This post is the sixth in a series of articles on the Seasons, Sundays, and Feast Days that make up the Church’s liturgical calendar. Feast Days are those days set aside by the Church to celebrate and commemorate martyrs, Christians of the past, events from the life of Christ, and other Biblical stories. Join us as we journey through the celebrations of the ancient Church.
At Redemption City Church, we plan our liturgy, preaching, and church life around the traditional Church calendar (also known as the Liturgical Calendar). We believe this is useful and healthy for a Christ-centered church and followers of Christ. In highlighting the traditional Feast Days as well, we do so in order to boast in Christ, and in Christ alone. These stories are centered on Him and we rejoice in celebrating His mighty wonders and deeds.
You can find out more about the church calendar and why we follow it as a church in our previous article
Acts 2: 1-21
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
What is the Day of Pentecost?
Pentecost, which comes from the Greek word for “fiftieth day” – Pentekoste, is a feast day observed by the Church on fiftieth and last day of the Easter season. On Pentecost, the Church remembers the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Christ’s disciples while they were gathered in Jerusalem for the Feast of Weeks (Acts 2) and reflects on the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the global church.
Voices from the Early Church