Everybody knows that Halloween (The Eve of All Hallows) is coming up this next weekend, but do you realize just how complicated that makes the liturgical Kalendar all of a sudden?
All Saints Day (All Hallows) comes on November 1st which is on a Monday this year. That complicates things because the last Sunday in October is necessarily the day before that, and that is the traditional day for the Feast of Christ the King as it continues to be observed in Continuing Anglican Churches. Thus the vigil of All Saints, All Hallows Eve, aka Halloween, gets pushed back to Saturday, October 30th.
The complete rundown then is:
Saturday, Oct 30 All Hallows Eve (Violet)
Sunday, Oct 31 Feast of Christ the King (White)
Monday, Nov 1 All Saints Day (White)
Tuesday, Nov 2 All Souls Day (Black)
You really need a program in order to keep up with the action! This is quite a flurry of activity intruding as the long quiet time of Trinity season is nearing an end.
Of course, All Souls Day is also Election Day, but let us try to keep the significance of both of these in mind.