Fr. Paul Moore, our priest, put together a presentation on All Saints Day and the various traditions surrounding All Souls Day from the Anglo and Hispanic perspectives. Click here to download it.
(When you click the link, it will ask you to save it to your computer to watch there.)
This is the video that Bishop Rickel referenced during coffee hour.
This is the poem that Fr. Paul was referencing in today’s sermon:
A cold coming we had of it,
Just the worst time of the year
For a journey, and such a long journey:
The ways deep and the weather sharp,
The very dead of winter.’
And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory,
Lying down in the melting snow.
There were times we regretted
The summer palaces on slopes, the terraces,
And the silken girls bringing sherbet.
Then the camel men cursing and grumbling
and running away, and wanting their liquor and women,
And the night-fires going out, and the lack of shelters,
And the cities hostile and the towns unfriendly
And the villages dirty and charging high prices:
A hard time we had of it.
At the end we preferred to travel all night,
Sleeping in snatches,
With the voices singing in our ears, saying
That this was all folly.