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Thursday, November 1, 2012

All Saints & Souls ~

Now that the candy has been collected and the costumes put away for another year, it's important to remember how Halloween evolved to the way that it is celebrated today.

November 1st is All Saint's Day...



November 2nd is All Souls Day ...




With the spread of Christianity and the establishment of All Saints Day, some of these pagan customs remained in the English speaking world for All Hallows Eve (or Halloween, All Saints Eve), perhaps at first more out of superstition and later, more out of fun. Nevertheless, All Saints Day clearly arose from genuine a Christian devotion. (more info written by Fr. William Saunders)


Western Christianity, this day (All Souls) is observed principally in the Catholic Church, although some churches of Anglican Communion and the Old Catholic Churches also celebrate it. The Eastern Orthodox Church observes several All Souls' Days during the year. (more info on Wikipedia)

As I have mentioned before on this blog I may not be religious, but I do believe in God and am spiritual. I am very thankful for the Angels and Spirit Guides that protect me and help me along my earthly journey to realize my life's purpose. For them I will be saying an extra little prayer today and tomorrow, to say thank you.

Do you celebrate All Saints & All Souls Day? Did you know Halloween as we know it evolved from these days?

4 comments:

  1. When I was a child we always went to Mass today...now I am a more private child of God.
    Thank you for this reminder to all...

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

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  2. Celia thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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  3. Faith seems to be even harder for some to talk about than sex is. Isn't it sad that its easier today to dress your kids up like demons, the demented dead or a trashy slut but praying... that's taboo?
    Have a blessed week ;)

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  4. When I lived in Spain, today was always a public holiday and the cemeteries would be packed with families visiting loved ones. Spanish "gypsies" actually hold small personal parties in the cemeteries, dancing and singing to their loved ones; it's an incredible sight to see.
    Hope you are well Sweets xx

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