Tuesday, 2 November 2010

All Souls

Remember, O Lord, all your servants
who have departed this life,
and all others to whom remembrance is due.
Give them eternal rest and peace in your heavenly kingdom
and to each of us such measure of communion with them
as you know to be best for us,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

O eternal God, whose mercies cannot be numbered,
accept our prayers for your servants
and grant them an entrance into the land of light and joy,
in the fellowship of your saints,
through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Rest eternal grant to them O Lord,
and let light perpetual shine upon them:
May their souls, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Mass of All Souls Day 
from the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry,
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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