Αγία Ία (St Ia), Ιεραπόστολος & Παρθενομάρτυς στο St. Ives της Κορνουάλης της Αγγλίας, από Ιρλανδία (+450) – 3 Φεβρουαρίου

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Αγία Ία (St Ia), Ιεραπόστολος & Παρθενομάρτυς

στο St. Ives της Κορνουάλης της Αγγλίας,

από Ιρλανδία (+450)

3 Φεβρουαρίου

Η Αγία Ία (St Ia) ήταν μία Ιρλανδή πριγκίπισσα, αδερφή του Αγίου Erc. Λέγεται πως γνώρισε την Αληθινή Πίστη σε νεαρή ηλικία από τον Άγιο Πατρίκιο τον Φωτιστή της Ιρλανδίας. Έπειτα αποφάσισε να συντροφεύσει τον Άγιο Fingar και τον Piala οι οποίοι θα έπλεαν για την Cerniw (Κορνουάλη).

Παρόλα αυτά άφησαν την Ιρλανδία χωρίς αυτήν και η Αγία Ια πλησίασε την ακτή μόνο για να τους δει να εξαφανίζονται στον ορίζοντα.

Κλαίγοντας πικρά, κάθισε κάτω στην άμμο για να προσευχηθεί. Ένα μικρό φύλλο μέσα στο νερό τράβηξε την προσοχή της και το άγγιξε με την βέργα της με σκοπό να το κάνει να βουλιάξει. Αντί αυτού όμως, το φύλλο άρχισε να μεγαλώνει συνεχώς. Σύντομα ήταν τόσο πλατύ και ανθεκτικό, που η Ια μπόρεσε να ανέβει επάνω του και να το χρησιμοποιήσει σαν βάρκα.

Έτσι έπλευσε μέσα στην Ιρλανδική θάλασσα και έφτασε στο Penwith της Cerniw πριν ακόμη και από αυτούς που την είχαν αφήσει στην ακτή.

Η Αγία Ία έγινε μαθήτρια του Αγίου Berwyn και σύντομα την ακολούθησε ο Άγιος Elwyn και 777 σύντροφοι.

Ίδρυσε την εκκλησία του Pen Dinas. Το Ιερό Πηγάδι της το Venton Eia (ή Ffynnon Ia) ήταν κοντά στο Porthmeor.

Εγκατέστησε ένα εκκλησάκι στο Troon στην ενορία Camborne, δίπλα σε άλλο Ιερό Πηγάδι, το Fenton Ear (ή Ffynnon Ia). Ίσως να ταξίδεψε στη Βρετάνη, όπου η περιοχή Plouyé δίπλα στο Carhaix έχει το όνομα της.

Η παρουσία της Ια στο Penwith δεν ήταν αρεστή σε όλους και καταδιώχθηκε από τον τοπικό ηγεμόνα, Βασιλιά Tewdar. Τελικά την βρήκε τόσο ενοχλητική που κατέληξε στο να την δολοφονήσει. Θάφτηκε στο Porth Ia (St. Ives) και εορτάζεται στις 3 Φεβρουαρίου.

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Ορθόδοξη Κελτική & Αγγλοσαξονική Εκκλησία

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Αγία Ία (St Ia) η Ιρλανδή

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Αγία Ία (St Ia) η Ιρλανδή Μάρτυς

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Το St. Ives της Κορνουάλης της Αγγλίας

στο οποίο μαρτύρησε & θάφτηκε η Αγία Ία

& όπου πήρε το όνομά του από την Αγία

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Saint Ia, Missionary & Virgin Martyr in Cornwall, England, from Ireland (+450) – February 3

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Saint Ia,

Missionary & Virgin Martyr in Cornwall, England,

from Ireland (+450)

February 3

Saint Ia of Cornwall (also known as Eia, Hia or Hya) was an evangelist and martyr of the 5th century in Cornwall. She was an Irish princess, the sister of Saint Erc of Slane and a student of Saint Baricus.

St Ia went to the seashore to depart for Cornwall from her native Ireland along with other saints. Finding that they had gone without her, fearing that she was too young for such a hazardous journey, she was grief-stricken and began to pray. As she prayed, she noticed a small leaf floating on the water and touched it with a rod to see if it would sink. As she watched, it grew bigger and bigger. Trusting God, she embarked upon the leaf and was carried across the Irish Sea. She reached Cornwall before the others, where she joined Saint Gwinear and Felec of Cornwall. They had up to 777 companions.

She founded an oratory in a clearing in a wood on the site of the existing Parish Church that is dedicated to her. Ia was martyred under “King Teudar” (i.e., Tewdwr Mawr of Penwith) on the River Hayle and buried at what is now St Ives, where St Ia’s Church—of which she is now the patron saint—was erected over her grave. The town built up around it. Her feast day is February 3.

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 St Ia of Ireland & Cornwall

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St. Ives, Cornwall, England

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Saint Carannog / Carantock, Irish Missionary of Wales & Cornwall, England and his tamed dragon (dinosaur), 6th century – May 16

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Wales

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Saits Carranog & Curig

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Saint Carranog

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6th century

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Saint Carannog / Carantock

Irish Missionary of Wales & Cornwall, England (+6th century

May 16

Saint Carantoc was the son of Ceredig, King of Cardigan, but he chose the life of a hermit and lived in a cave above the harbour of the place now called after him, Llangranog, where there is also a holy well, which he probably used. When the people tried to force him to succeed his father, he fled, and founded a religious settlement in Somerset at Carhampton. According to legend, his portable altar was lost as he crossed the Severn Sea and was washed up at the mouth of the little brook Willet near Carhampton. Carantoc went to King Arthur, the leader of the British resistance to the Saxon invaders, to ask his help to recover his altar, and the King asked him in return to tame a dragon that was troubling the neighbourhood.

After Carantoc had prayed to the Lord, the dragon came running to the man of God and humbly bent his head to allow him to put his stole around his neck and to lead him like a lamb, lifting neither wing nor claw against him. After a time the dragon was released and departed having been instructed not to molest the human inhabitants of the land again. This is said to have taken place at Dunster.

Besides Carhampton, Carantoc founded a religious settlement at Crantock across the river Gannel from Newquay, and then, according to Capgrave, was led by his guardian angel to journey to Ireland to assist St.Patrick in the conversion of that island. In Ireland he cured one of his disciples, Tenenan, of his leprosy by giving him a hot bath. His ministry did not end in Ireland for he is honoured in Brittany as the founder saint of Carantec and the neighbouring parish of Tegarantec, which was probably originally Tref Carantoc.

St.Carantoc died in the middle of the sixth century, and Bath Abbey, which held the living of Carhampton, kept his festival on May 16th. The Welsh, Cornish, Irish and Breton calendars commemorate him at this time.

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Naomh Molaga na hÉireann agus a chuid mainistir (+655) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Irish

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Naomh Molaga na hÉireann agus a chuid mainistir (+655)

Sráidbhaile & mainistir in iardheisceart Chontae Chorcaí in Éirinn is ea Tigh Molaige

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St Molagga’s Monastery in Timoleague, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Saint Molagga (Molacus / Laicin) of Timolague, Co. Cork, Ireland, his Holy Well & his 3 ancient Monasteries in Ireland (+655) – Timolague Video

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St Molagga’s Monastery in Timoleague, Ireland

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Saint Molagga (Molacus / Laicin) 

of Timolague, Co. Cork, Ireland (+655)

Feast day: January 20

St Molagga’s father was named Dubhligh(dh) and his mother Mioncolla, both of whom were of humble stock and they lived at (Cloch)-Liathmhuire, near Fermoy, Co Cork. The parents were quite old and without children when St Cu(o)imin Fada (12th November) with his brother St Comdhan and some companions passed the way and asked for assistance which was given. After being told of the circumstances of the couple, St Co(u)imin informed them that they would beget a son who would become famous in Ireland for his virtues, sanctity and learning. Also, that he would be a glorious light in his generation, the counsellor and director of the country people and their shield in adversity. Soon, Dubhligh and Mioncolla experienced a miraculous change in their persons; they lost all the signs of age and looked young again. Further, Mioncolla conceived and bore Molagga after 7 months. The people wondered at the changes and how they could have a child. The circumstances of his Baptism also had a miraculous character, which was performed by St Cuimin by happy chance, as the parents met him while intending to go elsewhere. Nearby, a new fountain and stream suddenly appeared to provide water for the Baptism and St Coimin saw angels present at the ceremony.
When growing up, St Molagga acquired many virtues and much knowledge from a number of holy masters and teachers. It is thought that he was trained for a time by St Coimin. When he became an adult a number of disciples attached themselves to him and he founded a monastery near Fermoy, possibly at Tullach-Mhin, Co Tipperary or at Teampall-Molagga, about one mile North-East of Kildorrery (Cill-dá-rí or Church-of-the-Two-Kings), in County Cork. Nearby are found a number of L(e)abba (=bed of)-Molagga which became scenes of miracles for pilgrims in later times.
Around 620, accompanied by other saints and companions, St Molagga visited the court of the local King Cuanna whose queen had just died in childbirth. He Baptised the boy-child as Cuíganmáthair (Caoi-gan-má÷air meaning, sorrow-without-mother) and expressed a wish that the child should not be without a mother, upon which the queen was restored to life. He also predicted an important future for the child.
Some time later, to show his disapproval of the actions of the King and nobles, St Molagga left the area and travelled to Conor (Co Antrim). On the journey he had to pass over water which was accomplished miraculously using merely a framework of twigs in place of a boat. In another place he left his bell behind him and it was miraculously restored to him and the place where this occurred was subsequently called Tearmonn-an-Chluig, or Sanctuary or Glebe or Place-of-the-Bell. Next, he crossed the sea to Scotland and cured a 17-year-old boy who had been dumb from birth. Afterwards he travelled to St David’s monastery in Wales and restored a dead monk to life. There, after some time, he had a vision from an angel who instructed him to return to Ireland. He landed near Dublin where he cured a chieftain of a wasting ulcer. The chieftain thereupon gave him a site for a Church and monastery in Fingall. There he brought bees from Wales and so the place was henceforth called Lann-Beachaire or the Church-of-the-Bees. He then proceeded to Clonmacnoise where he remained for a while before returning to his own territory in Co Cork where he was warmly welcomed back and he was given many gifts for his Church and monastery at Tegh (=House of)-Molagga.

While he was away, Cuíganmáthair had grown up and become King of Munster, but had been struck by a disease and feared for his life. Because of his crimes he resolved on a pilgrimage and thus wanted to abdicate. His nobles and subkings were concerned at this because it would de-stabilise the kingdom so they asked St Molagga for help and in return they conferred the privilege of refuge to his Church. A convention of nobles and clerics was called at Tegh-Molagga which included the Abbot of Emly, the Bishop of Cork, St Cuimin Fada and possibly even St Fursey (Abbot of Lagny). All the problems were resolved and the grants to St Molagga confirmed. One prince objected and was chastised by a miracle. However, he repented and St Molagga cured him. Later, he restored 7 others to life in order for them to make repentance. St Molagga is also said to have founded the Church at Timoleague, Co Cork but some scholars disagree.
In 664, Ireland was struck by a devastating plague, called the Buidhe-Chonaill or Yellow Fever. Corcabhaiscind in South-West Co Clare was particularly badly affected. St Molagga went there and found only 33 men and 28 women alive. He blessed them and there were no further deaths from the plague and later they increased and multiplied. Subsequently, St Molagga was held in the greatest of veneration there, even for a long time after his death, and he became Patron of the locality.
St Molagga is said to have survived the plague even though he was very old at the time. He was distinguished for many virtues and miracles and he was loved and admired by all. He died on the 20th of January but the year in uncertain. Tradition says he was buried at one of the Leaba-Molagga. He is listed in most of the Irish Calendars as well as the Kalendar of Drummond in Scotland. His feast was celebrated in early times, particularly in North-East Cork, Timoleague and in Dublin. The original Church at Timoleague was replaced by a Franciscan Friary in 1240, and nothing remains of our Saint’s monastery. There is an old poetic lament in Gaelic ‘Caoine Tí Molagga’ i.e. The Lament for the House (=Church and monastery) of Molagga.
One of St Molagga’s chief objectives was to shed the light of religion and science, by his instructions and example, over those ages which had been kept in the dark. He also wished to demonstrate the greatness of the Church, and her sanctity allied to the constant progress of Christian civilisation. He proved quite equal to such an undertaking, hard as it was, and not unfraught with peril under difficult conditions. Deep erudition was needed, no apocryphal documents would be accepted, no doubtful texts quoted, nor contestable arguments advanced, when he had to deal with those learned men who were his adversaries, when the relics of paganism were not wholly extinct in Ireland, and when Christians needed the wholesome food of sound doctrine, and the salt of true wisdom, to preserve them from contamination and the dangers of their age. And, whenever was it otherwise? As the French say; “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”.

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St Molagga’s Monastery in Timoleague, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Co. Cork, Ireland

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The village Kildorrery, Co. Cork, Ireland

where St Molagga founded a small Monastery

called Templemolaga

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Parish Church

To the north of the oratory is the Parish Church known as Templemolaga. It is a large rectangular building, 11.8 metres in length by 7.2 metres wide. Very little remains of the church apart from the low walls. The west wall has been rebuilt. The present doorway may not be original. The original masonry and plinth at the base of the south wall suggests the church may be Romanesque. We do know that by the 16th century the church lay in ruins.

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Entrance to St. Molagga’s Graveyard

in Kildorrery, Co. Cork, Ireland

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St Molagga’s Well in Templemolaga Monastery

in Kildorrery, Co. Cork, Ireland

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St Molagga’s Monastery in Kildorrery, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Village Kildorrery, Co. Cork, Ireland

& the river Funshion

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Village Kildorrery to Templemolaga Monastery

Fermoy to Templemolaga Monastery

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River Funshion

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Other one ancient Monastery of St Molagga in

Labbamolaga, Co. Cork, Ireland

The walls of two churches remain within a subrectagular enclosure. The smaller church has deep antae and a lintelled doorway; inside is a slab which tradition holds indicates the grave of the founding saint. The larger and later church had a nave and chancel, but is without any features, and the walls only remain to a height of c.0.60 m.

The monastery can probably be identified as Tulach-min-Molaga, founded by St Molagga, of Timoleague and Lann Beachaire, in the 7th century. Its current name, literally, ‘Molaga’s bed’, probably refers to the saint’s final resting place or grave here.

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St Molagga’s grave

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Volute on St Molaige’s Bed

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The town Fermoy & the river Blackwater

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Fermoy, Ireland

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