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Pentecost Sunday and the birth of the Church

Adapted from a piece published June 8, 2014 We all know that Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Christ. And we know that Easter is the recognition of the persecution, execution, and resurrection […]

Why Christians should care more about Pentecost Sunday

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons
Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

We all know that Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Christ. And we know that Easter is the recognition of the persecution, execution, and resurrection of Jesus. But Pentecost Sunday is an annual event which is also of major significance. It is sometimes referred to as the Church’s “birthday.”

“Pentecost” comes from the Greek word for 50. Pentecost Sunday occurs 7 weeks after Easter every year (this year, on June 8). The first Pentecost Sunday is recorded in Acts 2.