Pentecost is also called Whitsunday is celebrated on Sunday that falls on the 50th day of Easter. It is a big festival in the Christian church that observes the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other disciples following the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ. It also marks the beginning of the Christian church's mission to the world. The festival marks an end to the Easter cycle, which starts 90 days before with Ash Wednesday at the beginning of Lent.
At Mildmay, we had our first Sunday Service for our patients and clients since the start of the Pandemic. It was quite moving to be present on this special occasion and our small congregation was very enthusiastic.
Image: Fra Angelico, The Ascension of Christ, The Last Judgment, Pentecost (Corsini Triptych)