God of the Moon A hymn from the Carmina Gadelica God of the moon, God of the sun, God of the globe, God of the stars, God of the waters, the land, and the skies, Who ordained to us the King of promise. It was Mary fair who went upon her knee, It was the … Continue reading A hymn for the God of the moon
Dia Na Gile, Dia Na Greine God of the Moon, God of the Sun A hymn from the Carmina Gadelica DIA na gile, Dia na greine, Dh’ orduich dhuinne Mac na meine. Muire min gheal air a glun, Criosda nigh nan dul ’n a h-uchd. Is mise an cleireach stucanach, Dol timcheall nan clach stacanach, … Continue reading God of the Moon, God of the Sun
The three witnesses of God in respect of His works: His infinite power; infinite knowledge; and infinite love; for there is nothing that these attributes cannot accomplish; cannot seek; and cannot wish. - Iolo Morganwg
Celtic monks left the forest standing at the sites of their monasteries rather than cut them. Adaman, Columba’s biographer, tells the story of how the Irish King Aedh gave a plot of land in Doire to Columba: And he [Columba] had so great a love for Doire, and the cutting of the oak trees went … Continue reading My Fear of the Sound of an Axe
Delightful would it be to me to be in Uchd Ailiun (an Irish headland over the sea) On the pinnacle of a rock, That I might often see the face of the ocean; That I might see its heaving waves over the wide ocean, When they chant music to their Father upon the world’s course; … Continue reading The Delights of the World
A saying attributed to St. Columba: My Druid is Christ, the Son of God, Christ, Son of Mary, the Great Abbot, The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
O Father who sought me O Son who bought me O Holy Spirit who taught me
Three folds of the cloth, yet only one napkin is there, Three joints of the finger, but still only one finger fair, Three leaves of the shamrock, yet no more than one shamrock to wear, Frost, snow-flakes and ice, all water their origin share, Three Persons in God; to one God alone we make our … Continue reading Ancient Irish poem on the Trinity
In his Reflections on Druidic Christology, Rev. Alistair Bate comments that, "As an example of orthodox Christology finding its way into Druidic ceremonial I would like to consider the benediction at the end of the traditional (O.B.O.D.) ritual for Imbolc; 'May the blessing of the Uncreated One, of the Created Word and of the Spirit that … Continue reading Reflections on Druidic Christology
This image is from the book of Cerne, an ancient Celtic Christian text featuring Gospel extracts, Pslams, hymns, prayers and an apocryphal "Harrowing of Hell". It was used by the ancients for private prayers and devotions. Shown here is the opening of the Gospel of Luke, featuring an image of Luke above his symbol, the Ox.
DHE STIUIR MI God Guide Me From the Carmina Gadelica GOD guide me with Thy wisdom, God chastise me with Thy justice, God help me with Thy mercy, God protect me with Thy strength. God fill me with Thy fullness, God shield me with Thy shade, God fill me with Thy grace, For the sake of … Continue reading God Guide Me: Celtic Prayer