CATHOLIC - BUT NOT ROMAN

ORTHODOX - BUT NOT EASTERN

HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

A beacon of light shining amid the darkness of error 

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

 

BIBLICAL ORTHODOXY IS TRUE ORTHODOXY

PREVIOUSLY NAMED “THE WAY”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

You already have friends here 

 

Photos of the Monastery

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CELTIC ORTHODOX MONKS ARE MEN OF PRAYER

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

 

THE VATICAN LIBRARY RECORDS THE

HISTORY OF THE CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

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

 

WHY CELTIC ORTHODOXY USES THE SEPTUAGINT OLD TESTAMENT TEXT

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

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH IN THE CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/lectio2.html

 

HISTORY OF THE CELTIC ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE FATHERS

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

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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.                                                          

 

The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "There is only one religion, but there are a hundred versions of it." In our effort to embrace tolerance we have become victim to the thinking that error is as worthy of protection as is truth; that truth and error can peacefully coexist. Religious tolerance has become the greatest religious good, the all-consuming goal of religious people and gave rise to the heresy of Universal Salvation. Like George Bernard Shaw, they believe all religions lead to the same God and the same heaven. They believe there will be religious diversity in heaven.

 

Biblical Orthodoxy believes each person must make a choice and that choice must be for the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and choose to accept Jesus Christ as the Incarnate Word of God, true God and true man, and the only way to the Father; the one Mediator between God and man. Universal Salvation denies that there is no salvation apart from Christ but God’s Word teaches, “There is no other name under heaven by which man can be saved.” (Acts 4:12)  

 

Those who believe one religion is as good as another embrace the idea that truth and error are equally valid. These people believe that it is intolerant to assert that one religion is the true religion and others, which disagree, are false. Those who accept error being as valid as truth teach salvation is possible without submission to Jesus Christ or even belief in God. Universal Salvation is the only ‘tolerant” and “loving” view. Universal Salvation says even Non-Christians can be saved, but Jesus said “but as for these enemies of mine, who do not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.” (Luke 19:27)  

 

Universal Salvation does not require a standard Creed except be a “good person” but the truth of God’s Word teaches, “Your personal righteousness is as a filthy menstrual rag in the sight of God”. (Isaiah 64:6)  Universal Salvation denies the Scriptures are the Word of God that must be followed by all mankind. The Scriptures are clear that all men are not saved, even though it is the will of God that none should perish; God will not reward sin and apostasy with the beatific vision.

 

God will not reward with the blessing of the promises of Christ and the promises of God’s Word those who kiss the Koran and call the Koran a holy book.    

 

The inescapable conclusion for those teaching Universal Salvation is no one religion possesses the entire truth, but only bits and pieces of it.  If the Hindu or the Muslim and other pagan groups can be saved and will find safe harbor in Heaven, then it must be false that Jesus is the only way to the Father, but Jesus teaches “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one goes to the Father save through me.” (John 14: 6)

 

If those worshipping pagan gods can be saved we can no longer assert there is but one God. If all religions are equal and have a right to be tolerated than all religions contain error as well as truth. The contrasting teachings cannot be reconciled without redefining the truth beyond recognition. Such redefinition of truth at best diminishes truth as being no longer absolute and at worst is a denial of truth.  Both views are an abomination in the sight of God and will provoke God’s righteous anger and condemnation.  There is no religious diversity in heaven.

 

Universal Salvation denies the basic tenants of Christianity: “Truly, truly I say to you unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God” ( John 3:5) This is not a suggestion, it is a fact and a command.  “Unless you eat the body and drink the blood of the son of man you have no life in you.” (John 6: 53)  It is not a suggestion, it is a command.

 

There will be no religious diversity in heaven.  Only those who belong to Christ can have synergy with the Father and without synergy with the Father in Christ only perdition and condemnation await the soul in eternity.

 

ONLY IN HELL IS THERE DIVERSITY OF FAITH

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 With all the innovations in the larger church catholic, it is important to remember the failure of church leaders to retain the faith as once delivered to the Saints will not excuse you. You can go to hell with the blessing of the church. Today the modern man made church has embraced the heresy of Universal Salvation, interfaith syncretism and other concessions to the world, the flesh and the devil. The man made church has become ‘man centered’ instead of God centered.  Many in the larger church believe hell is not permanent, preaching it is inconsistent with the logic of the Gospel to hold hell is forever. They have discounted the truth of the Scriptures, Sacred Tradition and the teaching of the Patristic Fathers. They now teach as dogma what is only human precepts.  Some preach approval of divorce and remarriage, even admitting those in ‘irregular’ unions (those living in adultery and fornication) to the Eucharistic table.  If you follow these heretical teachers, you will go to hell with the blessing of the church.  In their effrontery to God they are so bold as to teach even an Atheist, if he is a ‘good’ person, will go to heaven without accepting Christ and without even embracing faith in God. The Scriptures are quite clear our personal righteousness is as a filthy menstrual rag in the sight of God (Isaiah 64:6).  God’s plan revealed in the Word of God is clear, our righteousness must be the righteousness of Jesus Christ.   In their effort to be liked and accepted they embrace Muslims and other pagans as our brothers and sisters. They claim a Muslim will go to heaven if he is a good Muslim. The Hindu or Buddhist will go to heaven if they are a good Hindu or Buddhist.  The pagans are told they do not have to accept Jesus Christ in order to enter Heaven. These pagans will soon learn Jesus is Lord and without Jesus there is no hope for a seat in the Celestial Kingdom. The truth is there is no way to the Father save through Christ.  There is no other name under heaven by which a man can be saved

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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

 

CAN GOD REALLY HAVE A MOTHER?

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

 

THE REAL STORY OF CREATION

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

 

WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT EVOLUTION?

http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/evolution_error.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 .