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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

Alternative definition of the noun pentecost

proper noun

  1. A Jewish festival (also known as Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks) seven weeks after the feast of Firstfruits or Yom Habikkurim, originally a harvest festival but, since the destruction of the Temple, also commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. [See Wikipedia article on Shavuot for further information on, and chronology of, these feasts.]
  2. The particular (Jewish) Pentecost 49 days (inclusive) after the resurrection of Jesus on the (Jewish) Day of First Fruits, when (in Christian teaching) the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles with miraculous effects including the ability to explain the Gospel intelligibly in languages they did not know; or a similar occasion since.
  3. Christian festival (also known as Whitsun or Whitsunday), which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles (see above definition).
  4. Pentecostal manifestation, such as in a church service.


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

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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 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 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 previewThe Spirit Of Christ (2010)

by Andrew Murray

The church has hardly acknowledged this and has not seen that the glory of Pentecost is the highest glory of the Father and the Son. That is why the Holy Spirit...

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 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 previewThe Methodist Review (1916)

Pentecost is the completion of the at-one-ment of Calvary. The surrender of the cross involves the return of man in obedience to the Father's will; on Calvary man gives himself to God. Pentecost means that the at-one- ment achieved by the ...

Google previewRecord of Christian Work (1904)

by Alexander McConnell, William Revell Moody, Arthur Percy Fitt

Pentecost is a revelation of Supernatural Power.

Pentecost means power to live, to labor, to love; power to work, to witness, to wait ; power to serve, to stand, to suffer ; power to resist, to insist, to persist; yea, more — power, if needs be, to die.

Google previewMethods of Ethical Analysis (2013)

Between Theology, History, and Literature by Nimi Wariboko

Pentecost is an intensification of the human capacity to act, the power of acting in certain ways; the reign of God is recognized as the sovereignty of decentering of spaces with formulatable boundaries, as a mode of bonding, as a mode of ...

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 previewAre Miraculous Gifts for Today? (2011)

4 Views by Wayne A. Grudem

Pentecost is the redemptive-historical Spirit-seal (cf.

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 previewWord and Worship Workbook for Year B (1999)

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

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

Google previewBetween Memory and Hope (2000)

Readings on the Liturgical Year by Maxwell E. Johnson, John Francis Baldovin

Pentecost is a Greek word meaning "the fiftieth day.

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 previewHistorical Dictionary of Anglicanism (2015)

by Colin Buchanan

PENTECOST. “Pentecost” is the Greek word for “fifty,” and the title is used in the New Testament for the Jewish pilgrim feast that comes 50 days after Passover. It was originally given by God as a celebration of the first fruits of the harvest (cf.

Google previewA Dictionary of European Baptist Life and Thought (2009)

by John H. Y. Briggs

JHYB Pentecost [See also Pentecost Sunday, Pentecostalism, Baptists and This refers to the Jewish harvest festival at which the Holy Spirit descended upon the church and gave rise to its dramatic expanSion into the Mediterranean world.

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 (2011)

by Günther Gassmann, Mark W. Oldenburg

PENTECOST. Feast of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The celebration of the ...

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Small photo of ROME, ITALY - MARCH 12, 2016: The fresco of Pentecost in church Chiesa di Santa Maria dell Orto by A. Procaccini (1704).Small photo of PIOTRKOWSKA LODZ, POLAND, MARCH 19 2017 : Church of PentecostSmall photo of BERLIN, GERMANY, FEBRUARY - 16, 2017: The carved relief Pentecost on the main altar of Dominicans church of St. Pauls by unknown artist (1915).Small photo of stone cross in an old park or gravestone in a cemetery, memorial day symbol for war dead, christian holidays like good friday, easter or pentecost, also used for halloween, verticalSmall photo of ANTWERP, BELGIUM - APRIL 30, 2017: Stained Glass window in the Church of Saint Andrew in Antwerp, Belgium, depicting Mary and the Apostles at PentecostSmall photo of AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2017: Westerkerk Is the largest Protestant church in the whole of Holland. It was officially inaugurated during the day of Pentecost of the year 1631.Small photo of BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA, NOVEMBER - 21, 2016: The lithography of The Pentecost in Missale Romanum by unknown artist with the initials F.M.S (1889) and printed by Typis Friderici Pustet. More...

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