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British & Celtic Orthodoxy

Listed herebelow are all articles pertaining to the history of British and Celtic Orthodoxy, from its very beginnings in the first century A.D. and up until the Great Schism.

"The Church in The British Isles will only begin to grow when she begins to again venerate her own Saints"     (Saint Arsenios of Paros †1877)

 
              As early as the 7th century, Celtic Crosses were erected in regions of Ireland and Great Britain as testaments to the Christian faith.  

               The Celtic Cross is symbolic of Celtic Christianity. It is a characteristic symbol combining a cross with a ring that surrounds the intersection. The Celtic Cross has also been called the Irish Cross, the Cross of Iona and the High Cross. There are still many free standing crosses that have survived the ages scattered throughout Ireland, Wales, in the Hebrides and on the island of Iona. There is an ancient story still alive in Ireland today that the Celtic Cross was founded in Ireland by Saint Patrick.  Saint Patrick combined the Cross with the symbol of the sun, giving pagan followers the combined symbol of Christianity with the life-giving symbolism of the sun.

 

GENERAL TOPICS

 

W THE LIVES OF PRE-SCHISM SAINTS & MARTYRS OF ORTHODOXY IN BRITAIN   W

 

 

 

 

 

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File published in English on: 17-3-2010.

Last update: 19-3-2011.