megaman_zer0 Posted November 1, 2006 Share Posted November 1, 2006 The festival of All Saints, also sometimes known as All Hallows or Hallowmas ("hallows" meaning "saints," and "mas" meaning "Mass"), is a feast celebrated in their honour. All Saints is also a Catholic formula invoking all the faithful saints and martyrs, known or unknown. In the Catholic Church, it is one of the Holy Days of Obligation. The Western Christian holiday (called Festum omnium sanctorum in Latin) falls on November 1, followed by All Souls' Day on November 2, and is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Church, with a vigil and an octave. Among the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholics, All Saints follows the earlier tradition kept by the whole Church of keeping the feast on the first Sunday after Pentecost and as such marks the close of the Easter season. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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