All Saints Day na Bukas

Dahil ako ay nagmamadali nang umuwi ng bahay at mag-ayos papunta sementeryo nag-copy-paste na lang ako mula sa British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Website. Ayos di ba? So sa mga nalilito pa rin between All Saints Day and All Soul’s Day celebrations heto ang sa inyo.

November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints.

“All Saints’ Day (also known as All Hallows’ Day or Hallowmas) is the day after All Hallows’ Eve (Hallowe’en). It is a feast day celebrated on 1st November by Anglicans and Roman Catholics.

It is an opportunity for believers to remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown, throughout Christian history. As part of this day of obligation, believers are required to attend church and try not to do any servile work.”

November 2 is All Soul’s Day

“All Souls’ Day is marked on 2nd November (or the 3rd if the 2nd is a Sunday), directly following All Saints’ Day, and is an opportunity for Roman Catholics and Anglo-Catholic churches to commemorate the faithful departed. They remember and pray for the souls of people who are in Purgatory – the place (or state) in which those who have died atone for their less grave sins before being granted the vision of God in Heaven (called Beatific vision).

Whilst praying for the dead is an ancient Christian tradition, it was Odilo, Abbot of Cluny (France) who, in 998AD, designated a specific day for remembering and praying for those in the process of purification. This started as a local feast in his monasteries and gradually spread throughout the Catholic Church towards the end of the 10th century AD.”

Ingat sa biyahe.

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