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Pentecost: Whitsunday


Messages from Your Angels 2015 wall calendar. An Angel’s Prayer © Donna Pope.

I think of Pentecost as a transcendental holiday, a holiday when the familiar Christian story of Christ’s birth at Christmas and resurrection on Easter moves in another direction entirely (into the realm of pure spirit), as Christ appears to his apostles in a locked room, shining like the sun, and they begin speaking in tongues. It’s often pictured in religious art with little flames burning over the heads of the apostles. They are inspired, burning with new fervor. It’s a moment that breaks through the barriers of mundane reality. Continue reading