Day of Pentecost

Day of Pentecost

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  • Pentecost (Jewish Feast) —     Pentecost (Jewish Feast)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pentecost (Jewish Feast)     The second in importance of the great Jewish feasts.     The term, adopted from the Greek speaking Jews (Tob. 2:1; II Mac. 12:32; Josephus, Ant. , III, x, 6;… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pentecost — Pen te*cost, n. [L. pentecoste, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the fiftieth day, Pentecost, fr. ? fiftieth, fr. ? fifty, fr. ? five. See {Five}, and cf. {Pingster}.] 1. A solemn festival of the Jews; so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pentecost — For the Ancient Israel Pentecost , and the Jewish holiday, see Shavuot. For other uses, see Pentecost (disambiguation). Pentecost An Eastern Orthodox icon of Pentecost. This is the Icon of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. At the… …   Wikipedia

  • Pentecost — /pen ti kawst , kost /, n. 1. a Christian festival celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles; Whitsunday. 2. Shavuoth. [bef. 1000; ME pentecoste, OE pentecosten < LL pentecoste …   Universalium

  • Pentecost —    I.e., fiftieth , found only in the New Testament (Acts 2:1; 20:16; 1 Cor. 16:8). The festival so named is first spoken of in Ex. 23:16 as the feast of harvest, and again in Ex. 34:22 as the day of the firstfruits (Num. 28:26). From the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Pentecost —    The Greek name for the Feast of Weeks in the Jewish Church. The word means fiftieth, the Feast being fifty days after the Feast of the Passover. Whitsun Day is so called, being observed fifty days after Easter, the Christian Passover, and… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pentecost Island — is one of the 83 islands that make up the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. It lies 190 km (118 mi) due north of capital Port Vila. Pentecost Island is known as Pentecôte in French. Geography Pentecost is a lush, mountainous island which stretches …   Wikipedia

  • Pentecost — • A feast which commemorates the Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pentecost     Pentecost ( …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pentecost — ► NOUN 1) the Christian festival celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his Ascension, held on Whit Sunday. 2) the Jewish festival of Shavuoth. ORIGIN from Greek pent kost h mera fiftieth day (because the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Pentecost — O.E. Pentecosten Christian festival on seventh Sunday after Easter, from L.L. pentecoste, from Gk. pentekoste hemera fiftieth day, fem. of pentekostos, from pentekonta fifty, from pente five (see FIVE (Cf. five)). The Hellenic name for the Old… …   Etymology dictionary

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