Feast of Pentecost
The Service of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, is celebrated together with the full revelation of the Divine Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is celebrated 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The fullness of the Godhead is manifested with the Spirit coming to man. There are 3 services in the service for Pentecost. The first is for the Father who was the creator of the world. The Second is for the Son who is the redeemer of the world. The third is for the Holy Spirit, the Indweller of the world. We finish the service by sprinkling water on the congregation which is a symbol of the Holy Spirit being poured upon everyone just as the Prophet Joel and St. Peter professed in the name of God "I will pour my spirit upon all flesh" (Joel 2:17,Acts 2:28). The Holy Spirit was Christ’s promise to the world. Let us allow the Indweller in our hearts and to work through us on this Holy Festive day.
This year’s Pentecost Service was celebrated on Sunday, May 24. The Liturgy was led by our Vicar, Very Rev. Geevarghis Aroopala, Cor-Episcopa and assisted by Rev. Fr. M.T. Thomas and Rev. Fr. Joel Mathew. The service was a blessing and we continue to seek the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our parish and our lives.
By: Joel Wilson
Photo Credit: Paulose K. Mathai