ealra sancta symbel

ealra sancta symbel: the Feast of All Saints, All Saints’ Day. (“ay-al-rah sahnk-tah sum-bell”)

Further information from Kazutomo Karasawa’s The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium) (Cambridge, 2015):

And þy ylcan dæge   ealra we healdað / sancta symbel   þara þe sið oððe ær / worhtan in worulde   willan drihtnes.

—The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium), lines 199-201

And on the same day, we hold the feast of all saints who ever worked God’s will in the world.

—translation by K. Karasawa

all-saints

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs, by Fra Angelico (c. 1423-1424). National Gallery, London. [Wikipedia]

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