What is All Saints Day?
November 1st - All Saints Day is a day when the church gathers to celebrate the saints of the church. I like the way this article describes the reasons why we celebrate this day and who is included in the celebration. Here is a quote from the article:
In addition to the historical depth of the Christian saints, there is also the modern breadth. Even though it’s sometimes looked at askance, think of all the people—very, very different people—who gather under the banner of Christ. You’ve got saints of every nation, every language, every job, every walk of life ... all worshipping the same God. Sure, Christians might differ in terms of how that worship plays out in day-to-day life. And yes, those differences sometimes cause painful and tragic division. But All Saints’ Day reminds us it doesn’t have to be that way. The saints all over the world are part of one, universal Church trying to worship the same God. That includes rich people and poor people, people of all ethnicities, men and women, Calvinists and Open Theists, the 99 percent and the 1 percent, Democrats and Republicans, creationists and evolutionists, and everyone else you can imagine.