Halloween belongs to the Church

Posted: October 23, 2008 by joelmartin in From the Heart
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Yes, I used to think that Halloween was some sort of devilish night where Alister Crowley and Jimmy Page looked into a Palantir and Anton Levey stayed the night at the Hotel California. Back then I knew squat about church history. We need to love the calendar of the Church and the Church Year people. One day of that year is All Hallows Eve and another is All Saints Day. Learn about them. Halloween belongs to us and is for mocking the devil. Certainly there are abuses of the day – do you think Christmas and Easter are a bit abused too? 

Anyway, rather than write more about it here are a cornucopia of ecumenical links on the subject:

Wilson on the subject

Jordan on the subject

Spencer on the subject

Brown on the subject

  1. kristinelouis says:

    That being said, what do you think would be an appropriate way to recognize All Hallows Eve? Christmas and Easter are also Christian holidays but I am surprised at how many non-Christians celebrate both of these occasions. If you don’t believe that Jesus Christ was the son of God who died on the cross for our sins, than what is it that they are celebrating? Hmmm. I guess Santa and the Easter bunny. http://asyourgardengrows.wordpress.com

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