ancient and beautiful Celtic Christian spirituality embodied in the life of
the Celtic Christian Church is drawing people to us from around the country.
It can be particularly attractive to people of Celtic heritage. However, we
do not set any kind of ethnic limitation, and all who are attracted to the
Christian life it offers are welcomed and embraced warmly in the Celtic
the ancient Celtic Church episcopal jurisdictions were based, not on
geography, as in western dioceses today, but on spiritual "spheres of
influence." Following in that tradition our bishops have been elected by those
they serve spiritually, regardless of their location. In the Celtic spirit,
their relationships to them are that of ANAMCHARA, or Soul Friend, a beautiful
and highly regarded spiritual relationship.
distinctive characteristic of Celtic Christian spirituality is a keen
awareness of the fact that we do not just "fit" the spiritual into our lives
somewhere or sometime when it's convenient, but instead we know that we are
part of the spiritual life, immersed in it while living in the material
world. Thus we see, through spiritual eyes, the holiness of all creation
around us and take seriously our role as stewards. This is certainly a
necessary attitude in our world today.
faith and charity, simplicity, hospitality, honor given to family kinship
and spiritual friendships, sacramental life, prayer, and a profound respect
for all of God's creation--all these mark the Celtic Christian and form the
spirit in which we live our Christian life.
You can read
Father Paschal's blog about Celtic
Christian spirituality in Kentucky here.
The following video is a homily about Celtic Christian spirituality
created by Celtic Christianity Today, and this
and others can be seen our our
Celtic Christian Chats social networking site.