It's All Hallows Even or What Christendom Called: The Vigil of All Saints Day
Satan has stolen the spotlight (and wrapped anchors around billions of souls in the process) from hundreds of millions of God's elect aka: The Saints!
Let’s start on a high note.
Nearly every New Orleanian ever born wanted “to be in that number”, we might even go so far as to say we’d like Louis Armstrong to lead a Second Line in Heaven for God’s entertainment, singing the song, (you theologists can calm down, I know Satchmo’s band isn’t part of the beatific vision) until that scourge that is modernity came along and turned the “Cradle of Catholicism in the Mississippi River Valley” into a
cradle crucible only Lucifer can love. Almost no one and I mean no one would even recognize that this is actually a liturgical season: Hallowtide, where the exciting, miraculous, heroic and holy stories of the Lives of the Saints and Martyrs elevate the spirits of the Faithful to:
1 Fast and keep vigil
2 Celebrate like there’s no tomorrow
3 In Charity lend an assist to help the suffering souls become Saints.
Here’s a visual rendition of what I just said.
Here is what the Satan conquered world of 2023 wants you to think of when you think of “Halloween” and by extension All Saints Day.
Now, I realize that the bulk of the search returns are for some awful film titled All Hallows Eve. I also note that a portion of medieval artist Jan van Eyck Dyptich’s “Crucifixion” is shown for Fish Eater’s write up on today (the creepiest part of the stunning work show below).
A similar search for “Halloween” will return similar results, showing that a once great Christian Tradition, The Triduum of Death is yet another relic of the past that most of the human race has no use for any longer just as they have no use for Christ, His Church and His Rights among men.
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This is not news or a revelation and that is a sad fact. Were I and a few select others around to point this out every year, the real “reason for the season” would be lost to the enemy’s nearly complete conquest of the West and what remains of Christendom. For poops and giggles, here’s what All Hallows Even USED to mean to Christians.
NOTA BENE that today is also the day that some protestants “celebrate” as “Reformation Day”; a date that should, rather, “live in infamy” for what it has and is still producing: confusion, indifferentism and schism among Christians — yes, protestants, we pray, must be reunited from the One, True, Holy and Apostolic Church.
The earliest form of All Saints' (or "All Hallows'") was first celebrated in the 300s, but originally took place on 13 May, as it still does in some Eastern Churches. The Feast first commemorated only the martyrs, but came to include all of the Saints by 741. It was transferred to 1 November in 844 when Pope Gregory III consecrated a chapel in St. Peter's Basilica to All Saints (so much for the theory that the day was fixed on 1 November because Irish pagans had harvest festivals at that time).
All Souls' has its origins in A.D. 1048 when the Bishop of Cluny decreed that the Benedictines of Cluny pray for the souls in Purgatory on this day. The practice spread until Pope Sylvester II recommended it for the entire Latin Church.
The Vigil of -- i.e., the evening before -- All Hallows' ("Hallows' Eve," or "Hallowe'en") came, in Irish popular piety, to be a day of remembering the dead who are neither in Purgatory or Heaven, but are damned, and these customs spread to many parts of the world. Thus we have the popular focus of Hallowe'en as the reality of Hell, and hence its scary character and focus on evil and how to avoid it, the sad fate of unsaved souls, etc.
One hears too often from the secular world that "Hallowe'en is a pagan holiday" -- an impossibility because "Hallowe'en," as said, means "All Hallows' Evening" which is as Catholic as it gets. Some say that the holiday actually stems from Samhain, a pagan Celtic celebration, or is Satanic, but this isn't true, either, any more than Christmas "stems from" the Druids' Yule, though popular customs that predated the Church -- such as the use of holly to decorate -- may be involved in our celebrations (it is rather amusing that October 31 is also "Reformation Day" in Protestant circles -- the day to recall Luther's having nailed his 95 Theses to Wittenberg's cathedral door -- but Protestants who reject Hallowe'en because pagans do things on October 31 don't object to commemorating that event on this day).
One of the running themes of this space is on demonically bright and orange lit display and probably has been where you live, the last 30 days.
The demons are ascendent
They’ve come for the children
And they won’t take ‘no’ for an answer
My point is not to point fingers of blame at those responsible for this sad, satanic state of affairs but rather to encourage you, reader, to be that Catholic that, to coin an old rallying cry,
Stands athwart demon infested haunted houses yelling “dominus vobiscum” (awaiting the cry in return)
“Et cum spiritu tuo!”
Indeed, words that call upon the most powerful Spirit in the history of spirits, the Paraclete and its Lord, to be with us; and if he is, then who cares who stands against?
A Solemn All Hallows Eve and a Happy All Saints Day, y’all!
p.s. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s All Saints Day, Israel & Fake Bibles!