On October 31, millions of Americans will celebrate Halloween, many of them Orthodox Christians unaware of the incompatibility between Christianity and Halloween. This article offers a few resources from Orthodox Christian sources to educate our families and youth on this dark holiday and how we are to respond.[ba-quote]Abba Antony said, “Evil spirits, since they can do nothing, are but as actors in a play, changing their shapes and frightening children by their tumult and their make-believe.”[/ba-quote]
- Pastoral Message on the Celebration of Halloween by His Grace Bishop Youssef
- Halloween: Hallowed or Harmful? by His Grace Bishop Suriel
- On the Celebration of Halloween by Fr. Moses Samaan
Let us pray that God will grant us wisdom to abstain from this dark celebration, and in all things bring honor to His Holy Name.