Monday, November 2, 2009

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

Or All Souls Day; the day when we pray for the souls of the faithful departed and for the remission of their temporal punishment.

All Souls is principally a Latin rite commemoration as the Eastern Orthodox Church dedicates several days throughout the year to the dead.

The bones which thou hast broken shall rejoice in the Lord.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.