5 Weeks Ascension Day Or Holy Thursday 39 Days Pentecost Or Whitsunday.
So at Pentecost on the occasion of the first outpouring of the Spirit the saints were by the bystanders accused of being drunk (Acts ii.
There was a bishopric at Neapolis during the Byzantine period, and an attack made by the Samaritans on the bishop (Pentecost, A.D.
Pentecost of the same year was spent at Jerusalem, and there St Paul was arrested, and kept in prison at Caesarea for two full years, until Festus succeeded Felix as governor (xx.
This position corresponds to the Jewish practice of reading the book at the feast of Pentecost; Spanish MSS., however, place it at the head of the Megilloth; and the Talmud (Baba Bathra, 14b) gives it the first place among all the Hagiographa.
In contrast with the drunken revels of the Greeks, Philo describes the sober enjoyment by the Therapeutae of the feast of Pentecost, or rather of the eve of that festival.
18, 22, 23 (J)]; See Feasts, Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles.
Spirito are two paintings by Luca Signorelli, the "Crucifixion" and the "Day of Pentecost," originally intended for a processional banner.
Dr Lewis Mott has pointed out that "Round Tables" exist in many parts of Great Britain, the name being often associated with circular trenches, or rings of stones, which were demonstrably employed in connexion with the agricultural festivals held at Pentecost, Midsummer and Michaelmas.
Further, in accordance with the tendency to substitute historical for economic explanations of the great feasts, Pentecost came to be regarded as the feast commemorative of the Sinaitic legislation.
& Ec. 297; 6 P.C. 435), the Exeter reredos case, the privy council, reversing the bishop's judgment, allowed the structure, which contained sculptures in high relief of the Ascension, Transfiguration and Descent of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, together with a cross and angels; in R.
Pentecost was sometimes chosen.
i.: if " the feast " is read, a choice remains between Passover and Tabernacles (the definite article would not be very definite after all); if the more probable " a feast," the greater feasts are presumably excluded, but a choice remains between, at any rate, Pentecost (May), Trumpets (September), Dedication (December) and Purim (February).
It Always Precedes The Following New Year By 163 Days, Or 23 Weeks And 2 Days; And Pentecost Always Precedes The New Year By 113 Days, Or 16 Weeks And I Day.
Pentecost or "Fiftieth" day is only a Greek equivalent of the last name (7rEvroKoaT)) in the Apocrypha and New Testament.
To the Christian Church Pentecost acquired a new significance through the outpouring of the Spirit (Acts ii.).
The oldest of the vigils is that of Easter Eve, those of Pentecost and Christmas being instituted somewhat later.
40); in John, His mother stands with the two other Marys and the beloved disciple beneath the cross, and " from that hour the disciple took her unto his own (house)," while in the older literature His mother does not appear in Jerusalem till just before Pentecost, and with " His brethren " (Acts i.
From about the beginning of the 12th century, when it became usual to baptize infants soon after their birth instead of at stated times (Easter and Pentecost), the ceremony of scrutiny was incorporated with that of the actual baptism.
It began on the Day of Pentecost, but continued in full tide almost to the end of the 1st century, and, even when it began to subside, it did so quite gradually.
Besides Wednesdays and Fridays, there are four fasting seasons, Lent, Pentecost to SS.
The period of the hot winds, called the khamsin, that is, the fifties, is calculated from the day after the Coptic Easter, and terminates on the day of Pentecost, and the Moslems observe the Wednesday preceding this period, called Jobs Wednesday, as well as its first day, when many go into the country from Cairo, to smell the air.
The evens or vigils before Christmas, the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Easter day, Ascension day, Pentecost, St Matthias, the Nativity of St John Baptist, St Peter, St James, St Bartholomew, St Matthew, St Simon and St Jude, St Andrew, St Thomas, and All Saints are also recognized as " fast days."
30, and St Paul's arrest (with the older writers) at Pentecost A.D.
With these have been incorporated the older regulations of H on the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, vv.
Among the Hebrews it was the third and chief of the three annual pilgrimage festivals connected respectively with the harvesting of the barley (Passover), of wheat (Pentecost), and of the vine (Tabernacles).
It may be observed however that the absence of a definite date in Deuteronomy must be accidental, since a common pilgrimage feast must be on a fixed day, and the reference to the seven weeks elapsing between Passover and Pentecost also implies the fixing of the date.
the nature of the Tongues at Pentecost does not accord with what we know of the gif t of "tongues" generally.
There is plenty of singing but no instrumental music. Prayer is offered standing towards the East; at Pentecost, kneeling.
Baptisms were usually conferred at Easter and in the season of Pentecost which ensued, and by the bishop or by priests and deacons commissioned by him.
The Spirit falls on the disciples and others at Pentecost without any baptism at all, and Paul alone of the apostles was baptized.
In that treatise (c. 15) he approves indeed of the church practice of not fasting on Saturdays and Sundays (as elsewhere, De corona, c. 3, he had expressed his concurrence in the other practice of observing the entire period between Easter and Pentecost as a season of joy); but otherwise he evinces great dissatisfaction with the indifference of the church as to the number, duration and severity of her fasts.'
This suggests, no doubt, that the Egyptian rebelled at earliest in 54-55, and makes it probable that St Paul's arrest did not take place before (the Pentecost of) A.D.
In the first place, there were in early days far more bishops in proportion to the number of believers than is the custom now; and, secondly, it was the rule (except in cases of emergency) to baptize only in the season from Easter to Pentecost, and the bishop was always present and laid his hands on the newly baptized.
The book itself, however, falls into five sections: - (a) from Advent to Christmas (cc. 1-5); (b) from Christmas to Septuagesima (6-30); (c) from Septuagesima to Easter (31-53) (d) from Easter Day to the octave of Pentecost (54-76); (e) from the octave of Pentecost to Advent (77-180).
15 sqq.); on the day of Pentecost he seems to have played a prominent part in explaining the meaning of the scene to the people (Acts ii.
4-8; (b) a fragment of Pentecost, v.
10); after which there follows a series of miscellaneous regulations for Easter and Pentecost (ii.
PENTECOST, a feast of the Jews, in its original meaning a "harvest feast," as consisting of the first-fruits of human toil (Exod.
There is no suggestion of the popular idea that the mitre symbolizes the " tongues of fire " that descended on the heads of the apostles at Pentecost.
The beginning of barley harvest is however generally associated with it, while the wheat harvest is connected with Pentecost.
This, however, is not immediately connected with the Passover, and is of more significance as determining the exact date of Pentecost.
16; see Pentecost).
Sivan 6, Pentecost.
Chalcedon was repudiated afresh, union with the Jacobites instituted, use of water and leaven in the Eucharist condemned, the five days' preliminary fast before Lent restored, Saturday as well as Sunday made a day of feasting and synaxis, any but the orthodox excluded from the Maundy Thursday Communion, the first communion of the new catechumens; union of the Baptismal and Christmas feasts was restored, and the faithful forbidden to fast on Fridays from Easter until Pentecost.
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION, one of the oecumenical festivals of the Christian Church, ranking in solemnity with those of Christmas, of Easter and of Pentecost.
According to this the disciples, though they fled at the betrayal, did not return to their homes, but remained in Jerusalem, saw the risen Lord in that city, and stayed there until after the day of Pentecost.
They were probably at first merely the fasts preparatory to the three great festivals of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.
ecclesial movements represent a ' new Pentecost ' for the modern Church?
lavished the gift of the Holy Spirit on them at the Feast of Pentecost.
But of the prodigy of divine love manifested in the holy sacrament, I shall speak on the second Sunday after Pentecost.
There is no reason to assume that women and children were not present for Peter's Pentecost sermon.
On Sundays and during the season of Pentecost one should pray standing and not kneeling.
With the Easter vigil the eucharist was specially associated, and baptism with that of Pentecost (see Whitsunday).
A hymn now obsolete except on Feast of the Seven Dolours, Easter, Pentecost, Corpus Christi and at Masses for the dead.
But the record of miracle as such cannot prejudice the question of authorship. Even the form in which the gift of Tongues at Pentecost is conceived does not tell against a companion of Paul, since it may have stood in his source, and the first outpouring of the Messianic Spirit may soon have come to be thought of as unique in some respects, parallel in fact to the Rabbinic tradition as to the inauguration of the Old Covenant at Sinai (cf.
Amongst the festivals mentioned are the Epiphany, Easter and Pentecost.
21 seq.) in which according to the original text, Pentecost is omitted (see Cornill's revised text and his note ad loc.).
(See Purves's article, "Pentecost," in Hastings's Diet.
There is no reason to assume that women and children were not present for Peter 's Pentecost sermon.
For Pentecost, organize a service of thanksgiving for the gifts of creation, not forgetting their proper use.
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