Wednesday, October 31, 2007

All Saints' Day ........

All Saints' Day was originally a commemoration of the martyrs of the ancient church, the men, women, and children who were persecuted and killed for their faith in Christ. It has since become a festival on which the church remembers all who have died in the faith, both those of the distant past and those of more recent times.

The traditional date for the observance of All Saints' Day is November 1st. Many churches choose to celebrate it on the first Sunday in November.

The English word "saint" derives from the Latin sanctus, which means "holy.

God declares everyone who has been baptized and believes the promise of the gospel to be justified, holy, and blameless. The communion of saints therefore includes both those still living on earth and those who have died in the faith and are now in heaven.

Today we will be honoring all the Saints.. here are a handful of wonderful Saints and be sure to play Match The Saints Game made by my dear Husband Tony.

Polycarp, Luther and Calvin

John Bunyun, St. Patrick and Augustine

Anselm, C.S Lewis and John Knox

Athanasius and John Wyclif
Please Click on the Game below to view larger. These are all out of order, so match them up to the rightful Saint. Below the page are the answers... Don't cheat !!!

Polycarp = 3
Athanasius 11
Augustine = 8
Patrick = 10
Anselm = 4
Wyclif = 6
Luther = 5
Calvin = 2
Knox = 7
Bunyun = 9
C.S. Lewis = 1

1 comment:

  1. In the UK, we see the publication today, on All Saints Day, of a graphic novel based on the life of St Joseph Of Copertino, "The Flying Friar". See more here: