Tim Severin made a replica of St Brendan's 6th century boat to sail to America
Cross at Priory Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
St Brendan in the boat, sailing to America
I have taken many photos of Celtic Crosses and have various other forms that symbolise the celtic stream of Christianity to me. Rob and I are Companions of the Northumbria Community, a new monastic dispersed group, following Christ with a Celtic slant. Our motherhouse, Nether Springs is located not far from where Rob and I live, in Northumberland, which is part of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria. This is where Christianity gradually flourished in the North East of England from around the middle of the 7th century onwards.
The Celtic Cross is typified by the circle joining the 4 arms, this circle is a symbol of eternity that emphasises the endlessness of God’s love as shown through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.
That seemed to me to be reason enough to post this collection of images as we have celebrated Easter, when we remember that sacrifice, Christ’s death and glorious bodily resurrection – the greatest feastday in the Christian calendar is Easter Sunday,when our gratitude to God that He has made it possible for us, too, to live after death, is celebrated.
The Lady's Well, Holystone, Northumberland
I shall let the crosses and symbols speak for themselves.
St Patrick's RC Church. Portland, Oregon.
This is a 'Cuthbert's Cross' on the Pilgrim Path named after him, also bishop of Lindisfarne, Northumberland.
St Aidan. 1st Bishop of Holy Island (in 635) where this statue stands.
The church of St Mary the Virgin, Holystone, Northumberland
Santa Maria Stamp - Columbas's ship, he was convinced that Brendan found land to the west.
Rothbury war memorial, Northumberland
- The “Broken Wheel” sculpture by Fenwick Lawson has St Cuthbert’s face in the centre of the Cross. (Lindisfarne)
Quilted Celtic cross (own design)
Window detail, St Patricks church, Portland, Oregon
Memorial cross for the Flodden Field battle site of 1513. Northumberland
Plaque on the memorial cross for the Flodden Field battle site, Northumberland
Our aids to our daily prayers (including our Prayer Pot)
They get everywhere these Celtic Christians! (On the window of a narrowboat)
Church spire in the Kenton district of Portland Oregon
Rug copied from Lindisfarne Gospels (c 698 AD) in St Marys Church, Lindisfarne
Replica of 'Santa Maria', Columbas's ship
Old Bewick cross detail (Northumberland) With the Celtic symbol for the Trinity on each of its arms.
Trinity art prayer
In lane to Old Bewick church, Northumberland
Looking back at Holy Island from St Cuthberts Island, just off the Northumberland coast
Peaceful view on Lindisfarne
Rob with his celtic bodhran drum
Irish peat cross
Irish Brigit cross
Irish peat cross label
Explanation of Brigit cross
My own stitched Celtic knot artwork
Northumbria Community renew our vows in the Gospel Garden. Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Easter Day '09
The Lady's Well, Holystone, Northumberland (2)
Our new (Irish) Celtic rug
Even DFDS Seaways use the cross as a logo!
Holy Island Priory cross used in one of my Christmas cards
Celtic Prayer beads from the Northumbria Community made by Rob
Grave in Rothbury 'All Saints' churchyard, Northumberland (1)
Even our wedding rings & Rob's fleece top carry 'celtic' designs, this is a 'Cuthbert's' Cross
Crosses in 'Old Church' churchyard, Brampton, Cumbria
Cross on 'Old Church' Brampton, Cumbria
Church Hill. on the estuary of the River Aln at Alnmouth, Northumberland
Cross in St. John Lee churchyard, near Heavenfield.
Chapel of the Incarnation, Hetton Hall
Celtic Cross mug
Celtic Cross in Rothbury 'All Saints' churchyard, Northumberland
Celtic Cross in Corbridge, Cemetery, Northumberland
Emboidered cross on part of wedding gift
Bridge over the River Aln, below Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
Book of many crosses for design work
'Celtic Cross' cushions designed and made by me.
Arnhem Oosterbeek war graves (2)
Arnhem Oosterbeek war graves (3)
Alnwick Pub sign
Alnwick. Northumberland, head of the stone cross in the market place
3 crosses on the headland above Lee Abbey, North Devon.
Arnhem Oosterbeek war grave
In 'Boilerhouse' prayer-room on H.I. made from broken fragments from the old midden (rubbish tip
Crosses in the cemetary of the 12c Priory on Holy Island.