Light without Heat: The Celtic Holiday of Imbolc

In Celtic mythology, the first signs of spring, the snowdrops popping up through the hard group, were said to be the steps of the goddess Brigid. Spring was considered to be just peeking its head out of winter's grip, thanks to the appearance of Brigid. Brigid, who became St. Bridget over time, the patronness of Ireland. Come explore with us as we look at the holiday, as well as the tranformation of a pre-Christian figure into a saint welcomed into the life of a complex Celtic Chrstianity.  Service by Rev. Catharine Clarenbach.

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Date: 
Sunday, January 27, 2019