Wear Red on Pentecost!

Wear Red on Pentecost!

We celebrate Pentecost this Sunday, May 31st! You will see the sanctuary and clergy in red this Sunday as red is the liturgical color on Pentecost.

To celebrate Pentecost, we are encouraging parishioners also wear red for this Sunday’s service and will encourage everyone watching to attach a selfie during the passing of The Peace.

Pentecost is a one of the seven principal feasts of the Episcopal Church. Some other principal feast days you might be more familiar with include Christmas and Easter.

Why is Pentecost such an important day in the life of the church?

Christians came to understand the meaning of Pentecost in terms of the gift of the Spirit. The Pentecost event was the fulfillment of a promise which Jesus gave concerning the return of the Holy Spirit. The speaking in tongues, which was a major effect of having received the Spirit, is interpreted by some to symbolize the church’s worldwide preaching…It emphasizes that the church is understood as the body of Christ which is drawn together and given life by the Holy Spirit. Some understand Pentecost to be the origin and sending out of the church into the world.

An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church