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The festival of All Saints, also sometimes known as "All Hallows," or "Hallowmas," is a feast celebrated in honour of all the General definition of saint In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. It can be applied to both the living and the dead and is an acceptable term in most of the worlds popular religions. The Saint is held up by the community... saints and Historically, a martyr is a person who dies for his or her religious faith. Or sometimes, it is for a noble cause - like patriotically dying for a nations glory in a war. During the early Roman Empire, the independent cities of Asia Minor made efforts to reward benefactors for... martyrs, known or unknown. The The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. Members generally prefer the term Catholic Church, but this term has multiple meanings (see Catholicism); the term Roman Catholic Church is used in this article to avoid... Roman Catholic holiday (Festum omnium sanctorum) falls on November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi ( Austria in Old High... November 1, followed by All Souls Day by William Bouguereau All Souls Day (Commemoratio omnium fidelium defunctorum) is the day set apart in the Roman Catholic Church for the commemoration of the faithful departed. The celebration is based on the doctrine that the souls of the faithful which at death have not been cleansed... All Souls Day on November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. Events 676 - Donus becomes Pope. 1772 - American Revolutionary War: Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren form the first Committee of Correspondence. 1783 - In Rocky Hill, New Jersey, US General George... November 2 and is a festival of the first rank, with a vigil and an octave. The Eastern Orthodoxy - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ Eastern Orthodoxy From Wikipedia The Eastern Orthodox Church is a Christian body whose adherents are largely based in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, with a growing presence in the western world... Eastern Orthodox Church's All Saints is the first Sunday after Note: This article is mostly about the Christian holiday of Pentecost. For the Jewish holiday of Pentecost see the article on Shavuot Pentecost (the 50th day in ancient Greek) is a holiday of Christianity, which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, fifty days after the resurrection... Pentecost and as such punctuates the close of the Easter (also called Pascha) is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed March or April each year to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead (after his death by crucifixion; see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two... Easter season.


Common commemorations, by several churches, of the deaths of martyrs began to be celebrated in the 4th century. The first trace of a general celebration is in This is about one of the cities called Antioch in Asia Minor, now Turkey. See Antioch (disambiguation) for other places called Antioch. The city of Antioch-on-the-Orontes (modern Antakya) is located in what is now Turkey. It was founded near the end of the 4th century BC by... Antioch on the Sunday after Note: This article is mostly about the Christian holiday of Pentecost. For the Jewish holiday of Pentecost see the article on Shavuot Pentecost (the 50th day in ancient Greek) is a holiday of Christianity, which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, fifty days after the resurrection... Pentecost. This custom is also referred to in the 74th homily of John Chrysostom (347 - 407) was a notable Christian bishop and preacher from the 4th and 5th centuries in Syria and Constantinople. He is famous for eloquence in public speaking and his denunciation of abuse of authority in the Church and in the Roman Empire of the time. He had notable... John Chrysostom ( Events Gunderic becomes king of the Vandals and the Alans after the death of his father Godgisel Gratianus of Britain is assassinated and Constantine III takes his place at the head of the mutinous Roman garrison in Britain. Constantine III leads effectively all of the Roman military units from Britain... 407) and is maintained to the present day in the Eastern Orthodoxy - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ Eastern Orthodoxy From Wikipedia The Eastern Orthodox Church is a Christian body whose adherents are largely based in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, with a growing presence in the western world... Eastern Orthodox Church.


The origin of the festival of All Saints as celebrated in the West is, however, now said to be somewhat doubtful. On May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). There are 232 days remaining. Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. 1568 - Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary Queen of Scots are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under... May 13 in Events The Pantheon is consecrated to the Virgin Mary and all saints (or 610). Edessa is taken by the Sassanids. Births Deaths Zuhayr, Arab poet (approximate date) Categories: 609 ... 609 or Events October 4 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor. The archangel Gabriel first appears to Muhammad (according to Islamic belief), reciting to him the first verses of surat Iqra and thus beginning the revelation of the Quran. The Avars try... 610 (the day being more important than the year), Boniface IV was pope from 608 to 615. The Liber Pontificalis mentions that his reign was marked by famines, plagues and floods. He received from the Emperor Phocas the Pantheon at Rome, which was converted into a Christian church and renamed the church of St. Mary and All Saints. Boniface... Pope Boniface IV consecrated the The Pantheon, Rome The Pantheon is a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to all the gods of the Roman state religion, but has been a Christian church since the 7th century AD. It is the only building from the Greco-Roman world which is completely... Pantheon at Rome to the Blessed Virgin and Historically, a martyr is a person who dies for his or her religious faith. Or sometimes, it is for a noble cause - like patriotically dying for a nations glory in a war. During the early Roman Empire, the independent cities of Asia Minor made efforts to reward benefactors for... all the martyrs, and the feast of the dedicatio Sanctae Mariae ad Martyres has been celebrated at Rome ever since. The chosen day, May 13, was a pagan observation of great antiquity, the culmination of three days of the In Roman religion, the Feast of the Lemures, called the Lemuralia or Lemuria was a feast during which the ancient Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes. The unwholesome and malevolent sprectres of the restless dead (lemures) were propitiated with offerings... Feast of the Lemures, in which were propitiated the malevolent and restless spirits of all the dead. The medieval liturgiologists based the idea that this Lemuria festival was the origin of that of All Saints on identical dates and on the similar theme of all the dead. This connection has now been abandoned by Roman Catholics. Instead, the feast of All Saints is now traced to the foundation by Saint Gregory III, pope (731-741), a Syrian by birth, succeeded Gregory II in March 731. His pontificate, like that of his predecessor, was disturbed by the iconoclastic controversy in the Byzantine Empire, in which he vainly invoked the intervention of Charles Martel. Also during his reign he conferred the... Pope Gregory III ( Events Bede completes his Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum February 11 - Pope Gregory III succeeds Gregory II Deaths February 11 - Pope Gregory II See also Unit 731 Categories: 731 ... 731- Events June 18 - Constantine V succeeds Leo III as emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Pope Zacharias succeeds Pope Gregory III. Carloman, Pippin the Short and Grifo succeed their father Charles Martel as Mayor of the Palace. York Minster church is burned. Deaths October 22 - Charles Martel, Mayor of the Palace... 741) of an oratory in St Peter's for the relics "of the holy apostles and of all saints, martyrs and confessors, of all the just made perfect who are at rest throughout the world", with the day moved to November 1.


So far as the Western Church generally is concerned, the November festival of all the saints was already widely celebrated in the days of Statue of Charlemagne in Frankfurt, a Romantic interpretation of his appearance from the 19th century Charlemagne (c. 742 or 747 – January 28, 814) (or Charles the Great, in German Karl der Große, in Latin Carolus Magnus, giving rise to the adjective form Carolingian), was king of the... Charlemagne; it was made a day of obligation throughout the The Franks were one of several west Germanic tribes who entered the late Roman Empire from Frisia as foederati and established a lasting realm in an area that covers most of modern-day France and the region of Franconia in Germany, forming the historic kernel of both these two modern... Frankish empire in Events Ragnar Lodbrok rises to power (approximate date) The celebration of All Saints is made an obligation throughout the Frankish Empire and fixed on November 1. Viking raid of Dorestad. Births Deaths November 27 - Muhammad at_Taqi, Shia Imam Kukai founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan Categories: 835 ... 835, by a decree of Louis the Pious (also known as Louis I, Louis the Fair and Louis the Debonaire, German form: Ludwig der Fromme, French form: Louis le Pieux or Louis le Débonnaire, Spanish form: Ludovico Pío) (April 16, 778 - June 20, 840) was Emperor and King of the Franks from 814... Louis the Pious, issued "at the instance of Gregory IV, pope (827-844), was chosen to succeed Valentinus in December 827, on which occasion he recognized the supremacy of the Frankish emperor Louis the Pious in the most unequivocal manner. Papal dependence on the Holy Roman Emperor loosened through the quarrels of Louis I the Pious and his... Pope Gregory IV and with the assent of all the bishops," which confirmed its celebration on the 1st of November.


There are celebrations in The Republic of Portugal (República Portuguesa), or Portugal, is a democratic republic located on the west and southwest parts of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe; it is the westernmost country in continental Europe. Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic... Portugal, The Kingdom of Spain or Spain ( Spanish: Reino de España or España; Catalan: Regne dEspanya; Basque: Espainiako Erresuma; Galician: Reino da España) is a country located in the southwest of Europe. It shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra. To the... Spain and The United Mexican States or Mexico ( Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México; regarding the use of the variant spelling Méjico, see section The name below) is a country located in North America, bordered to the north by the United States of America, to the southeast by... Mexico, where are common the ofrendas (offerings). In The Republic of Portugal (República Portuguesa), or Portugal, is a democratic republic located on the west and southwest parts of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe; it is the westernmost country in continental Europe. Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic... Portugal and The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... France, people would (and continue to) offer flowers to dead relatives. The traditional Portuguese Halloween, known as dia das bruxas (witches' day) is observed in the night of April 30 to May 1; it is not related with All Saints Day and is not widely celebrated. In The Republic of Poland, a democratic country with a population of 38,626,349 and area of 312,685 km², is located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania... Poland, the tradition on this day (known as Zaduszki (also dzień zaduszny) is a Polish tradition of lighting candles and visiting the graves of the relatives on All Saints Day. Its origins can be traced to the times of Slavic mythology. See also: Dziady Categories: Stub | Christian festivals | Polish culture ... Zaduszki) is to light candles (znicze) and visit the graves of deceased relatives.


The festival was retained after the The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. Roots of the Reformation Avignon Papacy (Babylonian Captivity of the... Reformation in the A calendar is a system for assigning calendar dates to days. The dates may be based on the perceived motion of astronomical objects. A calendar is also a physical device (often paper) that illustrates the system (for example, a desktop calendar). The term is also used to indicate a particular... calendar of the The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. Theology and sociology The Church of England considers itself to stand both in a Reformed... Church of England and in that of many of the The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. See Protestantism for further discussion. History of Lutheranism Early history Lutheranism as a movement traces its origin to the work of Martin Luther, a German religious scholar who sought to reform the practices of the... Lutheran churches. In the latter, in spite of attempts at revival, it has fallen into disuse. In the Lutheran churches, such as the The Church of Sweden, or Svenska kyrkan, is the national church of Sweden. Until 2000 it also had a position as state church. Unlike most other Protestant churches, even their fellow Lutherans, the Church of Sweden continues to maintain the historic episcopate. History The Church was established in the 16th... Church of Sweden, it assumes a role of general commemoration of the dead (similar to the All Souls commemoration in the Eastern Orthodox Church that takes place two Saturdays before the beginning of In Western Christianity, Lent is the period preceding the Christian holy day of Easter. Eastern Christianity calls this period Great Lent, to distinguish it from the Winter Lent or Advent that precedes Christmas. The remainder of this article will discuss Lent as it is understood and practiced in Western Christianity... Lent). In the All official holidays in Sweden are established by acts of Parliament. The official holidays can be divided into Christian and Non-Christian holidays. The main Christian holidays are Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension day, Pentecost and All Saints. The non-christian holidays are New Years, May Day or Valborg and... Swedish calendar observance takes place on the first Saturday of November is the eleventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. November begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Scorpio and ends in the sign of Sagittarius. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation... November.

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  • In many cultures the dead are seen as not permanently severed from the living. Some groups venerate their ancestors, some groups venerate heroic mortals as having god-like qualities, and some groups offer gifts to placate angry ghosts -- the approaches differ. This article will examine similarities and differences in the... Veneration of the dead
  • A jack-o-lantern Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31, usually by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy. It is celebrated in much of the Western world, though most commonly in the United States, Ireland, Scotland and Canada. Irish, Scots... Halloween
  • This article is about an ancient holiday. See Dziady for the poem of Adam Mickiewicz. Dziady was an ancient Slavic and Lithuanian feast to commemorate the dead. Literally, the word is translated as Forefathers. It was held twice every year (in the spring and autumn). During the feast the ancient... Dziady

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  • This article is about the Roman winter solstice festival. There is also an article on the early sauropodomorph dinosaur, Saturnalia. Saturnalia (from the god Saturn) was the name the Romans gave to their holiday marking the Winter Solstice. Over the years, it expanded to a whole week, the 17th through... Saturnalia and Yule is the winter solstice Blót (celebration) in Asatru, the pagan practices of the Germanic peoples prior to the arrival of Christianity. Today, it is also one of the eight solar holidays, or sabbats, of Neopaganism. In modern neopaganism, Yule is celebrated on the winter solstice: in the northern... Yule christianized as Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. According to the Christian gospels, Jesus was born to Mary in Bethlehem, where she and her... Christmas
  • the festival of Eostre is generally said to be an Anglo-Saxon goddess, but her existence in any real pre-Christian Germanic mythology is disputed. She is associated with various aspects related to the renewal of life: spring, fertility and the hare (for its quick and numerous reproduction). Eostre has been made to... Eostre, from whence Easter (also called Pascha) is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed March or April each year to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead (after his death by crucifixion; see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two... Easter gets its The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. It is the third most common first language (native speakers), with around 402 million people in 2002. English has lingua franca status in many parts of the world, due to the military, economic, scientific, political and cultural influence... English language name and many of its symbols

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  • All Saints' Day (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01315a.htm) article in the The Catholic Encyclopedia is an English-language encyclopedia published in 1913 by the Roman Catholic Church, designed to give authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. Starting in 1993, the encyclopedia (now in the public domain) was placed on the Internet through a world-wide... Catholic Encyclopedia

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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: All Saints' Day (362 words)
In the early days the Christians were accustomed to solemnize the anniversary of a martyr's death for Christ at the place of martyrdom.
Other saints were added gradually, and increased in number when a regular process of canonization was established; still, as early as 411 there is in the Chaldean Calendar a "Commemoratio Confessorum" for the Friday after Easter.
Gregory III (731-741) consecrated a chapel in the Basilica of St. Peter to all the saints and fixed the anniversary for 1 November.
All Saints - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (618 words)
The chosen day, May 13, was a pagan observation of great antiquity, the culmination of three days of the Feast of the Lemures, in which were propitiated the malevolent and restless spirits of all the dead.
The traditional Portuguese Halloween, known as dia das bruxas (witches' day) is observed in the night of April 30 to May 1; it is not related with All Saints Day and is not widely celebrated.
In Poland, the tradition on this day (known as Zaduszki) is to light candles (znicze) and visit the graves of deceased relatives.
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