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Pentecost Spiritual Reflection

Christianity has three main festivals.  Most know about Christmas and Easter, but many Christians don’t know much about Pentecost.  Celebrated seven Sundays after Easter, Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit to the early disciples and the birth of the Church.  The story of this event in Acts 2 tell us that tongues of…

Pentecost

Pentecost was originally an Old Testament agricultural festival, but by Jesus’ time, had evolved into a celebration of God’s setting aside “the chosen people”.  Acts 2 recounts the story of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the early Christians, empowering them to witness to Jesus as the Christ, and forming “the Church”.  The color…