Northumbria Community – Kyrie Eleison

Here are the lyrics of this very special Celtic spirit song from the Northumbria Community, around the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, in the north-east of England, at the border with Scotland.

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Empty, broken here I stand – Kyrie eleison
Touch me with your healing hand – Kyrie eleison
Take my arrogance and pride – Kyrie eleison
Wash me in your mercies tide – Kyrie eleison

Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison

When my faith has all but gone – Kyrie eleison
Give me strength to carry on – Kyrie eleison
When my dreams have turned to dust – Kyrie eleison
In you, Oh Lord, I put my trust – Kyrie eleison

Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison

When my heart is cold as ice – Kyrie eleison
Your love speaks of sacrifice – Kyrie eleison
Love that sets the captives free – Kyrie eleison
Oh pour compassion down on me – Kyrie eleison

Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison

You’re the voice that calms my fears – Kyrie eleison
You’re the laughter dries my tears – Kyrie eleison
You’re my music, my refrain – Kyrie eleison
Help me sing your song again – Kyrie eleison

Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison

Humble heart of holiness – Kyrie eleison
Kiss me with your tenderness – Kyrie eleison
Jesus faithful friend and true – Kyrie eleison
All I am, I give to you – Kyrie eleison

Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison
Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison

(Source, HERE)

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John O’Donohue – At the End of the Year

year's end

The particular mind of the ocean
Filling the coastline’s longing
With such brief harvest
Of elegant, vanishing waves
Is like the mind of time
Opening us shapes of days.

As this year draws to its end,
We give thanks for the gifts it brought
And how they became inlaid within
Where neither time nor tide can touch them.
Continue reading “John O’Donohue – At the End of the Year”

One photograph | THE ORTHODOX MONASTERY OF ALL CELTIC SAINTS

Source: One photograph | THE ORTHODOX MONASTERY OF ALL CELTIC SAINTS

This is just beautiful.

Enya – Echoes in Rain

Enya – Echoes In Rain (Official Video)
Taken from Enya’s album ‘Dark Sky Island’

A Celtic Prayer for Paris

Prayer for Paris

May we also pray this prayer for Beirut and for Baghdad, at the same time.

Lord have mercy!

Enya – The Humming

Taken from Enya’s forthcoming Album ‘Dark Sky Island’ – Out 20th November

The Story of St Brendan’s Monastery | THE ORTHODOX MONASTERY OF ALL CELTIC SAINTS

Source: The Story of St Brendan’s Monastery | THE ORTHODOX MONASTERY OF ALL CELTIC SAINTS

Fr Serafim, a Romanian monk living in Scotland, tells the story of a visit to Eileach An Naoimh, St Brendan’s island. The pictures are stunning.

You may read HERE about my own visit to that island.