PSA ~ Sponsorship Campaign ~ PSA

Celtic Cross Ministry Inc.

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Folks, help us spread the word… At the start of the new year, 2017, Celtic Cross Ministry Inc., and the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry will be adding Paid Sponsorship Space to our ministries official websites.

www.celticcrossministry.com and www.christians-refuge-network.com

There will be several areas to advertise your Company, Organization, Trust, Foundation or in the Memory of a loved one, in affiliation with our ongoing efforts to raise funds to help our needs to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the mission placed in our trust here in the USA and around the Globe.

We have been trying to raise funds for Bibles in other languages and dialects. For our mission efforts in Spain, Chile, Russia, Africa, India, Pakistan, the Caribbean Island Basin and Philippine Islands as well as other parts of the world needing the Old and New Testament Scriptures in their languages. So as to help our Clergy, Templar’ and Chaplains work and teach the word of God to those who need to know and learn of His will and ways for their lives.

We also are trying to raise funds to help the Refugee Crises in the Great Lake Region of Africa. Affecting the Burundian people displaced by civil war and political unrest in that country. It is affecting and depleting the limited resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. We have the means and connections, we just need your financial support to help save lives and change hearts and minds in this battered and mostly forgotten part of the world.

Our Templar Orders here in the USA and around the World are working on local issues and offer what help they can with very few resources at their disposal to help the needy in their communities. Your sponsorship will go to aid their efforts.

Our Chaplains and Medical Outreach Division need support, as we see our communities and world continue to suffer and struggle when emergencies hit and panic sets in. There is a great need for Chaplains and dedicated men and women with the means to help in getting peoples lives back to a form of normality and show that there are many ways this can be done. Through health education, testing and so much more.

Our Seminary Programs and Churches around the world need help with printed materiel, computers, musical instruments of all types and in many other areas of academia. Even with just the basics to help plant the seed and spread the word of Christ in their regions.

The many orphanages around the world that call upon us for help, for basic things like food, cloths, medical assistance, help with housing and shelter, clean water, school supplies and the such.

This is just some of what this Foundation, Ministry and Church is trying to do to help our fellow man, but we need your help to see our Lord’ vision come true here and around the world.

Now more than ever, with the real threat being a personal attack on Christianity itself, it is so vitally important that we pull together and show our countrymen and the world that Christianity is not the problem but rather, the solution. That by working together, unified in the common goal of showing Christ’ love through our actions, we impact lives, one person at a time. Showing Christ manifested through us to those that may not know Him or even to those that have lost hope in Him. There by bringing them back to His loving arms through His saving grace of love, mercy, hope and charity.  

What a small price to pay for a few advertising dollars of support, to have such a big impact on peoples lives.

So please, pray on this and ask our Lord to guide His loving and ever Holy Spirit to help us help them through you, in ministry and hope by partnering with Celtic Cross Ministry Inc.

Your advertising dollars will not go to waist. It will make a difference here and abroad. We will include your campaign or marketing logo with a back-link to your website, email or contact info. So lets talk about how we can help further Christ’ great commandment of love, mercy and hope to a lost world.

Sincerely IHS and yours,

H.E. Patriarch +++Andrew Moses Brendan Patrick

Contact us at by Email: info@celticcrossministry.com (24/7/365)

or Phone: 1-(440) 949-0573 between 10AM – 4PM  Mon – Fri  (EST)

So be one of the first to take advantage of this new program and reach a local, national and international group that follows us faithfully seeking Christ’s path and way for their lives.

The Bishop’s Appeal

Bishops Appeal - 2015

 

Folks, the CCFM needs your financial support. We are at a cross roads with the ministry and are seeking individuals like yourself to help us to continue to grow and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ around our Nation and the World. We are very aware that times are financially tough on most everyone and so it is, also on the CCFM as well.

We have been growing steadfastly for almost 7 years now. And gone through many changes as we have tried to grow and help others with what we do. We are unique in many aspects of our ministry work, unlike many other churches and ministries. One of our policies is to do that which other churches and organizations are not doing within the communities where the CCFM functions.

As many of you know none of our ministries or churches accept tithes from anyone. We work with the Poor, Homeless, Addicted, Mentally ill, the Disabled and the Elderly as well as the general communities in which we serve the Lords flock. And since we work with the poorest of our nation and world, we are finding it a major struggle to continue in the areas of administration and in supporting the most needy with aid of all types. Such as Bibles, Education equipment and materials, Food, Clothes, Medical supply’s and equipment. To name but a few.

We also know that there are many organizations that work in these areas that are also seeking your assistance. We know that this can be burdensome and taxing to say the least. Though I have asked in the past for your support on a number of programs, we have yet to receive any.

So I am asking now for you to pray on this matter and find it in your heart as God leads you to send us a love offering or even help us with a monthly contribution if you can and are will to do so.

In the almost 7 years of operating, we have received less than $1000.00 USD and though it is greatly appreciated and we truly did stretch it as far as it would go, it is not enough. Yet by our Lord’s Grace, we have been able to continue to work hard for you and expand the ministry.

Providing as much as we can when and where we can. Each of our clergy invest their own personal incomes to their ministries just as the CCFM does here at the global hq.

However, I stated, we are at a cross roads. We can continue to progress as we are or with your financial help and support, we can move onto the next phase and reach out and do so much more for so many more, here at home in our own nation and around the world.

We have made to process as easy as we can. That being, go to our Official Website and at the bottom of the Home Page, click on the Donate Button and you will be able to, Place your Love Offering through our Secure PayPal Account. It’s that easy. (www.celticcrossministry.com)

I wish to thank you for your time in reading this plea for your help and no matter what your decision, we truly do love and appreciate you and your interest in what we do and what we try to do for others.

May our Lord bless you abundantly and always keep you safe and healthy.

Sincerely IHS and yours,
Cardinal +++Andrew M. B. Patrick
Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry
and the Celtic Rite of Churches and Ministries

Attention: Public Notice of the HSACCFM

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The Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry

Monastery and Convent Programs of the

Order of St. Benedictine Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

Being a Monk or Sister in Christ

The Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry is seeking men and women over the age of 18 years old, world-wide to enter into our Monastery and Convent programs with our Saint Benedictine Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

Our program is designed to encourage a spiritual growth through structured guidance and education. We offer all those accepted into the Monastery and Convent Programs the opportunity to study through our online courses with the Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Seminary of Theology, at no cost or charge except if one wishes a hard copy of their certificate or diploma. All will receive one via email upon completion of the program structure. Which then, maybe printed out, at their convenience at no charge except what it costs one to do so.

All of our Candidates remain where they live. Their homes and apartments become their Monastery and or Convent. Their studies are done at a pace that fits their time frame, desire and dedication to complete the program studies and succeed to the next level of service to the church and to the flock of our Lord Jesus Christ. And they are mentored and guided by our Ordained Clergy with the Church planting they chose.

Note: the costs one accrues are ones own responsibility. As they are for all members of Clergy throughout the world. But we will help the individual to find the best quality and price for what they need as part of the mentoring program.

Church Plantings

We offer three Church Planting Programs which is like noting any religious organization has to offer. It is the goal of the Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry to break down the religious bearers that have caused so much delusion in dogma and theology. With respect to the dishonor of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit and mankind. That is among the faithful and those seeking the true answers of Gods word for this life and the next. Yet leaving in the best of the traditional and combined respects to the relationship of the Church (relationship with Christ Jesus), as a whole and as the foundation. With it being built as the Corner Stone of ones faith and understanding which is being Christ centered in one’s life and ministry on a daily basis.

Our three Church Plantings are;

1.) The Holy See of Antioch Evangelical Church of the Celtic Cross, which is part of our Non-Denominational Christian Church Ministry Program and Division. Adhering to the standard principles of Christian Belief and Faith as it pertains to the Divine Teachings of the Gospels and word of God through a Protestant understanding and relation of the Sacraments.

2.) The Holy See of Antioch Canonical Catholic Church of the Celtic Cross. This being our Celtic Catholic Church Ministry and Division. Based on a more Orthodox teaching but with a foundational relationship being followed by the first 10 plus centuries of Christianity. Meaning the faithful meeting and worshiping a few individuals coming together or within small groups of central communities within private homes, chapels and buildings of worship. Or even along with the public meetings / services, offered in the open air of the great outdoors or better known as in Gods Cathedral. Or maybe even in small or large groups held in private yards, or fields, public or private parks and the such. Yet still performing the sacraments of the Universal Faith of the Church or rather Catholic Faith of the Church (whichever way one prefers to call it), as it was preformed in the day’s of old, but through a standard Mass structure of worship.

3.) The Holy See of Antioch Re-formed Old Roman Catholic Church of the Celtic Cross, in this planting we worship our Lord through a more Modern Mass setting and Liturgy with the Sacraments. More so to what the Catholic Faithful are more used to today but with the traditions leaning towards the Anglican and Liberal Catholic ceremony of worship. That being more traditional in its presentation of the worship service, liturgy and ceremonies themselves.

What we expect

As one can see, we are not your typical stereo type of Ministry. We are progressive and yet traditional in respects to structure and organization. We are governed by our Canons, Code of Ethics and the knowledge of moral turpitude that opposes the ways of our Lord God’s ways and laws for one’s life. Remembering always to do that which we know is right in the eyes of God and Mankind which are set at a higher standard within our Statement of Belief. Knowing that we will stand in judgment at a higher level of righteousness and persecution, than any land or country could minister or enforce.

We hope you are encouraged to take the calling which you have serious and to the next level. Following the guidance of your heart and soul to join us in ministry which our Lord guides you. He has led you here now to read and to pray on, what we here at the Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry stand for and are doing on an individual and global scale.

Were here to help you with that structure and guidance, to be more fulfilled spiritually and disciplined in devotion and dedication. That is to say, to that spiritual growth and relationship one seeks to have with God the Father. That is to give one a better understanding of our Lord’s ways for their life and of those one influence day-to-day.

We are called to be instruments of His, Peace and Love, an example and representation of Him, our Lord Jesus upon the world. We are to present ourselves Holy, Clean and as white as Snow spiritually. This is the goal of a devoted Brother and Sister of the Monastery and Convent programs with the Order of St. Benedict and the Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry.

Let us help you to make the decision to join us in Brotherhood and Sisterhood with our St. Benedictine Monastery and Convent orders. Request your application today. And if you have questions, were here to help give you an answer that will help you make the right decision and hopefully, that being with the Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry. So email us now, with your request for an application. And start your life anew in following our Lord in this very special form of ministry. You’ll be glad you did.

 

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May our Lord, God bless you and guide you all the days of your life. Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely IHS and yours,

The Most Rev. Dr. Archbishop Andrew Robert Moses Manley D.D., Th.D., M.R.Php., B.D.

H.O.S., O.S.A., O.S.P., O.S.B., S.O.E., S.O.BB.

Phone: (440) 949-0573 or (440) 670-4640

Email Address: info@celticcrossministry.com

Web Address: http://www.celticcrossministry.com

Online POLL to pick, Chaplains Corps – Shield / Badge… VOTE NOW !

Okay folks. We need your help. Were taking a POLL, to see which of these two sets of Chaplains Corps Shields / Badges, you like best. This will be an ongoing POLL with the announcement being made of the winning set on Monday, APRIL 6th. The day after Easter Sunday.

You can go to the ministry website and vote. Only one Vote per person. We will be watching and counting as well as having this POLL posted in other parts of our Social Media sites.

So please we want this to be your choice because this is your ministry and church and were here to serve you, the best ways we can.

So VOTE ALREADY !!!
The two sets will be separated here to make it easier for you to make your decision. And thanks in advance for your opinion and voting in our POLL ! … (+)

 

http://www.celticcrossministry.com/chaplains_corps_rank_and_file.html

Badge Contest Display Board

People are Suffering, we need Your HELP !!!

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Folks we’ve started a small campaign to help support our ministry’s efforts in helping others in need. There is so much that is offered through this program but, it can not support it’s self indefinitely. Every dollar goes to support this 501 c3 organization which is now part of our ministry efforts by forming the HSACC. (Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Division). And everyone knows it takes funds to do all the good we do and help us to expand the program and sustain it for years to come. So please, help support our efforts, it will be greatly appreciated. The campaign officially ends at 11:59pm (EST) on Dec. 23rd, 2014. So help us make Christmas and the New Year, a little better for those individuals and families. Your financial aid and support is needed now ! (+)

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The

Holy See of Antioch

Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Program

Serving our Lord Jesus Christ

and His flock wherever and however He guides our hearts and efforts.

Organizational Affiliations through our ministry efforts.

Chaplain Richard Allen Lanza

Executive Director of the Lorain County Aids / Hiv Task Force

& Director of the Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Division

with the Holy See of Antioch International Chaplains Association of the Celtic Cross

With blessed greetings to life and service of Gods children in need.

Below you will find videos, stories and Outreach programs that go above and beyond the calling of just preaching behind a pulpit.

Our ministry is proud to bring to your attention the work of our ministry and partners that continually seek ways to help those that need help the most.

Here in our own communities around the United States of America

and

around the globe.

(More to be added as information warrants)

Holy See of Antioch

Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Program

Lorain County Resource Center

1800 Livingston Ave. Building A, Suite 301

Lorain, Ohio 44052

Office Phone: 440-233-1086

Fax Number: 440-233-1089

Our Motto’s

“ A community of individuals, helping individuals in our community “

“Help Spread the word of prevention and help stop the spread of HIV”

Coming together for the community to access the needs in Lorain County, Ohio.

The services we offer at NO cost or charge.

1. Lorain County Aids Task Force

(Is a 501 c3 non-profit organization with 100 % volunteer force.

A. HIV testing, Oral swab with results in 20 minutes (test kits provided by the Ohio Dept. Of Health

B. Also we help the need of housing with a designated Housing Case Management for PLWA. (People Living With Aids)

C Plus Case Management Services for PLWA and Food Pantry Assistance Resource for PLWA patients and their families

D. Referrals and Follow Up to medical care

E. HIV Prevention Counselors

and HIV Outreach Programs

F. Support Groups for HIV / Aids

infected and affected people

G. HIV / Aids Advocacy

H. Education programs to the community regarding HIV / Aids

I. Collaboration with other community agencies to provide improved services to PLWA and their families

2. Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center

3. Ohio Benefit Bank

Counselors help in applying for assistance from Lorain Count Jobs & Family Services

4. Tax Assistance: During tax season

5. SSI.SSDI Specialist Counselors

help with applying for disability benefits

6. Golden Buckeye Card (Processing for the disabled)

7. Red Ribbon Ministries

8. Voter Registration Center

9. Community Service Site: For non-violent offenders

10. Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Church & Ministry Program Services

Celtic Cross Chapter of Awareness & Wellness

An Open Public Meeting format educating people with Addictions, Mental Health Issues and Spiritual Growth

The Watchman Group Bible Study Program

Featuring the Word of Promise Biblical Audio Program for better learning
New Testament and Holy Bible Distribution Program

and much, much more !

(https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hiv-aids-prevention-education-fund-raiser/x/8953030)

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Just for the Ladies…

Weather you are a Non-Denominational Christian Woman or an Independent Catholic Woman, I would like to  Introduce  to you our ministries, Mother Superiors.

Mother Superior
Linda Ann Kreeger O.S.MM.
Director of the Sisterhood of the Holy Order of Saint Mary Magdalene

Mother Superior Linda Ann Kreeger O.S.MM. of the Order of Saint Mary Magdalene of our Non-Denominational Christian Ministry the New Horizons Church of the Celtic Cross & Director of the Sisterhood associated with this part of our ministry… And yes folks we are very aware that we are the ONLY non-denominational ministry that has a sisterhood of nuns. However, Mother Superior made some very strong points as to why we should have our own order in the Non-Denominational Church and so we have it.

Also meet,
Mother Superior Lady Sheila Tracey Sherwood O.S.B. of the Order of Saint Brigid of Ireland of our Independent Catholic Ministry the Traditional Old Catholic Church of the Celtic Cross & Director of the Sisterhood associated with that part of the ministry… And here to ladies, we believe we are the only Independent Catholic Church Ministry that has an order of nun’s as well. And I must say that the dedication shown by these women is second to “none”. ( lol, a little play on words)…

Mother Superior
Lady Sheila Tracey Sherwood O.S.B.
Director of the Sisterhood to the Holy Order of Saint Brigid of Ireland

So, please keep both Mother Superiors in your prayers as they embark on a good will mission to seek other Christian Women who wish to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church around the world. Bringing them to fellowship and service to Him where ever the Lord takes them and and to those He puts in their paths to join the Holy Sisters of the Convent of Divine Faith, Hope, Charity, as well as the Convent of Charity and Prayer…

On behalf of both Mothers, I personally wish to thank you in advance for your remembering these very devout Women of God, for and in their love and service to the Heavenly Father and all mankind.

Sincerely yours in service to Christ Jesus the King,
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.
Celtic Cross Ministry and the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry

For More information on the Sisters of Cenobite and their respective Holy Orders,

please follow the link below and see for your self what they are all about in Service to Christ the King.

http://www.celticcrossministry.com/sisterhood_of_cenobite.html )

“Now is your Opportunity”

Psalm: # 90, verse 13 & 14
1st Reading: Jeremiah, chapter 18, verses 1 – 11
2nd Reading: Matthew, chapter 4, verses 16 – 25
Gospel Reading: Luke, chapter 16, verses 19 – 26

Co Lecturers: Mother Superiour Linda Kreeger o.s.mm.
and Deacon Arlen Glispy Jr. o.s.a.
Celebrant: Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., o.s.a., o.s.p.

Note: All readings are read from the New King James Version Holy Bible by Thomas Publishing
Music Selection comes from the Gathers, The Old Rugged Cross Album

Celtic Cross Ministry, on the WWW…

Yes folks  CelticCrossMinistry.com  does exist in the world wide web. It has taken several years to get to this point but were here now. And were here to stay. So go ahead and check us out.

It maybe a small presence on the web but it is a start. Call it humble beginnings if you would. We have grown into an international ministry thanks in part from folks just like you. So with you we can only continue to grow. The Holy Trinity has bless Celtic Cross Ministry and with that blessing we will continue to do His will in the world.

If God be for us, who can be against us. Satan and his demons and those that wish to follow them will have their work cut out for them. It is our calling to ready the watchman and prepare the Christian Warrior for battle. Battle everyday and every night around the world. There is to much hate in this world and not enough love. Love of Christ Jesus that is. Well that is going to change right here and right now.

Christ is calling out to you and He is waiting for your answer. You do have a choice, follow the Lord Jesus or follow the devil. It’s your call. It’s your life. It is your eternity. So make the call. Join us and help spread Christianity around the world and in and around you, or stay out of the way.

We are in the time that the Holy Bible states and that being the end of times. We all have our demons to contend with and it’s a lot easier to deal with them when your not fighting alone. Victory and vengeance is the Lords but helping to save souls is something only people can do. You and Christ that is, so pick up the whole armor of God and hold His righteousness in your hand and defend your love for Christ with all you can muster and be rewarded with eternal life in the presence of God the father for eternity.

So folks, follow the link and see what were up to in the name of Jesus Christ and the all’s of heaven. Come and join the ranks of His chosen and faithful, for with your support we can win the battle over evil. And create a place where peace and harmony can and will prevail for all times sake.

Celtic Cross Ministry want you to commit to being a true Christian and a genuine Christian Warrior for God. Now is your chance, now hear the call in your heart and answer that call. There’s plenty of room to grow and use your talents for the glory of God and all of the saints in heaven.

Click the click the link or copy and paste it into your browser and join the world of Christianity and lets give Him thanks and praise for the rest of our lives. Here in the present as well as after death. God loves you and so do we. Celtic Cross Ministry is talking on and meeting the goal that Christ has set forth for us and we will not look back but rather keep our eyes focused on Him. Now and forever, and ever.

Sincerely yours in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.,

http://www.celticcrossministry.com )

Remember, were here for you, today, tomorrow and for the rest of your life. In other words, forever more. That sure sounds good. Good to know that your not alone in your love and support for Christ Jesus. Amen.

FUN FACTS !!! Do you know the Twelve Apostles of Ireland ?

Salutations Warriors, Bishop Andrew here, I do a lot of research for the ministry and every once and awhile something pops up that catches my interest. Mostly because Celtic Cross Ministry is the newest Irish American and World Wide Ministry on the planet, and we are also the fastest growing Christian Ministry that deals with a true and very proud ethnic heritage. On occasions we find it interesting when something comes along that we feel folks around the world including our fellow brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic Church, may not know about their own faith.

Now with that said I came across the title of the blog piece from a Wikipedia search, whom I am so very thankful for their collaboration with others on this subject matter. In apart, to help folks like you and I, to have a better understanding of the “History of our faith, Christianity”. Centuries in the making even if it is just a glimpse into the characters of those that have show a dedication and love for Christ and His ministry of faith that is Christianity. The Twelve Apostles of Ireland was a topic that I as an Irish American had never heard of. Not even when in my youth being raised by the Franciscan Sisters at our little convent here in Ohio. Convent might be a slight stretch of the word however, we did just called it home.

Nonetheless, this subject definitely caught my attention and I thought it might be nice to help you, and others around the world to explore the faith in a new and interesting way. Most every person in the world with the exceptions of a few, celebrate this heritage at least one day a year. That day many folks, maybe even you, call themselves Irish with the celebration of the feast of Saint Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. Maybe in this small way you might understand and appreciate the awesome history of the heritage of this small but very great Irish Nation.

So read on and if your curiosity peeks during your glances, than by all means click the links and follow where it takes you. That’s just half the fun of it. I am very sure you will be very, very blessed for taking an interest in the Saints that made a difference in their time as we here at Celtic Cross Ministry and the Christian Warrior Network pray, that you do with your life. Making a difference in a positive way in your personal journey through life, is one of the gifts God gives you each day. And that is to try and not only make a difference in the world but make it positive as well. Just as these holy men of God did in their journey here on earth.

I pray you will enjoy you experience through the works of people that thought you should know. I say for now, God Bless and have an awesome day. Oh, and remember, knowledge is power. Besides being great for trivia games…

Sincerely blessed because of you, and them,  Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley, DD., O.S.P.

The Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry and the Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross.

Twelve Apostles of Ireland

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St. Finnian imparting his blessing to the Twelve Apostles of Ireland

This article is about the group of Irish saints. For the IRA unit sometimes known as the Twelve Apostles, see The Squad (Irish Republican Army unit).

The Twelve Apostles of Ireland (also known as Twelve Apostles of Erin)(Irish: An Dá Aspal Déag) were twelve early Irish monastic saints of the sixth century who studied under St Finian at his famous monastic school Clonard Abbey at Cluain-Eraird (Eraird’s Meadow), now Clonard in County Meath.[1]

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Dá apstol décc na hÉrenn

The twelve saints are grouped together as such in the text Dá apstol décc na hÉrenn (“The Twelve Apostles of Ireland”, the modern Irish being An Dá Aspal Déag na hÉireann). The text is preserved in a manuscript belonging to Michael O’Clery, Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale MS 2324–2340, and elsewhere. When the so-called twelve apostles of Ireland are gathered together for a feast in the house of St Finian, a magical flower appears in their midst. It is decided that a voyage to the flower’s homeland is to be undertaken by one of them, the choice of person then being determined by casting lots. When however, the lot falls on the old Brendan of Birr, his younger namesake Brendan moccu Altae goes in his stead. Brendan sets out with many companions and undergoes many adventures, much as related in Brendan’s Life.[2]

Clonard Abbey

Main article: Clonard Abbey

In Early Christian Ireland the druidic tradition was succeeded or absorbed by the new Christian faith. Study of Latin learning and Christian theology in monasteries flourished. Clonard Abbey, situated on the River Boyne in modern County Meath was one of the main monastic schools. During the sixth century, some of the most significant names in the history of Irish Christianity studied at the Clonard monastery. It is said that the average number of scholars under instruction at Clonard was 3,000. Twelve students who studied under St. Finian became known as the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.[1]

The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles of Erin, as they were known by old Irish writers, are said to have been:

Finnen of Cluain Iraird, now Clonard in Meath. He died in the year 522.
Ciaran of Cluain Mic Nois, now Clonmacnoise, on the Shannon, in the barony of Garrycastle, County Offaly, died in the year 549.
Brenainn of Birra – St. Brenainn, or Brendan, of Birra, now Birr, County Offaly. He died on the 29th of November 571.
Brenainn, the son of Finnloga, the patron saint of the see of Clonfert, in County Galway, was born in 484, and died in 577 aged 94.
Colum Mac Crimthainn, was abbot of Tir-da-glas, now Terryglass, in the barony of Lower Ormond, in the county of Tipperary, and died in 552, the same year as St. Finen of Clonard.
Colum Cille. – St. Columbkille was born in the year 521, and died in the year 597, aged 75. Columba was an outstanding figure among the Gaelic missionary monks who some of his advocates claim introduced Christianity to the Kingdom of the Picts during the early medieval period.
Mobhi Clarainech, patron of Glasnaidhen, now Glasnevin, near Dublin. He died on 12th of October 545
Ruadhain of Lothra – St. Ruadain, the patron of Lothra, now Lorrha, in County Tipperary. He died on the 15th of April 584.
Ninnadh the Pious, the patron of the parish of Inis Muighe Samh, now Inismacsaint, in the north-west of County Fermanagh. He was alive in 530 but the year of his death is uncertain.
Molaisi, the son of Nadfraech, he was the brother of Aengus, the first Christian king of Munster and died in 570.
Cainnech Mac h-Ui Dalann, the patron of Aghaboe in County Laois, who died in 599 at the age of 84.
Finnen of Magh Bile, now Movilla, in County Down. He died in the year 576.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Gratton-Flood, W.H. (March 1, 1907). “The Twelve Apostles of Erin”. The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton Company) I. Retrieved 2008-02-09
  2. ^ Mac Mathúna, “The Irish Life of Saint Brendan“, pp. 147-9.

References

  • Dá apstol décc na hÉrenn, ed. Charles Plummer (1922). Oxford. 2 vols: 1 and 2. Clarendon. pp. 96–102 (vol. 1, text), 93–8 (vol. 2, translation). See also pp. xxiv–xxv (vol. 1).
  • Mac Mathúna, Séamus (2006). “The Irish Life of Saint Brendan: Textual History, Structure and Date”. In Glyn S. Burgess and Clara Strijbosch. The Brendan Legend: Texts and Versions. Leiden and Boston: Brill. pp. 117–58.

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Ante-Nicene Period
Christian Empire
Eastern Christianity
Middle Ages
Protestant
Reformation
Catholicism
Modern Christianity
and Revivalism
Industrial Age
After World War I