At the time of Jesus’ ascension into heaven, He left the comforting words with the Apostles that in the coming days they would be baptised with the Holy Spirit. The miracle of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the events that surrounded it, is recorded in Acts: Chapter 2. Today, we remember Pentecost as the “birthday” of the church of Jesus Christ. Our New Apostolic Catechism tells us that after the Holy Spirit was sent, Apostle Peter preached a sermon which focused on the sacrifice of Jesus, and His subsequent resurrection and ascension into heaven. At that time, some 3,000 people were added to the church. Accordingly, Pentecost is a feast of joy over the Holy Spirit’s presence and activity in the church.
Our Pentecost podcast, which explains the events of Pentecost and the reactions of those who were there, can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
Podcast: THE CELEBRATION OF PENTECOST