Celtic and Old English Sts 23-25- 24 August 2017


St. Tydfil of Glamorgan
St. Eugene of Tyrone


St. Irchard of Scotland
St. Patrick the Elder


St. Michan of Dublin
St. Ebba of Coldingham
St. Edbert of York
St. Hilda of Whitby

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St. Tydfil was a Welsh martyr, reportedly from the clan of Brychan.
In 480, she received a martyr’s crown when she was killed by a group of pagan Picts or Saxons.
She is venerated at Merthyr-Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales

St. Tydfil, Martyr, of Wales

By permission of www.orthodoxeurope.org

24th St Patrick the elder

Here are 9 facts (including the Two Patrick Theory) about Saint Patrick of Ireland:
  1. Saint Patrick was not Irish. He was born in in Roman Britain. His Latin name Patricius is Roman and in Latin it means “Patrician” or “noble.” Saint Augustine of Hippo’s father (Saint Monica’s husband) was also named Patricius.
  2. Saint Patrick wrote an autobiography titled Confessio or “Confession.”
  3. Saint Patrick was the son of a deacon and the grandson of a priest, as he himself testifies: “My father was Calpornius. He was a deacon. His father was Potitus, a priest, who lived at Bannavem Taburniae (Confessio, 1).
  4. At age 16, Saint Patrick was abducted by Irish pirates and taken to Ireland to serve as a slave for 6 years, until his 22nd year. He served as a slave shepherd and during his time in the fields, he returned to the Christian God that he had learned about as a child. Patrick speaks of God in this way: “This is the one we acknowledge and adore – one God in a trinity of the sacred name.”
9 facts about St. Patrick of Ireland + the two Patrick theory
Image: At Taylor Marshall. 2017. 9 facts about Saint Patrick of Ireland (PLUS the Two Patrick Theory) – Taylor Marshall. [ONLINE] Available at: http://1ywpi925eu8i25ne6noy0131.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Saint-Patrick-Icon-e1489686571727.jpeg. [Accessed 24 August 2017].


aebbeSt. Ebba, Abbess of Coldingham, Northumbria, Sister of King Oswy
(Aebbe, Ebbe, Tabbs)

Died 683; feast of her translation is November 2. Saint Ebba, the daughter of King Ethelfrith of Northumbria, fled to Scotland with her brothers Saint Oswald (f.d. August 9) and Oswy, when their father died in battle in 616 against King Saint Edwin (f.d. October 12). She received the veil from Saint Finan (f.d. February 17) at Lindisfarne. With the generous help of her brother, Ebba founded a convent on the Derwent, named Ebchester after her. She also established the double monastery at Coldingham in the marshes of Scotland’s Berwickshire. This holy abbess governed Coldingham’s nuns until her death, basing their organisation on that of Whitby. [  ]

Source through link above.

Also read: St. Aebbe the Elder,
Abbess of Coldingham

(c.AD 615-AD 683)

Two saints of the name of Aebbe were abbesses of the double Benedictine monastery of Colud, or Coldingham, near Berwick, with an interval of about two hundred years between them. The first was the daughter of King Aethelfrith the Ravager of Bernicia, by his third wife, and sister of St. Oswald and Oswiu, Kings of Northumbria; and, on her mother’s side, niece of St. Edwin, King of Northumbria.

On the death of Aethelfrith, Edwin, chief of the rival race of Deira, became King and Aebbe, then about ten years old, fled with her seven brothers to Scotland. They were hospitably received by Dumnual Brec, the King, and there they became Christians.
Aidan, a Scottish prince, wished to marry [   ]

source: St. Aebbe the Elder, Abbess of Coldingham (c.AD 615-AD 683)