Den historiska keltiska kyrkan och dagens ortodoxa kyrkan

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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 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, och andra första århundradets heliga som ledde Storbritannien, 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.

Läs mer om kort historia av Celtic Culdean Church och vår återupprättande.

I nästa avsnitt lär du dig mer om de grundläggande aspekterna av den keltiska kyrkan.

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.

Här är ett kort urval från doktrinära artiklar i vår kuldiska (hebreiska keltiska) kyrka:

  1. På vår kyrka:
    1. Kort historia av den ortodoxa kyrkans kyrka (keltisk)
    2. Vår arv med vår gemensamma bön, vår primära liturgi
  2. På den keltiska kalendern / högtiderna:
    1. Honoring of the Sabbath in the Historic Orthodox Church, by Rev Dr Stephen MK Brunswick, ThD, PhD, Primace, OCC.
    2. "The Celtic Church in Britain" av Leslie Hardinge.
    3. Columbanus and the Celtic Church's, Quartodeciman (Nisan 14-20) Observation of Easter / Passover
    4. TABERNACLES (NÄR ÄN 25 DECEMBER) var mycket populär för kristna i alla ortodoxa områden
  3. På de keltiska traditionerna:
    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. Hedring av St Gall och St Othmar i den ortodoxa kyrkan i Culdees
    6. Fira Saint Eadbert, biskop av 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. Festdag för St. Colman, ytterligare ett starkt vittne för den ortodoxa kristna och hebreiska kalendern

    10. Bibliska konstverk är befallda av Gud för kyrkor
  4. På vårt gamla arv:
    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. Jerusalems kyrka flyttade till Storbritannien och den apostoliska stolen i Glastonbury, senare kallad ”det andra Rom”. Många brittiska helgon från 1: a-2: a århundradet intygar detta, se bifogad PDF av heliga
    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. Många forntida manuskript som bekräftar St Joseph (av Sanhedrin) Grundade det brittiska hebreiska prästadömet i Glastonbury år 36AD
    8. ”Spread of the Culdean Church” gratis kapitel från “Scottish Nation's History” eller The Celtic Church (The Three Volumes) History: History of Civilization From Pre-historical Times to Medieval Times.
    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. Gratis kapitel från boken “Celt, Druid and Culdee”
    13. Hebreiska keltiska ursprung av den kristna kyrkan
    14. Förklaringen om Arbroath, bevis för att skotarna är israeliter från "större Scythia"
    15. Affinity Between the Hebrew and Celtic Languages (AKA Races)
    16. Saint Brendan (Culdee): s resa till Amerika på 600-talet
  5. Om hebreisk renhet i kyrkan:
    1. Dietlagar i den ortodoxa keltiska kyrkan
    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. Om den forntida hebreiska (kristna) liturgin i kyrkan:

    1. Order of Culdees Twelve Beatuses (Blessings)
    2. The Orthodox Order of the Culdees, the Rule of St Maelruan +792AD
    3. Vår arv med vår gemensamma bön, vår primära liturgi
    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. Liturgisk BCP-bön, “THE SHAMA” En bön från kristenheten och av kuldeerna har upprätthållits från 450 f.Kr. fram till idag

    6. De (Apostles’ Didascalia) and ancient Amidah Prayers skissera många av våra befintliga böntjänster från kristenheten.

    7. De 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. De Sarum Missal (Our BCP is rooted in Sarum) for reference

En bok som vi starkt rekommenderar är “The Celtic Church in Britain” av Leslie Hardinge.


Det täcker en uppsjö av bevis på att den keltiska kyrkan höll kostlagarna, högtiderna och sabbaterna.

Den keltiska kyrkan var hebreisk och ortodox

Den keltiska kyrkan som ockuperade Irland, Skottland och Storbritannien hade de syriska (bysantinska) skrifterna istället för den latinska vulgaten i Rom. Den keltiska kyrkan, med Waldenser och östra imperiet, höll den sjunde dagen sabbat.
De hundratals ortodoxa heliga i Storbritannien före schism bär det starkaste vittnesbördet om dessa fakta. Idag vörderar östkyrkorna fortfarande de flesta av dessa. Endast för Storbritannien har vi katalogiserat 130 officiella Saints of England som förut daterade Augustine. Ett exempel på de mest populära ortodoxa heliga i England före schism kan hittas online på sådana webbplatser som:
Vår lista över de 130 engelska heliga före Augustinus finns på:

Hebreisk keltisk lag

 Inte bara använde den keltiska kyrkan en syrisk bysantinsk bibel, utan de var mer framgångsrika när det gäller att bevaka hela YAHWEHs lag.
Ett exempel på den hebreiska keltiska lagen är Lieber ex Lege Moisi.
Liber ex Lege Moisi distribuerades av Saint Patrick och hans efterträdare i varje keltisk kyrka, vare sig i England, Skottland eller Irland.
Sammanfattning av innehållet:
1. Den sjunde dagen sabbat.
2. Slaveri och förhållandet mellan mästare och tjänare
3. Olika kapitalbrott.
4. Ersättning i pengar av ”slag” för olika brott.
5. Djurbrott mot person och egendom.
6. Djur som används som mat, rena och orena och slaktande.
7. Sex och äktenskap.
8. Kvinnlig hygien.
9. Tienden, förstfödda, löften och erbjudanden av alla slag.
10. Rättvisa, mutor, vittnen, överlåtelse och räntor.
11. Flyktstäder, asyl och gästfrihet.
12. Trollkarlar och nekromancy och mänskliga offer.
13. Arv och sabbatsår och jubileumsår, skulder.
14. Sevärdheter från en sann profet.
15. Förbannelse och välsignelse.
Detta låg till grund för troen från de keltiska kristna.
Adamnanens regler accepterade att människor kunde äta det orena svinet, men inte om det var för fett. Grisarna måste vara magra.
Columbas dietvanor beskrevs tydligt som att de avstod från kött och öl. (se "Old-Irish Life of Columba" eller "Amhra Chulimb Chille".)


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