The Celtic Church is a subject of much intrigue around the world. Saint Patrick and Saint Columba, [some of the most ancient forefathers of the Celtic Orthodox Church] have brought us all much encouragement and inspiration in Christ. It was on the ancient Celtic lands of Glastonbury that Joseph of Arimathea founded the First Century church. Read more about the short history of the Celtic Culdean Church and our reestablishment.
In the following section you will learn more about the fundamental aspects of the Celtic Church.
It was actually from the time of Jeremiah the Prophet that the Irish Celtic church began to take hold. His dated grave remains part of the history of Ireland today. He had successfully transplanted the Kingdom of Israel to the British Isles, just as God had foretold to him. David’s literal throne is a part of Irish, Scottish and English history that is known as the stone of scone. The many Hebrew practices remaining so long in the Celtic lands bears witness to this Israelite heritage.
It should be noted that three of the oldest known Liturgical texts in the world in Latin were from the Culdees’ Church. The second oldest Latin Psalter in the world is called the “Cathach of St. Columba” dated 560AD. About a Century later we also have “Columbanus’ Liturgy at Bobbio”, and “the Antiphonary of Bangor” which tell us much about the Culdees practices. In “The antiphonary of Bangor: an early Irish manuscript in the Ambrosian library at Milan” Published 1895 you can read that the Culdees kept the Saturday Sabbath and had much in common with the Eastern Orthodox. The Culdees have remained of the greater Jerusalem communion Orthodox.
Here is a short selection from the Doctrinal Articles of our Culdean (Hebrew Celtic) Church:
- Short History of the Orthodox Church of the Culdees (Celtic)
- Columbanus and the Celtic Church’s, Quartodeciman (Nisan 14-20) Observance of Easter/Passover
“Spread of the Culdean Church” free Chapter from “History of the Scottish Nation” or The History of The Celtic Church (All Three Volumes): History of Civilization From Pre-historic Times To Medieval Times.
- Honoring of the Sabbath in the Historic Orthodox Church ***FREE Online version of book by +Abp. S.M.
- Dietary Laws in the Orthodox Celtic Church
- TABERNACLES (RATHER THAN DECEMBER 25TH) was highly popular for Christians in all Orthodox areas
- Liturgical BCP Prayer, “THE SHAMA” A Prayer of Christendom and of the Culdees has been upheld from 450BC till this present day
- The (Apostles’ Didascalia) Amidah Prayers outline many of our existing prayer services of Christendom.
- The First Century “Didache” as is Accepted by TCAWW, the Culdee, and greater fellowship of churches.
- Hebrew Celtic Origins of the Christian Church
- Married Clergy of the Celtic Culdean Church
A book we highly recommend is “The Celtic Church in Britain” by Leslie Hardinge.
It covers a plethora of proof that the Celtic church kept the Dietary Laws, the Feasts, and Sabbaths.