Two burial grounds in the Mylapore zone are being cleaned up for the annual All Souls Day services that will be held here. They are the Quibble Island Cemetery in R. A. Puram and the Chennai Corporation Cemetery on St. Mary’s Road, Mandaveli
All Souls Day, which falls on November 2, is a day when Christians remember and pray for all those who have passed away in their families. Many visit the graves and pray here.
At Quibble, on November 2, archbishop Rev. George Antonysamy will celebrate Holy Mass on this campus at about 4.45 p.m. and then bless all the graves here, said Fr. Arulraj, parish priest at St. Thomas Cathedral, which manages the cemetery.
People can visit the cemetery from 7 a.m. onwards.
Similarly, religious services will be held at the Corporation cemetery on St. Mary’s Road and the graves will be blessed.
- Additional reportage by Juliana Sridhar