2020 26 May

Pentecost Sunday

Posted in Steinbach United

This Sunday marks the 50th day (counting Easter Sunday) or seventh week (not counting Easter Sunday) after Easter. Derived from the Greek word meaning “50th (day)”, Pentecost is a reference to the Jewish festival Shavuot or the Festival of Weeks, which is held on the 50th day after the second day of Passover. This festival celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. In Acts 2, it is said that the disciples had gathered on the day of Pentecost, or the day of the festival of Shavuot. That’s when the wind and fire and Spirit came! The Liturgical Colour corresponding with this holy day is red. Red is a primary colour and a warm colour. It symbolizes fire, spirit, energy, passion, strength, power, intensity, courage, and determination. It draws to mind the flames dancing over the disciples and friends of Jesus gathered in the upper room on the day of Pentecost.