A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the second day of the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of the Jewish month Nisan); -- hence called, also, the Feast of Weeks. At this festival an offering of the first fruits of the harvest was made. By the Jews it was generally regarded as commemorative of the gift of the law on the fiftieth day after the departure from Egypt.
A festival of the Roman Catholic and other churches in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles; which occurred on the day of Pentecost; -- called also Whitsunday.
Fiftieth day after Easter, celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit to the disciples.
Festival in which the Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the apostles. It is a Christian version of a Jewish festival, Shavuot, where the Jews remember the receiving of the Torah at Sinai.
A day in the Church Year set aside to remember when the Holy Spirit came on the Apostles and signaled the start of the Christian Church.
In Hebrew, Shavuot, the celebration of the giving of the Torah.
On Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church.
The festival when the disciples received the Holy Spirit. Often thought of as the birth of the church.
(shah-voo-OHT) n. Shavuot; Pentecost; Feast of Weeks; Weeks. The Festival commemorating giving of the Torah at Har Sinai to Israel. Observed on the fiftieth day after the first day of Pesach. Shavu'ot is the concluding festival of the Spring season, a festival of the offering of the first fruits, and a picture of the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah as the Firstfruits (1 Cor. 15:20).
(PEN·te·cost). Literally meaning count fifty. This is the anniversary of the receipt of the Holy Spirit by the early church ( Acts 2).
or Whitsunday): The commemoration of the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus following his ascension, Pentecost is considered the "birthday" of the Christian church. (Acts 2:1-11) It comes 50 days after Easter (Pascha, Orthodox Easter). Roman Catholic and Protestant Christians observe Pentecost on a different date frp, Orthodox Christians.
A designation for the second Sunday after Ascension Day in the Christian year. This day commemorates the events recorded in Acts 2: in the New Testament and marks the giving of the Holy Spirit to the Church. It is sometimes referred to as the birthday of the church.
The feast to mark the end of the wheat harvest, on the fiftieth day after Passover, it later came to commemorate the giving of the Law on Sinai, and the inauguration of the Church by the coming of the Spirit.
seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
(Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments
The celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of the Christian Church, observed fifty days after Easter, similar to the Jewish Festival of Shavuot (whose occurrence falls fifty days after Passover begins). After Easter and Christmas, the third most important date in the Christian calendar.
the seventh Sunday after Easter, celebrating God's gift of the Holy Spirit; a traditional time for the baptism of converts.
the feast honored on the seventh Sunday after Easter in order to commemorate the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles which occurred ten days after the Ascension (see Ascension above) of our Lord into Heaven. Pentecost marks the beginning of the active apostolic work and is honored as the "birthday" of the Church
The Sunday of the Church Year when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit.
Of all the records of revival contained in the sacred pages of the Book of God, none reaches such heights and endures to such lengths as the precious outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-47). Is it any wonder faithful believers through the ages have longed for "A Modern Pentecost," and have time after time plead, "Do it again, Lord, do it again"
the day (50 days after Easter) when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles. The story is Acts 2:1 - 3:21. (BCP pp. 175 – 176, 227 – 228)
Greek for 'fifty' and is the festival of Shavuot -- this was when the Ruach (Holy Spirit) fell on the apostles in Jerusalem.
The feast on the seventh Sunday after Easter commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles; also called Whitsunday; from the Latin pentecoste, literally, "50th day." The liturgical color of Pentecost Sunday is red; the color of the season after Pentecost, the longest season of the church year and commonly called "ordinary time," is green.
The birthday of the Church. Also the name of the last season in the Church Year when the Sundays are numbered as Sundays after Pentecost.
Originally an OT harvest festival celebrated fifty days following the Passover. In time, Pentecost became the commemoration of the giving of the Law to Moses on Mt. Sinai. Pentecost took on a new meaning with the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles at Pentecost. Through the Sacrament of Chrismation, Orthodox Christians experience their own personal Pentecost. Every Divine Liturgy becomes a Pentecost through the descent of the Holy Spirit on the faithful and the gifts (the bread and wine), transforming them into the Body and Blood of Christ. See Ex. 23:14-17; Lev. 23:15 21; Acts 2:1 41.
(Christian) Observation of the day when the Holy Spirit came to the disciples in the forms of tongues of fire and rushing wind; Traditional day for baptism and confirmation of new Christians
Pentecost is not only the Sunday celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples, but it is a season lasting from Pentecost Sunday to Advent. It is the longest season of the church year, covering most of summer and fall.
more often used than the alternative name, Whitsun - the seventh Sunday after Easter; it was one of the two terms of the year on which rents fell due
Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Disciples on the fiftieth day after Easter.
The Feast of Pentecost is originally a Jewish festival. The name derives from the Greek meaning ‘fifty days' and originally fell on the fiftieth day after Passover. Its Christian association springs from the events associated with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the apostles as described in the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. The name is now associated with the third most important feast of the Church, which is commonly called Whitsunday in the English calendar.
A feast shared by Jews and Christians, Pentecost commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses. Christians celebrate Pentecost as the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. In Early Christianity the Pentecost period was the fifty days between Pentecost and Easter. Pentecost now falls on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Return to Theme
(Greek for "fiftieth [day]") A Jewish feast celebrated fifty days after Passover marking the first fruits of the agricultural year. See Shavuot.
From the Greek for "fiftieth day." Pentecost is the liturgical celebration of that 50th day of Easter when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the disciples, marking the birth of the church. Liturgically, Pentecost is not the beginning of a new season, but the culmination of Easter.
Pentecost (< Greek Ï€ÎµÎ½Ï„Î·ÎºÎ¿ÏƒÏ„Î® [á¼¡Î¼ÎÏÎ±], pentekostÄ“ [hÄ“mera], "the fiftieth day") is the fiftieth day after Easter Sunday, which corresponds to the tenth day after Ascension Thursday. It is a feast in the Christian liturgical calendar â€” symbolically related to the Jewish festival of Shavuot â€” that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and the followers of Jesus on that day, as described in the Book of Acts, Chapter 2. Pentecost is also called "Whitsunday" (deriving from "Wit Sunday") in UK and other English-speaking areas.