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Feast of the Holy Pentecost June 16, 2019


Feast Day: June 16, 2019

The Feast of Holy Pentecost is one of the Great Feasts of the Greek Orthodox Church and is celebrated on a Sunday each year on the 50th day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Πάσχα / Easter) and 10 days after the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ.

Holy Pentecost honors the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles during the Jewish feast of Pentecost and celebrates the establishment of the Church through the preaching of the Apostles and the baptism of the thousands of believers.

The word Pentecost comes from the Greek word (Πέντε / Pente) for 50.

The icon depicts the apostles seated in a semicircle.

Video: The Holy Pentecost

Greek Orthodox Feast Days