Strøget is one of Europe's longest pedestrian streets with a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly chains to so...Amalienborg Palace is a must for anyone with a taste for royal history and the life of Denmark’s royal family who still resides inside the palace.Bishop Molaise encouraged him to carry out his missionary calling and in the year 562, Columba set sail for Caladonia accompanied by around a dozen companions.] (4) The ruined Abby of Iona (copyright free photo) [Almost nothing remains of Columba's original Monastery however traces of the ditch (or vellum) that surrounded the Monastic enclosure can still be seen. Not finding one, he travelled extensively throughout the Orkneys and Shetlands, perhaps the Faroes, and "beyond the limits of human wanderings". Pictured below is the Monastic site at the Birrier of West Sandwick in Yell..Inside would have been a settlement resembling a small village - a modest timber church surrounded by huts for the monks to live and work in and small cells to provide the solitude necessary for prayer. From then till the Reformation (1560) the Benedictines revitalised the Columbian cult on Iona. [ St Cormac became a disciple of St Columba and in one of his journeys he visited his mentor at Iona. Cormac returned to Ireland and became Abbot of the monastery at Durrow, where he was laid to rest ] (6) (6) Transalpine Redemptorists. Along some of Shetlands more rugged shores there are high offshore stacks (detached cliffs) where groups of small square or rectangular foundations, some as small as 2m x 3m were built in turf or stone. uk last accessed 18/08/2015 These stones are thought to have been erected sometime during the 8th to 9th century.
Nyhavn is filled with people enjoying the relaxed atmosphere by the canal, jazz music and great food. 9, Nyhavn, is the oldest house in the area dating back to 1681.This work is registered with UK Copyright Service Registration No: 284709028 The Shetland Christian family, here in our Islands, has a truly multi-faceted and diverse history and even the ‘Here and Now’ of our Church life today is a healthy mix of Services, Home Meetings, various Styles of Praise and Worship, and Social Activities alongside Charity and Mission Support Programme’s which are sometimes Traditional, sometimes Innovative, sometimes Charismatic, sometimes Conservative, often Outreaching and Community minded, and ever expressing a thankfulness for the privilege of living in a place in which we can enjoy freedom of expression, fellowship and worship.We hope that in reading the following pages you will find something which will interest and inspire and just maybe occasionally amuse you.Columba was described variously as a man with a boundless love of God, a love which ultimately led him to abandon his home and to go as a missionary to Caledonia (Scotland).] (3) This was his loving response to his Lords Great Commission as is now recorded in the Bible in Matthew chapter 28 verses19-20.The Site Today Aerial View of the Site Teampall ( An Irish word for Church or Temple ) Molaise, the principal church of the monastery, as seen from the north with the mainland in the background.The Venerable Bede thought that there were two Pictish kingdoms (which is supported),separated by the Mounth, a political boundary which runs from Drumochter in the west to Girdleness near the east coast, and that ' St Ninian' was the Apostle only to the kingdom of the southern Picts. In the little isle of Iona , on the west coast of Scotland , a well known Presbyterian college presided over by Colm, commonly called St. From this little centre of light, during the sixth century, missionaries spread over all Scotland ( including here in Shetland), carrying alike with them blessings of spiritual life and secular progress ] (2) (2) Book; Author: Robert Cowie; Title: Shetland Descriptive and Historical; Year of publication: 1874 The origins of our Shetland Christian heritage can be traced back to this Celtic form of monasticism which blossomed in Ireland in the 6th century AD, it then moved to the Iona community in Scotland,a community presided over by Colm, commonly called Columba.