*Disclaimer: Though I no longer follow Celtic Christianity, I am keeping this blog up for future reference for other users as it has already proven to be useful to several people and since the website I copied this from is now defunct, there is no longer and easy-to-read version of this information on the internet. This page, in no way, indicates my current beliefs. If you want to know more about what I personally believe at this time, I am more than happy to answer any questions you send my way.*
While this hasn't come up in any discussion yet, I still feel the need to clarify it before someone makes some silly remark about how Celtic Christianity is an oxymoron or isn't Orthodox or whatever. As stated at this website:
"1. At The Heart Of All That Has Life Is The Light Of God.
God may be found, heard and experienced everywhere and in all things and that a true worship of God, therefore, can neither be contained within the four walls of a sacred building nor restricted to the boundaries of religious tradition.Every blade of grass, every sigh of the breeze, every splash of rain, every wave of the sea, every movement of the earth, every flutter of a bird's wing, every twinkle of a star, every ray of sun... and every breath of man contains the very life of God.
2. 'Original Sin'
the Celtic Church believes that within all of creation may be found the essence of Godand that humanity is essentially good. This in no way denies the presence of evil and its power over the human. Rather, it means that at the heart of humanity is the image and goodness of God, a goodness that is obscured or covered over by the practicing of wrongdoing and evil. We are not born guilty and cut off from God.
In general, because the Celtic Church rejects the doctrine of Augustine, (see above) we don't consider it necessary to baptise infants... preferring instead to allow the child to become sufficiently mature to decide for him/herself. Our Lord does not want slaves or unwilling converts!
4. Women's Role In The Church
The Celtic Church completely accepts the ordaining of suitable female candidates.
5. The Calculation of Easter
The Celtic Church followed the teachings of St. John the Beloved and continued observing Easter at 14 Nisan or at Passover,as recorded in all four Gospels.The Roman Church, from which almost all other subsequent 'mainstream' churches took their lead, for some unfathomable reason, followed the astrological calculation developed at the Council of Nicea, which was presided over by the pagan Emperor Constantine.
6. Real Presence
The Celtic Church doesn't subscribe to the doctrine of transubstantiation and instead holds to the doctrine of Real Presence in the Eucharist. Real Presence is defined as Christ being with us during the Communion and within us after consumption of the elements.
7. The Nicene Creed
The Celtic Church follows the Nicene Creed as first adopted at the First Council of Nicea and later modified in the Council of Constantinople, which is sans Filioque."
So, there you go. That is Celtic Christianity in a nutshell.