Hallowtide & the Communion of the Saints

Solemnity of All Saints

The Church this weekend celebrates three very special days that traditionally have gone by the name of “Hallowtide” – Halloween (Oct 31), All Saints Day (Nov 1) and All Souls Day (Nov 2). The word hallow, found in Halloween and Hallowtide, is an archaic English word that means “holy” or “sanctified.” We still use it in the Lord’s Prayer when we say, “Hallowed be Thy name.”

This week in our video reflection, we talk about the history and significance of these three days and what our observance of them tells us about our belief in the Communion of the Saints.

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