All Saints Day 2019:- The celebration of All Saints Day will take place on the 1st of November 2019 all over India.
All Saints Day also called All Hallows Day or Hallowmas is a Christian festival in honor of all saints in Christian history. In Western Christianity, it was observed on November 1 by the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church, and other Protestant denominations. The Eastern Orthodox Church and its associated Eastern Catholic churches celebrate All Saints’ Day on the first Sunday after Pentecost.
The Christian holiday of All Saints results from the belief that there is a spiritual connection between those who are in heaven and on earth. In the Catholic tradition, the festival honors all who have gone to the Kingdom of Heaven. In many historically Catholic countries, it is a national holiday.
In the Methodist tradition, it is the feast of all saints to truly thank God for the life and death of his saints and to remember those who were known and not. In addition, in the course of Christian history, people like Peter the Apostle and Charles Wesley, as well as persons who have personally led someone to faith in Jesus, such as parents or friends, are celebrated.
In addition to the weekly church services, “All saints day” reminds us each year of our connections as Christians. It is thought every 1st of November.
The History of All Saints Day
All Saints Day is a surprisingly old feast. This stems from the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of the saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom. As the number of martyrs increased during the persecutions of the end of the Roman Empire, the local dioceses set up a common feast day to ensure that all known and unknown martyrs were duly honored.
At the end of the fourth century, this festival was celebrated in Antioch. Saint Ephrem, the Syrian, mentioned it 373 in a sermon. At the beginning of the centuries, this festival was celebrated at Easter, and the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox churches still celebrate it and connect the celebration of the life of the saints with the resurrection of Christ. ,
Why on the 1st of November?
The current date of November 1st was given by Pope Gregory III. (731-741), when he consecrated a chapel to all the martyrs of St. Peter’s in Rome. Gregory ordered his priests to celebrate All Saints Day every year. This celebration was originally limited to the diocese of Rome, but Pope Gregory IV (827-844) extended the feast to the entire church and ordered its celebration on 1 November.
Why All Saints Day is celebrated?
According to the Western Christian religion, the All Saints Day is celebrated on the 1st of November to commemorate all those who have realized the sacred vision of Heaven. In most traditionally Catholic countries, the day is celebrated as a national holiday. Members of the Catholic Church and other Anglican churches remember the realistic personalities who were cleansed and taken to heaven.
Christians participating in the celebration of the All Saints believe that there is some sort of spiritual connection that exists between the people in the suffering church and the heavenly people in the triumphant church and the living resources in the militant church.
People from other Christian traditions celebrate and respond to this day in a different way. Remember and honor the deceased members of the nearby community, such as people who are related to the Methodist Church.
According to the Eastern Christian religion, in the 19th century, all the saints in the time of the Byzantine Emperor Leo VI “The sage” has gained an immense reputation. His wife, Empress Theophano (who had led a religious life), is commemorated on December 16.
Her husband had built a church after his death, which he was to consecrate in 893. It is believed that this was forbidden, and he decided to give it to All Saints as well. She is too honored and remembered at the celebration of the All Saints Day. Traditionally, the festival of the day was extended by the lion.
Sunday after Pentecost means 50 days after Easter Sunday to commemorate all the illustrious saints in the region, such as the All Saints of America and Toussaint of Mount Athos and so on. As a result, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost is celebrated. St. Petersburg All Saints and the new martyrs of the Turkish yoke etc.
What do people do on All Saints Day?
It is celebrated by Christians in most countries around the world. In some countries, people make offerings of flowers to the graves of their dead parents while people from other countries were lighting candles on the graves of their deceased parents. In parts of Asia, like the Philippines, people clean and repair graves lay flowers and light candles.
In France, the day is celebrated in the church to commemorate all the saints, but in the evening, they focus on the dead. To this day, the cemeteries are cleaned, decorated and filled with people. On this day, there is a holiday in most countries, including Bolivia, Germany, Hungary, parts of Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Croatia, France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Chile, Sweden (1st Saturday of November). , Poland and the Philippines.
Below are 10 quotes in honor of All Saints Day from Aggie Catholic Blog and more.
- “Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered… the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith… All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown.” – Thomas Becket.
- “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is an injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.” -St. Francis.
- “Pray with great confidence, with confidence based on the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray.” -St. Louis de Montfort
- “You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all.”-St. Therese of Lisieux.
- “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look towards Heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”-St. Therese of Lisieux.
- “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”-St. Augustine.
- “Don’t you long to shout to those youths who are bustling around you: Fools! Leave those worldly things that shackle the heart – and very often degrade it – leave all that and come with us in search of Love!” -St. Josemaria Escriva.
- “One must not think that a person who is suffering is not praying. He is offering up his sufferings to God, and many a time he is praying much more truly than one who goes away by himself and meditates his head off, and, if he has squeezed out a few tears, thinks that is prayer.” – Saint Teresa of Avila.
- “Leave sadness to those in the world. We who work for God should be light-hearted .”- Saint Leonard of Port Maurice.
- 8. “You must ask God to give you the power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy – the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud.” -St. Vincent de Paul.