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Pentecost Sunday

May 20

The word Pentecost is Greek and means “50th day.” Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers. While they were praying, a great wind blew and a flame appeared as a tongue of fire, which split itself into many individual flames above the heads of all those present. The Holy Spirit came upon these people and each began to speak in tongues. Despite the fact that they spoke different languages, they were perfectly able to understand one another.

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Date: May 20