All Souls Day-Day Of The Dead Celebrations

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All Souls’ Day is also called the Feast of All Souls, Day of the Dead or Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, depending on where you are from.

It is normally held on November 2nd or sometimes the week of, and even held on other days throughout the year.

It is a day to commemorate departed souls.  And is a day of prayer for the souls of the dearly departed.  The holiday began at a monastery in Cluny in 993 CE. Some Christians celebrate this day which was made popular by French monks for remembering and praying for those souls that are in purgatory.  The Catholic church, Eastern Orthodox Church and others celebrate this holiday.  It is believed that through the prayers of the living, the souls in purgatory (a holding place for those that are not purified enough to enter heaven, but not evil enough to enter into hell. Those who have not fully atoned for their transgressions) will be aided and helped to gain access into heaven.

The Day Of The Dead celebrations go back to the Aztecs and other Hispanic civilizations and date back over 3000 years.

This is yet another holiday that has its origins in paganism and celebrates the Autumnal Equinox, which pays respect to the dead.  Halloween is said to have come from this tradition.  

This holiday is celebrated all over the world in many different ways, such as parades, church services, and visits to departed relatives’ graves.  All are about praying for and remembering deceased souls.  It is a good day to visit the church and to visit the cemetery.

It is always a good idea to find out if there have been any deaths in your home. This would be an important factor in helping any earthbound spirits that may be residing in your home from a prior death in the house, to cross over. To help with this you can go to: https://www.diedinhouse.com/referral/9fba86d0 The Died In House program searches millions of records to determine if a death has occurred at your home’s location and gives you a report on it.

“Revelation 21:27 says:

“Nothing unclean shall enter in.”

Prayer For All Souls Day

Dear Lord,

Let us remember our loved ones and those who have passed on.

Give them the hope and comfort that they need to be at peace.

Let it be so that they are at rest with you eternally.

Thank you for all of the memories of them that we share.

We also ask that you please deepen and strengthen our faith and hope

So that one day we will come before you and enter the Kingdom of heaven.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen

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Published by Jeanne Wells

Holistic Health and Healing Practitioner

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