Season of Pentecost

Liturgical Season – Pentecost (and the Sundays post-Pentecost)
http://homebrewedchristianity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Pentecpstspiritumsanctam.jpgFrom the Day of Pentecost (08 June 2014) to the First Sunday of Advent (30 November 2014), we are in the liturgical season of post-Pentecost.  While the liturgical color for the Feast of Pentecost itself is red, the color for the long period after Pentecost is green.  This season is sometimes referred to as 'ordinary time' because there are no major liturgical observances during this time.
 
http://blackandwhiteclipart.magick7.com/clip-art/image4/Religi7.gif'Pentecost' simply means 'the fiftieth day.'  The second chapter of the Acts of the  Apostles tells us that "When the day of Pentecost had come, they (the remaining eleven apostles -- minus Judas at this point -- and the apostle Matthias, who was chosen by lot to replace Judas) were all together in one place" when the Holy Spirit came upon them.  In keeping with their Jewish tradition, this means that the apostles were gathered for Shavu'ot, the Festival of Weeks, the second of the three major Jewish festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Passover and Sukkot).  Agriculturally, Shavu'ot commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim (the Festival of the First Fruits).  Historically, it celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
 
As Christians, we celebrate Pentecost as the 50th (and final) day of Eastertide, on the 7th Sunday after Easter Day.  On Pentecost the church received the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, the Helper, as promised by Christ prior to his Ascension.  As the 'birthday of the church,' Pentecost is one of the 7 principal Feasts of the Christian calendar.  In our Episcopal tradition, it is one of the 5 days considered especially appropriate for baptism (the other 4 being the Easter Vigil, All Saints' Day, the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, and the day of a Bishop's Episcopal visitation to a particular congregation).  The Feast of Pentecost emphasizes that the church is understood to be the body of Christ which is drawn together and given life by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Liturgical Season – Pentecost (and the Sundays post-Pentecost)
http://homebrewedchristianity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Pentecpstspiritumsanctam.jpgFrom the Day of Pentecost (08 June 2014) to the First Sunday of Advent (30 November 2014), we are in the liturgical season of post-Pentecost.  While the liturgical color for the Feast of Pentecost itself is red, the color for the long period after Pentecost is green.  This season is sometimes referred to as 'ordinary time' because there are no major liturgical observances during this time.
 
http://blackandwhiteclipart.magick7.com/clip-art/image4/Religi7.gif'Pentecost' simply means 'the fiftieth day.'  The second chapter of the Acts of the  Apostles tells us that "When the day of Pentecost had come, they (the remaining eleven apostles -- minus Judas at this point -- and the apostle Matthias, who was chosen by lot to replace Judas) were all together in one place" when the Holy Spirit came upon them.  In keeping with their Jewish tradition, this means that the apostles were gathered for Shavu'ot, the Festival of Weeks, the second of the three major Jewish festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Passover and Sukkot).  Agriculturally, Shavu'ot commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim (the Festival of the First Fruits).  Historically, it celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
 
As Christians, we celebrate Pentecost as the 50th (and final) day of Eastertide, on the 7th Sunday after Easter Day.  On Pentecost the church received the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, the Helper, as promised by Christ prior to his Ascension.  As the 'birthday of the church,' Pentecost is one of the 7 principal Feasts of the Christian calendar.  In our Episcopal tradition, it is one of the 5 days considered especially appropriate for baptism (the other 4 being the Easter Vigil, All Saints' Day, the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, and the day of a Bishop's Episcopal visitation to a particular congregation).  The Feast of Pentecost emphasizes that the church is understood to be the body of Christ which is drawn together and given life by the power of the Holy Spirit.
 

 
 
Liturgical Season – Pentecost (and the Sundays post-Pentecost)
http://homebrewedchristianity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Pentecpstspiritumsanctam.jpgFrom the Day of Pentecost (08 June 2014) to the First Sunday of Advent (30 November 2014), we are in the liturgical season of post-Pentecost.  While the liturgical color for the Feast of Pentecost itself is red, the color for the long period after Pentecost is green.  This season is sometimes referred to as 'ordinary time' because there are no major liturgical observances during this time.
 
http://blackandwhiteclipart.magick7.com/clip-art/image4/Religi7.gif'Pentecost' simply means 'the fiftieth day.'  The second chapter of the Acts of the  Apostles tells us that "When the day of Pentecost had come, they (the remaining eleven apostles -- minus Judas at this point -- and the apostle Matthias, who was chosen by lot to replace Judas) were all together in one place" when the Holy Spirit came upon them.  In keeping with their Jewish tradition, this means that the apostles were gathered for Shavu'ot, the Festival of Weeks, the second of the three major Jewish festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Passover and Sukkot).  Agriculturally, Shavu'ot commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim (the Festival of the First Fruits).  Historically, it celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
 
As Christians, we celebrate Pentecost as the 50th (and final) day of Eastertide, on the 7th Sunday after Easter Day.  On Pentecost the church received the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, the Helper, as promised by Christ prior to his Ascension.  As the 'birthday of the church,' Pentecost is one of the 7 principal Feasts of the Christian calendar.  In our Episcopal tradition, it is one of the 5 days considered especially appropriate for baptism (the other 4 being the Easter Vigil, All Saints' Day, the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, and the day of a Bishop's Episcopal visitation to a particular congregation).  The Feast of Pentecost emphasizes that the church is understood to be the body of Christ which is drawn together and given life by the power of the Holy Spirit.
 

 
 

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Welcome to the Episcopal
Church of the Holy Apostles
 
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles is a small congregation with a large heart, conveniently located at 26238 N IL RT 59, in Wauconda, Illinois.
 
The Episcopal Church is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, a complex and diverse body of over 80 million Christians, spanning the globe in over 160 countries.  You can find an Episcopal Church in each of the 50 United States, and in serveral overseas locations.  As stated on the Visitor's Page of the website of our National Church Headquarters in Washington, DC, "The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome.  Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ."
 
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