Revelation 7:9-17, Matthew 5:1-12
Blessed Are the Saints

Today, on this festival of All Saints, we remember and give thanks for Christians who have gone ahead of us in the faith.  All Saints Day has a long history, beginning with the early martyrs.  Over time this day has been used to commemorate all those who have died and gone into God’s glory ahead of us — those who have been given the great blessing of God’s own holiness through Jesus Christ our Saviour.  [All Saints]