Preparing for Pentecost

Published by Josh Hosler on Tue, May 7, 2019 4:40 PM

The three biggest holidays in the Christian year are Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost ... and only one of those still has not become a Hallmark holiday. Let's celebrate it with joy!

Pentecost is the fiftieth and final day of the season of Easter. This year it will fall on June 9.

Pentecost is commonly called "the birthday of the Church" ... the day when the Holy Spirit activated a new fervor in Jesus' earliest disciples and sent them out to share the Good News of Christ's Resurrection.

We will observe at least two very common traditions among Episcopalians on that day.

(1) Wear red! This is the liturgical color of the day and represents the fire of the Holy Spirit.

(2) Do you read competently in a language other than English? Let Pastor Josh know. We hope to capture a little something of the flavor of that first Pentecost through the gift of many of the world's tongues.