• Sermon

    At Home With Hope

    All Saint’s Day, known to be observed certainly by the eighth century, seems to coincide with various traditions that mark the move from harvest into the season of hibernation and death – in the northern hemisphere, anyway. Britain’s observance is noted by the early 700s to possibly replace, Samhain (pronounced sauh-in) the Celtic festival of the dead, and translated just means summer’s end. My daughter Greer studied a semester Irish – Gaelic language, music and tradition at the University College Cork, Ireland, so I had inside information on this one! But it is a natural – in the truest sense of the word, as nature follows this trajectory – to…