02 November 2020 06:35
All Souls' Day, also known as Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, is a day of prayer which is observed by Catholics and other Christian denominations every year on November 2. In other words, it is the day when Roman Catholics and Anglo-Catholic churches commemorate and remember the souls of those who have died. The Day is also called Feast of All Souls Day, Defuncts' Day in Hungary, France Italy, and Ecuador, and Day of The Dead in Mexico. What is All Souls' Day? The aim of the day is to remember and pray for the souls who are in Purgatory, it's a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.
History In Christian tradition, All Souls' Day was popularized by French monks who designated a specific day for remembering the dead in 998 AD. It started as a local feat but soon spread throughout the Catholic Church during the next century. Traditions The main traditions of All Souls' Day are associated with the notion of purgatory. Bells are tolled to comfort those being cleansed and candles are lit to guide poor souls languishing in the darkness. In many countries, cakes are distributed among children.
Footsteps will have vanished from the earth after someone dies but his goodwill will always be there. Spread this good thought on this occasion of All Soul's Day! Messages Happy All Soul's Day to everybody. The lost ones are not here anymore to spread warmth, but they are always alive in our memories. Wishing a very happy All Soul's Day and hope the journey to death and after death would be a peaceful experience for us all. This is the day when we can send our special prayers for those who are not with us anymore. May you all rest in peace on the other side. Quotes "He died that day because his body had served its purpose. His soul had done what it came to do, learned what it came to learn, and then was free to leave." – Garth Stein "No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away." – Terry Pratchett "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice." – Native American Proverb "Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living." – Thomas Browne "He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man." – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry All Souls' Day is celebrated today on November 2. The observance is also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead. On this day people dedicated their time in the day for prayers and remembrance for the souls of those who have departed. The day is mainly observed by Catholics and other Christian denominations annually on November 2 and it is observed in grief for the souls who have left us. As per the Roman Catholic doctrine, it is imparted that the "prayers of the faithful on earth will help cleanse these souls in order to fit them for the vision of God in heaven" therefore the day is spent in thoughts for the dead and prayers and remembrance for the ones who have left us. All Souls' Day sees Requiem masses being held that is attended by many people and sometimes they even decorate the graves of loved ones. Today, we bring to you some of heart-touching quotes and sayings that you can share with your loved ones while you remember the departed souls. Many people don't understand the difference between All Saints' Day and All Souls Day. You might want to know the significance, history and traditions of the observances. While All Saints is a celebration of the communion of saints, those people we believe are in heaven, through good works and God's grace, All Souls' Day is a day to pray for all souls. Message Reads: The Day Which We Fear as Our Last Is but the Birthday of Eternity. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca Message Reads: Death Is a Commingling of Eternity with Time; In the Death of a Good Man, Eternity Is Seen Looking Through Time. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Message Reads: The World's an Inn, and Death the Journey's End. -John Dryden Message Reads: Death Is the Supreme Festival on the Road to Freedom. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer All Souls' Day Quotes (Photo Credits: File Image) Message Reads: For in That Sleep of Death, What Dreams May Come! -William Shakespeare All Souls' Day in Mexico is a national holiday called Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Many people believe that the spirits of the dead return on this day. (The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Nov 02, 2020 08:04 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).