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  • emrys@globe.net.nz
    Celtic and Old English Saints 27 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Odhran of Iona * St. Abban of Wexford * St. Colman of
    Message 1 of 14 , Oct 26, 2009
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      Celtic and Old English Saints 27 October

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      * St. Odhran of Iona
      * St. Abban of Wexford
      * St. Colman of Senboth-Fola
      * Ss. Ia and Breacha of Cornwall
      * St. Athelstan of England
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      St. Otteran (Odhran, Oran) of Iona, Abbot
      -----------------------------------------------
      Born in Britain; died c. 563. Otteran, abbot of Meath, was one of the
      12 who accompanied Saint Columba (f.d. June 9) to Iona. Other
      historians say that Otteran was at Iona before Columba, based on the
      fact that the ancient cemetery there is called Reilig Oran. He died
      soon after their arrival, the first of the monks from Ireland to die at
      Iona. Soon thereafter, Columba saw Otteran's soul ascending to heaven
      following a battle between angels and devils [Irish toll houses?].
      Otteran may have founded the monastery at Leitrioch Odrain (Latteragh,
      Tipperary). He has given his name to Oronsay. His feast is kept
      throughout Ireland (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer, Montague).

      Saint Oran's Iona
      http://www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk/oran.html

      (with photograph)

      St Orans Abbey built in the11th century has been rebuilt over time and was
      completely restored in the 20th century. The oldest part is that of the
      restored is St Oran's Chapel, to the south of the abbey on the right, which
      is plain and unadorned save for its splendid 11th-century Norman doorway. It
      is said that Columba was prevented from completing the building of the
      original chapel until a living person had been buried in the foundations.
      His friend Oran volunteered and was duly buried. Columba later asked for the
      face to be uncovered so that he could bid a final farewell to his friend,
      but Oran was found to be alive and claimed he had seen Heaven and Hell,
      describing them in such blasphemous terms that Columba ordered he be covered
      up immediately!

      Surrounding the chapel is the Reilig Odhrain, the sacred burial ground,
      which is said to contain the graves of 48 Scottish kings, including
      Macbeth's victim, Duncan, as well as four Irish and eight Norwegian kings.
      The stones you see today are not the graves of kings but of various
      important people from around the West Highlands and Islands. The most recent
      is that of John Smith, leader of the British Labour Party from 1992 until
      his untimely death in 1994.

      Beside the Road of the Dead, which leads from the abbey church to St Oran's
      Chapel, stands the eighth-century St Martin's Cross. This is the finest of
      Iona's Celtic high crosses and is remarkably complete, with the Pictish
      serpent-and-boss decoration on one side and holy figures on the other.
      Standing in front of the abbey entrance is a replica of St John's Cross, the
      other great eighth-century monument. The restored original is in the
      Infirmary Museum, at the rear of the abbey, along with a fine collection of
      medieval gravestones.

      No part of St Columba's original buildings survives, but to the left of the
      main entrance is St Columba's Shrine, the small, steep-roofed chamber which
      almost certainly marks the site of the saint's tomb. You get a good view of
      the whole complex from the top of the small grassy knoll opposite the abbey
      entrance. This is Torr an Aba, where Columba's cell is said to have been.
      The Abbey itself has been carefully restored to its original beautiful
      simplicity and inside, in a side chapel, are marble effigies of the eighth
      Duke of Argyll and his third wife, Duchess Ina.


      Troparion of St Otteran tone 8
      O Father Otteran, thou wast the first/ among the saintly Columba's
      disciples to repose/ and be laid to rest in the blessed soil of Iona./
      As in thy life thou didst live only for Christ/ we pray thee to
      intercede for us that we may follow thee into the way of salvation.


      St. Abban of Wexford, Abbot
      -------------------------------------------------
      Born in Ireland, 6th century. Saint Abban, nephew of Saint Kevin (f.d.
      June 3), founded many monasteries, mostly in southern Ireland. His name
      is especially connected with that of Magh-Armuidhe, now Adamstown,
      Wexford. The lives of this saint are confused with that of Saint Abban
      of Leinster (f.d. March 16) and others of the same name (Benedictines,
      Encyclopaedia).

      Troparion of St Abban tone 8
      In Ireland's fertile soil thou didst plant the seeds of monasticism, O
      Father Abban,/ and didst nurture a great flowering of God-pleasing
      virtue./ Continue steadfastly in thy enduring love, to lead mankind to
      God/ and by thy prayers may we be granted great mercy.


      St. Colman of Senboth-Fola, Abbot
      ----------------------------------------
      Born in Ireland; died c. 632. Abbot Saint Colman of Senboth-Fola, in
      the diocese of Ferns, was associated with Bishop Saint Maidoc of Ferns
      (January 31) (Benedictines).

      Troparion of St Colman of Senboth-Fola tone 8
      Through trials and temptations thou didst shepherd/ the monastics of
      Senboth-Fola, O Father Colman,/ and didst guide many souls on their
      pilgrimage to Christ./ Wherefore, we pray thee, intercede with Him, that
      our souls may be saved.


      Ss. Ia and Breacha of Cornwall, Virgins
      ----------------------------------------------
      The same St Ia as of 3 February?
      The same St Breacha as of 4 June?


      St. Athelstan, King of England
      ----------------------------------------------


      Lives kindly supplied by:
      For All the Saints:
      http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

      These Lives are archived at:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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    • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
      Celtic and Old English Saints 27 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Odhran of Iona * St. Abban of Wexford * St. Colman of
      Message 2 of 14 , Oct 26, 2010
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        Celtic and Old English Saints 27 October

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        * St. Odhran of Iona
        * St. Abban of Wexford
        * St. Colman of Senboth-Fola
        * Ss. Ia and Breacha of Cornwall
        * St. Athelstan of England
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        St. Otteran (Odhran, Oran) of Iona, Abbot
        -----------------------------------------------
        Born in Britain; died c. 563. Otteran, abbot of Meath, was one of the
        12 who accompanied Saint Columba (f.d. June 9) to Iona. Other
        historians say that Otteran was at Iona before Columba, based on the
        fact that the ancient cemetery there is called Reilig Oran. He died
        soon after their arrival, the first of the monks from Ireland to die at
        Iona. Soon thereafter, Columba saw Otteran's soul ascending to heaven
        following a battle between angels and devils [Irish toll houses?].
        Otteran may have founded the monastery at Leitrioch Odrain (Latteragh,
        Tipperary). He has given his name to Oronsay. His feast is kept
        throughout Ireland (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer, Montague).

        Saint Oran's Iona
        http://www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk/oran.html

        (with photograph)

        St Orans Abbey built in the11th century has been rebuilt over time and was
        completely restored in the 20th century. The oldest part is that of the
        restored is St Oran's Chapel, to the south of the abbey on the right, which
        is plain and unadorned save for its splendid 11th-century Norman doorway. It
        is said that Columba was prevented from completing the building of the
        original chapel until a living person had been buried in the foundations.
        His friend Oran volunteered and was duly buried. Columba later asked for the
        face to be uncovered so that he could bid a final farewell to his friend,
        but Oran was found to be alive and claimed he had seen Heaven and Hell,
        describing them in such blasphemous terms that Columba ordered he be covered
        up immediately!

        Surrounding the chapel is the Reilig Odhrain, the sacred burial ground,
        which is said to contain the graves of 48 Scottish kings, including
        Macbeth's victim, Duncan, as well as four Irish and eight Norwegian kings.
        The stones you see today are not the graves of kings but of various
        important people from around the West Highlands and Islands. The most recent
        is that of John Smith, leader of the British Labour Party from 1992 until
        his untimely death in 1994.

        Beside the Road of the Dead, which leads from the abbey church to St Oran's
        Chapel, stands the eighth-century St Martin's Cross. This is the finest of
        Iona's Celtic high crosses and is remarkably complete, with the Pictish
        serpent-and-boss decoration on one side and holy figures on the other.
        Standing in front of the abbey entrance is a replica of St John's Cross, the
        other great eighth-century monument. The restored original is in the
        Infirmary Museum, at the rear of the abbey, along with a fine collection of
        medieval gravestones.

        No part of St Columba's original buildings survives, but to the left of the
        main entrance is St Columba's Shrine, the small, steep-roofed chamber which
        almost certainly marks the site of the saint's tomb. You get a good view of
        the whole complex from the top of the small grassy knoll opposite the abbey
        entrance. This is Torr an Aba, where Columba's cell is said to have been.
        The Abbey itself has been carefully restored to its original beautiful
        simplicity and inside, in a side chapel, are marble effigies of the eighth
        Duke of Argyll and his third wife, Duchess Ina.


        Troparion of St Otteran tone 8
        O Father Otteran, thou wast the first/ among the saintly Columba's
        disciples to repose/ and be laid to rest in the blessed soil of Iona./
        As in thy life thou didst live only for Christ/ we pray thee to
        intercede for us that we may follow thee into the way of salvation.


        St. Abban of Wexford, Abbot
        -------------------------------------------------
        Born in Ireland, 6th century. Saint Abban, nephew of Saint Kevin (f.d.
        June 3), founded many monasteries, mostly in southern Ireland. His name
        is especially connected with that of Magh-Armuidhe, now Adamstown,
        Wexford. The lives of this saint are confused with that of Saint Abban
        of Leinster (f.d. March 16) and others of the same name (Benedictines,
        Encyclopaedia).

        Troparion of St Abban tone 8
        In Ireland's fertile soil thou didst plant the seeds of monasticism, O
        Father Abban,/ and didst nurture a great flowering of God-pleasing
        virtue./ Continue steadfastly in thy enduring love, to lead mankind to
        God/ and by thy prayers may we be granted great mercy.


        St. Colman of Senboth-Fola, Abbot
        ----------------------------------------
        Born in Ireland; died c. 632. Abbot Saint Colman of Senboth-Fola, in
        the diocese of Ferns, was associated with Bishop Saint Maidoc of Ferns
        (January 31) (Benedictines).

        Troparion of St Colman of Senboth-Fola tone 8
        Through trials and temptations thou didst shepherd/ the monastics of
        Senboth-Fola, O Father Colman,/ and didst guide many souls on their
        pilgrimage to Christ./ Wherefore, we pray thee, intercede with Him, that
        our souls may be saved.


        Ss. Ia and Breacha of Cornwall, Virgins
        ----------------------------------------------
        The same St Ia as of 3 February?
        The same St Breacha as of 4 June?


        St. Athelstan, King of England
        ----------------------------------------------


        Lives kindly supplied by:
        For All the Saints:
        http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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      • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
        Celtic and Old English Saints 27 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Odhran of Iona * St. Abban of Wexford * St. Colman of
        Message 3 of 14 , Oct 26, 2011
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          Celtic and Old English Saints 27 October

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          * St. Odhran of Iona
          * St. Abban of Wexford
          * St. Colman of Senboth-Fola
          * Ss. Ia and Breacha of Cornwall
          * St. Athelstan of England
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          St. Otteran (Odhran, Oran) of Iona, Abbot
          -----------------------------------------------
          Born in Britain; died c. 563. Otteran, abbot of Meath, was one of the
          12 who accompanied Saint Columba (f.d. June 9) to Iona. Other
          historians say that Otteran was at Iona before Columba, based on the
          fact that the ancient cemetery there is called Reilig Oran. He died
          soon after their arrival, the first of the monks from Ireland to die at
          Iona. Soon thereafter, Columba saw Otteran's soul ascending to heaven
          following a battle between angels and devils [Irish toll houses?].
          Otteran may have founded the monastery at Leitrioch Odrain (Latteragh,
          Tipperary). He has given his name to Oronsay. His feast is kept
          throughout Ireland (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer, Montague).

          Saint Oran's Iona
          http://www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk/oran.html

          (with photograph)

          St Orans Abbey built in the11th century has been rebuilt over time and was
          completely restored in the 20th century. The oldest part is that of the
          restored is St Oran's Chapel, to the south of the abbey on the right, which
          is plain and unadorned save for its splendid 11th-century Norman doorway. It
          is said that Columba was prevented from completing the building of the
          original chapel until a living person had been buried in the foundations.
          His friend Oran volunteered and was duly buried. Columba later asked for the
          face to be uncovered so that he could bid a final farewell to his friend,
          but Oran was found to be alive and claimed he had seen Heaven and Hell,
          describing them in such blasphemous terms that Columba ordered he be covered
          up immediately!

          Surrounding the chapel is the Reilig Odhrain, the sacred burial ground,
          which is said to contain the graves of 48 Scottish kings, including
          Macbeth's victim, Duncan, as well as four Irish and eight Norwegian kings.
          The stones you see today are not the graves of kings but of various
          important people from around the West Highlands and Islands. The most recent
          is that of John Smith, leader of the British Labour Party from 1992 until
          his untimely death in 1994.

          Beside the Road of the Dead, which leads from the abbey church to St Oran's
          Chapel, stands the eighth-century St Martin's Cross. This is the finest of
          Iona's Celtic high crosses and is remarkably complete, with the Pictish
          serpent-and-boss decoration on one side and holy figures on the other.
          Standing in front of the abbey entrance is a replica of St John's Cross, the
          other great eighth-century monument. The restored original is in the
          Infirmary Museum, at the rear of the abbey, along with a fine collection of
          medieval gravestones.

          No part of St Columba's original buildings survives, but to the left of the
          main entrance is St Columba's Shrine, the small, steep-roofed chamber which
          almost certainly marks the site of the saint's tomb. You get a good view of
          the whole complex from the top of the small grassy knoll opposite the abbey
          entrance. This is Torr an Aba, where Columba's cell is said to have been.
          The Abbey itself has been carefully restored to its original beautiful
          simplicity and inside, in a side chapel, are marble effigies of the eighth
          Duke of Argyll and his third wife, Duchess Ina.


          Troparion of St Otteran tone 8
          O Father Otteran, thou wast the first/ among the saintly Columba's
          disciples to repose/ and be laid to rest in the blessed soil of Iona./
          As in thy life thou didst live only for Christ/ we pray thee to
          intercede for us that we may follow thee into the way of salvation.


          St. Abban of Wexford, Abbot
          -------------------------------------------------
          Born in Ireland, 6th century. Saint Abban, nephew of Saint Kevin (f.d.
          June 3), founded many monasteries, mostly in southern Ireland. His name
          is especially connected with that of Magh-Armuidhe, now Adamstown,
          Wexford. The lives of this saint are confused with that of Saint Abban
          of Leinster (f.d. March 16) and others of the same name (Benedictines,
          Encyclopaedia).

          Troparion of St Abban tone 8
          In Ireland's fertile soil thou didst plant the seeds of monasticism, O
          Father Abban,/ and didst nurture a great flowering of God-pleasing
          virtue./ Continue steadfastly in thy enduring love, to lead mankind to
          God/ and by thy prayers may we be granted great mercy.


          St. Colman of Senboth-Fola, Abbot
          ----------------------------------------
          Born in Ireland; died c. 632. Abbot Saint Colman of Senboth-Fola, in
          the diocese of Ferns, was associated with Bishop Saint Maidoc of Ferns
          (January 31) (Benedictines).

          Troparion of St Colman of Senboth-Fola tone 8
          Through trials and temptations thou didst shepherd/ the monastics of
          Senboth-Fola, O Father Colman,/ and didst guide many souls on their
          pilgrimage to Christ./ Wherefore, we pray thee, intercede with Him, that
          our souls may be saved.


          Ss. Ia and Breacha of Cornwall, Virgins
          ----------------------------------------------
          The same St Ia as of 3 February?
          The same St Breacha as of 4 June?


          St. Athelstan, King of England
          ----------------------------------------------


          Lives kindly supplied by:
          For All the Saints:
          http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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        • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
          Celtic and Old English Saints 27 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Odhran of Iona * St. Abban of Wexford * St. Colman of
          Message 4 of 14 , Oct 28, 2012
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            Celtic and Old English Saints 27 October

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            * St. Odhran of Iona
            * St. Abban of Wexford
            * St. Colman of Senboth-Fola
            * Ss. Ia and Breacha of Cornwall
            * St. Athelstan of England
            =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


            St. Otteran (Odhran, Oran) of Iona, Abbot
            -----------------------------------------------
            Born in Britain; died c. 563. Otteran, abbot of Meath, was one of the
            12 who accompanied Saint Columba (f.d. June 9) to Iona. Other
            historians say that Otteran was at Iona before Columba, based on the
            fact that the ancient cemetery there is called Reilig Oran. He died
            soon after their arrival, the first of the monks from Ireland to die at
            Iona. Soon thereafter, Columba saw Otteran's soul ascending to heaven
            following a battle between angels and devils [Irish toll houses?].
            Otteran may have founded the monastery at Leitrioch Odrain (Latteragh,
            Tipperary). He has given his name to Oronsay. His feast is kept
            throughout Ireland (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer, Montague).

            Saint Oran's Iona
            http://www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk/oran.html

            (with photograph)

            St Orans Abbey built in the11th century has been rebuilt over time and was
            completely restored in the 20th century. The oldest part is that of the
            restored is St Oran's Chapel, to the south of the abbey on the right, which
            is plain and unadorned save for its splendid 11th-century Norman doorway. It
            is said that Columba was prevented from completing the building of the
            original chapel until a living person had been buried in the foundations.
            His friend Oran volunteered and was duly buried. Columba later asked for the
            face to be uncovered so that he could bid a final farewell to his friend,
            but Oran was found to be alive and claimed he had seen Heaven and Hell,
            describing them in such blasphemous terms that Columba ordered he be covered
            up immediately!

            Surrounding the chapel is the Reilig Odhrain, the sacred burial ground,
            which is said to contain the graves of 48 Scottish kings, including
            Macbeth's victim, Duncan, as well as four Irish and eight Norwegian kings.
            The stones you see today are not the graves of kings but of various
            important people from around the West Highlands and Islands. The most recent
            is that of John Smith, leader of the British Labour Party from 1992 until
            his untimely death in 1994.

            Beside the Road of the Dead, which leads from the abbey church to St Oran's
            Chapel, stands the eighth-century St Martin's Cross. This is the finest of
            Iona's Celtic high crosses and is remarkably complete, with the Pictish
            serpent-and-boss decoration on one side and holy figures on the other.
            Standing in front of the abbey entrance is a replica of St John's Cross, the
            other great eighth-century monument. The restored original is in the
            Infirmary Museum, at the rear of the abbey, along with a fine collection of
            medieval gravestones.

            No part of St Columba's original buildings survives, but to the left of the
            main entrance is St Columba's Shrine, the small, steep-roofed chamber which
            almost certainly marks the site of the saint's tomb. You get a good view of
            the whole complex from the top of the small grassy knoll opposite the abbey
            entrance. This is Torr an Aba, where Columba's cell is said to have been.
            The Abbey itself has been carefully restored to its original beautiful
            simplicity and inside, in a side chapel, are marble effigies of the eighth
            Duke of Argyll and his third wife, Duchess Ina.


            Troparion of St Otteran tone 8
            O Father Otteran, thou wast the first/ among the saintly Columba's
            disciples to repose/ and be laid to rest in the blessed soil of Iona./
            As in thy life thou didst live only for Christ/ we pray thee to
            intercede for us that we may follow thee into the way of salvation.


            St. Abban of Wexford, Abbot
            -------------------------------------------------
            Born in Ireland, 6th century. Saint Abban, nephew of Saint Kevin (f.d.
            June 3), founded many monasteries, mostly in southern Ireland. His name
            is especially connected with that of Magh-Armuidhe, now Adamstown,
            Wexford. The lives of this saint are confused with that of Saint Abban
            of Leinster (f.d. March 16) and others of the same name (Benedictines,
            Encyclopaedia).

            Troparion of St Abban tone 8
            In Ireland's fertile soil thou didst plant the seeds of monasticism, O
            Father Abban,/ and didst nurture a great flowering of God-pleasing
            virtue./ Continue steadfastly in thy enduring love, to lead mankind to
            God/ and by thy prayers may we be granted great mercy.


            St. Colman of Senboth-Fola, Abbot
            ----------------------------------------
            Born in Ireland; died c. 632. Abbot Saint Colman of Senboth-Fola, in
            the diocese of Ferns, was associated with Bishop Saint Maidoc of Ferns
            (January 31) (Benedictines).

            Troparion of St Colman of Senboth-Fola tone 8
            Through trials and temptations thou didst shepherd/ the monastics of
            Senboth-Fola, O Father Colman,/ and didst guide many souls on their
            pilgrimage to Christ./ Wherefore, we pray thee, intercede with Him, that
            our souls may be saved.


            Ss. Ia and Breacha of Cornwall, Virgins
            ----------------------------------------------
            The same St Ia as of 3 February?
            The same St Breacha as of 4 June?


            St. Athelstan, King of England
            ----------------------------------------------


            Lives kindly supplied by:
            For All the Saints:
            http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
            ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
          • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
            Celtic and Old English Saints 27 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Odhran of Iona * St. Abban of Wexford * St. Colman of
            Message 5 of 14 , Oct 26, 2013
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              Celtic and Old English Saints 27 October

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              * St. Odhran of Iona
              * St. Abban of Wexford
              * St. Colman of Senboth-Fola
              * Ss. Ia and Breacha of Cornwall
              * St. Athelstan of England
              =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


              St. Otteran (Odhran, Oran) of Iona, Abbot
              -----------------------------------------------
              Born in Britain; died c. 563. Otteran, abbot of Meath, was one of the
              12 who accompanied Saint Columba (f.d. June 9) to Iona. Other
              historians say that Otteran was at Iona before Columba, based on the
              fact that the ancient cemetery there is called Reilig Oran. He died
              soon after their arrival, the first of the monks from Ireland to die at
              Iona. Soon thereafter, Columba saw Otteran's soul ascending to heaven
              following a battle between angels and devils [Irish toll houses?].
              Otteran may have founded the monastery at Leitrioch Odrain (Latteragh,
              Tipperary). He has given his name to Oronsay. His feast is kept
              throughout Ireland (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer, Montague).

              Saint Oran's Iona
              http://www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk/oran.html

              (with photograph)

              St Orans Abbey built in the11th century has been rebuilt over time and was
              completely restored in the 20th century. The oldest part is that of the
              restored is St Oran's Chapel, to the south of the abbey on the right, which
              is plain and unadorned save for its splendid 11th-century Norman doorway. It
              is said that Columba was prevented from completing the building of the
              original chapel until a living person had been buried in the foundations.
              His friend Oran volunteered and was duly buried. Columba later asked for the
              face to be uncovered so that he could bid a final farewell to his friend,
              but Oran was found to be alive and claimed he had seen Heaven and Hell,
              describing them in such blasphemous terms that Columba ordered he be covered
              up immediately!

              Surrounding the chapel is the Reilig Odhrain, the sacred burial ground,
              which is said to contain the graves of 48 Scottish kings, including
              Macbeth's victim, Duncan, as well as four Irish and eight Norwegian kings.
              The stones you see today are not the graves of kings but of various
              important people from around the West Highlands and Islands. The most recent
              is that of John Smith, leader of the British Labour Party from 1992 until
              his untimely death in 1994.

              Beside the Road of the Dead, which leads from the abbey church to St Oran's
              Chapel, stands the eighth-century St Martin's Cross. This is the finest of
              Iona's Celtic high crosses and is remarkably complete, with the Pictish
              serpent-and-boss decoration on one side and holy figures on the other.
              Standing in front of the abbey entrance is a replica of St John's Cross, the
              other great eighth-century monument. The restored original is in the
              Infirmary Museum, at the rear of the abbey, along with a fine collection of
              medieval gravestones.

              No part of St Columba's original buildings survives, but to the left of the
              main entrance is St Columba's Shrine, the small, steep-roofed chamber which
              almost certainly marks the site of the saint's tomb. You get a good view of
              the whole complex from the top of the small grassy knoll opposite the abbey
              entrance. This is Torr an Aba, where Columba's cell is said to have been.
              The Abbey itself has been carefully restored to its original beautiful
              simplicity and inside, in a side chapel, are marble effigies of the eighth
              Duke of Argyll and his third wife, Duchess Ina.


              Troparion of St Otteran tone 8
              O Father Otteran, thou wast the first/ among the saintly Columba's
              disciples to repose/ and be laid to rest in the blessed soil of Iona./
              As in thy life thou didst live only for Christ/ we pray thee to
              intercede for us that we may follow thee into the way of salvation.


              St. Abban of Wexford, Abbot
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              Born in Ireland, 6th century. Saint Abban, nephew of Saint Kevin (f.d.
              June 3), founded many monasteries, mostly in southern Ireland. His name
              is especially connected with that of Magh-Armuidhe, now Adamstown,
              Wexford. The lives of this saint are confused with that of Saint Abban
              of Leinster (f.d. March 16) and others of the same name (Benedictines,
              Encyclopaedia).

              Troparion of St Abban tone 8
              In Ireland's fertile soil thou didst plant the seeds of monasticism, O
              Father Abban,/ and didst nurture a great flowering of God-pleasing
              virtue./ Continue steadfastly in thy enduring love, to lead mankind to
              God/ and by thy prayers may we be granted great mercy.


              St. Colman of Senboth-Fola, Abbot
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              Born in Ireland; died c. 632. Abbot Saint Colman of Senboth-Fola, in
              the diocese of Ferns, was associated with Bishop Saint Maidoc of Ferns
              (January 31) (Benedictines).

              Troparion of St Colman of Senboth-Fola tone 8
              Through trials and temptations thou didst shepherd/ the monastics of
              Senboth-Fola, O Father Colman,/ and didst guide many souls on their
              pilgrimage to Christ./ Wherefore, we pray thee, intercede with Him, that
              our souls may be saved.


              Ss. Ia and Breacha of Cornwall, Virgins
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              The same St Ia as of 3 February?
              The same St Breacha as of 4 June?


              St. Athelstan, King of England
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