Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost marks the arrival of the Holy Spirit on the fiftieth day after Easter.

Sing and rejoice, O daughters of Zion : the Lord is coming and has now come.

(from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals)

    • Wear fiery colors like red, orange, and yellow
    • Study the fruit of the spirit; consider memorizing them
    • Read the poem “God’s Grandeur” by Gerard Manley Hopkins
    • Build a fire; consider cooking a meal over the open flame

    The triquetra, symbol of the Holy Trinity, surrounds the Etimasia, symbol of Pentecost—with the Father as a throne, the Son as an open book, and the Holy Spirit as a dove. A “wheel of fire” with flames numbering twelve surrounds them to represent the twelve disciples. A border of olive branches denotes a new order of peace and unity, as the Holy Spirit reverses the divisions caused by the Tower of Babel.