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Services this week:
5/8: Orthros 9am; Divine Liturgy 10am (Apostle & Evangelist John)
Available at our Bookstore, the 15th printing of
"Popular Greek Recipes" Cookbook from the
Ladies Philoptochos Society of Charleston, SC, Newly Revised Hardback Cover - Price $18.95.
Orthodox Tidbits From Pascha to Pentecost
The Pentecostal Period The word, Pentecost means "the fiftieth" and is used to
designate the great event of the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Epiphoitesis) upon the Apostles and the Church
on the 50th day after the Resurrection of Christ, just ten days after His Ascension into Heaven.
Before His Passion, the Lord spoke to his Disciples about the gift of the Holy Spirit, which they were to
receive after the Ascension. The details are preserved in the Gospel of Saint John: "I will ask the Father to
send you the Holy Spirit who will defend you and always be with you" (14:16). He also said, "The Holy Spirit
can not come to defend you until I leave. But after I am gone, I will send the Spirit to you" (16:7). After His
Resurrection, the Lord appeared to the Disciples, and He said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit" (20:22). This
was a foretaste of the Outpouring (Epiphoitesis) on Pentecost Sunday.
Continued: From Pascha to Pentecost
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