Kindle in our hearts, O God, the flame of love that never ceases, that it may burn in us, giving light to others. May we shine forever in your temple, set on fire with your eternal light, even your Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Redeemer. Amen. Prayer of St. Columcille"
Seek your own isle - Christ's newly-bought domain which nature with an emerald pencil paints. Such as it is, long, long shall it remain, the school of truth, the college of saints, the student's bower, the hermit's calm retreat, the stranger's home, the hospitable hearth, the shrine to which shall wander pilgrim feet from all the neighboring nations of the earth.' Now they move on to tell the story of what has been and is, but also to come. God in the now prepares us for a future; the end is not yet - with God it is just begun.' "
From "Brendan - In Exploration of a Vision" , part X -found in "Celtic Daily Prayer" The Northumbria Community
"To exist means that we share the task of perfecting self-transcendence through prayer, contemplation, meditation-the nitty -gritty of the spiritual quest." The Mystic Heart, Wayne Teasdale
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou
Welcome to the Apostolic Free Celtic Church website, we are a modern church that draws the faith and practice of the Celtic Churches of the first thousand years of the Church History but also draws from the Anglican Catholic tradition of the three-fold approach to the Christian Faith that is our appeal to Holy Scriptures not Scripturalism, Tradition, not Traditionalism, reason and not extreme rationalism thus what we call today the Contemporary Celtic Christian Spirituality.
For we see the true Celtic faith was a balanced approach just like we see in the Anglican Catholic tradition and through this process, we do allow freedom of thought of which Queen Elizabeth the first said it is not the job of the church to look into the soul of the believer. For with this threefold process, it helps us in being a true Church or fellowship has to do with freedom - the freedom of people to ask questions, the freedom to be open to the leading of Christ in one’s life, and the freedom to be your authentic self and this is what it means to be a true Christian Fellowship. That means we are not here to tell you what to believe, how to think, or how to act.
That this is why we see a lot of modern Christian churches and organizations that talk about being welcoming, but the reality is they are rather selective when it comes to whom they choose to work and minister. Our approach is much more truly welcoming to all to our local communities and fellowships. We take seriously the example of Jesus Christ, who ate with and ministered to the sinners of his day, the tax collectors, the prostitutes, the ex-felons, the homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender persons, and those with serious illnesses such as HIV, AIDS and other diseases that society is afraid of or look down upon. We see that the Kingdom of God is not an exclusive club for one kind of person, but a broad and expansive Kingdom for all people, who seek after him.
Why should the Church be for all people? Simply because God loves all people and wants all people to come to the fullness of life. The Church wasn't created to stand in the way of people coming to God, but rather to act as an agent of healing and reconciliation through which people are exposed to the love and hope that can only be found in the fullness of God. We are simply here to help those that come to us that are seeking to find the answers to their spiritual questions and to walk in this life's journey.
Of course, it is not enough for our community to be a loving and accepting community towards each other. There is a danger in being that accepting the danger is that we can become so inwardly focused that we become irrelevant to those who are lost in the world around us.
The Christian Church or Body of Christ was never meant to be a country club, never meant strictly to be an organization that was concerned only with the well-being of the people within its walls. Rather it is meant to be an organization that works for the well-being of all people, perhaps most especially those outside the walls of the Church.
We are called to meet their needs and to share Christ's love with them, to welcome them home, and to work and call for an end to injustice within our society. A Church that does not care about and work for Christ's purpose is no Church at all. Our Church is a place of love, hope, charity, and especially the respect within the Body of our Lord Christ Jesus, no matter what one’s background - for nothing less will do.
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