Posts Tagged ‘All Saints Day’

Feast of All Saints, 2016

November 1, 2016

Let us all rejoice in the Lord, celebrating the feast in honour of all the saints, in which solemnity the angels rejoice, while the Archangels praise the Son of God.

Ring out your joy to the lord, O you just;
for praise is fitting for loyal hearts.

O how glorious is the kingdom
in which all the saints rejoice with Christ,
clad in robes of white
they follow the Lamb wherever he goes.

Celebrating All Saints

November 1, 2012

Our local paper, The Toronto Star, has a nice slideshow of All Saints Day festivities from around the world. Some of these I’d have thought more appropriate for All Souls Day, but apparently not. It is fascinating to see how different cultures have found so many different ways of marking the day.

As for me and my house, we’ve managed little more than a rousing chorus of “For All the Saints” over our breakfast cereal. Let’s hear it again:

(This is the best online version I can find. Happily, it includes some — though not all — of the military stanzas that are usually purged from modern hymnals. There’s a wonderful descant on the final stanza too.)

Happy Feast of All Saints!