Pentecost Prayers – Sunday, May 23, 2021

Our service for the Feast of Pentecost–the sending of God’s Holy Spirit–will be live-streamed to the parish Facebook page on Sunday, May 23rd. The service will begin at 9:30 am EDT, with a few minutes of music beforehand to help us prepare to enter into prayer. (You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch the live-stream.)

The order of service is available here.

An Image of the Day of Pentecost from the Jesus MAFA project.
Pentecost – Acts 2:1-4

Here’s what Sundays and Seasons writes about this feast:
Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wideness of God’s mercy to places we least expect it—to a crowd of strangers of different lands and tongues, to dry bones, to our weak hearts. Jesus promises his disciples that they will be accompanied by the Holy Spirit, and that this Spirit reveals the truth. We celebrate that we too have been visited with this same Spirit. Guided by the truth, we join together in worship, and then disperse to share the fullness of Christ’s love with the world.

A Coptic icon of the day of Pentecost, showing a dove descending upon the apostles--each with a tongue of flame upon their heads.

Alleluia, alleluia! Come, Holy Spirit, come!

The JESUS MAFA image of Pentecost is used under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License:
JESUS MAFA. Pentecost, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 21, 2021]. Original source: (contact page: