The Feast of Pentecost

On May 24, we will celebrate the great Day of Pentecost, one of the seven Principal Feasts of the Church year, and the day traditionally deemed as the birthday of the Christian community. Pentecost is also one of the four Feast days on which we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Baptism, as we will this year at the 9:00 Eucharist. Pentecost falls during Memorial Day weekend this year, but all are exhorted-whether in town or on vacation-to observe this great Feast with joy, especially offering prayer and support to those joining the Family of Faith.

Many churches over the years have adopted the practice of wearing red-the color of the Holy Spirit-on Pentecost, so all are encouraged to do so this year. After all, as a parish dedicated to the Holy Comforter, Pentecost is our birthday; and what better way to observe it than to dress up in a colorful fashion, sing some great music, and welcome new sisters and brothers into the family? In addition, if anyone speaks or reads a foreign language and would like to take part in a polyglot recitation of the story of the first Pentecost (Acts 2:1-11), please contact the Rector at jlparkin@holycomforter.org. Come, wear red, make a joyful noise to the God who has called us together, and get caught up in the Spirit!