Saturday is All Saints Day. My spouse was born this day and I think it is aptly named. Above is a booklet cover I put together for all the saints who have died at my little church in the last 135 years.
Below is an article my priest has written for the booklet.
"Their bodies are buried in peace, but their names live on generation after generation. The assembly declares their wisdom, and the congregation proclaims their praise." Ecclesiasticus 44:14-15
As you read through these names, pray for the souls of those who are with God that God’s will for them might be fulfilled; and that you too will come to that heavenly rest.
We are also dedicating a special banner today. The white and gold ribbons represent our ties with those who have been “robed in white” and who are “before the throne of God” and shine in glory. Like ribbons of light, the saints shine for us from the earthly past and in the eternal present. The ties that bind us all in the communion of saints remind us to learn from the ones we remember and from each other to be faithful and to carry on the work of the church so well begun long ago.
When we too are in God’s eternal presence, may the ribbons of light we become shine on generations yet unborn.
“Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them.”