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A Praiseworthy Pentecost

A Praiseworthy Pentecost

Today is Pentecost Sunday, one of the highest holy days in the Christian calendar.

Pentecost Painting by Mildorfer
(public domain artwork)

Pentecost (also known as Whit Sunday, Whitsun or Whitsuntide), marks the date when the Holy Spirit of God descended upon the first Christian believers in power and might.

(The biblical account of this event may be found in the second chapter of Acts in the New Testament.)

Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks after Easter Sunday, or Resurrection Sunday.

Mexican Pentecost Icon
(public domain artwork)

Did you know ... Pentecost is linked to the Jewish Shavuot festival, marking the divine encounter in which Jehovah God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai?

Christians perennial pray for miracles - particularly at Pentecost. Where do you need to see God step in - in a most miraculous way - in your own life? In what specific way do you need to hear from the Lord?

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