May 15, 2016 - Pentecost: In Christ there is no East or West...

The priests, the altar and the entire sanctuary are ablaze in red (the color of the Holy Spirit). It's been fifty days since Jesus' resurrection, and he has left the Earthly realm, leaving his followers in a state of doubt and confusion. What do we do now?

On Pentecost Sunday, sometimes referred to as the birth of the Christian church, we see the answer.

It's a great Jewish feast day in Jerusalem and people have assembled from all across the land. Suddenly The Ruach, the Holy Spirit of God, comes as a flame in a great and glorious sound and everyone is transformed. The Holy spirit comes pouring out into all people guiding, comforting and gathering them together in love.