Celtic Mass for the Sea

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Celtic Mass For The Sea

Creideam ann an Dia an t-Athair Uile-chumhachdach,
Cruithear nèimh agus na talmhainn;

English translation of Gaelic:
I believe in God the father
almighty, Creator of heaven and earth)

I Arise to-day
Through a mighty strength,
The invocation of the Trinity,
Through the belief in the threeness,
Through the confession of the oneness,
Of the Creator of Creation


The text for  The “Celtic Mass For The Sea” was derived from ancient  oral incantations, rituals and prayers; such as those found in collections like the “Carmina Gadelica” Vol. 1-5; collected, compiled, and metrically translated from Gaelic to English by Alexander Carmicheal. Traditional melodic themes heard in the “Mass” were found in three primary sources; Songs of the Hebrides”, collected and arranged by Marjorie Kennedy Fraser; “From the Farthest Hebrides” and “Beyond the Hebrides”, collected and edited by Donald A. Fergusson




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