Sunday, June 4, 2017
Important: This event has already occurred.
- 10:00AM - 11:00AM
- St. Martin's Church
Sunday School invites you to come and celebrate Pentecost next Sunday with a fun lunch. Wear lots of Red and enjoy the spirit of Pentecost. A special thank you to Véronica for running the Sunday School during the year. It is most appreciated!
The word Pentecost is Greek and it means "50th day." Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry.
Pentecost is also a Jewish holiday, which the Jews use to celebrate the end of Passover. Jews celebrate the gift of the law to Moses at Mt. Sinai on this day.
At Pentecost, the Apostles and their followers were gathered in a room. Jews from all over the ancient world were gathered with Peter, the leader of the Apostles and the Eleven. At this time, 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 many had no common language, they were perfectly able to understand one another.
For a more detailed explanation explore the Wikipedia page at this link