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    Celtic and Old English Saints 24 August =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Irchard of Scotland * St. Patrick the Elder
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      Celtic and Old English Saints 24 August

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      * St. Irchard of Scotland
      * St. Patrick the Elder
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      St. Irchard, Bishop of the Picts of Scotland
      (Erthard, Yrchard)
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      Born in Kincardineshire, 5th or 7th century. Saint Palladius (f.d. July
      7) is reputed to have sent Saint Servanus (f.d. July 1) to
      preach in the Orkney Islands and Saint Ternan (f.d. June 12), titular
      patron of Abernathy cathedral, to the Picts. Saint
      Irchard, according to some, was Ternan's disciple, possibly consecrated
      bishop by him or possibly consecrated bishop by Saint Gregory the Great
      (f.d. September 3) in Rome. There is some debate over the exact period
      of his life (Benedictines, Husenbeth).

      Troparion of St Ychard Tone 1
      Ordained by St Ternan, with him thou didst labour/ and preach the Gospel
      to the heathen Picts./ Pray for the faithful who celebrate thy memory
      and cry:/ Rejoice, O Father Ychard.



      St. Patrick the Elder (Sen-Patrick), Abbot
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      Died c. 450. This is another confusing saint with conflicting
      traditions. He may have been a kinsman and contemporary of Saint
      Patrick of Ireland or the abbot of a monastery in Nevers, France
      (Benedictines).


      Sources:
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      Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate.
      (1947). The Book of Saints. NY: Macmillan.

      Husenbeth, Rev. F. C., DD, VG (ed.). (1928). Butler's
      Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints.
      London: Virtue & Co.

      These Lives are archived at:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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