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The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Art » 03 May 2007, 22:50

Please note that there is a subforum under The Spirit of the Journey relating to the Druid-Dhristian Path.

One of the most striking characteristics of modern Druidry lies in its tolerance of diversity. People are often drawn to Druidry because they can practice and study it on its own, or in combination with other spiritual paths. Each spiritual way has gifts to offer, and some people find that they can combine the Druid and Christian approaches. In this subforum we invite you to explore the connections between Druid and Christian spirituality. Request admission through the usergroup or contact Kat Lady or Katsu.
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Postby katsu » 04 May 2007, 18:59

We would also like to note that everything that will be posted there are the opinions of the members. (as is true for the entire Board's)

Also these pages are open to both OBOD and non_OBOD members, please be aware of this when posting.

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Is it possible?

Postby Mícheál_Seán » 22 Jun 2007, 18:47

Raised Protestant, converted to Catholicism. I have always felt a connection to nature. I feel closer to God in the woods than in a cathedral. I feel His presence around me, I am a pacifist and I have been searching for ways to combine Druidry with Catholicism or maybe just create my own brand of Druidry with elements of Catholicism. Any ideas on how this might be done? Thanks. "peace"

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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Briar21 » 12 Sep 2007, 21:52

I also am a Christian (C of E) but always felt something was missing untill i was introduced to nature spirituality. I've found it very difficult to get a happy medium as people was (and still is) always telling me i had to choose one or the other! But i find they complement each other very well! :)

From research and my personal experiences i can see alot of Druidry in Christianity and i feel that they both enhance the teachings and beliefs of each other.

I also prefer to be with nature than in a man-made building but i quite happily attend church too, its all about what feels right for you, if you do what feels right you cant really go far wrong

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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Twyrch » 13 Sep 2007, 01:38

Mícheál_Seán and Briar21,

Thank you both for your comments and insights. I look forward to seeing you in the Christian-Druid forum area. :)

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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Aylyn » 13 Sep 2007, 10:28

Hi Folks,

I wanted to share the attached picture with you, as I thought it fit nicely into the Christian-Druid Theme. It is a picture of a 16th Century Altar top, carved in Oak. The first two panels in the top row depict the annunciation, the third panel the birth of Christ and the last one the crucifixion. What I found remarkable are the bottom row panels, which counterpoint the top row, complete with a Green Man opposite the crucifixion....

I found it astonishing, as 16th Century Scotland was already a very Chrstian society, but seems not to have forgotten the past....
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Twyrch » 14 Sep 2007, 13:15

Aylyn,

That's an awesome picture!!! Thanks for sharing that. :)
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Briar21 » 14 Sep 2007, 15:01

I agree, thats a beautiful picture! And very interesting X
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby youngvate » 16 Sep 2007, 20:17

Hi Folks,

I wanted to share the attached picture with you, as I thought it fit nicely into the Christian-Druid Theme. It is a picture of a 16th Century Altar top, carved in Oak. The first two panels in the top row depict the annunciation, the third panel the birth of Christ and the last one the crucifixion. What I found remarkable are the bottom row panels, which counterpoint the top row, complete with a Green Man opposite the crucifixion....

I found it astonishing, as 16th Century Scotland was already a very Chrstian society, but seems not to have forgotten the past....
i cannot wrecognize what this is depicting exactly, and the only thing on that i'm firmiliar with is the crucifix. prehaps i need to learn more on druidry history.
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby alistair ab iolo/|\ » 08 Oct 2007, 18:23

Is this thread the Chrsitain Druid forum please and if not how can I find my way to it? I'm slightly lost!

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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Seeker » 08 Oct 2007, 18:28

Alistair -

No, it isn't my friend. I will have you taken care of in a minute.
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Cercatore » 09 Oct 2007, 14:22

Seeker, could you also add me to the access list when you get a chance?
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Seeker » 09 Oct 2007, 17:09

All set, Cercatore...
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby winding_branch » 21 Oct 2007, 11:46

Hi :hiya: ,

I'd like to know more about the christian druid path I guess I'm searching & I'm getting a sense of God again so I'd like to join to? If its ok, can you add me.

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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Seeker » 21 Oct 2007, 12:22

Not a problem, winding_branch...
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby winding_branch » 21 Oct 2007, 12:28

Hi Seeker,

Thankyou :hug:
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

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Welcome! :shake:
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Sophia Zoe » 22 Oct 2007, 01:47

Hello, Seeker,
Could you add me to the list as well?

Thank you!

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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Seeker » 22 Oct 2007, 01:49

Sophia Zoe - you already have access.
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Re: The Christian-Druid Path

Postby Sophia Zoe » 22 Oct 2007, 02:07

Oops, sorry, Seeker!

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