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New Iona Celebrates Celtic Heritage In NELA


The New Iona Presbyterian Church is hosting a Celtic service 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.  Saturday, January 12. The service will be held at the church located on 1403 Wellerman Road. To help celebrate all things Scottish, Emerald Accent will be playing some familiar hymms you never knew came from Scotland. The history of New Iona will be remembered along with its community, featuring a celtic prayer.

New Iona Presbyterian Church takes its name from the ministry of the contemperary Iona community and benefits from their ministry. The name Iona comes from the small island off the west coast of Scotland which serves as a center for spiritual retreats. In 583 Colomba, a monk from Ireland, and a group of his fellow monks founded the abbey when they were exiled from Ireland. The monastery became a center of learning and a representative of  Celtic Christianity. The Celtic cross, a cross with a ring around it, became its symbol. 

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