This Sunday we celebrate the feast of All Saints. In the Bible, a saint is someone who is sanctified (made holy) by Jesus (Hebrews 10:10). When the apostle Paul addresses his letter to the Corinthians, he begins:
“To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours.”
In old English, this feast was called All Hallows Day (the name Halloween is a reference to the eve of All Hallows day). To hallow means to make holy (“hallowed be your name,” from the Lord’s prayer). We are ones that Jesus has hallowed through his death and resurrection. On All S
On All Saints, we remember the great cloud of witnesses around the world and throughout history that our creed calls the "communion of saints." We will also receive new members, celebrate baptism, and renew our own baptism vows. Find out more about what it means to be baptized or to renew your baptism commitment here.
After the service, join us for a Parish Lunch in the form of a chili cook-off. Details coming soon.
We look forward to worshiping and celebrating with you!
What Is All Saints?—An article from anglicanpastor.com explaining the history and meaning of All Saints.
What Is A Saint?—A message from Fr. Stephen Gauthier given at City of Light on All Saints Sunday, 2016. (see below)
Saints—A great podcast episode from Word and Table on saints.