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St Maelrubha’s Well, Isle of Skye

Originally posted on Scots Roots:
Beneath the vegetation lies a stone-lined structure into which water flows through a channel from an earlier stone-lined spring. Archaelogical evidence suggests that the site, near Broadford on the Isle of Skye, has been important to local people for more than 10,000 years. A piece of limestone engraved with a…

What is Beltane?

What is Beltane? Art by Hugh McMahon A Tale of Four Seasons The ancient Celtic year was built around the four seasons. Each season was marked with two holidays (8 in total). The four main holidays fall in the middle of our current seasons, and the year begins on Samhain. Samhain (pronounced SAHwen): Oct. 31st. … Continue reading

Evening Prayer 6.9.14, First Book of Common Prayer, 1549; St. Columba, Missionary to Scotland, 597

Originally posted on The Daily Office:
The Canaanite woman said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” The 1637 Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church of Scotland. Archbishop Cranmer’s English Book of 90 years earlier is world-famous for its eloquence, but what made it revolutionary…

Food for Thought-A Celtic Prayer for the Last Friday in Lent

Originally posted on Richard's Food for Thought:
A Celtic Prayer for the Last Friday in Lent By Richard Bryant As I examine the unwoven threads of this day, I look at each piece. Each color a moment, each length a word. Some of the frayed fragments are tears, other loose strands are laughter. In…

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