1 November

Principal Feast

Historical Note

See The Promise of His Glory for the proper Eucharist and Litany for the celebration of All Saints' Day.


Rejoice, people of God, Praise the Lord. Let us keep the feast in honour of all God's saints, in whose victory the angels rejoice and glorify the Son of God.


Almighty God,
you have knit together your elect
in one communion and fellowship
   in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:
grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints
in all virtuous and godly living
that we may come to those inexpressible joys
that you have prepared for those who truly love you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.          


The Sunday between 31 October and 6 November may be kept as All Saints' Sunday, and these Readings are used. If it is not kept as All Saints' Sunday then they are used on 1 November.

First Evening Prayer

Psalms 1, 5
Ecclesiasticus 44:1-15 NRSV or Isaiah 40:27-31 NRSV NIV
Revelation 19:6-10 NRSV NIV

Morning Prayer

Psalms 15, 84
Isaiah 35:1-9 NRSV NIV
Luke 9:18-27 NRSV NIV

Evening Prayer

Psalms 148, 150
Isaiah 65:17-25 NRSV NIV
Hebrews 11:32-12:2 NRSV NIV

The Eucharist

Year A

Revelation 7:9-17 NRSV NIV
Psalm 34:1-10
1 John 3:1-3 NRSV NIV
Matthew 5:1-12 NRSV NIV

Year B

Wisdom 3:1-9 NRSV
or Isaiah 25:6-9 NRSV NIV
Psalm 24:1-6
Revelation 21:1-6a NRSV NIV
John 11:32-44 NRSV NIV

Year C

Daniel 7:1-3,15-18 NRSV NIV
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23 NRSV NIV
Luke 6:20-31 NRSV NIV

If the above Readings are used on All Saints' Sunday, then the following Readings are used on 1 November:

Morning Prayer

Psalms 111, 112, 117
Wisdom 5:1-16NRSV or Jeremiah 31:31-34 NRSV NIV
2 Corinthians 4:5-12 NRSV NIV

Evening Prayer

Psalm 145
Isaiah 66:20-23 NRSV NIV
Colossians 1:9-14 NRSV NIV

The Eucharist

Isaiah 56:3-8 NRSV NIV or 2 Esdras 2:42-48 NRSV
Psalm 33:1-5
Hebrews 12:18-24 NRSV NIV
Matthew 5:1-12 NRSV NIV



God, the source of all holiness
   and giver of all good things:
may we who have shared at this table
   as strangers and pilgrims here on earth
be welcomed with all your saints
   to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.           [ASB]


You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to the spirits of the just, made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant.
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