Ray Simpson is Founding Guardian of the International Community of Aidan and Hilda and is a well known author. In 2016 he moved from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, UK, where the Community has a base for resources, study and retreat to a new Community House in Berwick-Upon-Tweed on the nearby mainland.


Two meetings this week had synchronicity. Our old friend Godfrey Butland has to give a lecture about Celtic hymnody etc. He asked me about sources. I pointed him to the Introduction to my Celtic Hymnbook, to Kenney's mammoth encycopedia of Celtic sources with hundreds of short entries...
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Aidan of Lindisfarne

Aidan's life in Ireland, Iona and Northumbria - a hero's journey.

a prayer...

We arise today
in the Eternal Flow of Mercy
who was here when the land began to breathe,
when the first tribes began to roam,
and when the colonists came to settle.
We arise today
in the Eternal Flow of Wisdom
who is dimly perceived in the stones,
the stories and the studies of all our peoples.
We arise today
in the Eternal Flow of Life
who seeps through land and limb and love.
Amen.

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Shalom!: Celtic Prayers for Wholeness and Healing
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