This year Pentecost took place on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
Pentecost is the day when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit descending in a mighty rush of wind and flame to inspire the church’s proclamation of Christ’s rising and to empower its mission and ministry to the world. Easter is a season of 50 days ending at Pentecost. The color of Pentecost is red.
Acts 2: 1-13
In Judaism, Pentecost is the feast day of the wheat harvest. The word means “fifty days,” since it was the day after the Passover fifty days later (Leviticus 23: 15-16). Christians who celebrate Pentecost remember the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out on Jesus’ early apostles.
Pentecost was the day on which the promise of the Holy Spirit was fulfilled by Jesus to His disciples. This Holy Spirit is the power of God poured out on the disciples of Jesus, manifested in the wind and the flames of fire. As a result, each of them began to witness the miracles of God in the languages of the Jews and Gentiles who were nearby to hear and start the evangelistic work, and the Church was born.
The Holy Spirit was poured out on the early disciples on the day of Pentecost and is always needed. He is the one who confesses sins to people, enables them to repent, and turns them into the instruments of God. The Holy Spirit is also the power that unites the members of the Church, strengthens their unity and fellowship, and makes them witnesses of what God is doing for each of His creatures on a daily basis. Therefore, we should ask God to always pour out His Holy Spirit to protect our bodies and souls from being dishonest until Jesus returns to take of His Church.