Friday, November 2, 2018

All Souls' Day?

It's not part of my spirituality (since I do not differentiate between ecclesiastically canonized "saints" and other true believers) but November 2 is observed by some as All Souls' Day—a day to remember the faithful departed (who, I suppose, haven't been officially canonized as saints). Like most Protestants, my church observes both holidays on the first Sunday of November, when we remember those who have joined the church triumphant over the course of the past year. For me, All Souls Day is really just an excuse to sing or listen to more music that I consider All Saints' Day music. Here's Craig Carnahan's Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal, sung by the Anabaptists of the Shenandoah Christian Music Camp.