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The witness of

of Christianity

regarding the Sabbath of the Lord.

J. F. Coltheart. 1954.

Some obvious spelling mistakes in the quotations and their sources have been rectified.


 

Scottish Church:

"In this latter instance they seemed to have followed a custom of which we find traces in the early monastic church of Ireland by which they held Saturday to be the Sabbath on which they rested from all their labours."

W. T. Skene, "Adamnan Life of St. Columba." 1874, p. 96.

 

Scotland, Ireland:

"We seem to see here an allusion to the custom, observed in the early monastic Church of Ireland, of keeping the day of rest on Saturday, or the Sabbath."

"History of the Catholic Church in Scotland,"
Vol. 1, p. 86, by Catholic Historian Bellesheim.

 

Scotland – Columba:

"Having continued his labours in Scotland thirty-four years, he clearly and openly foretold his death, and on Saturday, the ninth of June, said to his disciple Diermit: ‘This day is called the Sabbath, that is, the rest day, and such will it truly be to me; for it will put an end to my labours’."

"Butler’s Lives of the Saints," Vol. 1,
A.D. 597, art. "St. Columba," p. 762.

 

Columba: (re Dr. Butler’s description of his death).

The editor of the best biography of Columba says in a footnote: "Our Saturday. The custom to call the Lord’s day Sabbath did not commence until a thousand years later."

Adamnan’s "Life of Columba" (Dublin, 1857), p. 230.

 


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