Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Maronite Year LXXX
Feast of All Saints
Hebrews 12:18-24; Matthew 5:1-12
We remember the prophets and the apostles,
teachers of truth to the whole world,
the virgins and the martyrs, exalted and crowned,
and all the children of the Church,
and Mary, Mother of God, who welcomes them all.
In earnest faith they have received
the holy body and the holy blood of Christ;
they laid down to sleep in His hope.
O Christ, the righteous sleep in faith,
hoping in Your resurrection,
awaiting for Your return in splendid victory,
with a reward eye has not seen,
with a gift ear has not heard, nor the heart conceived,
glory beyond imagining.
Their names, Lord, You have written in the book of life;
their spirits have been made complete;
to them shall come the inheritance of heaven.