Happy All Saint’s Day

In the Catholic community, All Saints’ Day is a time to think about and appreciate the martyrs and leaders of the Christian Church, such as John the Baptist, the Apostles, or the Apostle Paul who worked to build the Church as Christ’s Body on earth. For Protestants, All Saints’ Day is an opportunity to remember those people who were important and instrumental in our lives. Protestants believe that all people who have turned to and recognize God are considered saints. Here at the San Gregorio cemetery in Mexico City a relative collects wax drippings to place on a fire as he keeps vigil beside a child's grave during Day of the Dead festivities.  https://secure.i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03489/dotd-grave-candles_3489556k.jpg

In the Catholic community, All Saints’ Day is a time to think about and appreciate the martyrs and leaders of the Christian Church, such as John the Baptist, the Apostles, or the Apostle Paul who worked to build the Church as Christ’s Body on earth. For Protestants, All Saints’ Day is an opportunity to remember those people who were important and instrumental in our lives. Protestants believe that all people who have turned to and recognize God are considered saints. Here at the San Gregorio cemetery in Mexico City a relative collects wax drippings to place on a fire as he keeps vigil beside a child's grave during Day of the Dead festivities. https://secure.i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03489/dotd-grave-candles_3489556k.jpg

All Saints’ Day is also called All Hallow’s Day, Feast of All Saints and the Solemnity of All Saints.  It is celebrated by my most Christian faiths but a various times and with various objectives. 

The Roman Catholic Church uses the day to honor those who are saints, known and unknown.  The Protestant faith celebrates that we are all saints, in that all of us who follow Christ have a personal relationship with God. 

Protestants also take this time to remember those of the local congregation who have died during the last year or to remember someone who has been instrumental or inspirational in our lives. 

All Saint’s Day is celebrated on November 1 in most western churches and on the first Friday following Easter in the eastern orthodox churches.

Whatever the religious affiliation the day is a time of peace, prayer and reflection mixed with a dash of thankfulness because all believers know that God loves and takes care of them.

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