All Souls Day was originally celebrated in the Easter season , close to Pentecost Sunday . By the 13th century, however, under the influence of the Benedictine and Carthusian religious orders, the Church began to pair All Souls Day with All Saints Day , the day on which we celebrate all those who have died in faith and now are in Heaven.

In the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the  Novus Ordo ), All Souls Day is always celebrated on November 2. However, in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the Traditional Latin Mass), when November 2 falls on a Sunday, the commemoration of All Souls Day is transferred to the following day, November 3.

Why? Because the Mass celebrated for All Souls Day in the Extraordinary Form is a requiem Mass—a Mass for the dead—and requiem Masses, like funerals, are not permitted on Sundays, which is the day Christians  celebrate the Resurrection .

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
11/1/2017 (2 months ago)
Catholic Online ( www.catholic.org )

Everyone knows how to celebrate Halloween -with costumes, candy and horror movies, right? Well, that isn't wrong but it isn't the entire story either. What about All Saints' Day or All Souls' Day? 

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online ( www.catholic.org )
11/1/2017 (2 months ago)
Published in Living Faith

In many Catholic countries, people attend churches, which are appropriately draped in black, and visit family graves to honor their ancestors. All Souls’ Day is connected with All Saints’ Day , which is observed on the day before, where people take the time to decorate the graves of deceased loved ones and light candles in their memory.

All Souls’ Day in Mexico is a national holiday called Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Many people believe that the spirits of the dead return to enjoy a visit to their friends and relatives on this day. Long before sunrise, people stream into the cemeteries laden with candles, flowers and food that is often shaped and decorated to resemble the symbols of death. Children eat tiny chocolate hearse, sugar funeral wreaths, and candy skulls and coffins. But the atmosphere is festive. In the United States Día de los Muertos is celebrated in areas such as Los Angeles where there is a large Latin American population.

The Day of the Dead is a popular time to see performances of the Ancient Spanish drama, Don Juan Tenorio , about a reckless lover who kills the father of a woman he tried to seduce and then erects the statue of his victim. According to this fictitious play, the statue comes alive and drags Don Juan to hell for account of his crimes.

All Souls Day was originally celebrated in the Easter season , close to Pentecost Sunday . By the 13th century, however, under the influence of the Benedictine and Carthusian religious orders, the Church began to pair All Souls Day with All Saints Day , the day on which we celebrate all those who have died in faith and now are in Heaven.

In the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the  Novus Ordo ), All Souls Day is always celebrated on November 2. However, in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the Traditional Latin Mass), when November 2 falls on a Sunday, the commemoration of All Souls Day is transferred to the following day, November 3.

Why? Because the Mass celebrated for All Souls Day in the Extraordinary Form is a requiem Mass—a Mass for the dead—and requiem Masses, like funerals, are not permitted on Sundays, which is the day Christians  celebrate the Resurrection .

All Souls Day was originally celebrated in the Easter season , close to Pentecost Sunday . By the 13th century, however, under the influence of the Benedictine and Carthusian religious orders, the Church began to pair All Souls Day with All Saints Day , the day on which we celebrate all those who have died in faith and now are in Heaven.

In the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the  Novus Ordo ), All Souls Day is always celebrated on November 2. However, in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the Traditional Latin Mass), when November 2 falls on a Sunday, the commemoration of All Souls Day is transferred to the following day, November 3.

Why? Because the Mass celebrated for All Souls Day in the Extraordinary Form is a requiem Mass—a Mass for the dead—and requiem Masses, like funerals, are not permitted on Sundays, which is the day Christians  celebrate the Resurrection .

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
11/1/2017 (2 months ago)
Catholic Online ( www.catholic.org )

Everyone knows how to celebrate Halloween -with costumes, candy and horror movies, right? Well, that isn't wrong but it isn't the entire story either. What about All Saints' Day or All Souls' Day? 

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online ( www.catholic.org )
11/1/2017 (2 months ago)
Published in Living Faith

In many Catholic countries, people attend churches, which are appropriately draped in black, and visit family graves to honor their ancestors. All Souls’ Day is connected with All Saints’ Day , which is observed on the day before, where people take the time to decorate the graves of deceased loved ones and light candles in their memory.

All Souls’ Day in Mexico is a national holiday called Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Many people believe that the spirits of the dead return to enjoy a visit to their friends and relatives on this day. Long before sunrise, people stream into the cemeteries laden with candles, flowers and food that is often shaped and decorated to resemble the symbols of death. Children eat tiny chocolate hearse, sugar funeral wreaths, and candy skulls and coffins. But the atmosphere is festive. In the United States Día de los Muertos is celebrated in areas such as Los Angeles where there is a large Latin American population.

The Day of the Dead is a popular time to see performances of the Ancient Spanish drama, Don Juan Tenorio , about a reckless lover who kills the father of a woman he tried to seduce and then erects the statue of his victim. According to this fictitious play, the statue comes alive and drags Don Juan to hell for account of his crimes.

Often overshadowed by the two days preceding it, Halloween (October 31) and All Saints Day (November 1), All Souls Day is a solemn celebration in the Roman Catholic Church commemorating all of those who have died and are now in Purgatory, being cleansed of their venial sins and the temporal punishments for the mortal sins that they had confessed, and being made pure before entering into the presence of God in Heaven.

The importance of All Souls Day was made clear by Pope Benedict XV (1914-22), when he granted all priests the privilege of celebrating three Masses on All Souls Day: one for the faithful departed; one for the priest's intentions; and one for the intentions of the Holy Father. On only a handful of other very important feast days are priests allowed to celebrate more than two Masses.

While All Souls Day is now paired with All Saints Day (November 1), which celebrates all of the faithful who are in Heaven, it originally was celebrated in the Easter season , around Pentecost Sunday (and still is in the Eastern Catholic Churches).

All Souls Day was originally celebrated in the Easter season , close to Pentecost Sunday . By the 13th century, however, under the influence of the Benedictine and Carthusian religious orders, the Church began to pair All Souls Day with All Saints Day , the day on which we celebrate all those who have died in faith and now are in Heaven.

In the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the  Novus Ordo ), All Souls Day is always celebrated on November 2. However, in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the Traditional Latin Mass), when November 2 falls on a Sunday, the commemoration of All Souls Day is transferred to the following day, November 3.

Why? Because the Mass celebrated for All Souls Day in the Extraordinary Form is a requiem Mass—a Mass for the dead—and requiem Masses, like funerals, are not permitted on Sundays, which is the day Christians  celebrate the Resurrection .

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
11/1/2017 (2 months ago)
Catholic Online ( www.catholic.org )

Everyone knows how to celebrate Halloween -with costumes, candy and horror movies, right? Well, that isn't wrong but it isn't the entire story either. What about All Saints' Day or All Souls' Day? 

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online ( www.catholic.org )
11/1/2017 (2 months ago)
Published in Living Faith

All Souls Day was originally celebrated in the Easter season , close to Pentecost Sunday . By the 13th century, however, under the influence of the Benedictine and Carthusian religious orders, the Church began to pair All Souls Day with All Saints Day , the day on which we celebrate all those who have died in faith and now are in Heaven.

In the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the  Novus Ordo ), All Souls Day is always celebrated on November 2. However, in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the Traditional Latin Mass), when November 2 falls on a Sunday, the commemoration of All Souls Day is transferred to the following day, November 3.

Why? Because the Mass celebrated for All Souls Day in the Extraordinary Form is a requiem Mass—a Mass for the dead—and requiem Masses, like funerals, are not permitted on Sundays, which is the day Christians  celebrate the Resurrection .

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
11/1/2017 (2 months ago)
Catholic Online ( www.catholic.org )

Everyone knows how to celebrate Halloween -with costumes, candy and horror movies, right? Well, that isn't wrong but it isn't the entire story either. What about All Saints' Day or All Souls' Day? 

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online ( www.catholic.org )
11/1/2017 (2 months ago)
Published in Living Faith

In many Catholic countries, people attend churches, which are appropriately draped in black, and visit family graves to honor their ancestors. All Souls’ Day is connected with All Saints’ Day , which is observed on the day before, where people take the time to decorate the graves of deceased loved ones and light candles in their memory.

All Souls’ Day in Mexico is a national holiday called Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Many people believe that the spirits of the dead return to enjoy a visit to their friends and relatives on this day. Long before sunrise, people stream into the cemeteries laden with candles, flowers and food that is often shaped and decorated to resemble the symbols of death. Children eat tiny chocolate hearse, sugar funeral wreaths, and candy skulls and coffins. But the atmosphere is festive. In the United States Día de los Muertos is celebrated in areas such as Los Angeles where there is a large Latin American population.

The Day of the Dead is a popular time to see performances of the Ancient Spanish drama, Don Juan Tenorio , about a reckless lover who kills the father of a woman he tried to seduce and then erects the statue of his victim. According to this fictitious play, the statue comes alive and drags Don Juan to hell for account of his crimes.

Often overshadowed by the two days preceding it, Halloween (October 31) and All Saints Day (November 1), All Souls Day is a solemn celebration in the Roman Catholic Church commemorating all of those who have died and are now in Purgatory, being cleansed of their venial sins and the temporal punishments for the mortal sins that they had confessed, and being made pure before entering into the presence of God in Heaven.

The importance of All Souls Day was made clear by Pope Benedict XV (1914-22), when he granted all priests the privilege of celebrating three Masses on All Souls Day: one for the faithful departed; one for the priest's intentions; and one for the intentions of the Holy Father. On only a handful of other very important feast days are priests allowed to celebrate more than two Masses.

While All Souls Day is now paired with All Saints Day (November 1), which celebrates all of the faithful who are in Heaven, it originally was celebrated in the Easter season , around Pentecost Sunday (and still is in the Eastern Catholic Churches).

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