It’s interesting that in the U.S., where seventy-plus percent of the population hearts Jesus, many Christians do not celebrate All Saints and All Souls Day. I’m not sure why, as we really do seem to love our holidays. I’m guessing it’s because (save the high liturgical folks), many folks don’t know what they’re missing. If they did, I’m sure they’d start buying stuff. I know I would.
After all, the powers-that-be timed the release of Marvel Lego with this holiday season so well. And praise God to whom all blessings flow, because now I don’t have to feel guilty about purchasing it (that shit’s 50 bucks!)
So, hey, I’m looking at you Hallmark, Victoria’s Secret, Game Stop, Wal Mart, and Bill Donohue: it’s up to you to make sure Christians start celebrating the Triduum of All Hallows.
It’s up to you.
About the Author
Tripp York teaches religious studies at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of more than half a dozen books including, Third Way Allegiance, The Purple Crown, and Living on Hope While Living in Babylon. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming three-volume collection called the Peaceable Kingdom Series. An actor and a lighting designer, Tripp also surfs and spends his weekends shoveling elephant and giraffe poop.