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Zelotes, both words signifying a zealot; but in what sense is Saints, in addition to special days of commemoration for the not apparent, unless the appellation is given him because he was more illustrious martyrs; and that the dedication of the Panone of a strict sect of Pharisees.
theon took place on a festival already familiar to the Church, St. Jude, Judas, Thaddæus, or Lebbæus, calls himself “the rather than as the foundation of a new one. In the Sacramentary brother of James," apparently to distinguish himself from Judas of St. Gregory both days have Collects, &c., provided for them, Iscariot; and it is probably for the same reason that these other that in May being entitled “Natale Sanctæ Mariæ ad Martyres,” names are put prominently forward, as on one occasion when and that in November, “Natale Omnium Sanctorum,” the latter his name Judas is used, a parenthesis is added, “not Iscariot." having also a service provided for its vigil. He was a married Apostle, and Eusebius mentions two of his Whatever may have been the origin of the festival, it has grandsons who were brought before Domitian as confessors for becoine one very dear to the hearts of Christians, and is made, Christ's sake (iii. 20). St. Jude wrote the Epistle going under both by the character of the Service for the day, and by the his name, which is read on this day.
meaning of it, one of the most touching of all holy days; a day St. Simon Zelotes is supposed to have ministered chiefly in on which are gathered up the fragments of the “one bread" of Egypt and parts of Africa adjoining. Some early Greek writers Christ's mystical Body, that nothing be lost of the memory and state that he visited Britain, and suffered martyrdom there by example of His Saints. First among the “cloud of witnesses” crucifixion. But the more probable account is that he was sawn ure they of the white-robed army of martyrs who are not otherwise asunder (a mode of martyrdom named in Heb. xi. 37, and that commemorated, whose names are not noted in the diptychs of by which Isaiah is believed to have suffered) in Persia, at the same the Church, but are for ever written in the Lamb's book of life. time with St. Jude, who ministered chiefly in that country, and Next are a multitude of those who were called to wait with St. who was martyred by the Magi.
John, rather than to follow their Master with St. Peter, but who It may be in illustration of that unity of the faith for which are not less surely numbered among the children of God, and the Epistle of St. Jude so strongly contends, that these two have their lot among the saints. Among that holy company are Apostles, ministering and suffering, are also honoured together. some who are dear to the memory of a whole Church; good INTBOIT.-Thy friends are exceeding honourable unto me, O
bishops and priests, whose flocks are around them in the book of God: greatly is their beginning strengthened. Ps. O Lord,
remembrance; saintly men and women, whose lives have been Thou bast searched me out and known me: Thou knowest my
devoted to works of love, although not ministering at the altar;
hidden saints of God, whose holiness was known within the downsitting and mine uprising. Glory be.
narrowest circle on earth, but who will shine like stars in the ALL SAINTS.
firmament before the throne.
When the Church thanks God on this day for All Saints, many [NOVEMBER 1.]
an one among them should be remembered by those who are left This festival is not of the highest antiquity. It appears to | on earth. At the Holy Communion, and in private devotions, have originated in the Western Church at Rome in the seventh their names should be used in memorial before God; and prayers century, when the Pantheon was dedicated as a Christian church should be offered by those to whom they are still dear, and with under the name of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and whom they are still in one fellowship, that all loved ones departed all Martyrs. This is said to have taken place on November 1st, | may have more and more of the Light, Peace, and Refreshment
festival to have been kept on that day ever which the Presence of Christ gives in Paradise. since. But in the Martyrology of the Venerable Bede (though
INTROIT. - Rejoice we all in the Lord while we celebrate this not in his Calendar) there are two days dedicated to All Saints,
day the honour of all the saints: for in them the angels have joy one on the 13th of May, “Dedicatio Sanctæ Mariæ ad Mar.
and give glory to the Son of God. Ps. Rejoice in the Lord, O tyres," and the other on the 1st of November. In the Eastern
ye righteous : for it becometh well the just to be thankful. Church, the festival of All the Martyrs is observed on the octave
Glory be. of Pentecost, our Trinity Sunday; and this, as it appears, since the time of St. Chrysostom, who has left a homily preached upon
Hymn. the day. It may well be concluded that when the number of EVENSONG.-Jesu Salvator sæculi. martyrs increased so rapidly as it did in the great persecutions, MATTINS.—Christe, Redemptor omnium. H. N. 13. 33, H. Christian common sense suggested such a feast as that of All | A. M. 45, C. H. 21.
“ Prom the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same My Name shall be great among the Gentilea; and in every place incense shall be offered unto My Name, and a Pure Offering : for My Name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.”—MALACHI i. 11.
“ This do in remembrance of Me.”—Luke xxii. 19.
“ He that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me.”—John vi. 57.
“ In the midst of the throne, and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb, as it had been slain.”-REVELATION v. 6.