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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. 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. In old sources it is occasionally referred to as Whitsundie Island.

Music

"Pentecost" is a musical album of David Tagg.

Writings

"Pentecost" is a play by David Edgar.

Film

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

Miscellanea

  1. Pentecost is a prominent feast in the calendar of Ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai, and also later in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the remaining eleven Apostles of Christ. In the Eastern churches, Pentecost can also refer to the fifty days between Easter and Pentecost, hence the book containing the liturgical texts for Paschaltide is called the Pentecostarion. The feast is also called Whit Sunday, Whitsun, or Whit, especially in England, 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 Sinksen, Sinxen, Pogorârea Sfântului Duh, Cinzecime
  2. Pentecost is a 2005 theater production of the play by David Edgar.
  3. Pentecost is a 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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pentecost

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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 previewA Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays (2001)

With Activities for All Ages by Robin Sampson, Linda Pierce

The Greek name Pentecost is only found in the New Testament (Acts 2:1). 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 ...

Google previewThe Prayer Book Guide to Christian Education (2009)

Revised Common Lectionary by Sharon Ely Pearson, Robyn Szoke

After Easter, Pentecost is the second most important feast of the church. “ Pentecost” is from the Greek, meaning “fiftieth day.” It was the Greek name for the Hebrew Feast of Weeks, which fell on the fiftieth day after Passover. Christians took this ...

Google previewA Time to Prosper (2013)

Finding and Entering God's Realm of Blessings by Chuck D. Pierce, Robert Heidler

Pentecost is the appointed time for the heavens to open! If we want to understand...

Google previewThe Great Life (2005)

Essays on Doctrine and Holiness by Michael J. Aquilina, Kenneth Ogorek

Indeed Pentecost is a sort of paradigm for the Church. It was a moment of crisis, of fear, and of confusion. The Church came together to pray. Our tradition claims they gathered at the place of the first Eucharist, in the company of Mary and of ...

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

For Luke Pentecost is the climax of all that has gone before. From the start of the ministry of...

Pentecost is a new beginning - the inauguration of the new age, the age of the Spirit - that which had not been before." Luke makes this very clear  ...

Google previewThe History of the Kingdom of God, Part II: Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom

The original agricultural aspect has been superimposed in the course of time by another, historical aspect: Pentecost is the feast that commemorates the gift of the Torah, a feast that ;...

Google previewLiving Liturgy (1998)

Elementary Reflections by Sofia Cavalletti

The original agricultural aspect has been superimposed in the course of time by another, historical aspect: Pentecost is the feast that commemorates the gift of the Torah, a feast that completes the celebration of the liberation of the Jews from ;...

Google previewThe Bible for home reading (1902)

by Claude Goldsmid Montefiore

Again the Pentecost is the festival of the family. For it declares that the basis of social wellbeing is the honour of parents and the sanctity of the home. Then too, the Pentecost is the festival of law, and law is a great and noble element in human ;...

Google previewChristianity (2006)

An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath

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

Google previewJames Joyce (1986)

The Centennial Symposium by Morris Beja

Pentecost is the presente of the Word, reunited with the Father: this presence is transmitted by the tongues of fire. The form taken by the Holy Spirit is the pluralized gift of languages. In Joyce's writing, the transmission of tongues in the offering ...

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 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 the Holy Spirit. The celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples (Acts 2:1) 50 days after the resurrection of Christ ...

Google previewCatholic Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Scott Hahn

PENUEL (Pentecost) is one of three major feasts listed in EXOCl 23: 14-17 (where it is known as the harvest festival), along with the festival of Unleavened Bread and the festival of lngathering at the end of the year (cf. Exod 34:22).

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Catholic History (2004)

by Matthew Bunson

PENTECOST mortal sins, both by number and species, to a priest who was empowered to grant absolution. Vatican Council II reaffirmed the teachings of Trent but also placed emphasis on the healing nature of the sacrament of penance and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religions (2013)

by John G. R. Forlong

Pentecost. The. "fifty. days,". from. the. 16th. of. Nisan. to. the. 6th of Sivan, when the Hebrew harvest festival was celebrated. 104. Pentecost.

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