Define Pentecost

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Define Pentecost
Sun, 05-30-2004 - 12:57pm

As you know, today is Pentecost Sunday - thus the end of Easter Season but what exactly is Pentecost?



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Sun, 05-30-2004 - 8:45pm
Pentecost is 9 days after the Ascension and 50th day of Easter, hence the "Pent" part. The Holy Spirit moved the Apostles on this day and the Church of Christ was shown to the world. (see Acts)
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Tue, 06-01-2004 - 9:22pm
I think the 1st Reading defines Pentecost Sunday--Acts 2:1-11.

(I missed mass so I don't know what the priest had to say on this day. Maybe someone here can help me find out.)

Reading II

1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13

Brothers and sisters:

No one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;

there are different forms of service but the same Lord;

there are different workings but the same God

who produces all of them in everyone.

To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit

is given for some benefit.

As a body is one though it has many parts,

and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body,

so also Christ.

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body,

whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons,

and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.


Jn 20:19-23

On the evening of that first day of the week,

when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,

for fear of the Jews,

Jesus came and stood in their midst

and said to them, "Peace be with you."

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.

The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you.

As the Father has sent me, so I send you."

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,

"Receive the Holy Spirit.

Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,

and whose sins you retain are retained."

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Thu, 06-10-2004 - 1:28am
this is going to seem weird, but I always feel sad when Pentecost comes.. kinda like it's an end.. even though its a begining...make sense?

It may have something to do with the long time before Advent comes.. and the short time between Advent and Lent.. both are very emotional times for me...(I'm one of those new Catholics.. since Easter Vigil 98.. who still cries all the time in church)

anyway.. that's my thoughts on Pentecost.. lol.. more than you intended I'm sure!



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Thu, 06-10-2004 - 5:37am
>> Does the Spirit move us today more than any other time of the year? Thoughts? <<

I believe it's something like Ecclesiates 3 says in "a time for everything", etc.