ALL SOULS.BY THOMAS AROLD, D.D.Hebrewb xiii. 7.JMio&e faith fciloWf contidering the end of their conversation.It is probably known to many of U8 that, in the KomanCatholic calendar, every day in the year is a Saint's day ;that is, there is no single day with which the name andremembrance of some persons or events connected with ourcommon faith are not associated. And it is known alsoperhaps to many of us, tliat some Protestant churches .keep no anniversaries at all ; not even those of our Lord'sbirth, crucifixion, and ascension. The Sunday is theironly day set apart for reli^^^ious worship, with the excep-tion of such particular fasts or solemn days as may beappointed by the Church from time to time on particularoccasions. Our own Church, as we know, keeps severalanniversaries, while it has discontinued the greater num-ber of those formerly observed. Among the rest so dis-continued, is that one which used to be kept on this day.^'esterdav, which was All Saints' Dav, is still observed.But All Saints' Day was followed immediately by whatwas called All Souls' Day, or the Day of the Dead, — a daywhich was indeed made to ser\'e to very superstitious pur-poses, on accoTmt of the fables which were invented aboutthe state of the dead, but which, as soon as those fablesare forgotten, is capable of being made a tndy ChristianALL SOULS. 311solemnity, no lesp so than the Day of All Saints imme-diately preceding it, and which our Church still ob-serves.