ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Celebrating a lie?

patricks dayWith my own family name having an Irish nomenclature that is at least two thousand years old, and possible connections to the earliest Irish, Celtic, Gaelic fathers of Ireland who are said to have descended from Fenius Farsaid, I find rich irony in the writings of Phillip Schaff regarding what the Roman papists have attempted to do to my ancestry. Fenius Farsaid was king of Scythia, son of Boath, grandson of Magog, son of Japheth, living at the time of Tower of Babel, while his son Niul, and his grandson Goidel Glas were contemporary of Abraham and Moses. Fenius Farsaid is said to be one of seventy-two chieftains at the Tower of Babel when the languages changed. Such is the legend.

The Irish flag is green, orange, and white; green for Catholics, orange for Protestants and white for peace between the two. Yet, while St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of green (Catholic) and alcohol (beer), Phillip Schaff, the renowned historian of church history, gives great evidence that Patrick was a prohibitionist and not Catholic (‘green’). Such rich irony!   Patrick was neither ‘green’ and against drinking, yet his day of memorial is celebrated with green and drinking, and in some cases, both (such as green beer). Schaff proves that the Catholics stole the story of Patrick and used it to supplement the failed mission of their own ambassador, Palladius, who returned to Rome in failure. Patrick was also said to have converted directly to Christ, to have taught the Trinity using a three-leaf clover, to have pointed the natives away from men’s traditions and religious hierarchy directly to Christ, and to have celebrated Jesus Christ and to have taught beliefs directly from the Bible without Roman influence at all in his life, and with teachings contrary to many of the doctrines of the Roman and even Anglican churches.

Patrick wrote a hymn titled “S. Patricii Canticum Scotticum” which states:

Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ within me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ at my right, Christ at my left,
Christ in the fort (i.e. Home).
Christ in the chariot-seat (i.e. Car).
Christ in the poop (i.e. Sloop, Boat).

Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Salvation is of the LORD,
Salvation is of the LORD,
Salvation is of Christ.
May Thy salvation, O LORD, be ever with us.”

No wonder when we see Patrick of Ireland’s song and compare it, we can see that while Patrick’s song was completely devoid of the Catholic’s focus on the crucifix, a so-called Protestant like Craig Courtney appears to have almost plagiarized Patrick’s song while giving it more of a Catholic sun-worship twist (Catholics being descendants from that sun-worshiper, Roman Emperor Constantine I, who considered himself the sun god of Romans and the Messiah of Christianity simultaneously as recent archaelogy and a historical documentary have pointed out). Are you surprised that Courtney was commissioned by the Vatican to write music for them? The cross upon which Jesus died was an ancient sun-worship symbol of Rome, the sign of Apollo the sun god, in use by pagans long before the time of Jesus Christ. To compare Patrick’s hymn lyrics shown above to the lyrics of Craig Courtney, that darling of certain fundamentalists, be sure to visit the article at this link.

A member of historical societies in the 1800s, German-educated Phillip Schaff, assisted with encyclopedias and wrote his own works in addition to his professorship at Union Theological Seminary in NYC and his role with the Chicago World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893. He provides evidence in his “History of the Christian Church”, Vol. 4, Circa 1875, that debunk common misconceptions about Patrick the Saint. Here’s a link to Schaff’s history from the 1800s: “History of the Christian Church”, Vol. 4, Circa 1875, Phillip Schaff.