The Gospel Notes for All Saints’ Day from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, the Legal Half-Page PDF, or the Legal Black and White PDF.
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The Festival of All Saints
by: Rev. Andrew Richard
Collect of the Day:
Almighty and everlasting God, You knit together Your faithful people of all times and places into one holy communion, the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Grant us so to follow Your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that, together with them, we may come to the unspeakable joys You have prepared for those who love You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 31:1, 3, 5 (antiphon: Revelation 7:14b) — They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb
Psalm 149 (antiphon: v. 4) — The LORD takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the humble with salvation
Old Testament Reading:
Revelation 7:(2-8) 9-17 — A picture of the Church Militant (2-8) and the Church Triumphant (9-17) together as the one baptized Church coming out of the great tribulation
Revelation 7:14b; Psalm 84:5 — These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation
1 John 3:1-3 — Beloved we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared
Hebrews 12:1a, 2a — Alleluia. Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us [look] to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith. Alleluia.
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