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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

As recorded in the New Testament of the Bible, it was on the 50th day after Easter that the apostles were praying together and the Holy Spirit descended on them. They received the “gift of tongues” – the ability to speak in other languages – and immediately began to preach about Jesus Christ to Jewish people from all over the world who flocked to Jerusalem for the Feast of Shavuot.
Christian Pentecost became not only a commemoration of the Holy Spirit’s visit but also marks the birth of the Christian Church. Although it is not certain when Pentecost began to be observed by Christians, it may have been early as the first century. Whitsuntide, also referred to as Whitsun in modern times, is the period beginning with the Saturday before Whitsunday and ending the following Saturday.
According to church tradition, Pentecost is always about seven weeks after Easter Sunday, or 50 days after Easter, including Easter Day. In some Orthodox churches, Whitsunday is observed after the date set by the western churches. This is because some Orthodox churches still observe holidays according to the Julian calendar, which preceded the Gregorian calendar adopted by many western churches.

Glory be to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.

HFD to all the dads in this family.

My dad is safely tucked away in heaven.

He was not a good dad but a remarkable man.

I loved him very much through his bad dad days and his remarkable man days.


Karin said...

So thankful God sent His Holy Spirit, our teacher, our comforter, our guide! Be blessed this Father's Day!!

Rudee said...

Enjoy Father's Day. Hope you don't have to work too hard, clean too much or cook a whole lot!

Ima Weed said...

A blessing on your Dad for you, a wonderful, giving, caring and life loving person.

Friko said...

Pentecost means 50 days and is counted from Ester onwards. It is not really observed as much as the other great church holy days.