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Pentecost

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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

Place

Pentecost a.k.a. Pentecost Island is one of the 83 islands that make up the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu.

  • also known as Pentecôte, Pentecote
  • part of Vanuatu

Music

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

Writings

"Pentecost" is a play by David Edgar.

Film

"Pentecost" is a 2011 short comedy drama film written and directed by Peter Mcdonald.

Artworks

  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.

Miscellanea

  1. Pentecost is the Greek name for the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. This feast is still celebrated in Judaism as Shavuot. Later, in the Christian liturgical year, it became a feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, as described in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1–31. For this reason, Pentecost is sometimes described by some Christians today as the "Birthday of the Church".
    • also known as Whitsun, Whitsunday, Whit Sunday, Whit
  2. Pentecost is a 1994 play by the British playwright David Edgar. It is named after the Jewish and Christian festival of Pentecost. It is set during the early 1990s and concerns the discovery of a mural in a small church. It is part of a trilogy of plays on the theme of negotiation set in Eastern Europe in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall: the other two plays are The Shape of the Table and The Prisoner's Dilemma.
  3. Pentecost is a 2014 theater production of the play by David Edgar.
  4. Pentecost is a 1994 to 1995 theater production of the play by David Edgar.
    • award: - Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play (BBC Award for the Play of the Year) nomination for David Edgar
  5. Pentecost is a 2005 theater production of the play by David Edgar.
    • award: - Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play 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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