Two books, one for children and one for adults, that teach and invite us into a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Pentecost book reviews by Alexis Kruza.
"Honoring Pentecost in your household helps focus on the gift and the work of the Holy Spirit, which fills us at all times and in all places." The Joy…
A prayer to use on the Day of Pentecost for worship. Can be used as call-and-response, by the whole congregation, or individuals.
How do we understand the Feast of the Ascension, which we we celebrate 40 days after Easter? This post offers explanations, crafts, and links.
Pentecost is a game changer. The Holy Spirit fulfilled Jesus' promise and launched the church. Here are key teaching points and practical ways to celebrate.
May the Gifts of the Holy Spirit bring fire to the earth so that the presence of God may be seen in a new light in new places, in new ways.
We decorate the church for Christmas; we fill it with flowers for Easter; so why not make a colorful splash for Pentecost, the third of our major Christian festivals? This is the day the Spirit came to fill God's people with Jesus so we might be his body now on earth. This is the birthday of the Church and birthdays should be marked by a great celebration.
St. Patrick's Breastplate is contained in the ancient Book of Armagh, from the early ninth century, along with Patrick's authentic "Confession." St. Patrick is said to have written this prayer to strengthen himself with God's protection as he prepared to confront and convert Loegaire, high king of Ireland.
Pentecost is the birthday of the church. Elizabeth Windsor has some ideas up her sleeve to help adults and children get into the spirit and celebrate.
Pentecost was the second of the three great annual festivals of Israel, the others being Passover and the feast of Tabernacles. The festival was often called the feast of Weeks because it took place seven complete weeks, or 50 days, after the Passover.
On the Day of Pentecost the Christian Church celebrates the gift of God's Holy Spirit given to God's holy people. Pentecost is also the Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks, celebrated 50 days after Passover. On this feast, the first fruits of the wheat harvest were presented, and the covenant made with God at Mount Sinai was remembered and renewed.