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  • On the Mockery of Satan

    12/19/2017 9:15:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-18-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Mockery of Satan Msgr. Charles Pope • December 18, 2017 • One of the common themes in demonology is the way Satan engages in the mockery of holy things. Most widely known are the Satanic “black masses.” Satanic mockery is also widely on display on Halloween, when the eve of all hallows (all saints) becomes a parade of the ghoulish, ugly, violent, unchaste, or just plain evil. Recently costume makers have mocked women religious by promoting costumes depicting pregnant nuns or religious habits altered to promote unchaste thoughts and depict religious life as lewd. No other religious...
  • "Who Are These, Clothed in White Robes?" (Sermon for All Saints' Day, on Revelation 7:9-17)

    11/04/2017 10:54:09 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 10 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 5, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Who Are These, Clothed in White Robes? (Revelation 7:9-17) Today, on this first Sunday in November, we observe All Saints Day. On All Saints Day, we rejoice that we are part of that great communion of saints that is the church of Christ, both the church on earth and the church in heaven. All the saints, all those made holy by the blood of Christ. Saints, holy ones, set apart to belong to God alone. All saints, all of us who have been baptized into Christ and clothed with his righteousness. On All Saints Day we commemorate the faithful departed,...
  • Some Thoughts on the Feast of All Saints

    11/01/2016 7:41:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-31-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some Thoughts on the Feast of All Saints Msgr. Charles Pope • October 31, 2016 • Today is the Feast of All Saints. Some saints of the Church have a particular day on the calendar associated with them and are commonly recognized by name. Many more, though not as familiar to us, are still known by God and have been caught up with Him to glory. Today is their day, the day of the countless multitude who have made it home to glory by God’s grace and by their “Amen” to the gracious call of God. Let’s consider these...
  • Ninety-Nine and a Half Won’t Do – A Homily for the Feast of All Saints

    11/01/2015 6:44:52 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-31-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Archdiocese of Washington Ninety-Nine and a Half Won’t Do – A Homily for the Feast of All Saints Msgr. Charles Pope • October 31, 2015 • Today is the Feast of All Saints. Some saints of the Church have a particular day on the calendar associated with them and are commonly recognized by name. Many more, though not as familiar to us, are still known by God and have been caught up with Him to glory. Today is their day, the day of the countless multitude who have made it home to glory by God’s grace and by their “Amen”...
  • "Church Militant, Church Triumphant: All Saints" (Sermon for All Saints' Day, on Revelation 7:2-17

    10/31/2015 8:35:05 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 1, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    "Church Militant, Church Triumphant: All Saints" (Revelation 7:2-17)Today, November 1, is All Saints' Day on the church-year calendar. This is a day for remembering our departed fellow Christians--those saints of old, as well as those from our own past--who have fallen asleep in Jesus and who now rest from their labors. Today we give thanks to God for keeping them in the faith; we are encouraged by the example of their perseverance amid affliction; and we rejoice and are filled with hope as we look forward to the glory that awaits us all. All Saints' Day serves all of these...
  • Halloween and Catholicism

    10/31/2013 10:37:58 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 42 replies
    uCatholic.com ^ | 10-31-13 | Fr. Steve Grunow
    I always figured that Halloween had pagan roots, but you are telling me they are Catholic. Huh? How so?The origin and traditional customs associated with Halloween require no other explanation than that they are examples of the kinds of festivity that served as a means of celebrating the various holy days of the Catholic Liturgical Year. This includes everything from masquerades, feasting, and the associations of a given day of the year with supernatural or spiritual truths. I would draw a distinction between the violent, macabre imagery that characterizes the modern appropriation of Halloween as a kind of secular celebration...
  • Halloween and All Saints Day

    10/30/2014 6:23:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    CE.com ^ | 10-30-14 | Fr. William Saunders
    Halloween and All Saints Day Fr. William Saunders Q: What are the origins of All Saints Day and All Souls Day? Are these linked with paganism and Halloween?Both the feast of All Saints and the feast of All Souls evolved in the life of the Church independently of paganism and Halloween. Let us first address the feast of All Saints. The exact origins of this celebration are uncertain, although, after the legalization of Christianity in A.D. 313, a common commemoration of the saints, especially the martyrs, appeared in various areas throughout the Church. For instance in the East, the city...
  • Why Christians Should Love Halloween

    10/29/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT · by millegan · 44 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Rachel Lu
    Frank Weathers says hes done apologizing for Halloween. Im way ahead of him. I never started. Halloween is a great holiday! I think its ridiculous that so many people think theyre pious for boycotting what should be a wonderful spiritual and evangelical opportunity. Plus, a lot of fun. Heres what I love about Halloween:
  • "Who We Are and What We Will Be" (Sermon for All Saints' Day, on 1 John 3:1-3)

    11/02/2013 10:02:20 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 3, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Who We Are and What We Will Be (1 John 3:1-3)Today as we observe All Saints Day, we look back and remember with thanksgiving the saints who have gone before us, who now rest from their labors and are with the Lord. We look around us, and even though we cannot see them, we know that we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses to the faith, all of us united in the one great communion of saints, the whole church on earth and in heaven. And we look ahead, we look forward with hopefulness to the day...
  • Solemnity of All Saints [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    10/30/2013 12:12:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    ChurchYear.net ^ | 2004 | David Bennett
    The Solemnity of All Saints Day What is the Catholic Christian Holiday All Saints Day? All Saints Day Definition and Meaning What is All Saints Day? It is when the Catholic Church and some Protestant churches commemorate every saint, known and unknown. The eve of All Saints is known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween. It falls on November 1st. Prayers: All Saints Day Prayers Basic Facts/Meaning About All Saints Day Liturgical Color(s): White Type of Holiday:Solemnity, Holy Day of Obligation (West); Feast (East) Time of Year: November 1 (in Orthodox Churches, the Sunday after Pentecost) Duration: One Day...
  • "Blessed Are the Hungry and Thirsty" (Sermon for All Saints' Day, on Matthew 5:1-12)

    11/05/2011 9:15:43 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 6, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Blessed Are the Hungry and Thirsty (Matthew 5:1-12)Are you hungry? Are you thirsty? Yes? Good. Thats a good place to be. Blessed, in fact. Thats what Jesus says in our Gospel for today: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. And so our theme this morning: Blessed Are the Hungry and Thirsty. Now it may sound strange to hear Jesus say that the hungry and thirsty are actually blessed. It doesnt sound like any kind of a blessing to be suffering from hunger or thirst. But strangely enough it is. Because Jesus says...
  • Trick or Treat? It's Martin Luther

    10/31/2011 2:02:29 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 10-31-2011 | David Mathis
    It was 494 years today that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg. He wanted to debate the sale of indulgences with his fellow university professors. He wrote in Latin, but a nameless visionary translated the theses into German, carried them to the printing press, and enabled their dispersion far and wide. Luther ended up with more than he bargained for, but he proved to be no coward in defending the discoveries he was making in Scripture. When the Roman church wouldnt serve him the treat of sufficiently addressing his concerns, he was consigned to...
  • "The Now and Not Yet of God's Baptized Saints" (Sermon for All Saints' Day)

    11/06/2010 10:52:24 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 7, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    The Now and Not Yet of Gods Baptized Saints (Matthew 5:1-12; 1 John 3:1-3; Revelation 7:9-17)On this day when we have a baptism in our midst and we commemorate the faithful departed from our midst, on this All Saints Day observed, I want to talk to you briefly about The Now and Not Yet of Gods Baptized Saints. Well be looking at aspects of this theme from all three of our lessons today. First, when I say, Gods baptized saints, Im talking about us. You and I are Gods baptized saints, the people he has made his own in Holy...
  • 'We are never alone,' Pope exclaims on All Saints Day

    11/01/2009 3:24:44 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 560+ views
    cna ^ | November 1, 2009
    Pope Benedict prays the Angelus from the window of his study overlooking St. Peter's Square Vatican City, Nov 1, 2009 / 09:58 am (CNA).- To the faithful gathered on Sunday in St. Peters Square for the Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI presented the communion of saints, a beautiful and comforting reality that says we are never alone. In particular he held up the ancient cult of martyrs in the early Church, and in this Year for Priests, the saintly priests, both those canonizedand those many more that are known to the Lord.Pope Benedict also spoke of Mondays commemoration of the...
  • On November: All Souls and the "Permanent Things"

    11/01/2009 3:47:49 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 413+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | November 1, 2009 | Carl Olson
    I. A seminary in Ireland, now closed, was dedicated to the training of priests for foreign missions, for strange places such as California. It was called "All Hallows", that is, All Saints, November 1. Oxford University in England has a college called "All Souls," November 2. Taken together, all saints and all souls are designed to cover all of the final combinations of the human race except all the still living, who are waiting to join one or the other of the previous categories. Come to think of it, all "all saints" all have souls. What are left are...
  • Feedback: Halloween History for Kids

    10/31/2009 7:58:56 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies · 592+ views
    AiG ^ | October 30, 2009 | John UpChurch
    I looked over the Halloween article but I was wondering how to explain that to my eleven year old. Do you have any articles written to children on this?T.H., U.S. Many people celebrate Halloween without considering the history of the holiday. They put on costumes, attend parties, eat candy, and even pull pranks on neighbors. In fact, Americans spend billions of dollars each year decorating and preparing. But theres more to Halloween than jack-o-lanterns and scary stories. Lets take a quick trip back in time to see where some of these customs came fromand if Christians should take part. To...
  • "Who Are These, Clothed in White Robes?" (Sermon for All Saints' Day on Revelation 7:9-17

    11/01/2009 3:04:56 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies · 512+ views
    November 1, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Who Are These, Clothed in White Robes? (Revelation 7:9-17)Today is All Saints Day, November 1, and, as happens every few years, this year it falls on a Sunday. We always observe All Saints on the first Sunday in November, and this year that Sunday happens to be the day itself. On All Saints Day, we rejoice that we are part of that great communion of saints that is the church of Christ, both the church on earth and the church in heaven. All the saints, all those made holy by the blood of Christ. Saints, holy ones, set apart to...
  • "From the Pastor" ALL SAINTS & ALL SOULS

    10/30/2009 9:42:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 315+ views
    ST. MARY'S CHURCH BULLETIN ^ | 2009-10-27 | REV. RICHARD PEROZICH
    ALL SAINTS & ALL SOULS We are approaching the end of the liturgical year which will culminate with the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe. At this feast we celebrate what we read in Scripture, that God will be all in all. As we move toward this feast during this month of November, as a church we focus on the four last things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. The thought of death may bring discomfort to non believers who are healthy, wealthy, and wise in our own estimation. It can mean the loss of power, prestige, and possessions...
  • "Not Dead But Sleeping" (Sermon for All Saints' Day)

    11/03/2007 6:07:44 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 13 replies · 155+ views
    November 4, 2007 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Not Dead But Sleeping (Matt. 9:18-26)Things die in November. Now I say this as one who comes from the Midwest, where leaves fall off trees and flowers wither and frost appears. That stuff apparently doesnt happen out here in this paradise on the Pacific, where, like the new Jerusalem, the trees yield their fruit twelve months of the year. But back in the Midwest, where I come from, things die in November. And it was like that back in Europe, where many of the traditions of the church year developed. In November, things die. And so it was only natural,...
  • Poles celebrate All Saints Day (see pictures)

    11/01/2007 1:31:25 PM PDT · by lizol · 17 replies · 141+ views
    Poles celebrate All Saints Day 01.11.2007 The biggest cemeteries in major cities are crowded and roads leading to them congested with traffic. Many of the cemeteries have the status of historical sites with centuries old monuments. As state funds are hardly adequate in face of the actual needs for restoration works, volunteers, mainly well known actors and artists are collecting money from the visitors. Prime examples of such cemeteries with extraordinary historical value are Powazki in Warsaw and the Rakowicki cemetery in Krakow, considered the biggest such necropolis in Europe. November 1st is also an occasion to pay respect to...