Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Saints' Day

We were very few today, to the visible eye, but we had a sense of the presence of the whole host of heaven and the communion of saints. There were icons of the saints all over the church.

This is the table where the offertory elements had rested before the service.

Here is the ofrenda, with icons, flowers, candles, food and drink, and names and photos of the departed.

In this closeup you can see the pan de muerto (bread of the dead), sugar skulls, brownies with German chocolate topping, and tamales with salsa. We had a nice lunch after the service.

Here is the altar area, sporting a new frontal and fair linen plus lots of icons for this feast. Special thanks to Eydie Francis for the altar linens.

We sang three verses of "For all the saints" because, well, one must.



  1. Lovely, Paul. The "great cloud of witnesses" were there with you, as I was in spirit.

  2. Mimi, how nice to have your spirit with us. I knew we had saints - past, present, and future with us.

    Diane, good to have our Lutheran siblings with us too. Thank you.