Pentecost Sunday, celebrated on the forty-ninth day after Resurrection Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and followers of Jesus Christ who were in Jerusalem for the Jewish Feast of Weeks, also known prophetically as the Feast of the Firstfruits.
A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles
A Reading from the old testament
A Reading from the Epistles
A Reading from the Gospel
Empowering God, you gave your church the abiding presence of your Holy Spirit. Heavenly Father, look upon your church today and hear the petitions of your children. Grant that, gathered and directed by your Spirit,we may confess Christ as Lord and combine our diverse gifts with a singular passion to continue his mission in this world until we are gathered together in your eternal praise. Amen.