All Souls' Day

All Souls' Day known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, observed by some Christian denominations. All Souls' Day is although not celebrated in Western Christianity. Practitioners of All Souls' Day traditions remember deceased loved ones in various ways on the day. Beliefs and practices associated with All Souls' Day vary among Christian churches and denominations. In contemporary Western Christianity the annual celebration is held on 2 November, is part of the season of Allhallowtide that includes All Saints' Day and its eve, Halloween. Prior to the standardization of Catholic observance on 2 November by St. Odlio of Cluny during the 10th century, many Catholic congregations celebrated All Souls Day on various dates during the Easter season as it is still observed in some Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches. In some countries, All Saints' Day is a public holiday.

People visit graves and conduct other All Souls' Day practices on All Saints Day instead. Countries where All Souls' Day traditions are observed on All Saints' Day in this fashion include Belgium and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Finland, Guatemala, Italy, Macedonia, the Philippines, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden. Many All Souls' Day traditions reflect popular notions associated with purgatory. For example, ringing bells for the dead was believed to comfort them in their cleansing, while the sharing of soul cakes with the poor helped to buy the dead a bit of respite from the suffering of purgatory. In the same way, lighting candles was meant to kindle a light for the dead souls languishing in the darkness. Out of this grew the traditions of "going souling" and the baking of special types of bread or cakes. In Tirol, cakes are left for them on the table and the room kept warm for their comfort. In Brittany, people flock to the cemeteries at nightfall to kneel, bareheaded, at the graves of their loved ones, to anoint the hollow of the tombstone with holy water or to pour libations of milk on it.

At bedtime, the supper is left on the table for the souls. In Malta, a traditional All Souls' supper includes roasted pig, based on a custom of letting a pig loose on the streets with a bell around its neck, to be fed by the entire neighborhood and cooked on that day to feed the poor. In Linz, funereal musical pieces known as aequales were played from tower tops on All Souls' Day and the evening before. In the Philippines, Hallow mas is variously called "Undás", "Todos los Santos", sometimes "Araw ng mga Patay / Yumao", which incorporates All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Filipinos traditionally observe this day by visiting the family dead to clean and repair their tombs. Offerings of prayers, flowers and food. Chinese Filipinos additionally burn kim. Many spend the day and ensuing night holding reunions at the cemetery with feasts and merriment. Saturday of Souls is a day set aside for the commemoration of the dead within the liturgical year of the Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic Churches.

Saturday is a traditional day of prayer for the dead, because Christ lay dead in the Tomb on Saturday. These days are devoted to prayer for departed relatives and others among the faithful who would not be commemorated as saints; the Divine Services on these days have special hymns added to them to commemorate the departed. There is oftena Panikhida either after the Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning or after Vespers on Friday evening, for which Koliva is prepared and placed on the Panikhida table. After the Service, the priest blesses the Koliva, it is eaten as a memorial by all present. Another Memorial Day in the East, does not fall on a Saturday, but on either Monday or Tuesday of the second week after Pascha. Radonitsa does not have special hymns for the dead at the Divine Services. Instead a Panikhida will follow the Divine Liturgy, all will bring paschal foods to the cemeteries to greet the departed with the joy of the Resurrection. East Syriac churches including the Syro Malabar Church and Chaldean Catholic Church commemorates the feast of departed faithful on the last Friday of Epiphany season.

The season of Epiphany remembers the revelation of Christ to the world. Each Friday of Epiphany season, the church remembers important evangelistic figures. In East Syriac liturgy, the church remembers departed souls including saints on every Fridays throughout the year since the Christ was crucified and died on Friday. In the Syro Malabar Church, the Friday before the parish festival is celebrated as feast of departed faithful when the parish remembers the activities of forebearers who worked for the parish and faithful, they request the intercession of all departed souls for the faithful celebration of parish festival. In the Catholic Church, "the faithful" refers to baptized Catholics. In the liturgical books of the western Catholic Church it is called the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, is celebrated annually on 2 November. In the ordinary form of the Roman

2017–18 Grambling State Tigers men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Grambling State Tigers men's basketball team represented Grambling State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers, led by first-year head coach Donte Jackson, played their home games at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center in Grambling, Louisiana as members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. With a win over Alabama State on March 3, 2018, Grambling State clinched the outright SWAC regular season championship, the school's first since 1989, they finished the season 13 -- 5 in SWAC play. However, the Tigers were ineligible for postseason play due to APR violations; the Tigers finished the 2016–17 season 16–17, 10–8 in SWAC play to finish in a four way tie for third place. As the 5-seed in the SWAC Tournament they defeated Prairie View A&M before losing in the semifinals to Texas Southern. On March 22, 2017, it was announced, he finished at Grambling State with a three-year record of 25–68. On May 12, Grambling State hired Donte Jackson from Stillman of the NAIA as new head coach

Bratz Babyz

Bratz Babyz is a brand name under which a series of dolls are made. It is a subset of the main Bratz line; the brand is split into the regular Bratz Babyz and the Bratz Big Babyz. In 2004, the first Bratz Babyz were made; the babyz were "Cloe", "Sasha", "Jade" and "Yasmin" The dolls came with a changing bag, a nap blanket, bottle on a chain and a pet based on the girl's nickname Later on, in 2005, "Meygan", "Fianna", "Cameron" and "Dana" joined the Bratz Babyz group. In 2005, they released the'Hair Flair' collection. Instead of having plastic hair, the dolls had fiber hair like regular Bratz dolls. Soon after, they made Bratz Big Babyz. In 2006, the Bratz Big Babyz Bubble Trouble Dolls appeared; these dolls laughed and blew bubbles when you fed them soda. Six months after the Bratz Babyz Hair Flair, the Big Babyz had their own realistic hair version released; the Bratz Lil' Angelz are newborn babyz with different mouths other bratz. They have thin lips, they each come with newborn pets, are numbered in a collection of dolls.

They came out at first with molded hair. Secret Surprise dolls Lil' Angelz came out with Secret Surprise dolls, they could either be a girl. Heavenly Hair Bratz Lil' Angelz came out with Heavenly Hair Dolls. Tiny Tinklez Bratz lil' angelz, they come with two pets, which can drink and urinate. On Christmas Day 2006, Miami resident Kristina Acre received the Jade Singing Bratz doll as a gift. According to her father, Luis Acre, Kristina told him that the doll was saying "lots of bad words". According to Luis Acre these include "the f- and b-words". MGA Entertainment responded on their website about the report; the lyrics, which do not contain profanity, are posted on the website in the Videos & Music section under Bratz Babyz The Movie - Music. In September 2006, Bratz Babyz: The Movie was released on DVD by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Deluxe Digital Studios, Sabella Dern Entertainment and MGA Entertainment, it was re-released by Lionsgate. The twin bratz babyz and Nora, get ready to join Cloe, Jade and Yasmin at the daycare center in the mall.

Snappy, Nita's puppy, jumps into Nora's bag when no one's looking, Nora, hurrying to keep up with Nita, rushes out without knowing Snappy is in her bag. Once at the daycare center Snappy escapes into the mall; the babyz find Snappy has been dognapped by Duane, the mall bully. He demands $50 from the bratz babyz as a ransom for the dog, they all have different ideas, Jade and Nora try to get Snappy back one way, while Sasha and Nita try to get her back another. When time starts to run out, they decide the only way to get $50 is for Nora to win it in the karaoke contest; the babyz learn to team up and overcome the bully, get the puppy back. Cloe - She has a pet winged piglet. Jade - She has a pet kitty. Yasmin - She has a pet frog. Sasha - She has a pet bunny. Nora - Nita's twin. Nita - Nora's twin. Cameron - The only male baby from the original Bratz Boyz line to appear in the film. Harvey - Cameron's best friend. Ms. Calabash - Ms. Calabash is in charge of the Daycare. Duane - He steals Snappy and demands a $50 ransom payment from the Babyz.

All Together We Can Do This Catch Me If You Can Babyz Theme Ready or Not Bratz: Super Babyz is the second Bratz Babyz movie and was released in Autumn 2007. The movie is based on the Bratz Babyz Super Heroez line. A video game of the movie was released for Nintendo DS featuring a rock-inspired soundtrack. In the movie, the Bratz Babyz dream to be like their favorite superheroes; when the Babyz go to a super-hero theme park, their babysitter, buys them an alien matter exchanger, thinking it's a toy. With the help of the matter exchanger, the Bratz Babyz wake up with super powers, they do good deeds including getting a cat down from a tree, saving two kids from a bully and preventing a bus from falling off a cliff. But the four aliens want their matter exchanger back, kidnap Sasha; the Babyz save her, but they lose their powers and get locked in the aliens space ship, while the aliens change into human Babyz and take the Bratz Babyz place. In the climax, Jade and Yasmin must take on the aliens as regular Babyz.

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