October 24, 2014 The Feast of All Souls is a kind of complement to the Feast of All Saints. The Prayer Book says saints are the whole family of God, living and dead, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise. From very early times, however, the word “saint” came to be applied primarily to persons of heroic sanctity, whose deeds were recalled with gratitude by later generations. We often celebrate those with heroic faith and example on All Saints’ Day.
But there are other saints. Loved ones we miss. Quiet Christians who have made a difference in our lives. So we set aside another day as a sort of extension to All Saints, to remember those unremembered in the wider fellowship of the Church. For all the saints.
Sunday night at 7 p.m. we’ll gather outside the chapel in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting). We’ll have a small fire going. Please bring remembrances of people you love and want to pray for – pictures, artifacts, stories. We’ll have some brief prayers and readings, we’ll pause to remember people we love, I’ll offer a short reflection, then we’ll conclude with prayer, and move into Tisdale Hall for some light refreshments. Please bring a snack, healthy or otherwise, to share. We’ll take our time. Please join us.