Many years ago the Church would celebrate a trifecta of days beginning on October 31st with Halloween or All Hallows Eve, the evening before our commemoration of the dead. On November 1st we traditionally mark all those saints who do not have their own feast day on All Saints. Then on November 2nd we mark All Souls, the day for all the faithful departed.
In recent years the Church has combined the theology behind All Saints and All Souls, celebrating all who have died, saints and others on the nearest Sunday to All Saints, calling it All Saints Sunday, a non liturgical term, but nonetheless a colloquial term.
This Friday actually falls on the Feast of All Saints so we will celebrate that major feast day in the chapel at Grace at 6 pm and follow it with an inter-generational party involving games and a movie. Please come and celebrate with us as we mark this important feast in the Church’s year.