all-saints-day-011Greetings, my fellow port swillers, and happy All Saints Day!

One of my very favorite days in the liturgical year.  Let us look to St. John:

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.’ “

(Revelation 7:9-12)

Image and quote found here.

I happen to be off work today, so will be able to indulge myself with the traditional Latin Rite at my home parish rayther than the stripped down, over-before-you-know-it version of the Novus Ordo they serve up at the church near my office.