All Saints Day All Over

In addition to being the day rent is due it seems the first of the month is also a popular time for a holiday as well. Today is All Saints day in:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Cape Verde
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg

  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Portugal
  • Saint Lucia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • St. Maarten/St. Martin’s Island
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • and more…

All Saints Day is a universal Christian Feast that honors and remembers all Christian saints, known and unknown. In the Western Church (esp. Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Anglicans) it is kept on November 1. The Orthodox Churches observe it on the first Sunday after Pentecost.

…All Saints Day is celebrated by Roman Catholics, the Orthodox, Anglicans, and Lutherans However, because of their differing understandings of the identity and function of the saints, what these churches do on the Feast of All Saints differs widely.

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In the next day or so I plan on putting up a summary of the “Speaking With the World” series. It will summarize the pros and cons of each system, my opinion on where each one works best and links to other systems I know of but haven’t yet had the chance to use.