Pentecost

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Pen·te·cost

 (pĕn′tĭ-kôst′, -kŏst′)
n.
1. Christianity The seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples. Also called Whitsunday.
2. Judaism See Shavuot.

[Middle English pentecoste, from Old English Pentecosten, from Late Latin Pentēcostē, from Greek pentēkostē (hēmerā), fiftieth (day), feminine of pentēkostos, fiftieth, from pentēkonta, fifty; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]

Pentecost

(ˈpɛntɪˌkɒst)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a Christian festival occurring on Whit Sunday commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost on the apostles
2. (Judaism) Judaism Also called: Feast of Weeks or Shavuot the harvest festival celebrated fifty days after the second day of Passover on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan, and commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai
[Old English, from Church Latin pentēcostē, from Greek pentēkostē fiftieth]

Pen•te•cost

(ˈpɛn tɪˌkɔst, -ˌkɒst)

n.
1. a Christian festival celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles; Whitsunday.
[before 1000; Middle English pentecoste, Old English pentecosten < Late Latin pentēcostē < Greek pentēkostḗ (hēméra) fiftieth (day)]

Pentecost

Marks the coming ofthe Holy Spirit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pentecost - seventh Sunday after EasterPentecost - seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek - Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days)
2.Pentecost - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten CommandmentsPentecost - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
Translations
عيد العَنْصَره أو الحَصاد
Pentecosta
letniceSvatodušní svátky
pinse
helluntai
pünkösd
Sekminės
Vasarsvetki
Hamsin Yortusu

Pentecost

[ˈpentɪkɒst] N (Rel) → Pentecostés m

Pentecost

[ˈpɛntɪkɒst] nPentecôte f

Pentecost

n (Jewish) → Erntefest nt; (Christian) → Pfingsten nt

Pentecost

[ˈpɛntɪˌkɒst] n (Rel) → Pentecoste f

Pentecost

(ˈpentəkoust) , ((American) -koːst) noun
the Christian festival of Whitsuntide celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter.
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That the day of Pentecost would not pass without your highness being out of Vincennes.
amp;nbsp;When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.
The Day of Pentecost, on June 4, "when the people gathered in Jerusalem heard the good news in their own languages," is an opportune time for Canadian Anglicans to renew their commitment to the work of healing, said Archdeacon Michael Thompson, the national church's general secretary.
Cox asserts that in the last few decades, "a new age has opened--a Market equivalent to the Day of Pentecost with its tongues of fire and descent of the Spirit upon the flesh.
Such an approach will be exemplified--not just laid out propositionally (or "scientifically," in the old tradition of hermeneutics, understood as the science of interpretation)--in light of the Day of Pentecost narrative as recorded in the book of Acts.
My own proposal (developed elsewhere) has been that such a theological approach should be distinctively pneumatological, following out of the Day of Pentecost metaphor that understands the many tongues inspired by the Spirit as also heralding the witnesses of the many faiths and the many scientific disciplines.
Assisted by a couple of bishops and four priests, Rahi recited verses from the Gospels of John depicting the descent of the Holy Ghost on the apostles on what came to pass later as the day of Pentecost.
It was felt by the first converts who marveled to hear the apostles preaching "in the native language of each" (Acts 2:6) on the day of Pentecost.
Pentecostals believe speaking in tongues may be an unlearned human language -- as the Bible claims happened on the Day of Pentecost -- or it may be the language of angels.
The sing is held to mark the Christian holy day of Pentecost, and is a survivor from the early years of the 20th century.
This universal character emerges clearly on the day of Pentecost, when the Spirit fills the first Christian community with his presence, so that the Gospel may spread to all nations, causing the one People of God to grow in all peoples.
It was good to give people a little bit of a wow sense of going to church, of the day of Pentecost, and if we can send people home with a little bit of that wow factor then it's a morning well spent," he added.