Why don't we celebrate Pentecost?


Clarify Share Report Asked May 22 2014 Stringio Robert Harden

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Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
We do celebrate Pentecost. 

Pentecost is the liturgical season after Easter which celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. In Acts 2:1-41 the Holy Spirit descended upon apostles and they were able to speak to people of different tongues. Pentecost begins the eighth Sunday, or 50 days, after Easter Sunday.

"Pentecost" is from Greek meaning "fiftieth." The name Pentecost was originally given to the Jewish Feast of Weeks which fell on the fiftieth day after Passover, when the first fruits of the grain harvest were offered to the Lord (Leviticus 23:15-21 and Deuteronomy 16:9-11). 

Pentecost is also called "the birthday of the Church" because from that point on the apostles carried the message of Christ to the whole world. No longer do we harvest grain for this feast, we harvest people of different languages and nations.

The liturgical color for Pentecost is red.

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