Posts Tagged ‘Solstice’

Stonehenge and Newgrange.

Solstice.

The midwinter festival has began many people will brave the elements to try to meet at these two famous sites, but there are also many more across Europe as well as these islands. People have always sought out a higher power and many mouments have been constructed around the world to show this connection with the stars, moon and sun.

But today the world has many ism’s of beliefe and unbellfe, there is really only one religion in the world which gives us any hope for this life and eternity and that is Christianity. All relgions expect something, they have big and little heads, which are either gods of the teachings of men/a man.

1 Corinthians 15,  Ephesians 2:12-16, 1 Timothy 1 :15-16.

Happy Christmass to all of you who read this blog. Many Thanks.

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Solstice. Part-One.

‘Seasons.

Ireland has a rich history of building ancient memorials, many that mark out the landscape predate the Celtic period and later Gael’s from about 300Bc. No one really knows who were the ancient peoples of the island of Ireland and even if they would have called themselves ‘Irish?

But like all of humanity across the planet they knew about the seasonal calender and built monuments to track the movement of the sun and moon. Job 31:26-27, 136:9, Act 2:20-21. They built and worshiped, but not the creator. Today we should be a little more wiser than out ancestors, but sometimes we are not. John 3:15-21.

Bru na Boinne: New Grange. Part-One.

I know it is a funny time to be starting to talk about the winter solstice, but I do not want it to interfere with Christmas.

New Grange is a very old and fascinating place in its own right, situated near to the Boyne river in Co. Meath, Ireland. No one knows who actually built it, but it is older than the Pyramids in Egypt. The ancient people living in Ireland at that time were moving from west to east and they worshiped both the Sun and the Moon. The heavens were part of their lunar calender and were needed for their agricultural year. Initially it was believed to be just a burial cairn. But this use came later, it was in fact a round platform, with ceremonies being carried out on the top of it.

New Grange, like Stonehenge in England were built for solstice activity. We have no idea what form this worship took, but it is by reading the bible and the testimony of Saint Patrick that we get a view into pagan society.

Many people today claim to follow the old religions of Druidism and Pantheism, but some have found it to be empty. Really all peoples are sinners and they need Jesus as Saviour and to be in a personal relationship daily with him. Romans 3:23, 6:23, John 3:16-21.

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