All Saints Day

Byzantine Icon of All Saints
Byzantine Icon of All Saints

A revision of the prayer for All Saints in the Book of Common Prayer:

We give thanks to you, O Lord, our God, for all your servants and witnesses of times past, for:

Abraham and Sarah, parents of all believers; for

Moses, Aaron and Miriam, who led our forebearers in faith out of Egypt; for

Elijah and Isaiah, Jonah and John the Baptist, and all the prophets; for

Mary, the Mother of our Lord, and Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles; for

Peter and Paul, John and James the Just, and for all the apostles; for

Oswald and Audrey, Brendan and Bede, Genevieve and Joan, Patrick and Francis, and all your martyrs and saints in every age and every land.

In your mercy, O Lord, our God, give us, as you gave them, the hope of salvation and the promise of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the first-born of many from the dead. Amen.


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