pages.
Secondly, the content, it is not a
typical David Adam book in that it is a
collection 30 Celtic
Christian prayers and poems which all seem to be from
traditional sources. I don't think he contributes any of his own
Lastly, the design and layout of the
book. Even thoough it is tiny, it is
lavishly decorated with
manuscript like backgrounds, small extracts from
manuscripts and overlayed knot work. In most cases the black
text printed over a photographic background is not too hard to read,
might not be suitable for someone who has a problem
reading low contrast
text. The design of this book has given me
a lot of ideas for the layout
and design of my webpage. I don't
think this book could have produced 5
poems and prayers are drawn from the familiar sources such as St.
Patrick, Columbanus, Carmina Gadelica, Poems of the Western
St. Columba, etc. So if you have a large collection
of Celtic Prayers you
may have many of them already.
Wisdom of" series aims to provide a poem or prayer as a daily
meditation, one for every day of the month. With a short introduction
Celtic Christianity by David Adam, this book would make a
fine starter for
someone wanting to add a Celtic touch to their
prayer life. It would also
be a good book for congregations who
wanted to add Celtic content to their
worship, just replace one
of your standard prayers with the prayer for the
day from this
The Wisdom of the Celts
Compiled and introduced by
Your Celtic Page Sean O' Callaghan wrote
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 14:13:58 GMT :
I would be grateful if you
could put some info on your page for me. I run a
called "Breakthrough Ireland" which is dedicated to prayer
growth in Churches in Ireland. I am very encouraged by the current
of interest in Celtic prayer and feel that God will use it
prayer for Ireland and other Celtic nations. If
anybody would like more
info. about Breakthrough Ireland, please
P.O. Box 134,
Kent CT10 2GJ
We do not as yet
have an E-Mail address or Internet page, but plan to in the
Slan go foill,
Sean O' Callaghan
OF ARDMORE small print Dennis McCarthy wrote
on Tue, 18 Mar 1997
09:08:41 -0800 :
* This notice
is intended for webmasters *
* of sites that have posted the
* of the "Life of St. Declan of Ardmore" *
are considering doing so. *
* Please ignore if this
does not apply to you. *
In my original announcement I stated that the "Life of St. Declan of
Ardmore" because it is over 75 years old, it is public domain in
States. I also stated that I do not know when the
so I do not know its copyright status
However, I was not clear on this point in the footer
of the file itself.
Therefore (to cover my asterix) I changed
the original footer from:
The above published source and this
transcription are public domain.
Transcription 1997 Dennis McCarthy.
published source is public domain under the
terms of Title 17,
United States Code, Section 304(b)
[Copyright Act of 1976]. The
transcriber does not claim
to know the copyright status of this
of the United States.
Transcription 1997 Dennis McCarthy,
no rights reserved.
This electronic transcription is public domain.
your "guts factor," you may want to change this in the file
your server. My updated files are still at:
Only the footer changed, the text proper remains untouched.
My apologies is this causes any inconvenience.