November 2021

For all the Saints

The church exists in three parts. There is the church itinerant on earth. We are like pilgrims on the way to a holy place. This reminds us of the Israelites who journeyed from Egypt to the Promised Land and specifically to Jerusalem, which was to become the place of pilgrimage for the Jewish people. We live close to Walsingham, which is the most famous and most visited place of pilgrimage in the United Kingdom.

The church expectant consists of those who have died but have not yet come to share in the beatific vision. It is for these people that we pray on All Souls’ day.

The church triumphant is made up of all those who share in the fullness of God’s love and light. On All Saints’ day we recall with thanksgiving all the holy people of God who are not included in the calendar of saints.

 

 

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