Saturday, November 1, 2008

ALL SAINTS

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All Saints

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For the British girl group, see All Saints (band).
All Saints
All Saints
Painting by
Fra Angelico
Official nameFeast of All Saints
Also calledAll Hallows Day
Observed byRoman Catholic Church,
Eastern Orthodox Churches,
Eastern Catholic Churches,
Anglican Communion,
Lutheran Church,
Methodist Church,
among other
Christian denominations
TypeChristian
DateNovember 1 (Western Christianity)
Sunday after
Pentecost (Eastern Christianity)
ObservancesChurch services
Related toAll Souls' Day
All Saints' Day (also called All Hallows or Hallowmas[1]), often shortened to All Saints, is a feast celebrated on November 1 in Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.
In terms of Western Christian theology, the feast commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in heaven. Specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, the next day, All Souls' Day, commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached heaven.
All Saints' Day (also called All Hallows or Hallowmas[1]), often shortened to All Saints, is a feast celebrated on November 1 in Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.
In terms of Western Christian theology, the feast commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in heaven. Specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, the next day, All Souls' Day, commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached heaven.

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