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SUNDAY OF PENTECOST

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SUNDAY OF PENTECOST

After the Saviour’s Ascension into the Heavens, the eleven Apostles and the rest of His disciples, the God-loving women who followed after Him from the beginning, His Mother, the most holy Virgin Mary, and His brethren-all together about 120 souls returned from the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem. Entering into the house where they gathered, […]

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THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

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THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit was not revealed in the same manner in which the Son was revealed; He remains unapproachable to man. He is however recognized in His divine energies, through the gifts which He bestows upon the faithful. He is “the treasury of good things and the bestower of life”, according to the prayer of […]

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ON PENTECOST BY SAINT GREGORY PALAMAS

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ON PENTECOST BY SAINT GREGORY PALAMAS

On How the Holy Spirit Was Manifested and Shared Out at Pentecost; Also About Repentance 1. A SHORT while ago, with the strong eyes of faith, we beheld Christ ascending, no less clearly than those accounted worthy to be eye-witnesses, nor are we less favoured than they. “Blessed are they that have not seen, and […]

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Sunday of Pentecost celebration

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Sunday of Pentecost celebration

Sunday of Pentecost June 12, 2011 Matins-Divine Liturgy and the Great Vespers

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Thoughts from an Orthodox Priest for Pentecost 2012

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Thoughts from an Orthodox Priest for Pentecost 2012

According to the teaching of our holy Fathers the event of Pentecost marks the birthday of the Church. The Church, of course, was constituted by Christ, through his incarnation whereby he united our humanity with the Godhead, and through the work of redemption which he accomplished through his Crucifixion and Resurrection. But what God gave […]

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The Day of the Holy Spirit

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The Day of the Holy Spirit

The feast in honor of the Holy Spirit, “one of the Trinity of God, one in honor, one in essence and one in glory with the Father and the Son” is celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost. This feast has been established by the Church “for the majesty of the Most Holy and Life-creating Spirit, for He is […]

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Synaxarion for the Sunday of Pentecost

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Synaxarion for the Sunday of Pentecost

On this day, the eighth Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate Holy Pentecost. Verses In a mighty wind doth Christ distribute the Divine Spirit In the form of fiery tongues unto the Apostles. In one great day, the Spirit was poured forth upon the Fishermen.   Synaxarion We celebrate this Feast of Holy Pentecost today in […]

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St. Theodore the Studite: On Holy Pentecost

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St. Theodore the Studite: On Holy Pentecost

By the grace of the Most Holy Spirit, we have been vouchsafed to celebrate Holy Pentecost — the descent of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ said of this descent: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (that is, the […]

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I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

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I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost and the fathers call the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost the reversal of the Tower of Babel. At the Tower of Babel confusion was introduced into the language of humanity. At the Day of Pentecost the confusion of languages was reversed.

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The Feast of Pentecost

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The Feast of Pentecost

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come…”. Pentecost is both a culmination and a start. A new way was opening to the disciples, now however they had prepared themselves for it. For we cannot enter into Pentecost without preparation. We need, first of all, to have assimilated the whole spiritual substance that the fifty days following the Resurrection have offered us. We need to have experienced the risen Christ. We need to have lived through the days of the Passion. In short, one must have matured.

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