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All Saints’ Day – Wear Your Pearls on All Saints’ Day – November 1, 2020

Wear Your Pearls On All Saints’ Day

#EmmanuelNewportWe celebrate All Saints’ Day today with the Beatitudes from Matthew’s gospel.  In the Episcopal Church, All Saints’ Day is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year, and one of the four days that we baptize new Christians.  Why do we read the Beatitudes on All Saints’ Day?  For a couple of reasons, right off the bat.

First, being a saint is about being blessed, and the Beatitudes are all about being blessed blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are those who mourn, blessed are the meek.  The saints are blessed — and the ones who go through the process of canonization are beatified, another form …

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