The Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel
Our mission is to nourish God's people, that Christ may be known.
Pentecost means "fiftieth day" in Ancient Greek and is celebrated fifty days after Easter. It is the great celebration that marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost is historically and symbolically related
to the Jewish harvest festival of Shavuot.
While the disciples were inside praying, a sound like that of a rushing wind filled the house and tongues of fire descended and rested over each of their heads. They were suddenly empowered to proclaim the gospel of the risen Christ. They went out into the streets of Jerusalem and began preaching to the crowds gathered for the harvest festival of Shavout.
Not only did the disciples preach with boldness and vigor, but by a miracle of the Holy Spirit they spoke in the native languages of the people present, many who had come from all corners of the Roman Empire.