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The Octave of All Saints has been a very enriching time in my life this year. Celebrating the Saints and faithful departed has in a way opened my eyes to the bigger picture—the glorious church that is on the other side of the Altar, those faithful who await the resurrection of the Dead.

The Sanctus came alive for me as well, “Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen.” I realized it is not only us on earth praying and worshiping, but all the glorious company of the heavens.

 THE COLLECT.

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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