Pentecost

Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή [ἡμέρα], Pentēkostē [hēmera], `the fiftieth [day]`) is the Greek name for the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. This feast is still celebrated in Judaism as Shavuot. Later, in the Christian liturgical year, it became a feast com.....
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Pentecost

• (n.) A festival of the Roman Catholic and other churches in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles; which occurred on the day of Pentecost; -- called also Whitsunday. • (n.) A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the second day of the Passover (whic...
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Pentecost

(Pentecost from Greek pentecost, `50th day`), major festival in the Christian church, celebrated on the Sunday that falls on the 50th day after ... [4 related articles]
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pentecost

1. A solemn festival of the Jews; so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the second day of the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of the Jewish month Nisan); hence called, also, the Feast of Weeks. at this festival an offering of the first fruits of the harvest was made. By the Jews it was generally regarded as comm...
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Pentecost

noun seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
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Pentecost

(Christianity) Christian festival that celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated seven weeks after Easter, and is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church. Traditionally a time of baptism, the name Whit Sunday, or White Sunday, derives from the custom of wearing white wh...
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Pentecost

(Judaism) Another name for the Jewish festival of Shavuot
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Pentecost

Pen'te·cost noun [ Latin pentecoste , Greek ... (sc. ...) the fiftieth day, Pentecost, from ... fiftieth, from ... fifty, from ... five. See Five , and confer Pingster .] 1. A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) aft...
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Pentecost

Another name for the Jewish festival of Shavuot. ...
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Pentecost

Christian festival that celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated seven weeks after Easter, and is regarded as...
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pentecost

festival of Whitsuntide, 7 weeks after Easter
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Pentecost

In Christianity, a holy day celebrated 49 days after Easter Sunday. It recalls the visitation of the Holy Spirit to 120 Christians 50 days after Jesus' resurrection. They spoke in tongues This is usually regarded as the date of the birth of the Christian church.
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Pentecost

On Pentecost, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church.
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Pentecost

Pentecost (pen'tukôst) [Gr.,=fiftieth], important Jewish and Christian feast. The Jewish feast of Pentecost, in Hebrew Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, one of the three pilgrimage festivals, arose as the celebration of the closing of the spring grain harvest, which began formally in Passover 5...
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Pentecost

The festival when the disciples received the Holy Spirit. Often thought of as the birth of the church.
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Pentecost

This was the religious festival celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter (also called Whitsun). The festival is to remember the day when the Holy Spirit came down from Heaven to Jesus' disciples and gave them 'the gift of tongues' so that they were able to go abroad and spread the word of Jesus in many languages.
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Pentecost

[n] - seventh Sunday after Easter
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