Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pentecost Sunday

This is Pentecost Sunday - the birthday of the Church!  Click here for the Catholicism entry on Pentecost by Scott Richert to learn about this great Solemnity.

"Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians (16:8). It is the 50th day after Easter (if we count both Easter and Pentecost), and it supplants the Jewish feast of Pentecost, which took place 50 days after the Passover and which celebrated the sealing of the Old Covenant on Mount Sinai."

 Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.  
V. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

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