All Souls’ Day commemorates the faithful departed. In Western Christianity, this day is observed principally in the Catholic Church, although some churches of the Anglican Communion and the Old Catholic Churches also celebrate it. The Eastern Orthodox churches observe several All Souls’ Days during the year. The Roman Catholic celebration is associated with the doctrine that the souls of the faithful who at death have not been cleansed from the temporal punishment due to venial sins and from attachment to mortal sins cannot immediately attain the beatific vision in heaven, and that they may be helped to do so by prayer and by the sacrifice of the Mass (see Purgatory). In other words, when they died, they had not yet attained full sanctification and moral perfection, a requirement for entrance into Heaven. This sanctification is carried out posthumously in Purgatory.
The official name of the celebration in the Roman Rite liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church is ” The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed “Read More Here.
This evening, I went to the graveyard together with some family members to light up candles. I was looking forward to this the whole day, probably cause I really want to do this annual thing.
So we lit many candles on my grandparents’ grave and our great grandmother’s grave and some of our cousins’ grave.
Trully, it was a beautiful sight as thousands of candles were lit that time.
#Blessed All Soul’s Day