Tag: Pentecost

The Feast of Pentecost
Christian Practice

The Feast of Pentecost

The major feast of Pentecost—in Greek, Πεντηκοστή which literally means the “fiftieth day”—commemorates the day on which the Holy Spirit, as a mighty wind, descended upon the disciples (cf. Acts 2), as Christ had promised during his earthly life (cf. Jn 14:26; 15:26), resting upon them in the form of tongues of fire (cf. Acts 2:3).  In…

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The Gospel of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
Liturgical Life, Theology

The Gospel of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

by V. K. McCarty | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind. . .”* The Pentecost feast-day reading from Acts (2:1-21) is absolutely…

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The Holy Bible: The Living Word and the Breath of God
Theology

The Holy Bible: The Living Word and the Breath of God

by Lia Lewis During the last few days, the Bible has been disrespected not only by President Trump but also by many people who sought to defend it. The Bible is being used as an instrument of political rhetoric in a divided country. It has been subjected to ridicule in a time when we should…

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