6th Century Sabbath
"In this latter instance they seemed to
have followed a custom of which we find traces in the early monastic
church of Ireland by which they held Saturday to be the Sabbath on
which they rested from all their labours." W.T.
Skene, "Adamnan Llife of St. Columbs" 1874, p.96.
"We seem to see here an allusion to the custom, observed
in the early monastic Church of Ireland, of keeping the day of rest
on Saturday, or the Sabbath." "History of the Catholic
Church in Scotland," Vol.1, p.
86, by Catholic histsorian Bellesheim.
"Having continued his labours in Scotland thirty-four
years, he clearly and openly foretold his death, and on Saturday,
the month of June, said to his disciple Diermit: "This day is
calleld the Sabbath, that is the rest day, and such will it truly be
to me; for it will put an end to my labours.'" "Butler's
Lives of the Saints," Vol.1, A.D. 597, art. "St. Columba"
COLUMBA (RE DR. BUTLER'S DESCRIPTION OF
The editor of the best biography of Colulmba says in a
footnote: "Our Saturday. The custom to call the Lord's day
Sabbath did not commence until a thousand years later." Adamnan's
"Life of Columba" (Dublin, 1857), p. 230.