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

The Gospel of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

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 galvanized with spiritual energy, isn’t…

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Holy Arousal
Liturgical Life

Holy Arousal

St Augustine once observed: “It is longing that makes the heart deep” (Tractates on the Gospel of John 40.10). As a scholar of the early Church, I am often struck by how much early Christians longed. They ached and urged and craved intensely, wanted and thirsted immensely, desired and hungered and yearned for all that…

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