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Old 10-16-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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Hello

Today I went to the Celtic Service at All Soul's Church which I believe USED TO BE Anglican??

And I wondered what a Celtic Church is or can someone explain it to me?

I am a Southern Baptist so I didn't quite know the liturgy but I feel blessed for attending. Just trying to understand what is going on. Thank you
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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The Boston Garden?

Fenway Park?
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:29 AM
 
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...the fleet center...lol!
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:39 AM
 
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Hello

Today I went to the Celtic Service at All Soul's Church which I believe USED TO BE Anglican??

And I wondered what a Celtic Church is or can someone explain it to me?

I am a Southern Baptist so I didn't quite know the liturgy but I feel blessed for attending. Just trying to understand what is going on. Thank you

Here's what Wikipedia has to say:

Celtic Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Briefly, Celtic Christianity (or Insular Christianity, as it's also known) is/was a regional form of Christianity (not a denomination, per se) specific to Ireland and Britain in the middle ages; Celtic Christianity is thought to have been more open towards the role of women in the church, and to establish a greater connection with nature.

There's more information in the article above, but Celtic/Insular Christianity is a fairly debated topic among scholars, who cite the lack of substantiating evidence to back up many of the above claims.

(As a side-note, the term 'Celtic Christianity' itself is somewhat misleading, as there wasn't a specific group that were historically 'the Celtic people'; the term was used to refer to a number of distinct tribal societies).
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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thank you Fred, appreciate you pointing me toward the info
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:43 AM
 
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The Celtic Church, such as it is, predated the Anglican Church, so it couldn't have "used to be" that.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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The Celtic Church, such as it is, predated the Anglican Church, so it couldn't have "used to be" that.
Excuse my ignorance but isn't 'Anglican' Episcopalian? If that's the case then 'Celtic' could mean the Irish, or Welsh Church of England (Episcopalian). It's just my guess without any substantiating evidence.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Well, yes, Anglican is similar but not identical to Episcopalian. But the point I was trying to make is that Celtic Christianity came about before the Anglican/Episcopalian Church in time. It was there before Henry VIII, not as a recognized denomination like the Church of England later was, but in existence nonetheless.
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