All Souls' Day

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a day of supplication for all the souls in purgatory

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Canon David Kennedy, vice-dean of Durham, said: "The All Souls' Day service is an opportunity for anyone who has lost a loved one to come and remember them in prayer and reflection at Durham Cathedral.
Catholic countries especially recognize its importance as it coincides with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.
Prudencio Tom BaAaAaAeA~as yesterday issued a directive for continu deployment of policemen in cemeteries after the police noted that a sizeable number of people still came to cemeteries during All Souls' Day, y esterday.
Kapunan said this will be the first time that Napoles would not visit her mother during the commemoration of All Souls' Day which has been the tradition of the family for years.
All Souls' Day is also known as the Feast of All Souls, Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed.
Odilo, abbot of Clunny, started the custom of All Souls' Day in the eleventh century.
After Great All Souls' Day and Michaelmas, there comes Christmas Shrove--the last day you can eat meat before Christmas.
Police have said the fire may have been started by a candle lit by one of the residents to honour the dead on All Souls' Day.
This is because All Souls' Day is largely about helping the holy souls in purgatory attain the Beatific Vision of heaven.
Conservative commentators agreed with church sentiments on foreign Halloween celebrations in an online magazine, but they suggested a return to traditional Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations, which coincide with All Souls' Day, to "defend and preserve our culture.
The Christians kept the tradition alive by celebrating All Hallows' Day and All Souls' Day.
It was All Souls' Day, that great day in November, which explained the presence of the old women.
The tradition of trick-or-treating dates back to the early All Souls' Day parades in England, during which poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called ``soul cakes'' in return for their promise to pray for the family.
Between Daane and Elik the past never does, and in their lives All Souls' Day, the day the dead come back and dance, is day after day after day.
Today is All Souls' Day, the day we remember all the dead, known to us or unknown, but all known to the Everlasting Mercy of their Creator.
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