+JMJ+ I hope you’re having a blessed, happy, and holy Solemnity of Pentecost. I’m taking summer off here at the blog and on social media (the Rosary on Twitter will continue on Fridays at 7pm CT, 8pm ET), but I wanted to send you a Pentecost greeting and share a video by Dr. Brant Pitre about the feast. His work is so good, I can’t pass up a chance to share it with y’all.
Video, Pentecost, by Brant Pitre.
As Pentecost approaches, have you ever wondered where does the feast of Pentecost come from? Is Pentecost just a Christian feast or was Pentecost a festival that was already being celebrated at the time of Jesus and before?
If so, what would’ve the feast of Pentecost registered as a celebration of for Jesus’ contemporaries, and how does that impact the way we understand the Christian festival of Pentecost and the identity of the Holy Spirit as divine?Brant Pitre, Pentecost, Catholic Productions, from the description on the YouTube video page.
1 O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day. For thee my soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways!
2 In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water: so in the sanctuary have I come before thee, to see thy power and thy glory.
3 For thy mercy is better than lives: thee my lips shall praise.
4 Thus will I bless thee all my life long: and in thy name I will lift up my hands.
5 Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness: and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.
6 If I have remembered thee upon my bed, I will meditate on thee in the morning:
7 because thou hast been my helper. And I will rejoice under the covert of thy wings:
8 my soul hath stuck close to thee: thy right hand hath received me.Psalm 63, From Morning Prayer, Douay-Rheims Bible, public domain.
Thanks for visiting the blog and reading. I pray that you and I will stay holy and virtuous on this Pentecost and all year long, and may we become who the Lord intends us to be: SAINTS. Please pray for me, and know that I pray for you. God bless you and may His Peace be always with you. +JMJ+
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Notes and Links
- The Bible and the Mass: The Jewish Roots of Christian Liturgy, Dr. Brant Pitre, audio, CD or MP3, from Catholic Productions.
- The Mass Readings Explained, Dr. Brant Pitre, Catholic Productions.
Image: Pentecost, by Jean II Restout, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
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