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  1. All Saints Day
  2. all saints' day

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Google previewThe British gazetteer (1852)

political, commercial, ecclesiastical, and historical; showing the distances of each place from London and Derby--gentleman's seats--populations ...&c. Illustrated by county maps, with all the railways accurately laid down by Benjamin Clarke

All Saints is a spacious and handsome structure, consisting of a nave, chancel, and side aisles, and has a low tower and spire ; at the west end there is a large gallery for the use of the children in Christ's Hospital school ; the church contains several monuments. There are also several interesting family memorials in St. Andrew's church, but the structure itself will not bear comparison with that of All ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Saints (2004)

by David Hugh Farmer

ALL SAINTS (All Hallows) is the feast of all the redeemed, known and unknown, who are now believed to be in Heaven. It has an Eastern origin, first commemorating 'the martyrs of the whole world', as witnessed by *Ephrem of Syria and John Chrysostom. In the West, >kMaximus of Turin preached on the same feast on the same day, the first Sunday after Pentecost. At Rome the Pantheon was dedicated to St. Mary and the Martyrs on 13 May 610. Many see this as the origin of the feast ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Fifth Edition Revised (2011)

by David Farmer

All Saints (All Hallows) is the feast of all the redeemed, known and unknown, who are now believed to be in Heaven. It has an Eastern origin, first commemorating 'the martyrs of the whole world', as witnessed by *Ephrem of Syria and John Chrysostom. In the West, *Maximus of Turin preached on the same feast on the same day, the first Sunday after Pentecost.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

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All saints day; the first of November. ALL-HALLOW FAIR, an annual fair held in Edinburgh, that begins the 2d Monday of Nov. and lasts a week, chiefly for black cattle and horses. * ALL-HALLOWN. adj. [from all and ballow, to make holy.] The time about All Saints Farewell, thou latter spring ! farewell, All hallown summer. Shakesp. Henry IV. ALL-HALLOWS, a town in Kent, 7 miles from Gravesend. All- Hallows, a town in the county of Cumberland, on the Elne, between Cokermouth and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

See All SAINTs. ALL-Good. See CHENopod IUM, BoraNY Index. ALL-Heal. See HERACLEUM and STACHYs, BoTANY Index. ALL-Saints, in the Kalendar, denotes a festival celebrated on the first of November, in commemoration of all the saints in general ; which is otherwise called All-IIallows. The number of saints being so excessively multiplied, it was found too burdensome to dedicate a feast day to each. In reality, there are not days enough, scarce hours enough, in the year, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholicism (2006)

by Frank K. Flinn

K 14 All Saints, feast of vehicle of secret Christian gnosis, or knowledge, uncovering the hidden references to Christ in the vast texts of the Hebrew Bible. Its reach stretched from controlled typology (e.g., crossing the Red Sea // baptism ), to wild psychology (Eve = senses; Adam = mind), and even speculative cosmology. The penchant for allegory ran loose in the MIDDLE AGES, its chief exponent being BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, who vehemently opposed more rational and literal ...

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