DAILY MASS AND THE DAILY PRAYING AND STUDY OF SCRIPTURE

FORM THE HEART OF ANCIENT CELTIC ORTHODOX SPIRITUALITY

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THE CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH IS UNIQUE – BY THE GRACE OF GOD

 

BIBLICAL ORTHODOXY IS TRUE ORTHODOXY

 

WE ARE THE ANCIENT CHURCH STILL LIVING

THE FAITH AS ONCE DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS

 

The Celtic Orthodox Church is a Western Rite expression of the Faith from the Johannine Branch of Christianity of those churches founded by the twelve apostles, (Gallican, Celtic, Mozabarec, Coptic, Byzantine.)  The Roman Catholic Church is from the Pauline branch of the Church.    

 

CELTIC ORTHODOXY ESTABLISHED IN 37 AD IS THE

OLDEST WESTERN RITE ORTHODOX CHURCH

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WE ARE PART OF BIBLICAL ORTHODOXY

The Celtic Orthodox Church is so

Ancient it demands respect, so

Traditional it is refreshing and so

Conservative it is reassuring

 

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HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

CELTIC ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE FATHERS

1703 Macomber St., Toledo, Ohio 43606

Phone 419.206.2190

amdg@bex.net

 

MASS SCHEDULE

SATURDAY - SABBATH MASS 9:00 A.M.

SUNDAY - THE LORD’S DAY MASS 9:00 A.M.>>

 

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WE LIVE IN A TIME OF WARS AND RUMORS OF WAR.

WE LIVE IN A TIME WHEN CHRISTIANS ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED FOR

THEIR FAITH BY GODLESS PAGANS.

 

THE SOLUTION IS JESUS CHRIST

 

NO JESUS, NO PEACE

KNOW JESUS, KNOW PEACE

 

CAN THERE BE A JUST WAR IN OUR NUCLEAR AGE?

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/war.html

 

 

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COME AND EXPECT THE MIRACLES, WONDERS AND SIGNS OF GOD’S LOVE.

 

EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON

GOD’S HAND IS NOT TOO SHORT TO SAVE

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/reason.html

 

Come to Holy Trinity Celtic Orthodox Church in Toledo, Ohio.

 

You already have friends here 

 

Photos of the Monastery

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/photos.html

 

THE VATICAN LIBRARY RECORDS THE

HISTORY OF THE CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/history.html

 

 

WE LIVE IN POLITICALLY TRYING TIMES.

CHRISTIANITY AND TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN

MORALITY IS UNDER DAILY ATTACK.

WHAT SHOULD BE THE RESPONSE OF

CHRISTIANS TO THE POLITICAL ATTACKS

ON CHRISTIANITY AND TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN MORALITY?

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/response.html

 

The people who are attracted to this ancient church feel there is something missing in their present worship.  They feel the Holy Spirit is calling them to a deeper participation in worship.  They feel the need to worship with their bodies as well as their minds and hearts. The holistic worship of the Celtic Orthodox Church satisfies that inner longing in their souls.  Holistic worship employs the whole person in worship. 

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Holistic worship compels us to kneel and prostrate ourselves before the Christ physically present on the Altar and to bow with our heads low in front of the God of our salvation.  People attracted to the Celtic Orthodox Church are people who appreciate the fact that when they receive the Eucharist, in a very real way they become a Tabernacle of the Most High God as was the Virgin Mary before them. The Virgin Mother of the Christ was the first Tabernacle, and for this reason we call her the Theotokos which means “God bearer”.  Every believer who receives with faith the Divine Sacrifice of the Altar, which we call the Eucharist, becomes a “God bearer”.

 

People who find a home within Celtic Orthodoxy have a clear understanding of being called out from society to be uniquely Gods own.  We obey Christ in worshipping the Father in Spirit and in Truth. We ask the Father to give us the strength to carry the Cross behind Jesus. We do not ask the Father to remove the Cross because we know that only by carrying the Cross do we have synergy with the Father in Christ.

 

We believe the Scriptures form the basics of our faith.  All Sacred truths are found in the Scriptures or directly flow from the Sacred Word of God.  We do not add anything to the Scriptures and we take nothing away from them.  Therefore we reject the “expanded doctrine” theory that would establish a new teaching not found in the Scriptures as the Word of God and in the Apostolic Church.  If the Apostles and the Apostolic Church did not teach it, we do not teach it as required belief.  People who find a home in Celtic Orthodoxy do not accept as dogma what is really only human precepts.

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Celtic Orthodox worship the Father on Saturday as ordered by the Scriptures and as practiced for the first 600 hundred years of the church. We believe in all 10 Commandments, not just 9 Commandments. We realize God commanded the Sabbath worship before there was a Jewish people so the Sabbath worship is not a “Jewish Sabbath”.  When God gave the 10 Commandments He said “REMEMBER” to keep holy the Sabbath. God continued the Commandment to worship on the Sabbath from the earliest days even before there was a Jewish nation or people.  Today, it may not always be possible to participate at Mass on the Sabbath but there are many other ways to keep holy the Sabbath without coming to church.

 

The Celtic Orthodox Church worships the Father on Sunday in keeping with the tradition established by the Apostles.  On Sundays we give the Father thanks and praise for the victory of His Holy Spirit in the Resurrection of His Christ.  Without having to place our hands in the wounds of the Christ, we kneel before Jesus and, like Thomas, humbly say my Lord and my God.   We give the Father thanks and praise for the gift of our faith in Him and in His Christ that allows us to call ourselves “Christian”.  We know that a Christian is one who shares in the anointing of the Christ. We know that the anointing of the Christ, received by faith, makes us adopted children of God in and through Christ. 

 

We celebrate we are a family; the family of God.  We know that death does not break the family ties that bind us to each other in love.  We approach boldly to the Throne of Grace through Christ and there join the prayers of the Saints in heaven who worship God and pray for all mankind.  We join in their prayers.  In communion with and venerating the memory of all the Saints we glorify Christ in the work of the Holy Spirit in the body of believers and through Christ we give glory to our Heavenly Father.  We pray with the Angels and the Saints but we do not address prayer to them.  Christ lives to make intercession for us and our faith is in Christ and in our Heavenly Father.  

 PEOPLE WHO COME TO THE CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

 

ARE NOT LOOKING FOR A CHURCH THAT IS EASY TO LIVE BY;

 

THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A CHURCH THAT IS EASY TO DIE BY

 

ANGLO-CELTIC ORTHODOX LITURGY  OF THE MASS

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/liturgy.html 

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THE MASS AND THE DAILY PRAYING OF THE SCRIPTURES ARE THE

TWIN PILLARS UPON WHICH RESTS OUR HOPE FOR SALVATION

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/divine_office.html 

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 HOMILY (SERMON) FOR SUNDAY MASS

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/HOMILY.html

 

GOSPEL AND READINGS FOR THE SUNDAY LITURGY

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/calendar.html

  

 THE CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH KEEPS HOLY THE SABBATH DAY

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/index2.html

 

WE DO NOT BELIEVE WE CAN CONTACT THE DEAD AT WILL

SO WE DON’T TRY AND CONTACT THE DEAD THROUGH PRAYER TO THEM

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/prayto.html

 

 

 DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE IN BIBLICAL ORTHODOXY

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/divorce.html

 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT THE EASTERN ORTHODOX PATRIARCHS

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/faq.html

 

MUSLIMS ARE PAGANS WORSHIPPING A PAGAN GOD

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/moon_god_allah.html

 

IS THERE DIVERSITY OF FAITH IN HEAVEN?

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/diversity.html

 

IS GLOBAL WARMING A MORAL ISSUE?

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/global.html

 

SOULS GO TO HELL WITH THE BLESSING OF THE CHURCH

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/gotohell.html

 

 JESUS IS ALIVE IN THE SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/eucharist.html

 

 

 OUR APOSTOLIC LINE OF SUCCESSION IS ACCEPTED BY WORLD ORTHODOXY. 

REMEMBER AS YOU READ THESE LETTERS OF AFFIRMATION THE BISHOPS BEING ACCLAIMED AS PART OF WORLD ORTHODOXY WITH GRACE FILLED AND SPIRIT FILLED ORDERS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO ANY OLD WORLD PATRIARCH, YET THE PATRIARCHS ACCEPT THEM AS EQUAL BISHOPS IN THE LARGER CHURCH WITH THE SAME APOSTOLIC MISSION. 

 

LETTER OF RECOGNITION FROM THE O.C.A.

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LETTER OF RECOGNITION FROM ALEXANDRIA

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LETTER OF RECOGNITION FROM THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

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WE ARE SUCCESSORS TO THE APOSTLES, IN UNION WITH THE ORIGINAL 12 AND ALL THOSE WHO CAME AFTER THEM AND WITH ALL THOSE WHO WILL COME AFTER US. 

APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION 

APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION OF BISHOP BRIAN KENNEDY, O.S.B.

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/succ.html

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HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH / CELTIC ORTHODOX

BENEDICTINE FATHERS

IS A NOT FOR PROFIT CHURCH CORPORATION

UNDER SECTION 501 ( c ) 3 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE .