The Feast of All Saints (November 1)
Practicing Virtue in the Company of the Saints
"Look to God, and he will deliver you from trouble; praise him even in the most difficult circumstances (Psalm 34:1-10, 22). We anticipate the return of Christ when there will be no more sorrow or tears (Revelation 7:9-17). Work to purify yourselves (1 John 3:1-3); practicing peace, mercy, and humility (Matthew 5:1-12)." -Thomas Oden
A Prayer for All Saints Day (from The Book of Common Prayer)
Scripture Readings (Year A)
Revelation 7:9-17, Psalm 34:1-10; 22, 1 John 3:1-3, Matthew 5:1-12
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son, Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.