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Definition of the noun pentecost

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noun - plural: Pentecosts

  1. seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
  2. (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments


Pentecost a.k.a. Pentecost Island is one of the 83 islands that make up the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. It lies 190 kilometres due north of capital Port Vila. Pentecost Island is known as Pentecôte in French and Pentikos in Bislama. The island was known in its native languages by names such as Vanu Aroaroa, although these names are not in common use today. Pentecost has also been referred to as Raga or Araga, a tribal name that originated in the north but is now widely applied to the whole island.

  • also known as Pentecôte, Pentecote
  • part of Vanuatu


  1. "Pentecost" is a musical album of David Tagg.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  2. "Pentecost" is a composition.


"Pentecost" is an award-nominated book by David Edgar, play.


"Pentecost" is an award-nominated short film, written and directed by Peter McDonald.


  1. "Pentecost" is an artwork by Bernard van Orley, begun in and completed in (490 years ago).
  2. "Pentecost" is an artwork by Martin Sharp.


  1. Pentecost is a prominent feast in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ after the Resurrection of Jesus. The feast is also called Whit Sunday, Whitsun, or Whit, especially in the United Kingdom, where the following Monday was traditionally a holiday. Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks after Easter Sunday, hence its name. Pentecost falls on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday.
    • also known as Whitsun, Whitsunday, Whit Sunday, Whit
  2. Pentecost is a theater production.
  3. Pentecost is an award-nominated theater production.
    • award: - Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play (BBC Award for the Play of the Year) nomination for David Edgar

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Google previewChristian Liturgy (2003)

by Ignatius Puthiadam

Pentecost is the feast of the founding of the Christian community. So it has a tremendous social significance.

Google previewThe Bible for Home Reading (1907)

Again the Pentecost is the festival of the family. For it declares that the basis of social wellbeing is ...

Google previewThoughts on Judaism (1904)

by Lilian Helen Montagu

Again, Pentecost is the festival of the family, for it declares that the basis of social well - being is the honour of parents and the sanctity of the home. Then, too, Pentecost is the festival of law, and law is a great and noble element in human life, ...

Google previewA Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays (2001)

With Activities for All Ages by Robin Sampson, Linda Pierce

Pentecost is a major festival and has a dual significance: historical and agricultural, just as Passover and Tabernacles. Unlike Passover and Tabernacles, it is observed for only two days (only one in the Reform Movement). Pentecost marks the ...

Google previewChristianity (2015)

An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath

Pentecost is the feast on which the church celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit to the apostles, which led to the dramatic expansion of the church in its formative period. The Holy Spirit is of major importance to Christian thought and ...

Google previewCompanion to the Calendar (1993)

A Guide to the Saints and Mysteries of the Christian Calendar by Mary Ellen Hynes

Like Christmas or like a wedding, Pentecost is a day for lights, flowers, garlands, wreaths and all sorts of decorations.

Google previewBaptism in the Holy Spirit (2010)

A Re-examination of the New Testament Teaching on the Gift of the Spirit in Relation to Pentecostalism Today by James D. G. Dunn

PART TWO PENTECOST is a word which lies close to the heart of every Pentecostal. Not only does...

Google previewClassic Pentecostal Sermon Library (2011)

by Ray H. Hughes

PENTECOST IS THE DIMENSION OF ATTITUDES One of the grave dilemmas of modern Pentecost is the tendency to claim much and practice little. Too often we extol the great powers of the Holy Spirit but our lives speak of selfishness, ...

Google previewThe Christian Life and the History of Israel (2009)

by Paul L. Dunteman

The name Pentecost means 50 in Greek, and so for this reason the feast is called Pentecost. It is called shavuot (weeks) in Hebrew because seven weeks are counted. If we begin on a Sunday, the first day of the week, and count seven ...

Google previewWord and Worship Workbook for Year A (1999)

Religious Education and Formation by Mary Birmingham

Pentecost is an ongoing event. It was inaugurated in the first Christian community , but it still...

Google previewIf I Could Ask God Anything (2006)

Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids by Kathryn Slattery

Pentecost is the name of an ancient Jewish festival that takes place about fifty days after Passover. The word Pentecost means “fiftieth day.” At the first Pentecost, about ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven, the disciples gathered in ...

Google previewWord and Worship Workbook for Year C (1997)

For Ministry in Initiation, Preaching, Religious Education, and Formation by Mary Birmingham

Pentecost is an ongoing event. It was inaugurated in the first Christian community , but it still...

Google previewDays of the Lord: Easter Triduum (1993)

by Liturgical Press, Various

Pentecost As its name indicates, Pentecost is the feast that takes place fifty days after Easter.1 It is the crowning finale of the celebration of the Lord's resurrection, which lasts throughout Eastertime2 and ends with the pouring out of the Spirit ...

Google previewThe Holy Use of Money (2006)

Personal Finances in Light of Christian Faith by John C. Haughey

Certainly, acknowledging the outpouring of the Spirit once a year on the feast Pentecost is an insufficient entering of this mystery. So also is any acknowledgment that merely sees it as a once and longago event. Most Christians are too passivc ...

Google previewDictionary of Premillennial Theology

by Mal Couch

Pentecost particularly deals with the parables concerning the kingdom of heaven. These present the new form of the theocracy unforeseen in the OT but revealed through Christ's teaching {Parables, 18). The parables of the kingdom anticipate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evangelicalism (2002)

by Randall Herbert Balmer

Pentecost 1862 to enlist as a chaplain in the Union Army and soon thereafter became a Baptist minister, serving congregations in Indiana, Kentucky, New York , and Massachusetts. Pentecost earned a reputation as a gifted preacher.

Google previewCalmet's Great Dictionary of the Holy Bible: Calmet's great dictionary ... K-Z (1813)

by Augustin Calmet, Charles Taylor

distinction, to distinguish the day of To return to the Pentecost. Twice they bring the (which it is said was that of Mary the mother.

Google previewThe Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)

by Tremper III Longman

PENTECOST Greek parlance for the OT Festival of Weeks described in Lev. 23:15—22. It gets this name because it is celebrated fifty days after the Passover (Gk. pente'lcoste means ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set (2010)

by John Anthony McGuckin

Pentecost,. Feast. of. MARIA GWYN MCDOWELL A great feast of the church observed fifty days after Pascha, celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit, the full revelation of the trinitarian mystery, and the commencement of the church's mission ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Lutheranism (2001)

by Günther Gassmann, Duane H. Larson, Mark W. Oldenburg

PENTECOST. Feast of the outpouring of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature (1992)

by David L. Jeffrey

PENTECOST in mockery. For in truth the wine was new, even the grace of the New Testament; but this new wine was from a spiritual Vine which had oftentimes ere this borne fruit in the Prophets, and had now blossomed in the ...

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Small photo of SUMULEU CIUC, ROMANIA - MAY 29: Crowds of Szekler pilgrims gather to celebrate the Pentecost and the catholic pilgrimage tradition, May 29, 2004 in Sumuleu Ciuc (Csiksomlyo), RomaniaSmall photo of A young boy holding a colorful basket of fresh fruit (Bikkurim) decorated with flowers. The basket is prepared traditionally to celebrate the Jewish festival of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) or Pentecost.Small photo of Russian orthodox Pentecost chapel in St. PetersburgSmall photo of Merry PentecostSmall photo of A young boy wearing a crown of vine leaves prepared traditionally to celebrate the Jewish festival of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) or Pentecost.Small photo of A young boy holding a colorful basket of fresh fruit (Bikkurim) decorated with flowers. The basket is prepared traditionally to celebrate the Jewish festival of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) or Pentecost.Small photo of BRUGGE, BELGIUM - JUNE 12, 2014: The Ascension of Jesus and Pentecost, and Resurrection scene on the windowpane in st. Jacobs church (Jakobskerk). More...

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