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Pentecost is usually celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter and is also called Whitsunday.
“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues of fire, distributed and resting on each of them. And they were all filled with the
Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
The Holy Spirit descending was in answer to the explicit promise of the Glorified Lord and the apostles had been prayerfully waiting for its fulfillment.
Under Peter’s preaching, many thousands were converted in Jerusalem.
The main sign of Pentecost is the color red. It symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is also symbolized as the dove descending which recalls the sound of the mighty wind which accompanied the descent of the Holy Spirit.