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The old Celtic Church was a body of monasteries and communities, which exist since the apostels visit the british isles. In Ireland this happened before St.Patrick started his mission there, Eusebius of Caesarea wrote in Demonstratio Evangelica, Book 3 Chapt. 5 in the early 4th century, that "apostels visit the isles over the ocean, which are known as british isles". Moreover according Caesar Baronius, Historian at Vatican wrote1596 in  'Annales Ecclesiastici', Joseph of Arimathea should have been there in scotland long before, in the first century. However: Our Denomination may be old as the others, it is known at the first western orthdoxy and also as a early latin catholic church. But unfortunatly it was merged in the bigger part including monks and priests until the 15th century into the roman catholic church, through their independend structure without heaving a head or leading bishop. Always (until today) it has been mostly in line with the roman pontifex and the councils, but with a little independence in its sight of which things should be, like the easter date, Pelagianism, forehead tonsure, consecration of woman (St.Brigid may be an outstanding event, but she was a real bishop), their structure in local communities and cloisters. From this point of view, the celtic church exist through the sum of their parts with a common liturgy and sight and not as a separate unit. The roman pontifex as head of the one holy catholic and apostolic church will be granted alltime our deep respect, but like all other (orthodox) churches we respect him as primus inter pares: About this reason and the unlucky decision of the Papal infallibility of the first Vaticanum and a little bit of our own tradition, we have decided to be independend from the roman Holy See, even if we want to be in friendly ecumenical contact.


The Celtic Church International is a Alliance of celtic Churches, branches of the Celtic Church in Scotland / Celtic Apostolic Church, which was a separate catholic apostolic Denomination outside the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland hidden since Centuries and present only in little communities such as housechurches. Since the 20th century it was legal to reopen this scottish church and so it was renewed and expanded to Germany though the Work and Order of Mt. Rev. David Stalker.

The Celtic Church in Germany provided the Celtic Church International and so its spread forth to United States and worldwide. If some church will becoming a perfect part of it, they had to accept the canon of the celtic church, the CICEC (in english or german language), but also we had affiliated churches close of it. They all accepted the concordate of intercommunion there or at minimalistic consence in the Charta of ecumenic relations.

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