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Celtic Liturgy
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The term “Celtic liturgy” is used to refer to the early medieval liturgy in the Celtic-speaking lands; however, there was never a distinctive Celtic church, nor even uniform practice within the Celtic-speaking world of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Brittany, and Gaul. Early Christians in the Celtic-speaking regions considered themselves to be members of the universal Catholic Church just as everyone else. In the earl…

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Ritari, Katja, “Celtic Liturgy”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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