The Chronicles of NCCI

Psalms 19:7  The law of Yahweh is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple.

st patricks dayThe month is known for the pagan holiday of St. Patrick.  On St. Patrick’s Day everyone, is promoted to wear green and “be Irish”, but what is the underlying meaning? The  wearing the color green was believed to please the Irish earth goddess enough for her to “bless” them with plentiful crops.   As far as the use of the shamrock, this too is a relic from earlier religions.  Long before the Irish accepted Christianity, they held the shamrock as sacred.  The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, by B. Walker stated this in reference to the shamrock, “Due to its green color and overall shape, many viewed it as representing rebirth and eternal life. Three was a sacred number in the pagan religion and there were a number of “Triple Goddesses” in ancient Ireland…”  Later when Christianity was brought to that part of Europe, the same shamrock symbol continued to be honored and held as sacred, only at that time, it was said that the shamrock represented not the old pagan religion, but the pagan Trinity doctrine instead.  So wearing green on “Saint” Patrick’s Day equates to honoring pagan rituals and deities.

 

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