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Webster’s New World Dictionary says: “Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17, observed by the Irish in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland

But Eavey’s History of Christian Education says: “Patrick went to Ireland from England about the year 432 and evangelized the country. Though a man of limited educational opportunity, he encouraged learning, laying the foundation for an Irish church that was devoted to the Word of God. A man of the Book and not of traditions, one who believed in the teachings of the Bible and not in the doctrines of man, he gave the impetus that kept the lamp of Christianity burning during the centuries when darkness prevailed elsewhere. The chief subject of instruction in the schools of Ireland was the Bible. Missionary emphasis and evangelistic zeal were strong and students dedicated to the cause of Christ went forth from them into a large part of Europe.”