The Feast of the Pentecost

This week, the church remembers the Feast of the Pentecost. The Pentecost was an annual Jewish festival celebrating the harvest. On the day of Pentecost, 10 days after Jesus’ ascension, the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples of Christ as tongues of fire.

The Holy Spirit gave the disciples power, knowledge, and tongues from our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father.

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)

The Holy Spirit guides us in the ways of Jesus Christ. In 1 Corinthians 12, St Paul explains our relationship with the Holy Spirit and the gifts He gives to us.

May the blessings of this Holy Feast be with us all. Amen.