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All Souls

All Souls

From Holy Women, Holy Men In the New Testament, the word “saints” is used to describe the entire membership of the Christian community, and in the Collect for All Saints’ Day the word “elect” is used in a similar sense. From very early times, however, the word “saint” came to be applied primarily to persons… Continue Reading

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All Saints Resources

All Saints Resources

Some communities will celebrate All Saints’ this coming Sunday. Others will celebrate it on Tuesday, November 1st. ALMIGHTIE God, whiche haste knitte together thy electe in one Communion and felowship, in the misticall body of thy sonne Christe our Lord; graunt us grace so to folow thy holy Saynctes in all virtues, and godly livyng,… Continue Reading

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Halloween, All Saints, All Souls Resources

Halloween, All Saints, All Souls Resources

ALMIGHTIE God, whiche haste knitte together thy electe in one Communion and felowship, in the misticall body of thy sonne Christe our Lord; graunt us grace so to folow thy holy Saynctes in all virtues, and godly livyng, that we maye come to those inspeakeable joyes, whiche thou hast prepared for all them that unfaynedly… Continue Reading

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500 Years Since St Bruno’s Canonisation

500 Years Since St Bruno’s Canonisation

The Religious Order that Saint Bruno founded, the Carthusians, have a saying, “Non sanctos patefacere sed multos sanctos facere.” “To make saints, not to publicize them.” It is appropriate, then, that Saint Bruno himself was never formally canonised. But the cardinal protector of the Carthusian order, in a deed dated July 19, 1514, gave the… Continue Reading

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Life Everlasting

Life Everlasting

I believe in the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. Which is our resurrection body? Will you look identical to how you did when you died? Or the body you had at your peak of vitality? So if you met someone at one age, you won’t recognise them in heaven because they… Continue Reading

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The Communion of Saints

The Communion of Saints

The Apostles’ Creed has a phrase not included in the Nicene Creed: “The Communion of Saints”. Dividing the Apostles Creed into twelve articles, this is Article 9: [I believe in…] the holy catholic Church, the Communion of Saints. The Communion of Saints, then, can be seen as expanding/explicating “the holy catholic Church”. In a church… Continue Reading

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