L'église celtique historique et l'église orthodoxe d'aujourd'hui des Culdees

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The subject of Celtic Church itself is a vast area of interest around the world. Tens of thousands of inspiring articles and pages circulate on the internet just as it relates to the Celtic Church. Many of these are on our website www.st-andrewsocc.org The earliest Christian priests of the Celtic lands are called Culdees. So the Culdees would be in the hidden core of the “Celtic” intrigue felt around the world.
Although the protections of our church were more wide ranging in ancient times, still we have sovereign protections (through various means) continuing today for our Orthodox Celtic ethnic minority communities. While our identity and culture is strongly attacked, God has provided us ways forward.
The rank of our church (for example at Glastonbury) has remained comparable to Constantinople (or higher) for the true Orthodox world. Long before the Great Schism our Abbots and Bishops would freely consecrate, co-consecrate and receive consecrations from other jurisdictions such as the Patriarchates of Jerusalem and Constantinople (as one church). Till the last few centuries, the Black Friar communities of Armagh Ireland (Hereditary Coarbs), as protected by the O’Neills, were an example of the continuity of Culdee independence. Today’s thriving order of Benedictine monks (which merged with Culdees long ago) are another example of how an order who existed before the great schism, continues today as being wholly Orthodox in the West. Culdees typically hold more orthodox compliancy credentials than typical orthodox. 
Our unbroken succession of priests (within numerous orders) as Culdee priests, continue in unbroken traditions of the Celtic First Century church, as affirmed in official celebrations of our Celtic Saints around the world. Iona Scotland and Glastonbury England, as well as the numerous institutes listed in the Welsh Pedigrees of Saints, are other examples of our continuity from the original Israelite Apostles. The most inspiring official documentaries on lives of the Celtic Saints, demonstrate the enduring nature and strength of our Independent Celtic church of the Culdees that permeated in every age and is within our BCP liturgy and practices today. 
All of England celebrates King Arthur’s burial place at the Culdees’ Glastonbury Abbey. We also celebrate Emperor Constantine’s Maternal Grandfather King Cole buried at Glastonbury. These had founded a long line of our Celtic Kings who continued to defend our church independence, as unto this present day. Several Irish Coarbs of Armagh (the Primates of the Irish church) would hand it off to one of their family heirs, and leave Ireland to finish their ministries as Abbots of the Glastonbury Abbey. Finally the Saxon Kings were some of the greatest protectors of Glastonbury Abbey where it remained in greater size (and arguably more visited and in more grandeur than) Constantinople’s Cathedral. It remained regarded as such by the West at least until it’s destruction by King Henry VIII, and the successors built a new Glastonbury in America at the height of American Christian governance.

There are many well known leaders of our early schools, such as Saint Patrick and Saint Columba, and even Christ’s Uncle Joseph of Arimathea, et d'autres saints du premier siècle qui ont dirigé la Grande-Bretagne, like St. Aristobulus, St. Andrew, St. Paul, and St. Philip [some of the most ancient forefathers of the Celtic Orthodox Church]. We have a list of 200 more Celtic British Saints who led the church centuries before the Roman Saxon St. Augustine came to England.

It was recorded before Augustine came, St Columba had Saxons in his school at Iona, namely Genereus and Pilu as recorded by Adamnan. The Culdees weren’t exclusive to themselves, but had set up great missions to Europe(ie Luxeuil and St Gall and 83 other major establishments). The Roman historian Bede  had also praised the Celts’ outreach and integration of their neighboring kindred tribes

Our Culdean Saint Cummian, who lived a few years after Columbanus, wrote: “What can be deemed worse of a Mother Church than that we should say: Rome goes astray, Jerusalem goes astray, Antioch goes astray, only the Irish and Britons know what is right.” (Cummian, Ad Segienum, Huensen Abbatem.)

On the Continent numerous of our Early Culdean Saints are honored:

150 early Culdee Missionaries are honored in Germany, 45 in France, 30 in Belgium, 13 in Italy, 8 in in Norway and Iceland, to say nothing of other places and Saints of whom mention is made in the British Martyrology.
In the early period of the church, the Culdees are renown for having already founded 12 monasteries in England, 13 in Scotland, 7 in France, 16 in Bavaria, 15 in Rhoetia, Germany and Switzerland, 10 in Alsace, 7 in Lorraine, 12 in Armorica and 6 in Italy.

This church and the many Saints have brought us all much encouragement and inspiration in Christ. Most of all we see what a wonderful God we serve, that our God, the God of Israel, is a true and living God who honors His covenants with His bride called Christian Israel.

En savoir plus sur le brève histoire de l'église celtique de Culdean et de notre rétablissement.

Dans la section suivante, vous en apprendrez plus sur les aspects fondamentaux de l'Église celtique.

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. – His Eminence ++ Rev Dr. Stephen M.K. Brunswick ThD, PhD, Primace, OCC.

Voici une courte sélection des articles doctrinaux de notre Église de Culdean (hébreu celtique):

  1. Sur notre église:
    1. Brève histoire de l'Église orthodoxe des Culdees (celtique)
    2. Succession de notre livre de prière commune, notre liturgie primaire
  2. Sur le calendrier / fêtes celtiques:
    1. Honoring of the Sabbath in the Historic Orthodox Church, by Rev Dr Stephen MK Brunswick, ThD, PhD, Primace, OCC.
    2. «L'Église celtique en Grande-Bretagne» par Leslie Hardinge.
    3. Colomban et l'Église celtique, Quartodéciman (14-20 Nisan) Célébration de Pâques / Pâque
    4. TABERNACLES (PLUTÔT QUE LE 25 DÉCEMBRE) était très populaire pour les chrétiens dans toutes les régions orthodoxes
  3. Sur les traditions celtiques:
    1. “Truth Trumphant” (Free PDF Book) by Wilkinson, indepth chapters on the Celtic / Gallican church, especially the Waldensians, holding to the Israelite doctrines, Sabbath etc.
    2. “The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church”(Free PDF Book) By F. E. Warren
    3. “ECCLESIASTICAL ANTIQUITIES OF THE CYMRY” or the Ancient British Church, its History, Doctrine and Rites (Free PDF Book).
    4. “Ireland and the Celtic Church”(Free PDF Book) by George Thomas Stokes Pub 1892
    5. Hommage à Saint-Gall et Saint-Othmar dans l'église orthodoxe des Culdees
    6. Célébration de saint Eadbert, évêque de Lindisfarne
    7. PDF book: Saints of Wales, Cornwall and Irish Saints with Dedications in Britain, from “The Lives of the British Saints” vol 2
    8. Fête de Saint Colman, un autre témoin fort du calendrier chrétien orthodoxe et hébreu

    10. L'œuvre biblique est commandée par Dieu pour les églises
  4. Sur notre patrimoine antique:
    1. Triads of Wales – OCC E-Book Library Content
    2. Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, Online and Print Versions
    3. Remembering Saint Margaret, the Saxon Queen of Scotland Who Revolutionized our Church, demoted our Culdees and added Sunday worship services
    4. L'Église de Jérusalem a déménagé en Grande-Bretagne et le Siège Apostolique de Glastonbury, plus tard appelé la «Deuxième Rome». De nombreux saints britanniques du 1er au 2ème siècle en attestent, voir le PDF ci-joint des Saints
    5. The Early British Church, from “Celt, Druid and Culdee” by Elder
    6. Judah’s Scepter and Joseph’s Birthright (Celtic British Israel Book)
    7. De nombreux manuscrits anciens confirmant que Saint Joseph (du Sanhédrin) a fondé la prêtrise hébraïque britannique à Glastonbury en 36 après JC
    8. «Propagation de l'Église de Culdean» Chapitre gratuit de «Histoire de la nation écossaise» ou L'histoire de l'Église celtique (les trois volumes): Histoire de la civilisation des temps préhistoriques aux temps médiévaux.
    9. “Irish Saints in Great Britain”(Free PDF Book) by Rev Dr Moran, Dublin 1879
    10. “The Early Scottish Church – Ecclesiastical History of Scotland”(Free PDF Book) by McLaughlin, Edinburg 1865
    12. Chapitre gratuit du livre "Celt, Druid and Culdee"
    13. Origines celtiques hébraïques de l'Église chrétienne
    14. La Déclaration d'Arbroath, preuve que les Écossais sont des Israélites de la «Grande Scythie»
    15. Affinity Between the Hebrew and Celtic Languages (AKA Races)
    16. Voyage de Saint Brendan (le Culdee) en Amérique au 6e siècle
  5. Sur la pureté hébraïque dans l'Église:
    1. Lois diététiques dans l'Église celtique orthodoxe
    2. Married Abbots. The Culdees Required Abbots, Priests, Monks and even Nuns to be married in purity and with periods of separation for their courses of services

  6. Sur l'ancienne liturgie hébraïque (chrétienne) dans l'Église:

    1. Order of Culdees Twelve Beatuses (Blessings)
    2. The Orthodox Order of the Culdees, the Rule of St Maelruan +792AD
    3. Succession de notre livre de prière commune, notre liturgie primaire
    4. Daily Hours Liturgy. English Orthodox Private Devotions For the Hours of Prayer, as Authorized in 1560, added footnotes of Scripture and Church Fathers in 1626
    5. Prière liturgique de la BCP, «THE SHAMA» Une prière de la chrétienté et des culdees a été maintenue de 450 avant JC jusqu'à ce jour

    6. le (Apostles’ Didascalia) and ancient Amidah Prayers décrivez plusieurs de nos services de prière actuels de la chrétienté.

    7. le First Century “Didache” (incl. missing translation and verses) as accepted by the Culdee, and greater fellowship of churches. 

    8. Missing Verses from the Didache on Communion with Incense. Also see Sarum Missal and Apostles Didascalia for confirmation.

    9. le Sarum Missal (Our BCP is rooted in Sarum) for reference

Un livre que nous recommandons vivement est «L'Église celtique en Grande-Bretagne» de Leslie Hardinge.


Il couvre une pléthore de preuves que l'église celtique a observé les lois diététiques, les fêtes et les sabbats.

L'Église celtique était hébraïque et orthodoxe

L'Église celtique qui occupait l'Irlande, l'Écosse et la Grande-Bretagne avait les écritures syriaques (byzantines) au lieu de la vulgate latine de Rome. L'Église celtique, avec les Vaudois et l'empire d'Orient, observait le sabbat du septième jour.
Les centaines de saints orthodoxes pré-schistes de Grande-Bretagne apportent le témoignage le plus fort de ces faits. Aujourd'hui, les églises orientales en vénèrent encore la plupart. Rien que pour la Grande-Bretagne, nous avons répertorié 130 saints officiels d'Angleterre qui ont précédé Augustin. Un exemple des saints orthodoxes pré-schistes les plus populaires d'Angleterre peut être trouvé en ligne sur des sites tels que: http://www.oodegr.co/english/istorika/britain/British_Saints.htm.
Notre liste des 130 saints anglais avant Augustin se trouve à: http://glastonburyculdee.org/130%20british%20Saints%20before%20augustine.pdf

Loi celtique hébraïque

 Non seulement l'église celtique utilisait une Bible byzantine syriaque, mais elle réussit mieux à garder toute la loi de YAHWEH.
Un exemple de la loi celtique hébraïque est le Lieber ex Lege Moisi.
Le Liber ex Lege Moisi, a été distribué par Saint Patrick et ses successeurs dans toutes les églises celtiques, que ce soit en Angleterre, en Ecosse ou en Irlande.
Résumé du contenu:
1. Le sabbat du septième jour.
2. Esclavage et relation du maître aux serviteurs
3. Diverses infractions capitales.
4. Compensation en argent de «nature» pour différents crimes.
5. Infractions des animaux contre les personnes et les biens.
6. Animaux utilisés comme nourriture, propres et impurs, et abattage.
7. Sexe et mariage.
8. Hygiène féminine.
9. Dîmes, prémices, vœux et offrandes de toutes sortes.
10. Justice, corruption, témoins, traduction et usure.
11. Villes de refuge, d'asile et d'hospitalité.
12. Les sorciers et la nécromancie et les sacrifices humains.
13. L'héritage et les années sabbatiques et jubilaires, les dettes.
14. Vues d'un vrai prophète.
15. Malédiction et bénédiction.
Cela a formé la base des croyances des chrétiens celtiques.
Les règlements d'Adamnan acceptaient que les gens puissent manger les porcs impurs, mais pas s'ils étaient trop gras. Les porcs doivent être maigres.
Les habitudes alimentaires de Columba ont été clairement décrites comme s'abstenant de viande et de bière. (voir «Vieille vie irlandaise de Columba» ou «Amhra Chulimb Chille».)


We are the ancient British Orthodox and Celtic church of God. We are Anglican Orthodox, as under bishops in canonical succession within our communion. If you’d like to learn more about our Anglo Celtic faith, write to marshalofsalem@yahoo.com

Pour plus de simplicité, nous nous appelons le Église de Culdees, ou Église orthodoxe des Culdees. Pensez à nous rejoindre. 

Ésaïe 58:12 "Et ceux qui seront de toi bâtiront les anciens terrains vagues: tu relèveras les fondations de plusieurs générations; et tu seras appelé: Le réparateur de la brèche, Le restaurateur des sentiers où habiter."

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