Celtic – St Fionán (d. 661)-Feb 17

Saint Finian of Clonard Fionán was an Irish monk who accompanied Aidan from the island Iona of west Scotland to Lindisfarne, an island off north-east England (image). He succeeded him there as abbot. Bede called him “learned and prudent”: he was able to manage the tensions that emerged between the Celtic and Roman ritual expressions of Christianity [...]

Vigil Liturgy Australia Day 2019

A vigil Liturgy of the word took place on the evening of Australia Day after the Blairs had returned from the Celebrations at the beach. During the evening we celebrated Br. Andrew's birthday, celebrated the Lord Jesus in Prayer and praise. Finally two members of the Community co-signed documents indicating the Community's accepting the invitation [...]

The Celts and Advent

Counter-intuitive as it may be for those of a particularly rigid faith, I marvel at the way ancient, pagan traditions can bring unexpected and quietly powerful meaning into the celebration of many Christian rituals. And it makes sense that this is so. Pre-dating most of today’s Christian holidays, early pagan practices are actually at the [...]

Well of Saint Jacoba-2nd Advent-photos

This is the pedestal, well you can see that, made from a type of very heavy plastic, it screws together and so is not too wieldy for Peter to carry around. Purple for Advent and the second candle is either blue or mauve. Go to this link to see a variety of Advent calanders used [...]

Community meeting at the Well of St. Jude.

Today representatives of the Community of the Well of Hope, the Community of Christ our Hope met in the home of the Custodian, Roger, of the Hazelbrook Well of St. Jude for a community meeting. We took part in a short Liturgy before setting out to examine options for the way forward into 2019. The Community [...]

Maroubra Well of the Lady Jacoba

The Hermitage of St Jacoba We took these Photos last Saturday Evening during the Liturgy for the Blessing of a Well, a concept of Celtic Christianity in that water is considered a Gateway to the Afterlife. Br. Andrew had decided to name the Well after the Lady Jocoba because she was a gender bender in [...]

Celtic Christianity

Celtic Christianity History According to medieval traditions, Christianity arrived in Britain in the 1st or 2nd century. Gildas's 6th-century account dated its arrival to the latter part of the reign of the Roman emperor Tiberius:[23] an account of the seventy disciples discovered at Mount Athos in 1854 lists Aristobulus as "bishop of Britain".[24] Medieval accounts of [...]

A Celtic Lent

I do realize that Lent is leaving us and leading us to the glorious victory of the Son of God, that death will be no more, there will be neither mourning or weeping in the place which he has gone to prepare for us. Looking to the experience of a Celtic Holy Week - see [...]