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What does the phrase ĒThe Saints are comingĒ mean?

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TheSaintsAreComing:
But my friend, youíre the one who has that phrase as your username!

Yeah I know, I got it from the song by the same name from the band Skids. Itís an okay song, supposedly inspired by a friend of the songwriter dying while on a military tour in Northern Ireland. But I havenít been able to find out what the phrase actually means, in the songís lyrics or outside

A literally reading would be that the saints are on their way somewhere, which I think wont be the case until Judgement day. Are the saints also present in the Mass celebrated in church?

Not the most important question, but if any native-English speaker have a clue, Iíd be delighted to hear

Vetus Ordo:

--- Quote from: TheSaintsAreComing on June 06, 2021, 05:28:38 AM ---Are the saints also present in the Mass celebrated in church?
--- End quote ---

The entire heavenly court is present at every mass.




--- Quote ---Not the most important question, but if any native-English speaker have a clue, Iíd be delighted to hear
--- End quote ---

You're not a native English speaker? May I ask you where you're from? I see Swedish flags in your avatar.

dellery:
If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee. But thou hast a few names in Sardis, which have not defiled their garments: and they shall walk with me in white, because they are worthy. He that shall overcome, shall thus be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I will also keep thee from the hour of the temptation, which shall come upon the whole world to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. He that shall overcome, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God; and he shall go out no more; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and my new name.

I counsel thee to buy of me gold fire tried, that thou mayest be made rich; and mayest be clothed in white garments, and that the shame of thy nakedness may not appear; and anoint thy eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise. Be zealous therefore, and do penance. Behold, I stand at the gate, and knock. If any man shall hear my voice, and open to me the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that shall overcome, I will give to sit with me in my throne: as I also have overcome, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

TheSaintsAreComing:
Hi Vetus,

Yeah I remember hearing/reading that somewhere. So I suppose you can say Ēthe saints are comingĒ once the mass starts

And yes, Iím Swedish and thatís indeed two Swedish flags in my avatar

Vetus Ordo:

--- Quote from: TheSaintsAreComing on June 06, 2021, 12:22:57 PM ---And yes, Iím Swedish and thatís indeed two Swedish flags in my avatar
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