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PentecostGreat Feast of Pentecost - Holy and Glorious Pascha Celebration Fifieth Day - Eighth Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1)

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Pente-
cost
Cycle
Holy
and
Glor-
ious
Pascha
Pascha
Suns.
2d
All
Souls
Sat.
Pente-
cost
Divine
Liurgy
Chang-
able
Prayers
Vespers
of
Mon.
after
Pente-
cost
Kneeling
Prayers
Mon.
after
Pente-
cost
Pente-
cost
Suns.
Divine
Body
Thurs.
after
1st
Sun.
after
Pen-
te-
cost
Last
Sun
before
1st Sun.
of
Triodion
Pharisee
Publican

 


Feast of Feasts and Great Feasts
FeastEvent
Commem-
orated
Action
of Event
Significance
of Event
CelebrateApostolosGospelDateClass
PentecostPeople
in
upper room
receive
gifts of
Holy
Spirit
.
Holy
Spirit
descend-
ing
on people
in
upper room.
ºFinal
revelation
of dogma
of
Holy
Trinity
.

ºBirth
of Church.

ºBeginning
of Church's
mission
to world.

ºChristian
unity
within
diversity
of nations,
languages,
and
cultures.
Birthday
of
Church.
Acts
2:1-11
John
7:35-52,
8:12
50th
day
of
Pascha
Great
Feast
Class
1

 

Sundays of Pascha or Pascha Cycle
Sunday
of
Pascha
Sunday
after
Pascha
Day of
Pascha
NameApostolosGospelToneSaints
8750PentecostActs
2:1-11
Jn.
7:37-52,
8:12
8Theotokos

Apostles

Great Feast of Pentecost

Ten days after the Ascension into Heaven of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and on the fiftieth day of His glorious Resurrection, which is celebrated on Holy and Glorious Pascha, Holy God the Father sent Holy God the Holy Spirit as tongues of fire upon the people in the upper room. These people were The Theotokos, the apostles, the disciples, etc. The power of the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire, giving them the ability to preach the Good News of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, to all the people of the world in their own languages.

The Church understands Pentecost as the healing of the divisions among peoples that resulted from the prideful attempt to build the Tower of Babel up to Heaven. We cannot achieve unity with God on our own, by reaching up; we are called to unity with God by God's coming down to us and raising us up from pride and sin.

Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus had promised to send the Holy God the Holy Spirit before He ascended into Heaven on the 40th day of Holy and Glorious Pascha.

Pentecost was the birth of the Church. The Great Feast of Pentecost commemorates the birth of the Church. Then, Great Feast of Pentecost is the birthday of the Church.

Many theologians consider this Sunday to be the Eight Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha or the Seventh Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha.

The Meaning of Pentecost in Our Lives

According to St Athanasios, the purpose of Christ's coming was that we might receive the Holy Spirit to deify us. ["Deify" means to become one with God.]
"The Son has given us the first-fruits of the Spirit so that we may be transformed into sons of God, according to the image of the Son of God." It is only through the indwelling of the Spirit in the Church that we have the personal possibility of recovering the likeness. [We are created in the image and likeness of God. The great spiri-tual writers say that we always have the image of God in us, but through sin we have lost the likeness, so we always have to strive, with God's help, to grow more and more like God.] In the ikon of Pentecost, we see the Spirit coming upon the Church (in the persons of the Apostles). Below, the cosmos stands as a shriveled figure, paralyzed, grown old, reaching out to receive the Spirit's life passed on to us. The creation does not come alive until it receives the life of the Spirit, and this only comes through us. "The Mystery Lived: Light for Life, Part III," p. 19.

Trisagion Hymn is the Baptismal Hymn

All of you who have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia! or All of you who have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia! or As many as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia!
Antom ol-ladheen bli-Maseeh i'tamadtom al-Maseeh qad labistom, Allilouia
Ossi ees Christon evaptisthiteh, Christon enedheesasthen, Allilouia

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

TROPARION (TONE 8)
Blessed are You, O Christ our God, who have filled the fishermen with wisdom by sending down the Holy Spirit upon them, and who through them have caught in your net the whole world. O Lover of mankind, glory to You!

Apostolos

Acts 2:1-11
Acts 2:1-11 tells the story of this coming of Holy God the Holy Spirit.

Gospel

John 7:37-52 and 8:12

Antiphon

Palsm 20
Good Comforter, save us who sing to You: Alleluia.
Khallisna Ayouhal Mu'azee as-saalih, nahnul muranneemeena Laka, Halleloueya.

Liturgical Cycle

From Holy and Glorious Pascha to Pentecost, Sunday is the first day of the Liturical week. In the remainder of the year, Sunday is the last day of the Liturgical week.

Pascha Cycle

The Great Feast of Pentecost is within the Pascha Cycle. The Great Feast of Pentecost is the fiftieth day of Pascha and is ten days after the Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ. Depending on the theologian, Pentecost is either the last Sunday of Pascha or the Sunday after the last Sunday of Pascha.

Pentecost is the day after the Second All Souls Saturday.

On the evening of Pentecost, Vespers for the Monday after the Great Feast of Pentecost are said. These Vespers include Kneeling Prayers.

Pentecost ends the Pascha cycle.

How to determine when the Great Feast of Pentecost or the final Sunday of Pascha occurs.

Date of Pascha

Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle in Latin Catholic Dominated Countries

Some important dates in Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle in Latin Catholic Dominated Countries for the years 2000-2010.

Eparch Cyrille Bustros's Message, Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States)

2006

Eparch John Elya's Message, Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States)

2004

2003

2002

1998

1997

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Pentecost Saint Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Paterson, NJ

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Hymns on Web

Chantez au Seigneur un Chant Chantez au Seigneur un Chant Chantez au Seigneur un Chant Nouveau St Jean Chrysostome Brussels, Belgium

 

Sundays of Pascha or Pascha Cycle
Sunday
of
Pascha
Day
after
Sunday
of
Pascha
Sunday
after
Pascha
Day of
Pascha
NameApostolosGospelToneSaint
1 01PaschaActs
1:1-9
Jn.
1:1-17
0 
Bright
Monday
Vespers
  1   0 
Bright
Monday
Monday
after
Pascha
 2New
Monday
Acts
1:12-17,
21-28
Jn.
1:18-28
0 
Bright
Week
Mon. - Sat.
after
Pascha
 2-7New
Week
manymany0 
2 18Thomas
Sunday
Bright
Sunday
New
Sunday
Acts
5:12-20
Jn.
20:19-31
1Holy
Glorious
Apostle
Thomas
3 215Myrhh-
Bearing
Women
Acts
6:1-7
Mk.
15:43-16:8
2Perfume-
bearing
Woman
Mary
Magdalen,
Equal of
Apostles
4 322ParalyticActs
9:32-42
Jn.
5:1-15
3 
Mid
Pentecost
Wed.
after
4
Sunday
 25Middle
feast
Acts
14:6-18
Jn.
7:14-30
3 
5 429Samaritan
Woman
Acts
11:19-30
Jn.
4:5-42
4 
6 536Man Born
Blind
Acts
16:16-34
Jn.
9:1-38
5 
Great
Feast
Ascension
into
Heaven
Our Lord,
God and
Savior
Jesus
Christ
Thurs.
after
6
Sunday
 40th
day
Pascha

10
days
before
Pente-
cost
 Acts
1:1-12
Lk.
24:36-53
6Theotokos

Apostles
7 643Fathers
First
Ecumen-
ical
Council
Acts
20:16-18
27-36
Jn.
17:1-13
7 
2
Sat.
Dead
Sat.
after
7
Sunday
 49th
day
Pascha

1 day
before
Pente-
cost
     
8 750PentecostActs
2:1-11
Jn.
7:37-52,
8:12
8Theotokos

Apostles
Sundays of Pentecost or Pentecost Cycle
Sunday
Number
Sunday
Name
Mon.Tues.Wed.Thurs.Fri.Sat.
7 Sun.
of
Pascha

6 Sun.
after
Pascha
Fathers
First
Ecumen-
ical
Council
     Second
All Souls
Saturday
Pentecost

8 Sun.
of
Pascha

7 Sun.
after
Pascha

Vespers
of
Mon.

Kneeling
Prayers
      Leave-
taking
of
Pentecost
1st Sun.
after
Pentecost
Sunday
of
All Saints
Apostle's
Fast
begins
  Feast
Divine
Body
of
Lord,
God and
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
  
2nd Sun.
after
Pentecost
Sunday
of
Divine Body

Call
First
Apostles
      
3th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Light
of Body

God and
Money

Dependence
on God
      
4th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Centurion's
Servant
      
5th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Healing
of
Gerasene
Demoniacs
      
6th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Healing
of
Paralytic
      
7th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Healing
of
Two
Blind Men
      
8th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Feeding
Five
Thousand
      
9th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Walking
on
Water
      
10th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Healing
the
Epileptic
Boy
      
11th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Unforgiving
Servant
      
12th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Rich
Young
Man
      
13th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Wicked
Tenants
      
14th Sun.
after
Pentecost
King's
Marriage
Feast
      
15th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Great
Command-
ment
      
16th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Parable
of
Talents
      
17th Sun.
after
Pentecost
Canaanite
Woman
      
18th Sun.
after
Pentecost
       
19th Sun.
after
Pentecost
       
20th Sun.
after
Pentecost
       
21th Sun.
after
Pentecost
       
22d Sun.        
23rd Sun.        
24th Sun.        
25th Sun.        
26th Sun.        
27th Sun.        
28th Sun.       
29th
Sun.

(Sunday
of)
11th
Week
of
Great
Feast
Holy Cross

2d
Sunday
before
Nativity



Sunday
Forefathers
      
30th Sun.
after
Pentecost
       
31st Sun.
after
Pentecost
       
32d Sun.
after
Pentecost
       
Apostles' Fast ends 28 June
Feast of the Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Princes of the Apostles Peter and Paul 29 June
Synaxis of the Holy Twelve Apostles 30 June
Fathers
First Six
Ecumen-
ical
Councils


Sunday
between
13-19
July
       
Sunday
Before
Holy Cross


Sunday
between
7-13
Sept.
       
Exaltation of Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross 14 Sept.
Sunday
After
Holy Cross


Sunday
between
15-21
Sept.
       
(Sunday
after)
1st Week
of
Holy Cross


Sunday
between
22-28
Sept.
       
(Sunday
of)
4th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross
Fathers
Seventh
Ecumenical
Council

Second
Council
of
Nicaea

Sunday
between
11-18
Oct.
      
33rd Sun.
after
Pentecost

16th Sun.
of
Holy Cross

Triodion
1st Sun.
Pharisee
Publican
      
34th Sun.
after
Pentecost

17th Sun.
of
Holy Cross

Triodion
2d Sun.
Prodigal
Son
      

 

 

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's Feast of Feasts and Great Feasts
FeastEvent
Commem-
orated
Action
of Event
Significance
of Event
CelebrateApostolosGospelDateClass
Annun-
ciation
of
Theotokos
Ever
Virgin Mary
Jesus
Christ's

conception
in
human
form
Incar-
nation.
Future
Theotokos'
accepting
Holy God's will
saying yes
to Holy God.
Holy God
becomes
human
Incar-
nation.
Beginning
of process
of our
redemption.
Heb.
2:11-18
Lk.
1:24-38
25
March
Great
Feast
Class
2
Nativity
According
to Flesh
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ's

birth
in
human
form.
Jesus
Christ
being born
in human
form.
Messiah
is born.
Jesus
Christ's
birthday.
Gal.
4:4-7
Mt.
2:1-12
25
Dec.
Great
Feast
Class
1
Circum-
cision
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ's

Naming
and
Circum-
cision.
Jesus
Christ
submitted
to
Mosaic
Law.
Jesus
Christ
is
named
Jesus
Christ's
Naming
and
Circum-
cision.
Col.
2:8-12
Lk.
2:20-21,
40-52
1
Jan.
Feast
Class
3
ºHoly
Hypapanty
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ

ºPurifi-
cation
of
Theotokos
ºJesus
Christ's

presen-
tation
at Temple.


ºTheotokos'
purification.
Theotokos
bringing
Jesus
Christ
to Temple
at prescribed
time
for prescribed
rituals.
Messiah's
first
meeting
with
His
people.
A step
in process
of our
redemption.
Heb.
7:7-17
Lk.
2:22-40
2
Feb.
Great
Feast
Class
2
Holy
Theophany
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ's

baptism
Holy
Prophet
and
Glorious
Fore-
runner
John Baptist

baptizing
Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
in
River
Jordan.
ºAs an
adult,
Jesus
Christ
shows
His
people
that He
is Holy God
(manifestation
Jesus
Christ
to the world).

ºHoly God
shows
His
people
that Holy God
is a
Holy Trinity.
ºJesus
Christ
is Holy God.

ºHoly God
is a
Holy
Trinity
Tim.
2:11-14,
3:4-7
Mt.
3:13-17
6
Jan.
Great
Feast
Class
1
Transfig-
uration
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ's

transfig-
uration
Jesus
Christ
showing
His
disciples
"...as
much of
His glory
as they
could
behold...".
Jesus
Christ
is both
fully
Holy God
and
fully man.
ºReve-
lation
of glory
of
Holy God

ºConfir-
mation
of two
natures
of
Jesus
Christ
both
fully
Holy God
and
fully
human.
2
Pet.
1:10-19
Mt.
17:1-9
6
Aug.
Great
Feast
Class
1
Triumphal
Entry
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ into
Jerusalem
Holy and
Glorious
Palm Sun.
Shaneeneh
Jesus
Christ's

triumphal
entrance
into
Jerusalem.
Children
throwing
garments
into
Jesus
Christ's
path,
pulling down
branches
from olive
and palm
trees,
putting them
in the
road,
and
waving them
in air,
shouting
"Hosanna!
Blessed is
He
who
comes
in the
name
of the Lord!"
Jesus
Christ's
people
hailing Him
as Messiah.
Jesus
Christ
is
Messiah.
Phil.
4:4-9
John
12:1-18
7
days
before
Pascha
Great
Feast
Class
1
Great and
Holy Friday
Jesus
Christ's

death
in
human form
on
Holy Cross
Jesus
Christ
dies on
Holy Cross
Holy God
redeems
our souls.
We have
possi-
bility
of
"eternal
life".
1
Cor.
1:18-24
John
5:48-55
2
days
before
Pascha
Great
Holy
Fri.
Holy and
Glorious
Pascha
Jesus
Christ's

resurrection
in
human form
Jesus
Christ
rising
from dead
and giving
"eternal
life"
to good.
ºJesus
Christ
is Holy God.

ºOpening
possi-
bility
of
"eternal
life"
ºJesus
Christ's
victory
over
death.

ºWe have
possi-
bility
of
"eternal
life".
Acts
1:1-9
John
1:1-17
1st
Sun.
after
1st
full
moon
after
03/20
Ear-
liest
is
03/22
latest
is
04/25.
Feasts
of
Feasts
Ascension
into Heaven
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ's

ascension
in
human form
into heaven.
Jesus
Christ
going
to heaven.
Jesus
Christ
is Holy God.
Jesus
Christ's
victory
over
death.
Acts
1:1-12
Lk.
24:36-53
40th
day
of
Pascha
Great
Feast
Class
1
Exaltation
of Precious
and
Lifegiving
Holy Cross
Jesus
Christ's

Holy Cross
is found.
ºSt Helena
finding
Holy Cross

ºRecovering
Holy Cross
from
Persians,
returning
It to
Jerusalem,
and
raising
It up
(exalting).
Holy Cross
is a sign
of glory
and victory.
Jesus
Christ's
victory
over death.
1
Cor.
1:18-24
John
19:6-11,
13-20,
25-28a,
30-35a
14
Sept.
Great
Feast
Class
1

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