All Saints’ Day

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

In the early church it became customary to remember the martyrs of the church in worship. When the list of martyrs became too great, a special day was set aside to remember their commitment to Christ, a commitment that led to their suffering and death for the sake of the gospel. Although different areas of the church celebrated the memory of these saints on different days at first, by a. d. 835 it became the custom to celebrate these martyrs on November 1. Today, All Saints' day is...


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