Monthly Archives: November, 2011

All Souls’ Day

This is the day after All Saints Day, which is also known as All Souls’ Day, the Day of the Dead, and in the lectionary there is a Commemoration for All Faithful Departed. We are basically on the third day of a triduum (three day feast) that includes the Eve of All Saints (Halloween), All …

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Litany for All Saints

The litany of saints that follows is chanted annually at the Church of St. Stephen and the Incarnation in Washington, D.C., at the principal eucharist celebrating All Saints’ Day. It was composed around 1979, largely by William MacKaye, former religion editor of the Washington Post, though some of the images were taken from A Liberation …

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All Saints

I read somewhere that this was John Wesley’s favorite Holy Day. There were more accounts in his Journal of him doing ministry on this day than any other feast day of the Church. ┬áHe had a strong belief in the communion of saints and preached regularly that when we gathered around the table, we were …

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