67) All saints day
67) All saints day (!st November) HALLOWEEN "All Saints Eve" (31st October) quote - "a time to pray for departed souls." - (spiritism) The Eastern Orthodox Church and associated Eastern Catholic Churches and Byzantine Lutheran Churches celebrate it on the first Sunday after Pentecost. ( sorcery ) ( spiritism ) ( salvation )
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Lemuria May 13th, using this pagan festival as a feast day called "All saints Day" was such a success in their bogus churches All Saints Day was moved to November 1st ( Samhain - the first day of November, celebrated by the ancient Celts as a festival marking the beginning of winter.)
- In the Julian calendar the three days of the feast of Lemuria were 9, 11, and 13 May. The Lemuralia or Lemuria was a feast in the religion of ancient Rome during which the Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes. The unwholesome spectres of the restless dead, the lemures or larvae This is also linked to Eastern Orthodoxy and Catholicism, via All Saints Day and especially Orthodoxy with their ancient Roman Calendar treated as if it is part of the Faith.
All souls Day - was then added on November 2nd. That is how it evolved. To say these things were practiced by Jesus and the disciples, well..... judge for yourself.
All Souls' Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of prayer and remembrance for souls of those who have died that is observed by some Christian denominations. All Souls' Day is often, although not exclusively, celebrated in Western Christianity; Saturday of Souls is a related tradition more frequently observed in Eastern Christianity. Practitioners of All Souls' Day traditions often remember deceased loved ones in various ways on the day. Beliefs and practices associated with All Souls' Day vary widely among Christian churches and denominations.
In contemporary Western Christianity the annual celebration is held on 2 November and is part of the season of Allhallowtide, including All Saints' Day (1 November) and its eve, Halloween (31 October). Prior to the standardization of Catholic observance on 2 November by St. Odlio of Cluny during the 10th century, many Catholic congregations celebrated All Souls Day on various dates during the Easter season as it is still observed in some Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches.
Saturday of Souls (or Soul Saturday) is a day set aside for the commemoration of the dead within the liturgical year of the Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic Churches. Saturday is a traditional day of prayer for the dead, because Christ lay dead in the Tomb on Saturday.
These days are devoted to prayer for departed relatives and others among the faithful who would not be commemorated specifically as saints. The Divine Services on these days have special hymns added to them to commemorate the departed. There is oftena Panikhida (Memorial Service) either after the Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning or after Vespers on Friday evening, for which Koliva (a dish made of boiled wheatberries or rice and honey) is prepared and placed on the Panikhida table. After the Service, the priest blesses the Koliva. It is then eaten as a memorial by all present.
There are several Soul Saturdays throughout the year:
The Saturday of Meatfare Week (the second Saturday before Great Lent)
The second Saturday of Great Lent
The third Saturday of Great Lent
The fourth Saturday of Great Lent
Radonitsa (Monday or Tuesday after St. Thomas Sunday, i.e. Second Sunday of Easter)
The Saturday before Pentecost
Demetrius Saturday (the Saturday before the feast of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki, i.e. 26 October).
Observances by denomination
Orthodox and Byzantine Catholics
All Orthodox and Byzantine Catholics observe Soul Saturdays on Meatfare Saturday (i.e., two Saturdays before the beginning of Great Lent); the second, third and fourth Saturdays of Great Lent; and the Saturday before Pentecost.
Bulgarian Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church
The Russians observe memorials on the Saturdays closest to 26 October (Saint Demetrius) and 23 September (Conception of St. John the Forerunner).
Serbian Orthodox Church
Slavic and Greek Churches
In Slavic and Greek Churches, all of the Lenten Soul Saturdays are typically observed. In some of the Churches of the Eastern Mediterranean, Meatfare Saturday, Radonitsa and the Saturday before Pentecost are typically observed.
Halloween "trick or treat" was probably caused by the Catholic tradition of the poor begging "soul cakes" door to door, then offering up prayers in return for souls supposedly trapped in Purgatory. Because the Catholic and Orthodox diversify in their links to the various aspects of spiritism linked with All Saints Day and Saturday of Souls, or in Catholicism All Souls Day, is opportunistically used by the Orthodox to create a fog over their own involvement by emphasizing the Catholics are worse.
You cannot effect or affect the salvation of souls by prayer, to "tip the balance in their favour" by your works and intercessions. In a sense this actually relieves you of a burden, not disempowers you (from a power you never had in the first place) and the useless thought and boulder to carry of "if I had prayed more for my parents after they both died they would have been saved, but I neve, so they went to Hell". If you want hope, hope in God's own description of himself as a God full of mercy and compassion and tender mercy, a kind God who goes so far as to describe his character simply in the word "Love".