Feast of Pentecost — Could 20


from the Greek Pentekostos or Fiftieth Day

It was a tremendous show of God’s inventive energy: wind, fireplace, and a musical cacophony of many languages. But it surely was a lot greater than an occasion, an anomaly to be mentioned, misunderstood, and typically discredited, by the gathering crowd of pilgrim Jews. Hundreds have been in Jerusalem to have fun the feast of Shavuot, which honors spring harvest and the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. Peter, usually first to grab the second, raised his voice and addressed the gang. He quoted the prophet Joel, who some 850 years prior, described the approaching of today: And it shall come to go afterward that I’ll pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your previous males shall dream desires, your younger males shall see visions. And in addition on My menservants and on My maidservants, I’ll pour out My Spirit in these days. It was an necessary and mandatory part to the achievement of Jesus’ loss of life and resurrection. God united Christian followers then and eternally by sending the Holy Spirit to fill their hearts. A basis was laid for His church; certainly, some seek advice from Pentecost because the birthday of the church, the place all discover equal entry to the presents of the spirit and all that His love provides.

When the Day of Pentecost had come, they (the chosen disciples and Mary, the Mom of Jesus) have been all collectively in a single place. And out of the blue from heaven there got here a sound like the push of a violent wind, and it stuffed your entire home the place they have been sitting. Divided tongues, as of fireplace, appeared amongst them, and a tongue rested on every of them. All of them have been stuffed with the Holy Spirit and commenced to talk in different languages, because the Spirit gave them capacity.   Acts 2:2-4

Pentecost Liturgical Art installation at the Church of the Transfiguration on Cape Cod

Pentecost on the Group of Jesus



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