Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy All Saints Day

For John, BLUFThrough Jesus Christ.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Today is All Saints' Day, followed by All Souls' Day, on 2 November.

Sometimes known as All Hallows Day.  Thus giving us All Hallows Eve, or Halloween, the day before.

Not everywhere on 1 November.  In the Eastern Church (like our Greek Orthodox neighbors) it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.

From Wikipedia:

In Catholic theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. In the Catholic Church and many Anglican churches, the next day specifically commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached Heaven. Christians who celebrate All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day do so in the fundamental belief that there is a prayerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the "Church triumphant"), and the living (the "Church militant").
Happy All Saints Day, all you members of the Church Militant.

Regards  —  Cliff

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