ALL SAINTS' & ALL SOULS' DAY
The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs by Fra Angelico
All Saints' Day at Saint Michael is celebrated at all Sunday Morning Services on November 6. It is one of the seven principal feasts of the Episcopal Church year and is focused on exemplary Christians: saints, known and unknown. It means that some aspect of God’s grace shined brightly in their lives, and was seen and acclaimed by many others. It is also one of the four holy days denoted as especially appropriate for baptisms. The others are the First Sunday after Epiphany, the Easter Vigil, and Pentecost.
Later, All Souls Day was added on November 2nd, as a way to acknowledge all believers. This celebration helps us gain inspiration for our present. All who die in Christ are alive in him, and we will be resurrected together. So we aren’t just pining for the past, we are looking forward to a grand reunion.
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