Sunday 31 of May, Solemnity of Pentecost

Pentecost in which the Holy Spirit descended in tongues of fire upon the disciples of Our Lord, It makes us attend the great manifestation of God's power, with which the Church began its journey among nations.

"When the day of Pentecost, they were all together in one place. Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind,, it filled the whole house where they were. There appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them; And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance. There were godly men in Jerusalem, They are living there, come from every nation under heaven ".
Acts of the Apostles 2, 1-5

Origin party

Jews held a feast to give thanks for the harvest, 50 days after Easter. Hence the name of Pentecost. Then, the meaning of the celebration changed to give thanks for the Law given to Moses.spirit-Saint-background

On this feast they remembered the day when Moses went up Mount Sinai and received the tablets of the Law and taught the people of Israel what God wanted them. celebrated and, the alliance of the Old Testament that the people established with God: They promised to live according to His commandments and God promised to be with them always.

People came from many places at the Temple of Jerusalem, to celebrate the feast of Pentecost.

As part of this Jewish holiday it is where our Christian feast of Pentecost arises.

The promise of the Holy Spirit

During the Last Supper, Jesus promises his apostles: "My Father will give you another Advocate, that will be with you forever: the Spirit of truth " (San Juan 14, 16-17).

Later he tells them: “I have said these things while I am with you; But the lawyer, Holy Ghost, that the Father will send in my name, that will teach you everything and bring to your remembrance all that I have told you. " (San Juan 14, 25-26).

After dinner, they again made the same promise: "I agree that I go, as the Advocate will go,… I still have many things to tell, but I will not tell now. When that comes, the Spirit of Truth, He will guide you into all the truth,… and I will communicate things to come " (San Juan 16, 7-14).

In the calendar Liturgical Year, after the Feast of the Ascension, fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus, we celebrate the feast of Pentecost.



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