The glory of the Lord has shone upon us and shall be ever manifest among us until the day of Christ's return. Through the rhythms of time and the change of seasons let us call to mind and live the mysteries of our salvation.
The Church Year ends this Sunday with Christ the King: A vision of all things put right and now under a rule of grace, what Christians call the Kingdom of God, in whose service we find perfect freedom. We now make our entry into Advent with preparations for Christmas.
We continue our activities as we move toward the close of the Church year. We also turn our attention toward Thanksgiving and Advent
Last Sunday we celebrated the lives and final destiny of some of Christianity's best practioners as grounds for hope as we proceed on our own journey toward the Kingdom of God. This week we turn toward the conclusion of the Christian story and reflect on our own place in it. We also continue those things that go toward building the Kingdom.
From its earliest days, the Church has recognized as its foundation stones those heroes of the faith whose lives have excited others to holiness and have assumed a communion with the Church on earth and the Church in heaven. All Saints is a profound event,one of the most moving liturgies of the Church Year.