Feast of All Saints|
Let us all rejoice in the Lord, celebrating a festival-day in
honor of all the Saints, at whose solemnity the angels rejoice, and
give praise to the Son of God. [Ps.] Rejoice in the Lord, ye just:
praise becomes the upright. Glory be.... Let us....
Almighty and everlasting God, who hast given us in one feast to
venerate the merits of all Thy saints; we beseech Thee through the
multitude of intercessors to grant us the desired abundance of Thy
Epistle: Apocalypse vii: 2-12
A reading from the book of the Apocalypse of Saint John the
In those days, behold, I, John, saw another angel ascending from
the rising of the sun, having the sign of the living God. And he
cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to
hurt the earth and the sea, saying, "Hurt not the earth, nor the sea,
nor the trees, till we sign the servants of our God on their
foreheads." And I heard the number of those that were signed: a
hundred and forty four thousand were signed, of every tribe of the
children of Israel. Of the tribe of Juda were twelve thousand signed.
Of the tribe of Ruben twelve thousand signed. Of the tribe of Gad
twelve thousand signed. Of the tribe of Aser twelve thousand signed.
Of the tribe of Nephtali twelve thousand signed. Of the tribe of
Manasses twelve thousand signed. Of the tribe of Simeon twelve
thousand signed. Of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand signed. Of the
tribe of Issachar twelve thousand signed. Of the tribe of Zabulon
twelve thousand signed. Of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand
signed. Of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand signed. After this,
I saw a great multitude which no man could number, of all nations and
tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and in
sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
and they cried with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who
sitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb." And all the angels stood
round about the throne, and the ancients, and the four living
creatures; and they fell down before the throne upon their faces and
adored God, saying, "Amen. Benediction, and glory, and wisdom, and
thanksgiving, honor, and power, and strength to our God for ever and
Gradual: Psalm xxxiii: 10,11
Fear the Lord, all ye His saints, for there is no want for those
who fear Him. But they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of
Alleluia, alleluia. Come to Me, all you that labor and are
heavily laden, and I will refresh you. Alleluia.
Gospel: Matthew v: 1-12
The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Saint
At that time, Jesus seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain.
And when He sat down, His disciples came to Him. And opening His
mouth, He taught them, saying, "Blessed are to poor in spirit; for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek; for they shall
possess the land. Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be
comforted. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice; for
they shall have their fill. Blessed are the merciful; for they shall
obtain mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart; for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peace-makers; for they shall be called children of
God. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake; for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when they shall
revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you,
untruly, for My sake: be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very
great in heaven.
Offertory: Wisdom iii: 1-2, 3
The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of
malice shall not touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed
to die, but they are in peace, alleluia.
We offer Thee, O Lord, the gifts of our devotion; may they be
pleasing to Thee in honor of all Thy saints; and of Thy mercy let them
avail for our salvation.
of the Trinity if November 1 falls on Sunday
Communion: Matthew v: 8-10
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God: blessed
are the peace-makers, for they shall be called the children of God:
blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake; for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that Thy faithful people may
always rejoice in paying reverence to all Thy saints, and may they be
helped by their unceasing prayers.