Praying for the Dead at Halloween

Halloween had its primary origin in an ancient Celtic festival to remember the dead called “Samhain.” When the Celts converted to Christianity, they changed the pagan celebration into a Christian holy day called ‘All-hallows’, which translates to ‘All Saints’. This eventually became Halloween.

During this time of dressing in costume and festivals, the memory of those who have died often leads to prayer as we remember those we love and our hopes for the afterlife. It is never a bad idea to pray for our departed loved ones…if nothing else, prayers for the dead keep our loved ones alive in our memory and our heart. Prayer is always a good idea. Read More 

The Urantia Book offers no sense of “doom” associated with death and the sleeping survivors. It says: “The passing of time is of no moment to sleeping mortals; they are wholly unconscious and oblivious to the length of their rest. On reassembly of personality at the end of an age, those who have slept five thousand years will react no differently than those who have rested five days. Aside from this time delay these survivors pass on through the ascension regime identically with those who avoid the longer or shorter sleep of death.” Read More