The Feast of All Saints

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19th Century Russian Icon

And here is the Litany of the Saints. Beautiful. Listen here. And here, for the Litany of the Saints at the funeral of Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, our heavenly Father,

have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God the Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, one God,

Holy Mary,

pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,

Holy Virgin of virgins,
Saint Michael,
Saint Gabriel,
Saint Raphael,
All you holy Angels and Archangels,
All you holy orders of blessed Spirits,

Saint John the Baptist,

pray for us.
Saint Joseph,
All you holy Patriarchs and Prophets,

Saint Peter,

pray for us.
Saint Paul,
Saint Andrew,
Saint James,
Saint John,

Saint Thomas,

pray for us.
Saint James,
Saint Philip,
Saint Bartholomew,
Saint Matthew,
Saint Simon,
Saint Thaddeus,
Saint Matthias,
Saint Barnabas,
Saint Luke,
Saint Mark,
All you holy Apostles and Evangelists,
All you holy Disciples of the Lord,
All you holy Innocents,

Saint Stephen,

pray for us.
Saint Laurence,
Saint Vincent,
Saint Fabian and Saint Sebastian,
Saint John and Saint Paul,
Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian,
Saint Gervase and Saint Protase,
All you holy Martyrs,

Saint Silvester,

pray for us.
Saint Gregory,
Saint Ambrose,
Saint Augustine,
Saint Jerome,
Saint Martin,
Saint Nicholas,
All you holy Bishops and Confessors,
All you holy Doctors,

Saint Anthony,

pray for us.
Saint Benedict,

Saint Bernard,
Saint Dominic,
Saint Francis,
All you holy Priests and Clergy,
All you holy Monks and Hermits,

Saint Mary Magdalene,

pray for us.
Saint Agatha,
Saint Lucy,
Saint Agnes,
Saint Cecilia,
Saint Catharine,
Saint Anastasia,
All you holy Virgins and Widows,
All you Saints of God,

Be merciful,

Lord, save your people.
From every evil,
From every sin,
From your anger,
From sudden and unforeseen death,
From the snares of the devil,
From anger, hatred, and all ill-will,
From the spirit of uncleanness,
From lightening and tempest,
From the scourge of earthquake,
From plague, famine, and war,
From everlasting death,
By the mystery of your holy Incarnation,
By your coming,

By your birth,

Lord, save your people.
By your baptism and holy fasting,
By your Cross and suffering,
By your death and burial,
By your holy resurrection,
By your wonderful ascension,
By the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete,
On the day of Judgement,
Be merciful to us sinners,
That you will spare us,
That you will pardon us,
That it may please you to bring us to true repentance,
To govern and preserve your holy Church,
To preserve in holy religion the Pope, and all those in holy Orders,
To humble the enemies of holy Church,
To give peace and unity to the whole Christian people,
To recall to the unity of the Church all those who are straying, to bring all unbelievers to the light of the Gospel,
To strengthen and preserve us in your holy service,
To raise our minds to desire the things of heaven,
To reward all our benefactors with eternal blessings,
To deliver our souls from eternal damnation, and the souls of our brethren, kinsmen, and benefactors,
To give and preserve the fruits of the earth,
To grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed,
That it may please you to hear and heed us, Jesus,
Son of the living God, Lord, hear our prayer,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, hear us.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

I do not know how many churches named All Saints or All Hallows there are in Great Britain, let alone the rest of the world, but a quick search reveals hundreds of results. Here is one of them….

All Saints' Church, Upper Norwood - Camille Pissarro

All Saints’ Church, Upper Norwood, Camille Pissarro

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