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The members of the Chateaugay Platoon do not have the liberty to appear whenever they want; at least not as individual souls.

Their ancestors had chosen a particular day; or days.

All Souls’ Day commemorates those faithfully departed. In Western Christianity the annual celebration is now held on November 2nd and is associated with the three days of Allhallowtide, All Saints’ Day on November 1st and, Halloween October 31st.

 

In the liturgical books it is called the Commemoratio omnium Fidelium Defunctorum, and is celebrated annually on November 2nd. In the ordinary form and Divine Worship form it remains on November 2nd unless this date falls on a Sunday. In the extraordinary form, it is transferred to Monday, November 3rd.  On this day in particular Catholics pray for the dead.

 

In Anglicanism it is called Commemoration of All Faithful Departed and is an optional celebration; Anglicans view All Souls’ Day as an extension of the observance of All Saints’ Day and it serves to “remember those who have died.”

 

In the Eastern Orthodox Church and the associated Eastern Catholic Churches, it is celebrated several times during the year and is not associated with the month of November.

This last point is very important for Stanislaw Koscsiusko because he likes to appear whenever he wishes.

 

But then again, I am not sure that the remaining fourteen men are even religious. Therefore, they may decide to show themselves – – – so to speak – – – at odd times throughout the year.

 

And not a soul, living or dead, has ever said that they cannot appear as a group from time to time.

 

They may appear near a river, a lake or a forest.

 

I guess we will just have to wait and see what they decide.

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