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Celtic art

  1. 1. The Christianity has come for the first timeto Celts in II century, during the Romanoccupation, probably, through Christiansto armies. But it wasnt widespread inBritain up to the end of IV century whenprominent features of the CelticChristianity have distinctly started to beshown. After leaving of Romans fromBritain in the beginning of V century haspassed about 200 years during whichCeltic church developed a special way,without adjoining to the Roman church,having created own unique style andhistorical prospect.
  2. 2. The Celtic church sang of favour and thenature as kindness of God and recognisedsanctity of all creation. She lovedmysticism and poetry, had deep respect forthe woman, including the woman in amanagement and allowing marriages topriesthood. The Celtic understanding of achurch management has been implanted inits agricultural communal culture, andgreat Celtic monasteries have appearedfrom breeding system. Though usuallyabbeys not рукополагались in priesthood,a management and the power in the Celticchurch it was carried out in monasteries byabbeys.
  3. 3. Missionary activity, followed from clearinstructions of the Bible to go worldwideand to search for pupils, it has appearedfor the Celtic Christians vital need - in theirsearches of sanctity. So V and VI centurieshave been noted by large-scale referencesin Ireland and Britain where, as a rule,monks preached Christianity. Themartyrdom for Christian belief was almostnot known, because the Celtic approach toevangelism was peace and without bloody.In the beginning of VI century the CelticChristianity completely was monastic onstructure. As here there was no centraladministrative force there was aconsiderable variety in liturgical expertsand monastic rules.

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