The Day of Pentecost

Today is the Day of Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. It is one of the three major festivals of the church, following Christmas and Easter.

This morning’s reading from Acts has a gathering of Jesus’s followers. When the Holy Spirit descends upon them, each hears in their native language. With the help of some friends of the videographer, a verse of the lesson is read in several different languages.