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SUMMER FEST St Enoch feast day 18 July
July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
St Enoch has been discovered at last, from the many questions about the mural portrait on the gable end of George St/ High Street.
Enoch, Tennog Tannoc Thenue are forms of names for St Mungo’s mother . She was a princess who refused to marry Prince Owen grandson of King Cynfarch of Reged.
He raped her and she was punished by her Father when he discovered she was pregnant. The legend continues to describe her being thrown from Trapain Law in a chariot.
She survived this ordeal because she had prayed and local Christians saw this as a miracle. Loth was furious she had survived and commanded her to be taken to Aberlady a village 6 miles up the Forth.
Where she was ” put on the sea in a boat of one hide, without sail or paddle.” The tide turned and the coracle was driven westward about 30miles,her journey was frightening as she was at the mercy of wind and waves. At dawn the coracle was beached on the river bank at of a Christian settlement called Culross.
The local beach at Culross has a monument commemorating the birth place of ST Mungo where Thenu was helped by local people and St Serf abbot of the monastery came to receive the baby and his mother. She called him Kentigern which comes from britonic welsh and means “Big Chief”. Serf took the child and called him ” Mynn cu” which means ” my beloved” which we call him today.
So as women of Glasgow come on Thursday 18 July and bring your children and a bunch of flowers to the Cathedral to tomb of Mungo and celebrate the courage of his mother Thenue who was a refugee and her child was illegitimate”.