Pentecost

Pentecost

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May 28, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, in his Pentecost letter to the Anglican Communion, encourages Anglicans to pray for renewal in the Spirit and focus on the priority of mission, so that "we may indeed do what God asks of us and let all people know that new and forgiven life in Christ is...

April 30, 2008

The "gift of Holy Spirit keeps us lively and moving" as "inspiring breath" in the Body of Christ, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori writes in her 2008 Pentecost letter to the Episcopal Church.

 

Jefferts Schori's letter precedes the Church's observance of the Feast of...

May 1, 2005

One of the great beauties of the Christian year is that every 12 months (give or take a bit for the moveable feasts) it brings us, with whatever joy or sorrow we may be carrying, to a place that is known to us with great familiarity and is also completely strange. The world has changed, and we...

April 30, 2005

Our recent meeting of the House of Bishops produced a remarkable convergence summed up in a Covenant Statement which has been seen by many as the fruit of the Spirit’s activity among us. What emerged is far more than words on a page but a fundamental disposition rooted and grounded in a force...

June 22, 2004

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

The last weeks of the Easter Season and first weeks of Pentecost for me have been particularly rich and full. I preached at the commencements of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest and the Virginia Theological Seminary. As well, I...

May 31, 2004

ON MAY 30 we mark the end of the Great 50 Days of Easter with the Feast of Pentecost, which celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the infant church. The ending takes us back to the beginning, as one of the gospel readings for the day relates the risen Christ’s encounter on the first...

June 10, 2003

The Primates of the Anglican Communion send this pastoral letter to all bishops, clergy and people of our churches, with the desire that it be read or distributed at public worship on the Feast of Pentecost, 2003.

"I have called you friends." (John 15.15)

United in Common Prayer and...

June 10, 2003

December 25th, 2000

O come thou Wisdom from on high…

All is neither calm nor bright as we once again celebrate the Savior's birth. Instead, we find ourselves in a bleak midwinter of fear and rage, rocks and bullets, which have turned the land of Jesus' birth into a war zone. Yet...

June 9, 2003

December 21st, 2000

Just before Christmas the Presiding Bishop sent a letter to all bishops reflecting on the common life of the Episcopal Church. The Presiding Bishop's Office has received numerous requests from others for copies of this letter. Therefore, as it may be of more general...

May 22, 2003

We are now in the season of Pentecost, having moved through the Great Fifty Days of Easter which culminated on May 20 with the celebration of the day of Pentecost.

Well I remember from my own experiences as a parish priest, and then a bishop making visitations, the energy that went into...

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Today we mark Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and followers of Jesus

Today we mark Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and followers of Jesus

Today we mark Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and followers of Jesus

Today the church celebrates the Day of Pentecost, 50 days after East

Today the church celebrates the Day of Pentecost, 50 days after Easter Day.

What if the Holy Spirit answered our Pentecost prayers?