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The Truth about St Patrick

By Shannon O'Dell / Posted on 15 March 2012

St Patrick was a defender of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He desired to abolish “religion” and communicate the truth of a real relationship with The Messiah Jesus. In Britain he was stolen by raiders from his family at the age of 16 and carried to Ireland as a slave. His message to the church declaring them worshipers of “idols and unclean rituals” was unpopular and he became threatened with martyrdom. Patrick was called “the first bishop to Irish Christians” and his legacy lives on. So where did Leprechauns’, Irish beer, three and four leaf clover, green, pinching and luck come from? Every truth always has a “anti.” Here are a few of the traditions explained…

#1 Shamrock…
St Patrick used the Three Leaf Clover to illustrate the story of the Godhead. He would show the one stem, and the three leaves as a demonstration for the Trinity.

#2 Green…
Ireland carries a mental image of rolling green hills and green in most of it’s national symbols.

#3 Leprechauns…
St Patrick has the reputation for praying all snakes out of Ireland. Somehow it turned into evil little midgets.

#4 Why March 17th…
That is the day the St Patrick died and Irish Christians celebrated with a feast yearly.

#5 Why do we toast a big beer…
Someone just made that up!

#6 St Patrick real name was…
Maewyn Succat – and he was from Wales not Ireland.

#7 Pinching…
This is an American tradition stating that if you wear green you would be invisible to Leprechauns.

 

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  1. Just re-tweeted. Thanks for the info–I knew this, but having it in a concise format makes it so much easier to share! :)

     

    on 15 March 2012 / 9:18 AM

     
 

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