Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

October 30, 2020

Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

Does Halloween really come out of the liturgy?

All Saints' Day, which is also known as All Hallows' Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian solemnity celebrated in honor of all the saints, known and unknown.

In Western Christianity, it is celebrated on November 1 by most churches. November 1 is also the day before All Souls' Day. It is thus the day before All Souls' Day, which commemorates the faithful departed.

In the mid seventh century Pope Boniface IV blessed the Pantheon in Rome, which once was a church to all the divine beings, as a church committed to Saint Mary and the Martyrs, and requested that that date, thirteenth May, ought to be commended each year.

It turned into All Saints' Day, a day to respect all the saints, and later, at the command of Pope Urban, a day uniquely to respect those saints who didn't have their very own celebration day.

In the eighth century, on first November, Pope Gregory III devoted a church to all the saints in the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican. Gregory IV at that point made the celebration widespread all through the Church, and first November has become All Saints' Day for the western Church.

The Orthodox Church observes All Saints' Day on the primary Sunday after Passover - a date nearer to the original thirteenth May.

The All Saints' Day festivity was called ll-hallows or All-hallowmas and the prior night it, the customary evening of Samhain in the Celtic religion, started to be called All-Hallows Eve and, in the long run, Halloween.

Here are some of our favorite saints olive wood statuettes:

1) Good Saint Anne with Young Virgin Mary Hand Carved Olive Wood Statue

Good Saint Anne with Young Virgin Mary Hand Carved Olive Wood Statue
Brighten the day of any beloved women in your life with this elegant yet humble carving made from olive wood grown in Bethlehem. Depicted here is Good Saint Anne giving gentle instructions to our beloved Virgin Mary.

2) Joseph with Baby Jesus Olive Wood Hand Carved Statue

Joseph with Baby Jesus Olive Wood Hand Carved Statue

Notice the flowing lines of the robe and the superb proportions as we are drawn into the depth of Joseph's love and reverence for the Christ Child as he presents Jesus to all who will accept Him.

The artisan families of Bethlehem carve a variety of olive wood statuettes from carefully aged and dried olive-wood found in Bethlehem, the Holy Land.

These olive wood sculptures make a unique and thought provoking addition to your home. The unique forms convey the Christian faith by way of very recognizable symbols.

Watch our artisans hand carving this olive wood statue at our workshop in Bethlehem:

3) Olive Wood Saint Rita

Olive Wood Saint Rita

4) Olive Wood Saint Anthony Holding Baby Jesus 

Olive Wood Saint Anthony holding the baby Jesus

5) Saint Francis of Assisi Olive Wood Hand Carved Statue

Saint Francis of Assisi Olive Wood Hand Carved Statue

The beautiful hand carved statue with the bird on the shoulder is of legendary Saint Francis, an Italian Roman Catholic preacher and friar, St. Francis of Assisi founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor and the Custody of the Holy Land.

He is a much beloved religious figure throughout history. Saint Francis is said to have had a great affection for animals, particularly birds, calling them his brothers and sisters.

Get this hand carved religious statue and feel the love and blessings of those who are followers of Christ.

6) Hand Carved Olive Wood Sitting Saint Charbel Statue

This statue is handcrafted from one piece of aged olive wood by Bethlehemite Christian artisans. Saint Charbel Makhlouf (or Sharbel Maklouf) was a Maronite monk and priest from Lebanon with a wide reputation for holiness.

Through his intercession, God blessed many people with physical healing and spiritual graces. These olive wood sculptures make a unique and thought provoking addition to your home.
Carved Olive Wood Sitting Saint Charbel Statue

7) Saint John Olive Wood Hand Carved Statue

Saint John Olive Wood Hand Carved Statue

This priceless hand carved religious statue skillfully handcrafted from finest olive wood in Bethlehem. Saint John a patron of love, charity and friendship is a gift for every loved one you deeply care for.

John 1:12 "Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God ".

Get this hand carved olive wood statue to fill your place with love and charity.

If you're looking for a specific saint, let us know and we will work on a special commission.

Olive Wood Saint Statues Hand-Carved in the Holy Land | Bethlehem Handicrafts

 We, the Bethlehem Handicrafts’ team, are so proud to put the Holy Land in your hand by giving you a variety of the best and the most outstanding original Bethlehem’s olive wood carvings with the best quality made in the Holy Land.

Made by Christian Hands. Loved by Christian Hearts.

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